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.