Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Sewing actually isn't that hard. I learned to sew using silnylon, my first project being a pack cover, my second this tent. The hardest part is actually the design, so go with a pattern instead of trying to figure out a harder design like this one on the fly without a pattern (curves suck). This tent weighs 1400g all in, so about 100g pegs, 160g tyvek ground sheet, 130 curved pole (head end uses trekking pole) and 1010g tent itself. A bug bivy like the MSR one would be really easy to make, as the mesh is actually easy to sew and even an L shaped zipper was fairly easy to do.