The TETON Sports Mountain Ultra 1 is the perfect tent for lightweight backpacking. It's SO easy to assemble. The pole system is amazing. It's essentially one pole that snaps itself together. I think my totally assembly time was less than 5 minutes - from bag to tent. I was moving slow, too. Once the tent is up you can see the quality. I've never bought a tent that includes a footprint in the box, so that's a nice bonus! For clear nights you can leave the rainfly off and enjoy the stars as you fall sleep. Or if the weather isn't cooperating, the rainfly creates a nice cozy cocoon for you to bundle up in. The fly also creates a little "foyer" for you to store your boots outside the tent, which I liked a lot. I really have nothing to nitpick about this tent. It's a straightforward, high quality item and a must-have for any lightweight backpackers that want a quality item without spending too much money. It's easy to get suckered in to high-dollar brands with the misconception that more money equals a better product. My buddy has a Big Agnes tent and gripes about it more than any other piece of gear he owns. He was jealous of my Mountain Ultra 1 when we were on our last backpacking trip. Grab a TETON, put it to the test of the wilderness! You won't be disappointed.
Nick, The Guy Who Draws Bears