When a single person or two person tent just won't do, you will have to scale up to a larger shelter. Tents are usually sized by the amount of people they can hold.
The problem with this measurement is that gear is never taken into account. A two person tent will house two adults and their sleeping equipment. All other gear must be stowed outside. As you scale up, the same holds true.
The size of tent you bring to any camp will be determined by the number of occupants wishing to share the tent. Once that is determined, comfort becomes a factor. If you wish to share your tent with one other person, a three person tent will give you wiggle room and a place to stow a couple of packs. The trade off is weight. The larger the tent, the more it weighs. A few pounds extra seems like no big deal until you get into your third portage of a long day and I promise you, you will wish your pack had wheels.
A tent becomes your home when you are camping.
It's imperative that you choose your shelter wisely.
I have seen many broken poles, ripped tarps and a
myriad of other problems due to people purchasing
You can get away with this if you are car camping
as the car can become a shelter if something should
Interior camping is another story, a ripped door or
broken poles will ruin your stay in the woods if no
repair can be made.
Please see my previous post "A Tent Is A Tent, Right?"
Part One, on other tent models, for the best fit.
See my YouTube video explaining more below.
It is my hope that these videos will help you choose a
tent that is right for your needs.