We purchased this tent for our beach trip to Outer Banks in Sept and I must say it was one of the best things we have bought in awhile. It literally took a minute to put up and another one to add sand to the bags and put the spikes in. It held up great in the wind and still allowed for sun on 2 sides (if you want) if it was chilly on the beach. After reading the reviews for this item on Overstock, it certainly influenced my purchase. Thanks for the rave reviews. We love it. I even put it up in our bedroom the first day it arrived and my 4 yr old squealed.