>>30D Nylon Ripstop 1200mm PU for the tent fabric. Not impressed.
>>Hopefully this will spur some innovation among other competing companies with well->>funded R&R, ahem, R&D departments.
I'm curious about the new fly fabric, as well. It looks like they switched all their single-walled expedition tents to the new fabric. Previously, MH used Conduit FR, their version of fire-retardant, waterproof-breathable fabric. My guess is that the new fabric is less waterproof but more breathable as compared to Conduit FR, and similar to Black Diamond's NanoShield or Nemo's OSMO Elite. But that's just a guess, since these companies aren't very forthcoming about the specs of their fabrics. From what I've read here, NanoShield has 1,700 mm hydrostatic resistance and great breathability, which seems to make it superior to MH's new fabric. I don't know much about OSMO Elite. If anybody knows anything else, I'd love to hear more since I'm in the market for a new 4-season tent.