Greetings everyone. After a recent tent failure on a trip to Utah, my concern is durability of ultra-light shelters. I am in the market for a replacement shelter, and am currently deciding between the SMD Lunar Solo 2012 and the Tarptent Notch. Could those with experience with both SMD and Tarptent attest to their durability? Would doubly appreciate the thoughts of those that have experienced offerings from both companies.
Aside from durability, i'm also torn between which design would suit me best. The main use for the tent would be 3-season. dry south west (utah, new mexico, arizon, california) as well as more humid locales in the pacific northwest. looking for something that can take moderately high winds and blowing dust as well as fairly good condensation management.