So I was lucky enough to get my shangri-la 5 before the price jump and took it out for the first time 2 weeks ago. It preformed well but I wasn't to happy about the thick webbing for the tiedowns and the same for the inner net. It didnt have much adjustability, especially if I want to have the sides off the ground. That was the only grip I had so when I got back I ordered a bunch of mini line locks and 50 ft of reflective glowire from Lawson OE. Yesterday I used a pruning shear to cut off the ladder lock, making sure I didnt slice the webbing thats sewn into the sides of the fly and inner net. Then I cut 16 pieces of glowire 3' long and attached at all the locations the ladder locks were. After replacing them all from the fly and inner tent I have a softball size bundle of webbing that I cut off. The bulk alone made it worth it to me but I was curious how much it weighed so I brought it to work and put it on the scale. Its 5.8oz+ The plus is because I cut the back so the ladder locks off to properly place the pruning shear next on the plastic that the webbing loop wraps around on. So if I would of brought all 16 pieces of the rear ladder lock Im sure it would of added some weight but I through those little pieces in the recycle bin.
Well the most important part is I put it up in the backyard after I was done and it was just as easy to put up but strapping the nettent was a lot easier. :) Plus the cord reflects a lot of light so they are easily visible with a headlamp. Im thinking of ordering 1.25mm zline from zpacks and replacing all the glowire on the inner tent for even more weight savings. Then doing the same for my Shangri-la 2 with the extra pieces of glowire.