I ordered this tent a week ago and was stoked to get the chance to try it out this weekend. Took a 20 minute car ride to my favorite spot with some friends.
For the first outing, this tent preformed beautifully. The two pole design gives it about a 2 minute (sober) set up time, without the fly or guy lines. I was alone, but there is plenty of room for two.
A major selling point, for me, were the mesh walls. Being able to lay in your bag, stare up and see the clear Wyoming sky is a fantastic thing. After many beers, cheers and cheap wine it started to rain. It's alright, though. Weather happens.
In an inebriated state, the fly was equally as easy to set up. With the Flint 2 being only a single-door tent, there's not really any way you can put the fly on incorrectly, if you match zippers. Having said that, the fly was not easy to open on the first try (while in aforementioned state). It is important to remember that where there are two zippers, use the bottom zipper and go up...Yeah, I know. Oops. And as far as the vestibule goes--it's just big enough. Without the end guy-line of the rain fly being in use, there was enough room to put my wet rain gear and muddy hiking boots. It's simply enough to tuck the end of the vestibule under a boot to secure it down.
In five hours of steady to hard rain, the tent stayed very dry inside. The fly goes down to the very bottom of the tent, so leakage isn't an issue.
Besides the light weight, real stoke came from a couple simple features inside the tent. It didn't have actual, hanging pockets to put little things in (car keys and the like), but it has two triangular pieces of fabric sewn into the sides that hold whatever. Easy to access without unzipping the door fully.
The other thing I really like are the gear loops systematically placed throughout. There's a little loop directly under head that is perfect to hang a lantern from if the headlamp isn't cutting it for the moment. I rigged my small but heavy (two pounds or so) lantern onto it for reading and it held perfectly. It was intentionally left on overnight to test the character of the stitching. So far, so good.
Setting it up in my living room this morning to dry out, it seems to be going fast. 30 minutes later the rainfly and any dampness that the tent acquired from being rolled up together with the wet fly seem to be almost gone.
If you're looking for a light, airy, idiot proof tent to get you through a solid three seasons then you would be hard-pressed to find something better.