So you are thinking about a camping trip, but you are smart enough to know that it might just be a lark and you don’t want to be stuck with thousands of dollars of camping gear that you may use only once or twice. That was the position I found myself in when I was planning a 2500 mile motorcycle camping trip this summer. I wanted a tent big enough for myself AND my gear so that on a rainy night I wouldn’t have to leave my gear outside. It also needed to pack small enough to fit on the back of a motorcycle. I looked at the high end outdoor equipment stores and found tents that fit my criteria that cost hundreds (and in some cases thousands) of dollars. I also discovered the mislabeling that is rampant in tents. Tent manufacuturers label tents as 1 person tents, 2 person tents, 4 person tents, etc. But a 2 person tent is not really big enough for 2 people and a 4 person tent is not big enough for 4 people. I believe what the label really means is that the tents labeled 2 person require 2 people to put them up and a 4 person tent is a 4 person project. After being depressed about having to put out hundreds of dollars for a tent, I walked into Wal-mart and found the “4 person Coleman Sundome” on sale for $50 (I think the manufacturers suggested retail price is $80, but I believe you can still find it online for around $50). After taking this tent on a 2500 mile trip, and camping several nights in rain, I can say this is a great value. Its footprint in 7 feet by 9 feet and has an interior height of 59 inches, nearly enough to stand up in, and has great ventilation. It comes with a rainfly and packs into a compact carry bag that is 25 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches. It is not compact enough to be a backpacking tent, but it is plenty compact enough to carry on a motorcycle. So if you are thinking about taking an overnight outdoor adventure, try this tent until you know it will be a long term hobby.