Hi Dan, thank you for all of your informative answers regarding this tent! My wife and I are newer to backpacking and about to invest in our first light tent. We're torn between this and a TarpTent Double Rainbow. They each seem to have advantages. I was wondering if you might be able to highlight some of the key differences (pros/cons) to consider between these two styles of tents?
For reference we are 6' 4" and 5' 4" with more lean builds, so finding something that fits me length wise is really important and being able to sit up inside of. We also are using an Exped Synmat Duo in the large/wide, so the pad is 51" wide, 3" thick.
We're looking for flexibility (won't be owning multiple tents) for various trips (mostly east coast), longevity, space, light weight.
It seems like some of the big differentiators I'm seeing are:
-silnylon vs silpoly
-free standing option vs stake only
Thank you for your time and insight!