>There's a small portion of the door that is mesh only I >think?
Yes, you are correct on the interior and there is a prominent covered vent above the exterior door of the vestibule that is permanently open and mesh covered.
>What's it like to put up and get into/out of?
I set it up in the living room and it went quickly and smoothly. The poles are slipped over the newer style male inserts on each of the ends and then the clips are attached. The front smaller pole goes on first, which is a little unusual.
>Can the top vents be closed?
The real question is, "can they be opened?" I found that the hoops would not hold their shape and the nylon just smashed right down on the mesh. The inside has small zippers at the apex that open to access the outer peak vents in order to open or close. I think they will hold their shape better with side tension from additional stakes along the middle of the sides. The vents seem well designed and placed.
My overall impression is that this is a stout tent with strong bones and lightweight skin. All of the seams are nicely taped and the prices is quite reasonable. There are very few tents in this weight range that share the features and the pole architectural details with the clip system truly set it apart. That said, it is is still a bit heavy for my purposes, given the size of the interior and vestibule. It would likely perform beautifully, but I think that for the weight, I would prefer a Bibler Fitzroy still, even sans vestibule. With the price factor thrown in, however, the Vaude becomes especially attractive.