Just placed an order for the Shingra La 3 to replace our 8# Kelty tent and my MYOG tarp/bivy set up. Should get plenty of use when going with my wife or alone and will provide flexibility during mosquito season. Price was just too good to pass up.
Yep I seam sealed all my GoLite tents now. They claim to have a "special thread" that swells in the rain. Well I found a seam or two lacking that proper "swell" I guess in the rain so I seam sealed them. A full ground tight pitch can be had if you initailly stake out with the guyouts sucked in all the way and also guy out the midpoints along the bottom as well. I prefer a gap myself to help with condensation relief and haven't had much of an issue with condensation even in extremely wet/humid weather because of this, but to each their own.I just got the SL5 also. Struggling with getting a good pitch that is close to the ground. Anybody have some pointers? And Luke, you seam seal the SL5? I thought it was sealed and taped? To be honest, I was a little unhappy with my inability to get it tight on the ground. Seems like the guy outs are too long. This is my first floorless shelter so I am probably just not getting the concept.