The Tidewater Tent is a typical pole style tent with a twist. The ends of this tent are round, not square. The tops are made of a sail cloth which is translucent. The poles on this tent are powder coated to have a wood style look. This tent is a beautiful tent but not recommended when it’s very hot out. It will have the same green-house effect as a clear top tent. This tent has center poles and must be staked at all times.