I finally found the Leisure Port after lots of searching for the perfect burly weather structure for shoulder season raft trips. After you set it up a couple times it's easy to set up in less than 10 mins with one person. We also use it as a tent for our farmers market business, the canvas looks great and stands out in a sea of cheap fold up tents! It truly can be set up by one person, while with a fold up tent it's awkward without two or more people.
Everything about this thing is well thought out. The floor is easily removable and acts as a perfect guide for where to stake the tent out. The floor material is a heavy duty canvas that seems like it will last eons of abuse. All the zippers and enclosure triangles are easy to operate - the zippers are extra large and have smooth action to them.
I've set this up by our local reservoir in 30+ mph winds and had no issues. Once the tent is staked down you can count on it staying put all day. I love extending one of the flaps to make an extra large shaded area, with room for a bar for mixing up all your Leisure Port margaritas.
While probably not officially recommended, I plan to have a stove jack sewn into the roof of the tent and having a small wood stove in there for winter adventures. I've seen it done before, and with a woodstove option you really have a tent that's perfect for any outing in any weather conditions.
This tent eliminates a lot of my other gear - shade structure, large group tent, hot tent, farmers market tent. Of course a canvas tent with heavy duty steel poles isn't a backpacking option, but is perfect for car camping and rafting adventures, or as an open air home perhaps if you work as a raft guide in the summers. Its versatility really sold me and we're very happy with it so far. If you ever do have issues with a product, Springbar has your back. We had an issue with a grommet and Springbar sent me a shipping label and repaired and shipped it back to me in just a few days. They are great to work with!
If you've been thinking about a heavy duty tent that you can pass on to future generations, you won't be disappointed with this.