This tent is definitely worth the value. I'm assuming that those who purchased their tent to find holes and leaks in them probably got a defective product. I'm sorry to be the one who says it, but you need to make sure your item works before you end up stuck with it. keep your receipt and test it out in your backyard the day you get it, and return the next day or week if it doesn't work. Mine was fine, if that's any encouragement to doubtful browsers. However, it's always good to be proactive, so as safety precautions I recommend adding an additional layer of waterproof spray and getting a big tarp to pitch as an additional rainfly, if you expect boatloads of rain. I've camped in the colorado rockies with this tent many times over, and the areas and seasons I like to choose aren't known for being very wet or buggy. Therefore I don't have to worry very much about how fine the mesh is or how many days in a row of rain my tent can endure. THE STAKES ARE WEAK AND WILL GIVE WAY TO THE ROCKY GROUND OUT HERE THOUGH! If you had the same problem with your stakes, double up a few plastic grocery bags for every stake you need, put a good weighted rock in each and attach them to the loops, and pull/twist them tight. it always works like a dream for me, and mind you I always pack in/pack out every item I bring. Saving money with this tent allowed me to budget for the more expensive, higher quality sleeping gear and backpacking stove. For that *bad pun alert* I am a very happy camper, as the tent can tend to be the most expensive thing on one's list. This tent is cheap, light, and easy to set up. And when you are serious about backpacking, yes you can fit 4 people in this tent. When car camping or backpacking in an arid state, what more could you ask for that can't be created yourself?
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