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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking at options for a 4 person tents for camping with my wife and two kids(7 & 9 yr old boys).
Been kicking around using (2) tents for 2 people or a shop for 4 people. Curious if folks have gone through the same process and what they landed on?
Appreciate any input.

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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4. We've had one since 2015 and its been great for me and my family. My wife only joins us occasionally, so I didn't really go down the 2 2-person route
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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.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2020, 05:36 PM
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KingCamp Melfi Plus SUV Car Tent is probably my go to, yes its a car camping tent but it doesn't have to be. It works great for any weather not too extreme and it can be set up in 15 minutes.

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