Upon opening the box I immediately noticed that the tent pole bag had a large tear at one end. It was obvious this was due to improper handling during shipment and no fault to Springbar. I contacted Springbar that evening and within minutes received a confirmation that a new tent bag was on the way. Fully covered by the warranty. Outstanding service! Thank you!
My wife and I set the Classic Jack 100 up in the backyard the night after we received it. Very easy to setup. Make sure the rods that are inserted into the four sleeves are inserted all the way into the T-bar. Mine was not fully seated at one corner and when the side pole was lifted to raise the tent, the hole in the T-bar was slightly enlarged. While annoying, the T-bar is still perfectly functional.
The family slept in the tent on a somewhat humid night and inside the tent was not stuffy at all like you get with most synthetic tents. Another annoyance of mine with synthetic tents is the noise generated on a windy night. Not so with the Springbar. We heard nothing more than the ruffle of the canvas. We have yet to test the tent out in a rainstorm, so I can't say much there.
The attached awning is nice and sturdy when guyed out correctly. I would however highly recommend the optional portico which I did purchase. I can see that being extremely useful during inclement weather. The only negative I have to offer is it would be nice to enclose the area created with the awning and portico so gear could be left outside under some additional cover.