After trying five other screen tents, I have found this one to be: large enough for one small picnic table and two sleeping people, relatively easy to set up, compact when stored in its sturdy bag, and not outrageously priced. I assembled it alone by following both the video and enclosed written instructions. The guy ropes served the purpose of a counterbalance during the process. One amusing aspect of assembly was discovering three long straps which do not clearly appear in any of the set up guidelines. (The voice-over quickly mentions pulling the webbing straps snug.) Turns out they are there at floor level to establish the proper distance from one side of the tent to the other--very helpful if you don't loosen them like I did the first time out. Do be careful not to trip over them once you are inside the tent. They can be removed after the tent is assembled and stored for next time. Another hilarious moment occurred during a viewing of the video. It shows a lovely windless day with a happy camper securing the tent with one small rope at each corner, with the enclosed stakes. It didn't show that, if set up that way, one puff of 15 knot wind would sail this large tent off into the sunset. If you are going to use it during any weather, be prepared to tether it down substantially. Replace the L-stakes with sturdy metal stakes. Triangular tie downs at each corner, along the sides and at the ends may be enough to hold the tent in place if a storm shows up. We have found that galvanized 10" railroad spikes make strong anchors used with 5/32 diamond-braid poly cord. Without the extra tie-downs the ample height will surely turn the tent into a reverse parachute (Photo taken before added tied-downs and is truncated by the computer). The quality of material seems good. The zippers are heavy weight. The inside tent window has no screen, but uses the screen tent wall for that function (Photo taken with window closed). Despite the video version, the color is almost gold with bright blue pole sleeves. We intend to use this product when we do one-night-stands while traveling so we only have one structure to deal with. For now, we are using it for kitchen functions because it has such good ventilation.
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