> I think of the two pictures in the article were the snow covers the tent. Your tent
> is bending down, and the fabric is not stretched out properly. Of course it can be
> bad pitching.
Ah - I think that the photos were of my (commercial) Macpac Olympus tent in heavy snow. Yes, they had got a bit slack during the night. They were taken a very long time ago, when I was maybe a bit less careful. In one case the tent was pitched in quite hot weather in the evening, and it suddenly snowed overnight. The cold weather made the nylon fabric expand, so the tent slackened off a bit.
"American" and "Scandinavian"
OK, understood. However, I must say that the pole foot and eyelet design works very well if done correctly. I have never had any problem with the pole foot slipping out. And it is lighter.
> My main point is that it’s easier to raise a tent in storm alone (metrological storm,
> 9-10 on Baufort`s scale) with the "Scandinavian"-design.
I will simply disagree here. I've tried both pole designs during our testing, and found no difference. It may be slightly easier when one end of the pole sleeve is closed, if you are on the right side of the tent.