This is about the perfect tent for kayak or car camping with one person. Yeah, it's a tad heavier than a super-light backpacking tent but it's plenty small for a kayak and you could backpack with it for a weekend if need be. What's nice is it is big enough to have extra space. I can keep a duffle with all my clothes inside at one and and I still fit lengthwise and I"m 6'. I have a large 3" mat I use when car camping and it fits with room to spare. The vestibule is big enough to leave shoes and a couple othet things outside. It sets up easily. The match footprint is really nice as it fits exactly with the corners of the tents on the same stakes.