Dondo's review is very convincing and encouraging for my purposes for getting the SL-2. I was thinking of it primarily for winter. This year will be my first time snow camping. I want to be as protected as possible. I have a Grace Duo for me and my dogs in spring, Summer and fall. And, when they're not with me I'll be using a poncho tarp; which, I have to RE-acquire. A year and a half ago I was a victim of the southbound economy and had to sell a lot of gear. I like that, by not needing the bivy, the weight only comes to 6 ounces more than when I'm using my Grace Duo/bivy combo.
Yep. I'm considering using this coupon code for a poncho tarp as well.
Thanks for the link. The SL-2's going to work. I'm even more excited now.