"If you read the summary right at the end I point out that what might suit you will depend very much on what criteria you have. "
I understand this - but you're writing for the BPL crowd, which (generally, with exceptions of course) probably leans a lot farther towards the requirements which spawned the creation of your tents, than anything that otherwise exists on the market.
In other words, here's what I'd personally like (ultimately speaking - I couldn't possibly afford one now, but would consider it a very important investment in the future)
- 4-season extremes capable
- Extremely lightweight
- Excellent craftsmanship
- Well-thought-out floor plan
- Great considersations to things like headroom, hydrostatic head, condensation management, vestibule access, pole design, no-rain entry.
- Aluminized fabric (this is a very particular personal preference of mine - never actually tried one, but wanted one ever since thinking through the physics of it)
The closest thing on the market, as far as I can tell, is a Warmlite tent.
But these have serious compromises, like you mentioned, in tensioning and spacial issues.
Your tents already come closer.
I'm just saying that it is frustrating, as a user, to see all the logic and thought that has gone into your decisions, but are often ignored or overlooked on in-market tents. I really think you are writing to an audience which would largely prefer something like a Caffin over any of the other tents mentioned.
I'm not in any way trying to suggest that this is your fault :)
I guess we can hope that having this kind of information propogate will put pressure on manufacturers to go more in that direction.