Originally Posted by Rick West
As it does in pretty much every product made. There will always be someone who has to tell people that his $39 disposable Walmart tent is as good as the premium ones that cost hundreds of dollars more, but nobody is fooled by it. If you can't afford a premium quality tent, then buy one that is in your budget. No need to pretend it's as good or has the same features that the expensive ones have.
The bottom line for any tent is whether it keeps you dry and keeps the bugs away. I bought my $20 on a lark and it has, surprisingly, met both of those requirements quite well. Sure, there's a weight penalty for the material used and fiberglass vs. aluminum poles but it's not material to me when moto camping. I have other brand name spendier tents that I use for backcountry hiking and such but the $20 tent works just fine for moto camping.