Daughter (11) loved this. We had tried to find her a similar in stores and online but they all had pix of 4 year olds in them, showing us that they were too small for my child to really fit and enjoy. She's currently studying for exams in it with her books, very comfy. Putting it together I, a 5'11" woman, fit fine while installing the poles which really require you to be inside. The fabric is slick/silky but strong, I pulled pretty hard to get the poles taut and the walls held fine.