I have been using a Northface Tadpole with a footprint off and on for over 10 years and the only thing that has to be done to it is seam sealing once a year. The tent, footprint and fly weigh less then 5 pounds and packs with the tentpoles still attached into a small bag. This tent has survived a tornado, rain, hail and snow. It has gone canoeing, backpacking and on my motorcycles. If I ever wear this one out, I hope Northface still make a replacement. Recommended by Bill.