All parts included for setting up. Poles corded and fit together well. Steel vertical and fiberglass over the top. In little time, working alone, I had it fully set up. Having said that I will also say I've been setting up different tents for 50 years, so I have an understanding. A novice might get confused and frustrated. Do not force anything. If you are forcing something you probably have one of the hooks in the wrong place over a fiberglass pole on the top. (and you risk breaking a fiberglass pole). So if you are a novice set it up before you go on a trip with it. The directions are sewn onto the inside of the carry bag. This goes from five to four stars because the instructions are not that clear for setting up and the tent stakes are just the thin metal sticks stakes, not the more sturdy metal or plastic stakes. As this is a somewhat strange shape for a tent I wondered how to fold it, roll it, but by folding it by thirds at the start I was able to roll it so that it fit back into the bag. The poles and pegs each have their own bag which easily fit with the tent into the bag as well. I saw no loose threads, missed seams, tears, broken zippers, or other defects. There is a hook at the center of the ceiling for hanging on of those shower bags (not included) There are ample mesh pockets inside and out. There is room for a small folding chair and fresh clothes off to one side while showering. The shelf feature also could be a place to store fresh clothes while inside. I'll be taking this on a few camping trips every year, and I would expect it to last at least 20 weekend trips barring disaster. As with ANY tent, if the inside is lit people on the outside will see a silhouette is what is going on in there.