I came to a bit of an epiphany today. I've been enamored with the MLD cuben supermid for several months, but never put together all the required pieces together in my head to make a package satisfying for my lightweight desires and my wife's displeasure in bugs and wet ground, and our limited funds. We also demand to be able to sit upright in the tent, and have robust weather protection.
The table below contains most reasonable permutations of supermid material, netting solution, and bathtub solution.
BP netting = perimeter netting and netting door installed on a supermid via BearPaw
BP bathtub = a standalone bathtub fit to the supermid via BearPaw
BP pyranet3 = BearPaw's pyranet, an all in one solution
ZP bathtub = ZPacks bathtub (8ft x 8ft)
After seeing the initial results, I then put on the other tents I've found that satisfy all of the same requirements...
Downsizing from a 91 oz tent, the last column in the table represents the percentage difference in weight (easier to help me understand the perceived weight changes)
Conclusion: I am still enamored with a full supermid setup, with BP netting and ZPacks bathtub. However, the total cost for that setup is more than three times as expensive as SMD cuben Haven, which ends up about the same weight. The Nemo Meta 2P is in the same ballpark, but I like the Haven design better. The ZPacks hexamid is easily the lightest out of the whole bunch, with the cuben Haven not far behind.
Are there any other tents I should add to these calculations? (UL, sit-uppable, bug protection, bathtub, trekking pole framed)
EDIT Just added the ZPacks hexamid twin with bathtub