This is where I bought my 2010 SL2 from. As you can see the owners of the site weigh the gear and give accurate weights for what they sell, plus list the manufacturer's listed weights. On the site the listing is a little lighter than the shelter I received, which I weighed exactly (this time without the stuff sack) at 600 g or 21 oz. The 2009 version of the shelter is listed on the site at 708 g or 25 oz. Now how can the newer 2010 version, which has exactly the same dimensions as the 2009 version, but has a lighter material be, 100 g lighter on the site, but be heavier by 28 g when weighed? That doesn't make sense. How can a heavier material weigh less than a lighter material for a shelter that has the same dimensions (as the site states)? Something's screwy.
Anyway, that doesn't detract at all from this shelter. I've been looking at many shelters for a long time, but this may finally be something that I'm happy with. My very first thought when I set it up the other day was, "Wow! I've come full-circle since the days of my floorless orange A-wedge tent when I was in the boyscouts.
Dondo's reviews of the shelter on his blog are what got me really thinking about the SL2. Actually, a lot of Dondo's reasons for the gear he has settled for closely resemble mine. The SL2 may not be the lightest shelter out there, but it fulfills what I am looking for in a shelter.
Dondo, I'll give your method for setting up the shelter a try. I've still got a lot of things to learn about its capabilities.