First of all, I have to say I never got wet in this tent, not once, not damp, not even my feet! It is very clear that this tent was designed by someone who actually uses tents. Firstly, the tent is very simple to set up and take down. The size and shape are optimal for utility of space while keeping the weight down. Despite having a mesh canopy for ventilation, with the fly, I was never cold. The two side doors of the fly pull out far enough to put your all your stuff and keep it dry but not so far as that you have to lay on your belly to reach the zipper to get out - well calculated!