since Tesco stopped stocking Via, I tried various 'wholebean instants' and sadly did a side by side taste test of 4. Kenco millicano , Azera 'intenso', Aldi own, and CarteNoir. The latter won hands down for me.
(we recently did a 16day trip where we took /used 200g of Co-Op 99 loose tea, with a mug filter and 80g of Carte Noir instant.)
There's nothing wrong with decent instant coffee i.e. Gold Blend (if you can afford it!!).
Instant and ground are 2 different drinks. Like the difference between John Smiths in a can and a pint of fresh Real Ale. I find many instants pretty poor inc Gold Blend. We use an 11g mug filter with tea leaves or coffee, while backpacking. No mess- just chuck the leaves/grounds to the 4 winds and leave to dry.
There are times when a free standing tent is attractive. But from the photos above I can't see it as a true free stander? Surely the cross pole will twist about the apex when the tent is lifted to move around?