I have not spent much time tent camping, but after the bug bit, I knew it was time to get a serious tent. The Kodak is a SERIOUS TENT! We have only used it once so far and the weather was very accommodating, but the feel and design of the tent is good quality. It is a bit heavy for anything but car camping, which suits us fine! We are expecting to get many years of use from this tent. This weekend will be our 2nd outing! If you are in the need for a strong, sturdy, canvas tent, look no further than the Kodak!