I bought this tent for two purposes: winter camping and mountaineering; and have been happy using it for both. The weight is pretty good for a four season tent, and the tent is solid. It is easy to get in and out of the tent, and with the rear window and ability to leave the vestibule door slightly open, ventilation is quite good. The poles go through continuous sleeves on the tent body. While this is more tedious than the nice clips on a lot of current tents, I can still set the tent up, alone, in 5-7 minutes...and the sleeves offer a more solid structure in the end. Also, the tent does come with sufficient guy lines to peg out the bottom of the fly, and the windward side(for wind). If you want enough guy lines to peg out the whole 360 degrees for a gale, you need to make another half dozen guy lines. And, it is a few pegs shy...while this does save weight, you'll have to use either a ski, axe, some rocks or something for a few of the guy lines. One last note, there are pockets everywhere in this tent, and it comes with a gear loft. If you're looking for a tent that will withstand some nasty wind, snow or both, this one will do it at a decent weight.