This is a really great ultra light, double wall tent. I bought it this year and used it for a mountain marathon and when I was training for it. Personally I think the cheaper and very slightly heavier aluminium pole option (this one) is the more sensible buy – aluminium poles are generally stronger and definitely easier to field repair if they bend.
I’ve used it on a couple of occasions in fairly bad weather. Whilst the fabrics used are necessarily light, they are tough and very waterproof. I would estimate that we experienced 20mph+ gusts and the tent was really stable (I used two extra guy points on the main pole – these aren’t included but are a good addition if you will use this in bad weather). The tent happily saw off a great deal of rain. Even in windy, wet weather I stayed completely dry inside. I normally use this with a footprint but on the occasions when I haven’t, the floor has also been completely dry.
The tent is billed as a two man tent and I have used it with two people (both fairly tall men). It makes for a fairly cozy overnight experience, but you can sleep shoulder to shoulder without discomfort and without bumping into the sides of the tent. If you use standard rectangular sleeping mats they will overlap slightly at the feet.
One of my favourite features of this tent is that you can prop up the door and use it as an awning. You can use a trekking pole for this or the corner section poles. Using the corner section poles is not a particularly good idea (it’s quite faffy to take them in and out), but I used a cheap carbon pole instead. If it’s not too windy it is a good idea to use this option if there are two of you in the tent as it can build up a fair amount of condensation – it’s got a decent vent but keeping the door propped up means no condensation at all.
As far as I’m aware this is one of the lightest two man tents available to buy. I weighed it at almost exactly one kilo (1020g), including a couple of extra pegs, guy lines and a stuff sack (the tent includes an integrated stuff sack but I don’t find it very easy to use).
Generally the attention to detail throughout this tent seems pretty good – all the stitching is good quality and someone has clearly put some thought into the design features. The tent also includes quite a lot of spare fittings (e.g. the hooks between the inner and outer, some guy line, a pole repair sleeve).
I think this is a great buy. I would recommended primarily as a very comfortable solo backpacking tent. For me, it would be a bit too small for an extended trip for two people – but it is also ideal for two people for adventure racing or mountain marathons where you might be more willing to sacrifice a bit of comfort.