Probably the Hilleberg Suolo best matches my list; but did not mention light weight on the list. Also think that Roger's tents are both comfortable and superior in extreme conditions as shown in his "When Things Go Wrong" article on this site, albeit not free-standing. But it's about the weight, which may be one of the reasons for this discussion about Cuben. Cuben would be good, for example, for large door covers that use a lot of yardage, hence weight (I like big doors), but that are covered by an awning or vestibule and are not a structural part of the canopy, and are rolled up except in downpours, so for all those reasons are less likely to 'crinkle' too loudly in the wind. Also, using cuben only selectively will save a lot of money, and if the door shape is already established by the zippered netting, there should be no need to do much experimenting in fashioning the cover to be unrolled and zipped over the netting in wind driven rain or snow.
Thank you for the insights about designing with no-stretch fabric. Much food for thought.
Not persuaded that a no-stretch tunnel or dome could not be designed taut. But I do agree that even if taut, cuben and spinaker (moreso) have a potential to make a racket that some, including myself, cannot abide. Not from Missouri, but would like to see a quiet no-stretch tunnel or dome tent before spending considerable time (and money) trying to make one, even though cuben could mean saving around a quarter pound over silnylon on a 5 square yard canopy. And even though I realize that many are very satisfied with their GG Ones.
Sam Farrington, Chocorua NH