I've got a question I'm hoping you guys can help me with.
My family's looking for a new tent - the old one is falling apart. We want something high quality that will be able to fit us and our stuff, and eventually our family (we intend to have kids in the near future, and do not want to buy another tent for a long time).
My husband's in love with the Cabela's Alaskan Guide Model tent - 6-person. In fact, we bought a used one yesterday (with a 30 day "trial" so we can still take it back). It does have everything we wanted in a tent - roomy, tall enough to stand up in, seemingly very waterproof (we always seem to camp in severe thunderstorms), vestibule, etc. We have the old model, so the ventilation's not quite as good as the new model, but seems adequate with the door and 2 windows.
But I'm afraid it's too much tent for us. As in, made for hunting trips to alaska, not car and canoe camping in the midwest.
Suggestions on something equally as weather-worthy that's not quite as fortress-like?