Sorry to start a new thread on this tent - I had added my post onto another thread in the gear reviews section but there's very little traffic over there!
I recently bought a SS2 and have used it for a few nights so far in benign conditions. I'm very happy with it so far, but can see that I need to make some modifications to get it ready for nasty weather. Looking at various reviews, forum discussions etc it seems that almost everyone makes some sort of modification to this tent, whether it's different ways of using the panel lifters, different lengths of guy rope for the main guys (the supplied ones are certainly not long enough), what pegs are good to use (other than those supplied), etc. Chezza's photo here (http://www.bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=21071&p=280405&hilit=stratospire#p278096
) looks like a great pitch, and she mentions a "must do mod" where the struts are but it's impossible to see what it is in the photo.
I was thinking about some line-locs on the peg points where the tent currently has bungee cord, for those annoying times when there is a rock in the ground right where you need to insert the peg (I've always found the adjustability here on my old tent to be handy).
I find the lack of gear pockets inside the tent a bit annoying. I was thinking of attaching a piece of cord to the hooks along the ridgeline on the interior and hanging a little bag on it for a place to put my glasses, phone etc. Any better/other ideas?
Before I order some reflective guy cord I'd love to see/read what others have done.