The first thing that we have executed on with the 2 Person Backpacking Tent is creating a real all-weather tent, so that you stay dry and so that you can stay focused on the trail.
I have spent nights in damp leaking tents and those that can attest to the discomfort and resultant poor nights sleep. We could have gone into lighter weight nylon fabrics, which would reduce the weight of the tent. The pitfalls with lightweight nylon are the expense of fabric, the durability and the waterproof qualities of the fabric.
We have found that with thicker fabrics, when a waterproof coating is applied at heavier rates, (like our tent), the waterproof coating is absorbed more effectively by the thicker fabric and acts as a more effective rain barrier than some thin nylon tents. This means that when you have a 5000mm waterproof rating on the tent floor and a 3000mm waterproof rating on the tent fly, the product holds up better in teeming rain after years of use and abuse, as thick fabrics are more durable over the test of time and less likely to leak or tear.
On the other hand we have big name brand tents with massive marketing budgets that use lightweight fabrics and low waterproof ratings all for the sake of a few grams.
As a result, the gear no longer lasts the test of time. Sure you may get a few years out of it, but this is why I would personally rather own a product that strikes a balance. I want my gear to be on the lightweight spectrum, but there comes a point where too much is sacrificed for weight, especially with tents. So even though we produce lightweight tents, you can be assured that it is a waterproof bomb shelter that can hold up in the high wind, driving rain and even snowfall.
With this design, we have created the highest waterproofing to weight ratio on the market, giving you the freedom to explore further.