As for the LightHeart tent,
Slight correction here, it is www.lightheartgear.com (not lightheart tent.com)
I am the designer and manufacturer of these tents, and I will be hiking the JMT in August along with 2 friends. At least 2 of us will be using a LightHeart Solo on the hike.
The biggest advantage this tent has over tarp tents is that it is a fully double wall tent, the rain fly which is attached to the tent and can't be removed, can be rolled up on top out of the away so you have a giant bug mesh tent. This is great for hot/muggy/buggy weather. You get more breeze than any other tent. If bad weather comes in, it takes about 3 seconds to put the rain fly down. Backpacking light.com just gave it a great review. The other big advantage is that you can get this tent in almost any color you want. Since I actually do the sewing on most of them, I offer as an option a range of about 20 colors.
Judy (I hope it's ok that I tooted my own horn here)
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> A smaller manufacturer recently
> getting some air time as they revamp their design and production
> process is Lightheart Tents (http://www.lighthearttent.com/) whom I saw
> at Trail Days two years ago. At $235 for the solo (27 oz) or $295 for
> the Duo (32 oz), they will no doubt have an impact on the future of
> lightweight backpacking.