Rating: 5 / 5
My first tent under 7 lbs. was the Cloudburst 2. Well, no, actually it was a Squall 2 which I got and loved, but my wife, Nancy, thought it might be a little, too snug. So I got the Cloudburst 2. Well I loved that too and so did she. So we kept that. The Squall 2 went back and my money refunded no questions asked. Henry has a "try it out policy" that, well as he puts it:
"Tarptents are fully guaranteed against fabric and workmanship failure and you may return one uninjured for a full refund if not satisfied. That means you can set one up, even try it out overnight, and then decide if it's something that will work for you."
You just don't find guarantees like this very often.
Eventually I did purchase a Squall 2 "for my kids"-wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Both of these tents have held up to every insult we've put them through. So now I own a Contrail, by far my favorite, which last weekend I managed to poke a hole in. I emailed Henry that I thought I could repair it, but needed a scrap of material to do it. I offered to pay for the material and send a self addressed envelope, etc. I got a prompt reply that he was send some material, no charge and advice on how to repair the hole. Hey, I poked the hole in the tent, it wasn't his problem, but he helped make it right anyway, at his expense.
Henry Shire designs absolutely first rate products, and stands behind them. Period. 5/5
(Now that I think about it, the dog looks like she could use a Rainbow.)