You should probably keep the body for most of the trip because of the no see ums and blackflies. That or buy a bugnet which could save some weight.
Has anyone checked out the Sierra Designs XT1? I have one and like it a lot, just long enough and wider than the other tents. Weighs just about 3lb and has a good sized vestibule if you stake it tight. Also, the door zips down from the top so you get a vent for free.
I have been buyig camping and backpacking equipment for 45 years and purchased my Hubba simply because it was a good price, used on ebay. It may be the most impressive piece that I have ever purchased. I LOVE IT! I am a short little fat man, 56 years old, 5'6" and 280lbs. I am as wide as the floor of the tent when I lay down and it is no problem. I can kneel turn around inside of it, sit up inside of it, put my pack inside at my feet or put it in the vestibule. I have been in several harsh storms of rain and / or snow and it has never leaked. I usually use a two man tent on my canoe trips just because I'm not carrying it on my back and for the added room...my last canoe trip I used the Hubba just because l like it so much. The color never bothered me. Quick and easy to set up, packs small, freestanding and the huge door is nice.
Boudin used a tarptent for 800 miles of the PCT and couldn't wait to trade it for a Hubba when he got home.
I like the REI but you won't go wrong with a Hubba.
I do plan on using a bugnet once I send the tent body home. Im going to REI friday and I hope to get one of the free $100 gift cards so I can get my new tent and new boots. Whichever tent I decide to go with I plan on living in it for the whole month of December so I can get used to it. I will let everyone know how it does. Thanks for your input everyone and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!