Smile: Tent Sizes for Cycle Tourers

A tunnel tent made by Hilleberg
A tunnel tent made by Hilleberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we are thinking about carrying an ’emergencies only’ tent with us on our trip through Spain and Portugal this October I found myself searching for tent specifications.  This, from the Cycle Chat Forums, was by far and away the most helpful and realistic comment I came across:

Just to translate the capacity given when looking to purchase a tent. If the tent says 1 man it equals 1 midget, 2 man= a man and a midget, 3-man= a man a midget and a dwarf, 4 man= 2 men a midget and a dwarfs torso, 5 man= a japanese couple c/w cameras, 6 man= the spice girls, 7 man= Laurel & Hardy, 8 man = snow white and the seven dwarves. This is a commonly used system of ordering within the camping trade.

Tee Hee!  No politically offensive intention involved in this posting.

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