I say B.S. I have done a ton of camping and theres no worse thing then being wet and cold ! I bought one last year and the reason being is the tent can be put up in the pouring rain in minutes. The sleeping area is attached inside of the main tent so stays dry, you can unload your gear in the rest of the tent, change gear and still be dry. Oh and by the way you can also prepare your meals out of the elements. This POSER rides in all weather !