Static electricity: I’ve noticed that after unpacking, the inner and outer tent cling together with static electricity. Presumably this is generated by the materials rubbing together through packing and unpacking. This is a problem with the roof panel as it eliminates the air gap between inner and outer. Incidentally, this is an issue I had with my Akto as well. The easy way to eliminate this is to wipe one or both surfaces with a damp cloth, which discharges the static. I use a microfibre cloth that I keep for wiping off condensation or mopping up spillages, but a J-cloth is just as good.
Crossing pole clips: I’ve been thinking about the clips for the crossing poles as these are a bit fiddly to put on and particularly take off. I think the solution is to use some Alpkit Clipper mini karabiners. I’ll put a bit of tape around them to stop metal rubbing on metal. The extra weight is about 25g. I reckon they should do the trick. I’ve just ordered some from Alpkit. I’ll probably take the crossing poles on my next trip to the Lake District in just over a week’s time and report back.