My husband and I went on a bike tour for the very first time a couple of weeks back. It was our very first camping experience too.
We had rented a Tarn 2 (MEC brand, two person) tent. It was a bit on the small side for the two of us. One major problem we had was that we wanted to put our panniers inside the tent and there was no space in the Tarn 2 for that.
So my question is, is it preferable to keep the panniers inside the tent or is it ok to leave them outside?
Also, we are looking for a lightweight tent that doesn't make us feel claustrophobic..any suggestions?