Bumping this thread because 1/3rd of my nights so far in the GFC have been negatively disrupted by wind, while wearing ear plugs. It absolutely performs worse than a ground tent in terms of noise. I measured the volume of the door flaps whacking against the bottom of the tent at 45-50db compared to a background noise level of 30db. A staked ground tent barely measures above the background noise level. This is because the fly is tight over the outside of the tent and usually has about a 2-3" gap, meaning it can flex under gusts without coming in contact with the tent body.
I have thought about just sleeping in the bed or breaking out my ground tent when I know it’s going to be windy, but often the wind will come in the middle of night and the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and set this stuff up.
Bottom line, I’m not sure what it is to “perform” in the wind. Yeah, the thing doesn’t break - but it makes way more noise than a ground tent because there’s no way to stake down the edges of the “fly” (the door flaps). If a tent is supposed to provide a comfortable place to sleep, this doesn’t do that in the wind. The slack in the tent just flaps against the body of the tent creating sleep-disrupting noise.
What I’d love to do is just add 2-3 grommets / eyelets at the bottom of each door flap and then get some mounting hardware to pin them outwards so the tent doesn’t flap against the sides of itself.
I’m sick of losing sleep over this. Anyone got suggestions on hardware to pin through grommets and stick the flaps out? I don’t want to buy those rain poles someone here makes that are backordered and too big for this use case anyway.