It was,at first, hard to put up. Every joint had to be loosened and oiled. Not hard to do. It takes two people to set the tent up. The top is thin. After eight times setting it up I have holes on the top of the cover. It is simple to set up but you need a long pole to push up on the inside center to expand the tent. Makes it easier. Buy sand bags for each leg - they are needed. It's light, simple, and easy to put away. Takes up little space. Top could be stronger.