"And this is the best they could come up with? Reminds me of my terrible first pup tent. All the bad design elements are still here."
Please list here, the other quality 2P tents that weigh under 2lbs, dont require seam sealing, cost under $300.
If it was easy, the market would be filled with them. It obviously poses a few challenges.
My guess, they had a target market in mind. Possibly scouts (!).
I dont think there is a market for it at $279. Too much IMO.
The golite imogene 2, at $250 would be much better selection for most.
I think there would be a market at ~$200 tops.