Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
2 tents gives you flexibility. I started with a 2-man tent, then unexpectedly had the kids along so ended up making a second tent. 2 tents weighing in at 3kg total, including ground sheets.
As a second tent, I'm seeing more and more decent reviews on the chinese knock-off tents on Ali Express. For kids those would work great... light weight, not a huge investment, and the fact they may not have enough room for a tall adult doesn't matter. Have a look at the LanShan 2 reviews on Trailspace for instance.