I'm looking for a tipi-style shelter for the mountains, mostly on climbing trips that require two 6 foot tall people sleeping at the base of the route. Often I'd use it solo, too. Silnylon budget.
The short question is:
Would you go with a MLD SpeedMid or Trailstar?
I like the simplicity, light weight and I assume the smaller stuff size of the Trailstar. My main complaint about the MH Kiva I've used for years, though, is that the 5 sided design takes lots of fiddling to pitch taut. I've searched here and the rest of the web for comments on this issue and can't find many.
So, chime in: how does pitching the Trailstar compare to a 4-sided design, and what other factors can I consider to choose between the two?