Rating: 5 / 5
The front overhang works great to cut down on wind when in weather.
It has worked all day here in 15 - 40 mile an hour winds.
Tip on connecting the front flaps fro inside: From inside the easiest way to fit the velcroed front entry flap back in place onto the other side flap is to put the very top together, then pull it down and connect it from the bottom up.
The vent at the top of the front works great, you just undo the velcro however far down you want it to be open and how much you want it to vent. This is a great tent, and if you want space for some extra weight this tent will give it to you.
First it is a 5 w/o doubt. Quality, support service from Tarptent, comes with all lines, stakes, pole for back, little pole at the top of the front, mesh bug protection at front, back and on the sides, floor, and you can order two poles for the front or use trekking poles. (Make sure if you order it and you want the floor in that you are not getting the floorless model. And, if you're not going to use one or two trekking poles to support the front order two front poles)
It is big, see the specs at tarptent's website.
It does not weigh much more (37 oz. for the tent) than my Squall Classic GG/HS. Of course weighs more with Tyvek groundcloth (I don't think this groundcloth is really necessary but it is nice to have), extra stakes for sides, two poles, etc. (Never weighed it, that is based on my reading of the literature and handling it.)
The reason I got it is that it is bigger than the Squall 2 or Squall Classic. Big enough I figured to use in the snow as a two person tent, with snow piled up at the rear, around the sides and half the front, leaving one side for an entrance and the other protected. Yet it will ventilate well down to 0 F in my theory and still be habitable with the right gear.
So I just set it up that way and it looks like the theory will work. I will post a picture series in the Multi-purpose gear forum. (It was not pitched taut because of the experiment with the sides, but after comments by RJ and others I can see that it should be put up taut and it will still take snow on the sides to seal them down.) Here are a couple to show what the first experiment looks like: