Posted by: old_user on Nov-30-06 10:34 PM (EST)
I kayak camp with an Alps Taurus four man tent. I think it is 4'5" high by 8.5 feet by 7.5 feet. I do wish it was a little taller but it bullet proof in the wind with it's multiple guy lines. It has two vestibules. I used to use a two man tent but got tired of the cramped space, inability to change clothes without squirming on the ground and difficulty storing my gear inside the tent. Here in the south we have raccoons that are unstoppable. I like the extra space. My tent still packs small and is relatively light at about nine pounds. I think they quote it a eight and some ounces but you get the idea. I think I got it on sale for about $120 at REI. It's well built and easy to put up using it's two aluminum poles.
Good luck finding a tent. I am sure others will offer very good insights.