The Saitaris is the tent to use anytime overall strength and stability are the most significant priorities. It is ideal for base camp use, especially in high mountains, exposed terrain, and arctic environments. It is also an excellent option for particularly demanding mobile journeys in exposed and/or relentlessly harsh conditions. At only 14 pounds and change the Saitaris can be highly mobile for larger groups (up to 4). The Saitaris features a 45 square foot vestibule, which is plenty of room for packs, muddy boots, and your hunting partners after chili night. Bottom line- the Saitaris is tougher than boot leather without sacrificing comfort, isnt that what base camp tents are all about?