A superb demonstration of how NOT to pitch a tent in bad weather, and what sort of tents to NOT use in bad weather. Some of the antics were classic.
* Shaking out the tent in mid-air with the wind machine running - what a way to lose the tent at once!
* Lying inside the tent trying to replace a windward-end stake which had pulled out!
* Crawling across the tent almost kneeling on poles to get to the other side.
Sorry, but that guy failed Camping 101.
And in response to one comment, NONE of those tents were tunnels. NONE of them bore even a faint resemblance to a tunnel. Mostly they were pop-up domes, with all their attendant problems. Problems which are so very visible to anyone. Would you want to spend the night in one of those with that sort of wind blowing? Not me, thank you. The wind wasn't even all that strong, either.
What does puzzle me is that they did not demo any good tunnels. They obviously had access to Vaude and Hilleberg, and both companies do have respectable tunnels, but they chose to demo pop-ups instead. Weird.
In answer to the obvious challenges: Yes, I have pitched tunnel tents much faster than demoed, in stronger winds than the 60-80 kph they mention (100+ kph), with complete security and zero risk. And slept very well inside them as well. But that was with REAL tunnels, not cheap pop-ups.
And yes, we do have a series of technical articles coming on REAL tunnel tents this year. I have a stack of tunnel tents from around the world here right now for the series. Expect a really thorough discussion ;-)