I have been pondering buying a tent for some weekend touring. I'm basically looking for a tent that would fit 2 people and maybe have the gear in the tent.
While I'm trying to go as lightweight as possible, I notice that REI has some good deals on 3 and 4 person REI brand tents. Most of these are stated to weigh in the 7/8 pound vicinity, whereas similar 2 person seem to weigh in around 4 or 5 pounds.
Any thoughts about the difference between lugging a 5 pound tent and a 7 pound tent? Is the extra roominess worth the extra weight?