In the effort to get the lightest fully enclosed shelter, I'm trying to decide between a complete shelter or one where you piece the components together. At present, I'm not really comfortable with the tarp + bivy setup, and it would be nice if I could get bug protection as well. Most of my hiking is done in summer Colorado mountains, where mosquitoes can be an issue from time to time. (Although a floorless shelter which reaches to the ground might solve this, I'm not sure). I would say that my shelter (including everything) should weigh less than 1.5 lbs.
Right now, the contenders are:
Six Moons Designs Lunar Solo (I have the Lunar Duo and love it)
Six Moons Designs Skyscape (X? I dig the cuben fiber but at $550?)
Yama Mountain Gear cuben shelter (new product, can't access their website however)
HMG Echo I shelter system (tarp + bug net)
ZPacks Hexamid Solo + Screen (little worried about the screen floor)
MLD Cricket Tent
Thoughts? My inclination is to go with a ready-made shelter such as the Lunar Solo or ZPacks Hexamid rather than try to piece together a tent + bug net, since it seems that the bug net will be more confining. But I could be wrong...