This tent is super-easy to put up ... we figured it out faster than the person reading the directions. My main complaint is how small it is ... somehow it just looked bigger in the photos. I bought this for my family at the beach and unless it's for a baby (we're all teens/adults), this is just too short and too small. An adult must sit on the ground or one of those low beach chairs to be inside and even then only one person can really fit completely inside. Plus, it gets pretty hot in there since 2 of the sides are closed and it sorta traps the heat. I realize opening an extra side would make it less stable and less protective, but for our purposes, it failed. Other than for a baby, I'm really not sure what the purpose of this tent is.