For 99.9% of us, modern 3 season tents from Exped, Eureka, etc. are more than enough. They are well thought out, well made, & reasonably priced. The tents from Hilleberg represent wild overkill. BUT... They don't call them the "Roaring 40s" for nothing. Environments like Patagonia & the Aussie Outback are just where the extra expense of a Hilleberg might just be justified. I'd cringe more at the extra pack size, than the price.