When camping by the beach, you often get a storm that rolls through with little to no notice. You can scramble and get all your possessions together and hide in your tent...OR, you can use this method to enjoy the rain like a boss.
I have had the BaseCamp as my Base camp for the past 4 months.
During the fall and winter, I have been to the rain forests of Olympic National forest, to the coasts of Big Sur and the beaches of Southern California. The BaseCamp has proven to a.) keep me dry. b.) hold up to BIG winds (30 MPH) and c.) crazy down pours.