Wow, where to begin with this tent? At $600, this "expedition" tent is not only unsafe, to bring on an expedition, its never going to keep you or your gear dry, even with a light sprinkle. I read the reviews on North Face, and was skeptical, can the tent really be that bad? Surely it must be user error, and no one knows how to pitch a tent? This is the WORST tent I've ever used. I nearly gave up when setting it up because of how stiff the poles were. Finally after getting someone to help me, I was able to wedge the poles into the grommets. You'd think with that rigid of poles, it would keep the tent taught enough to be DRY, but that doesn't seem to be a function of this tent. You'd be happier sleeping under the stars, and putting your gear in trash bags. This tent saturates in a light sprinkling, and comes up through the floor as well. Terrible tent!