Bought this for backpacking. I know it's on the heavier side for a hiking/backpacking tent, but the price is excellent. A few things we found helpful:
1. Make sure you use a ground cloth or tent footprint. We made one out of Tyvek. The floor is relatively thin to save weight and the footprint will protect it from sticks, stones, etc.
2. Be very gentle zipping and unzipping. Due to the entire top of the body being made of mesh, and it being stretched relatively tightly, the zipper binds a little in the corner. If you try to just pull on the zipper harder, you risk ripping the tent. Use two hands to pull the tent in a bit and it works like a champ.
3. The tent stakes that come with the tent are steel and are HEAVY! I weighed them at 1lb 2 oz. Replace them with a $10 set from Amazon and save about 12 oz.
4. Most of the weight is from the poles being fiberglass (thick). Mine weight in at 4 lbs+ If you were to buy two custom length poles, you could easily shave another 2-3 lbs.
Why would you do all of this, you say? Well, $10 for stakes and $120 for poles and you are all in for $200. Try to find another hiking tent that weights in at around 4lb (3 person) for $200. You won't. As for the tent itself. We were very pleased with it. We brought our packs in the tent (minus all the food) and there was plenty of room for two of us. I have yet to try it in the rain, but I have no doubt it will do fine.