Okay, I’m not doing this anymore.
I lined up all the tent recommendations, stated reading through the specs, sorting through all the online reviews, getting side tracked by said reviews and jerked into other tent categories that spoke of carbon fiber, aluminum-alloy, fiberglass, single wall, double wall, single-needle stitching seams, double-needle stitching seam, sleeves vs clips, silnylon, ripstop, polyurethane coating, GoreTex, ToddText, Klimate, MemBrain, avian, pyramid, traditional A-frame, modified A-frame, hoop, wedge, dome, free standing, fixed, 2, 3, 4 season, yada yada yada...
I am now, literally, fighting off a migraine headache.
Is there anyway possible for you wonderful folks, with countless years, knowledge, and experience in ultralight backpacking, to reach a general consensus where the following could be said:
"Okay Lawrence, if you’re looking to pack an ultralight bombproof shelter that will fit one female one child and all their gear, that will take you throughout the country, short of the roughest rockiest terrain, and harshest coldest climates, then you cant go wrong with brands x, y, and z."
I'm to the point where all this researching and theorizing has led to hyper-analysis, causing my paralysis, and I'm just sitting here staring at the screen.
Come on, name the best of the best for what I'm looking for, I don't care what it cost.