Are the poles shocked corded?
ROSS W Yes the poles are shock corded. The tent is also free-standing.
LEON S The poles are shock corded and the tent goes up quickly and easily.
JOHN U Yes they are, and this is a very nice back-packing tent.
GEORGE K Yes, the poles are your normal shock-corded DAC alumninum - good poles.
Can't complain about the tent - it's a full 8 feet long, though the ends do slope a bit, taking away some usability of the ends. Haven't had strong wind-driven rain into the door side - best to set up the door away from the prevailing wind, I'd assume - so I can't vouch for how well it'd do in a storm that came from that direction.