I bought this to replace a old two man NF tent I've had since 1994. Over all I'm very happy with it seems well made lots of space for the weight. It can be pitched without a center pole buy using the top loop on the tent and a tree branch. It does need to be seem sealed but almost all tents need to be. The only real concern I have is the durability of the zipper, it seems a little on the light side.