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http://www.golite.com/Imogene-UL2-P47000.aspx

The weight is right, does not appear to be as wide or high as my Double Rainbow.

I wonder if this is one of those that stretches the definition of freestanding?
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Kinda obvious from the guylines that it need to be staked out.

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Something is not right about their picture. They say it is freestanding but I see a back spreader pole that does not come near the ground. Without a front guyline to pull the tent forward I don't know why that is not sitting on the back horizontal pole. I can't find a pic of the back anywhere.

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Hmm, I bet they have the center spine pole going all the way to the ground like the Fly Creek does.

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From the GoLite website description for this tent:

"Pre-Attached rear guy line for field ready performance"

Therefor NOT free standing. The use of this term is experiencing "mission creep". Still looks like a nice tent.

I had a North Face Oval Intention BITD. Now that was free standing. But when you got done carrying it, you weren't.


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Huh? All of Big Agnes's tents have pre-attached guylines. That means that the guy lines are already hooked up, not wrapped in a wad next to the stakes when you first get it.

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