Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
Not sure if Lightwave's t0xt is still about 'casue their site's down atm, but if it is that would do the job.
An MSR Hubba HP with their "gearshed" extension would be another possible.
I have no personal experiece of the combination, but I wonder whether a Mountain Laurel Designs Duomid with an Ookworks inner would work for you? It is something I have thought about for myself but not tried (yet).
Are your typical backpacking trips long or short? For short trips you could take something really light when the weather forecast is good, and fall back on the heavyweight if bad weather is expected.
At 6'4", most of my "1 man" tents are actually 2 man. That way I get a bit of extra length on the diagonal as it were.
In anything smaller, I don't worry about head or foot ends of sleeping bags coming into contact with inners any more as it's pretty easy to deal with.
The world of the stupidly light tent is out of bounds to all but comparitive short arses IME
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Should've said, my current shelter of choice is a Golite Hex 3 with an Oookworks half-nest inner. Bit of a squeeze length-wise but the porch is huge. And, of course, masses of headroom when I'm sitting up.
Positively palatial when used fly-only. Add something like an MLD bug-bivy for when the biters come out.
Montgomery Wick wrote (see)
I look at that Stratospire and I see a tent that's going to get ripped apart by UK weather.
As i've said elsewhere, the only tent Henry makes that i'd trust in UK weather is the Scarp.
Some people seem to have this romantic notion that we can sucessfully utilise these US featherweight designs in our climate, we can't, unless you have masocistic tendencies, or only camp 1 mile from your spot and have several back up tents you can go choose (from the boot of the car) from easily. which in my case isn't monetarily ortime possible.
Along with several other tents makers there's a stand out product, but let's not pretend they have everything covered, if you'll pardon the pun.
Franco Darioli wrote (see)
If you go the tipi+nest route, get a 3/4 rather than half-nest - makes a huge difference to usable space at not much extra weight penalty.
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