Back from a month long vacation in Europe and I finally found the much needed time to finish up the hybrid mid I started several months ago. Five in our group just hiked a 90 mile section of the John Muir Trail in 6 days and I was able to finally test out the shelter in varying conditions.
Here are the conclusions reached after building my very first shelter:
1)The 4 man shelter ended up being completely waterproof and very stable in winds up to 15 mph. Never saw any winds higher then that.
2)The actual interior dimensions of 92" x 92" ended up being very cramped for four, but was great for three with lots of gear.
3)The overall height being restricted to the 49" length of my hiking pole made for a superlight shelter BUT, if I had it to do over again I would have built the shelter at least 12" taller for additional head clearnace.
4) Like Roger once mentioned, you can never have too many vents! You can't see it in the pictures but I have two long vents under every section of the lower rain skirt, 8 total. (I will post another picture soon so they can be seen)When it rained for two straight hours in the middle of the 75 deg day, the tent was close to becoming a sauna! Venting worked great at night time though, even with light rain.
5) The rain skirt section on the bottom ended up working out great. Keeps the little critters out and sheds the rain away from the shelter, just as planned.
The total weight of the Cuben Hybrid mid came out to 18.8 oz including the cuben stuff sack, 13 stakes, and attached guy lines. I can probably drop an ounce or more just by going to lighterweight stakes in the future!