I bought this to cover my condo patio, which bakes in the summer heat and lets a lot of light in through my glass doors. This tent provides shade and blocks that harsh evening light very well. It's tall and I love not having to duck under it like I did with my patio umbrellas (I'm 5'8" so this was a common annoyance.) As a precaution I take the tent down if there's a probability of storms or heavy winds, so I don't know how it stands up to those conditions, but I didn't want to run the risk of having to replace it so soon after buying. Overall I'm totally happy with the price and quality of this tent and would recommend it to others.