Greetings to all. I am making my first foray into a tent purchase and would welcome any advice. I am looking for a 4 person tent (for myself, wife, 2 small kids) to be used for light camping for the family and / or some 2 or 3 day hikes for me and another adult w/o kids, so preferably something that's a little versatile, not too heavy to schlep around for a couple of days between 2 adults if desired. I'd like to get the best bang for my buck within a price range of about $200-$250 max - less for a good product would be fine too. I'm in Indiana and am looking for a 3 season tent. No winter Indiana camping for me!
There are so many tents out there that it's overwhelming, but I've been looking at Big Agnes Big House 4 (slightly more than my prefered price but if it's that great I'd spring for it), numerous Kelty models, Eureka Timberline 4, even saw a Grand Trunk Uinta with a unique easy set up design but can't find many reviews.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.