This tent is a great buy at an excellent price. All in all, expect this tent to fit a maximum of seven adults. When we used it, we had five adults and we found that we had no trouble storing all of our gear inside with us. Even though the directions can say it will hold nine, this could get a little crowded. Also, beware of leaks, since you will need to seal the seams in order to insure that it does not leak. This issue aside, this tent really is a good buy. When it comes to set up, it is extremely easy to do. I've done smaller tents which had bad poles, but this tent, though larger, was a breeze to assemble. From start to finish, it took us about ten minutes to get everything set up.