I was able to see REI's Gimme Shelter last night and had a chuckle:)
It looks stikingly similiar to proven products on the market (Squall II ?), but is twice the wieght... with no pole? (Yes, I realize I would be using my Trek pole, but atleast I can knock off 1.8oz from the Squall w/out the pole provided)
Made from "coated" ripstop nylon it is overly reinforced, adding to its weight of 2lbs. 10oz..
This may make a good starting TarpTent?
Am I missing something? Am I overlooking an advantage to this Tarptent?
Or is this a failed attempt by REI to recreate the wheel?