We have been using this canopy for our family camping trip for three years. We have the screen enclosure and extenders on each side. With the right stakes as recommended in the instructions (my favorite are the heavy duty stakes from Shelterlogic I bought on clearance one year), we have been in plenty of windy thunderstorms without difficulties. I recommend this canopy. It is not quickly set up, but the resulting sturdiness is worth it. I have set it up alone, but prefer to do it with one or two other people which takes about 20 minutes.