You bought a four man tent, but found out that it is barely big enough for two. Why is that?
Oh gosh, you wanted to take the kids camping, but the new tent you bought was too small. Leave it to the uninformed marketing persons out there to lead you astray.
Well, tents are advertised as two man, four man, six man and so on. Unfortunately, at best this is the maximum number of persons you would ever try to cram into the tent for sleeping in close company with no personal gear.
This rating method might make sense for backpackers who are traveling light, but it is terrible for all others. A ten by ten foot tent is ideal for two adults. You will have enough space for cots or air mattress, plus space to stand up when changing clothes.
Read our tips about choosing a camping tent, its size, features and cost.