I bought this tent for a 2 month long environmental science field study program in British Columbia, Canada. It performed exceedingly well and definitely met my expectations. I slept in it for two months, enduring rain, high winds, and very cold temperatures. It held up great! The seams are fully sealed and not a drop of water got in my tent during the entire time I used it. I cut out a custom footprint to match the layout of the tent instead of buying a real one and the tent basically looks like how I first got it, even after some periods of serious use and abuse. It packs down very nicely and doesn't take up that much room in your backpack when going on trekking trips. Setting it up is a breeze, there's only three sections of poles you need to set up and I've gotten it down so I can have it fully set up in under 3 minutes. It seriously is a great design. There are little pockets inside the tent that you can store stuff in i.e. stuff sacks, headlamps, snacks (don't store snacks in your tent in bear country!!!). There is the option for a gear loft, however I didn’t purchase that when I bought this tent. It would be a handy feature for sure! So I’d recommend picking that up if you’re thinking of buying this tent. The stakes that come with it have held up very well and didn’t once come loose, even in high winds. I’m not super into fashion or buying things based on their looks but this tent is really easy on the eyes. Instead of some neon orange color, it blends into whatever natural place you’re currently hanging out in! I’ve owned a few tents and this one easily takes the cake. In regards to packability, ease of setup, functionality, and durability - the Exped Mira II is a great option. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a durable, fairly lightweight tent for backpacking trips!