Well, I finally broke down and got one of the ZPacks Cuben Fiber Hexamid Solo Plus Tents. I added the beak and also got one of the solo plus LITE cuben fiber ground sheets. I will admit though, it lightened the wallet (especially since I also just got a Blast 30 backpack & Mulitpack from ZPacks too) but I gotta say, I think I am in love... (besides, the wallet is cuben too so it was pretty light to begin with... )
Anyway, after adding 1.2 oz of seam seal to both the tent and the ground sheet it comes in at 15 oz. Once I add in my 10 titanium stakes and a stuff sack I come in at 17.7 oz for everything.
And I gotta say, for a 5'10" guy, this tent is quite roomy. Being a solo plus it is said to fit 2 in a pinch and I don't think that this will be a problem for me and my wife, or my son, however, I will want to use a different ground sheet if I want both pads on the ground sheet and still have a bathtub floor. For this, I bought one of the Gossamer Gear Polycro ground sheets that I plan to cut to the size needed for 2.
The one thing that really turned me off when I first noticed this tent was the mesh floor. And not because I was scared of it tearing (which according to Joe he used one for his 154-day CDT Thru-hike and never got a hole in it) but rather, how much junk it will pick up. I am still a bit leary about this and only some use will give me a real understanding. So, to break it in I am taking it this weekend for a 4-day (3-night) hike along the AT in North GA! Wee Hoo...
Anyway, here is a write up on the tent and included a video on my blog:
Hexamid Solo Plus Tent Review