Andrew wrote an answer about Deuter Futura Pro 42 Backpack - 2550cu in on February 23, 2010
I really love the Microlight 2 man tent from LL Bean. If you are looking for an incredibly high quality piece of a gear, a lifetime warranty, and pretty decent compressibility (1ft by 6in) this is a very good choice. As for cons, lately I've been switching to ultralight solo hiking, so that means I'm now carrying a lot more weight than I need to which kinda sucks :/. (I'm looking into selling the microlight for a one man). But if you're are splitting the tent weight between two people it is an excellent choice for backpacking. As for the freestanding part, I've never had a problem with it holding up. If you are tenting in a field which pegs can penetrate than you'll be all set; you can pitch the tent so tightly that its like a freestanding tent. Non-free standing means you just have to peg the tent down for it to stand up. I was a little skeptical at first but I find the Microlight easier to setup(and an overall lighter tent!) than freestanding models. Even if you are on a tent platform you could tie the tent down and that wouldn't be a big deal. So overall A+ tent if you're looking for a high quality 2 person tent!