Unhappy with the Sierra Design’s Flashlight as a winter tent in snow I purchased a Chouinard Pyramid tent in 1985. Unable to afford a true 4 season double-walled tent, the Chouinard appealed to me because of its
- Light weight (2 lbs 7 oz with poles and stakes)
- Stability in poor weather
- Large interior area
What did not appeal to me after using it was
- Condensation in cold weather
- A pole in the middle that forced me to sleep on either side
But I used it for many years on many trips. However on most 3 season trips I reverted to my tried and true tarp, which was lighter and could be pitched in many configurations.
Today many ultralight shelters use a pyramid or modified pyramid shape, and with newer lightweight materials are super light and stable.