So I'm a camping noob, but was invited to go with some extended family. My wife, 3 kids and I needed and tent and bought this one. My wife and I with our air mattress were in one 'room', my two daughters shared an air mattress in the other 'room' and my son was in a Pak-N-Play in the middle. We still had plenty of room to move around. This is a _big_ tent. We were in Joshua Tree and setup went super smooth as the conditions were calm. Through 2 nights, though, the wind blew like crazy. It was a 20mph wind with gusts to 35 mph. The tent flexed around probably 5 feet each direction for hours at a time. We didn't get squat for sleep, but our tent stayed up and when we took it down on day 3, it was no worse for the wear. I don't understand the reviewer that said the poles broke with a light breeze. That doesn't make much sense. I don't know if it would keep rain out, it was dry, so I can't really comment on that. The setup and take down is very simple. The packaging and storage bags are good. I really don't have a bad thing to say about this tent. I will say that if you don't need something this big, then go smaller. This thing has a big footprint that might be hard to fit in some campsites. Compared with anything from REI, though, it's a huge bargain.
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