I have been using backpacking tents for 20 years and this one is by far my favorite. The tent part is super roomy for two people. I am 5'9" and my friend is 6'1" and we had room to spare. There are two large mesh pockets inside that hold your important stuff (glasses case, watch, flashlight). The shelter is very roomy. I can almost stand up straight in it. I'm able to camp with a friend, put both our backpacks in it, set up two chairs, spread out our gear and make a lovely makeshift eating area. It comes in handy during adverse weather. We ate our dinner in it, dry and happy, while it poured outside. It provides good wind protection. One night, we had 30 mph gusts and it was still standing with no issues. I've also taken this tent into the desert and the shelter provided much needed shade during the mid-day sun. Even though this tent is slightly heavier than the average backpacking tent, due to the shelter part of it, it is well worth it when you have a sleep space and a living space.