WW, I agree. I have an original alaknak. I have probably had it 15 years, maybe more. It is 12 x 12 and originally had 3' sidewalls. I took it to a certified parachute repairman. He cut off the bottom, 1" up from the floor, and then added 1' to the side wall and I also had him add 4' to the fly, so it comes all the way to the ground. I like the fact now it has 4' sidewalls. I am 6'-3". It is also much warmer because of the fly coming all the way to the ground that keeps the wind out. It does condensate but a little heat dries it up in the morning. My little wood stove is way too much heat unless it is about 0 degrees. I did buy a bigger canvas wall tent so I have 2 options now. The alaknak with a kelty nylon fly is a great high country tent. only about 38#, My horses dont seem to mind.