we have not used this yet, but purchased it for our many day beach trips. we set it up in our house to test it out and we are very thrilled with how quickly and easy the tent is to set up and take down! Not even a minute, and a one man job. We also love how the bottom is easily removed for digging in the sand, since this is going to be our primary use of the tent. priced a bit high for a discount website, but it is what we needed and we look forward to using it (goodbye beach umbrella).