We bought this tent two months ago, but only recently got to use it down in the Cascade Lakes area of Oregon two weeks ago. Firstly - it's big, spacious and quite light inside, even with the rainfly on. Assembly - fairly straighforward. Much easier with two, but if you were the sole, er, erector, it would still be possible to put it up in reasonable time. The porch area - this was the main reason for this purchase. More tents in the US should have a decent porch area with a bug screen. It makes perfect sense, so why are they so thin-on-the-ground? Tent manufacturers take note! I mentioned some design flaws, which may or may not be a problem for others: The porch area - yes, it's great, and very spacious in its own right, enabling two fully-grown adults to sit in comfort, and be (seemingly) protected from the mozzies (sorry, mosquitos) but: The zipping method for said porch means there is always a small gap at the bottom, through which insects can find their way inside. Some rethinking of the three-way zipper would probably reduce or fix this issue. In fact, it really needs only one zip with an oval opening. The interior door - it's a little small, and it would be better if it opened on both sides rather than one. The rear wall - this huge area of fabric is completely see-through (bug screen material), which means that, unless you pitch the rear in front of a large boulder or a screen of trees, you need the rainfly on for the sake of "modesty". Rainfly - can't speak of it's water repellency yet, but I think it would be better if the fly covered more of the porch area in the event of windblown rain. In fact, the slope of the porch means that rain will get in regardless. Erecting a canopy over it would solve this, but why should we need to do this when the tent should be designed in a way which mitigates against water ingress in the first place? Overall a good purchase, and for the money, probably one of the best available, but a few niggles as described, prevent me from giving it five stars. Also, have fun repacking it again!
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