Too small is very much psychological
Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-15-13 8:56 PM (EST)
If you are putting a solo tent under a tarp or can run from tent to tarp that is one thing. The tarp gives you "that other view" that we need to keep us sane when the weather turns sour for days.
OTOH if rolling around and having lots of room inside makes you mentally more comfortable during miserable day long downpours in camp you really do have to consider how your head feels as well as how well your body fits.
For some a solo tent is not unlike a coffin mentally.
The newer H tents have a longer fly. When I tried one the H had a short fly and it did indeed soak people.