Summary: This is what we were looking for in a tent. A lot of ventilation and windows located closer to the ground that could be closed for privacy. This tent was easy to setup, the fly takes a little longer to put on then others.
Summary: Camping alone, I needed a tent I could put up and take down alone. This works good. Pro: simple set-up - Great in wind and rain storms when other tents have leaded Con: poor stakes provided, order others. ALOT of others. Buy a tarp for underneath. better option than the suggested underlying tarp, you can make it larger than your tent to help keep dirt "back" and increase the thickness without increasing cost.
Summary: I needed a tent with a packed length no more than 22 inches (exact) and of the few that met this criteria, this has the best combination of features for me. The most significant drawback is having to feed the poles through fabric sleeves rather than using clips. Since I do not plan to use it frequently, having the extra space and excellent ventilation outweighs the more difficult set up.
Summary: I bought the Grand Manan 7 to replace an old Coleman tent and just recently took it out for a 3 night camping trip in Tillamook. The setup of this tent is pretty straight forward with a color coded part that helps you orient the rainfly correctly. I was very impressed with how well this tent breathed - way less moisture than the Coleman I had. Having said that, there are some things that you should be aware of: 1.