My partner and I are in the market for a good two-person shelter, ideally something not too much over the 2-pound mark.
Background: I have a Lunar Solo and he has a Lightheart Solo (which we have used as a two-person tent, but it's not ideal--especially on longer trips or if it precipitates heavily). When we hike together, our current set-up is an MSR Hubba Hubba. It's a great tent, especially once we hit shoulder season/winter conditions. However, it does weigh a little over 4 lbs. We've considered going with a Lunar Duo or a 2-person Lightheart, but we are not so in love with our one-person tents that we want to stick with the same basic designs (although I realize sometimes the two-person version has a completely different set of pros and cons); in any case, it's time to try something new!
We both like tarps in theory, but we hike mostly in Atlantic Canada/Northern New England, which means buggy and wet. We're considering some combination of net tent and tarp; Bear Paw's Canopy Tent and the SMD Haven are at the top of the list right now. Pitching with trekking poles is great, but we're not interested in mid designs that use a pole in the center of the shelter.
I do also like the TT Double Rainbow a lot as it seems like it should hold up solidly in light winter conditions. It would be a little heavier than the other two set-ups, but might be worth it when the weather gets yucky. We have some long hikes (800+ miles) planned over the next couple of years, so durability will be a factor as well!
Can anyone comment on Bear Paw's shelters? Construction quality, customer service, design and ease-of-use, etc? Since I've been using a Six Moon tent for several years, I'm confident in their quality. I also trust Tarptent's reputation for quality, and have been looking at their one and two person shelters for years.