That's a good review that obviously comes after a good deal of use; excellent stuff.
I have, inevitably, a minor gripe. Could you - that is, UKC/H rather than Martin McKenna personally - make a practice of giving the length of the inner tent, please? It's terrific that there's lots of headroom in this tent for the larger camper but at, I eventually discovered, 214 cm long inside it isn't any good for this 6'4" camper (I'm mixing metric and imperial units, I know; but the point still holds) who needs a minimum inner length of 220 cm and a little more if possible; and I'm sure there are plenty other tall folk out there who have this criterion as a limiter on their choice of tent.
Thanks for the feedback. That's a good point, something I'd never really thought about being 5 foot 8/9 ish! I'll get that added in though when I'm back down the road this weekend.
Interesting to read the point about leaving the inner attached to the outer and just packing/repitching like that - this seems a very common (and useful) tent feature to me, though it seemed a novelty to you Martin. However, I am a buyer of cheap tents (indeed, I often "find" them, abandoned at the end of music festivals; friends have received presents this way), as I generally don't backpack. For motorcycle camping for a few days/fortnight, the pitch-in-one shortcut is very handy indeed. And not having the stress of drunk bikers/HERAS fencing/vehicles/fireworks fall on your posh tent in the night is a relief - all these have happened.
However, at a climbers' wedding a year back, I was very envious of the lovely selection of tents surrounding my Tesco (really) 2-man...one day I will have something lovely, light and strong!
> Interesting to read the point about leaving the inner attached to the outer and just packing/repitching like that - this seems a very common (and useful) tent feature to me, though it seemed a novelty to you Martin.