We spent a lot of time looking for a canvas tent. This is it! We took it to the mountains of North Carolina during Thanksgiving. Cold outside, warmer on the inside. The 8X8.5 vestibule was nice, but I would suggest a small modification to extend the vertical lines of the optional enclosure along the tent edge in lieu of straight down. We used a tarp to configure this and it gave us just a few inches extra that were not available with the enclosure. This added more storage under our table and a bit more room for cooking. The head room made it appear bigger than our 10 X 14 tent we had to replace. Excellent choice if you want a sturdy well constructed base tent.