Originally Posted by Jeff B
It's true. Once a shelter get's to small there's a lot of surplus room inside. But there is a little, and you can supplement by putting your gear in a large dry bag just outside the zipper w/in arms reach. I have one like this, but a large garbage bag would suffice.
When packing light I have two different bivy bags that I use depending on weather and w/the dry bag combo I do OK. It's a compromise.
I'm not say'n this is the most comfortable way to bivouac, I'm just say'n that it's not as bad as some would think.
I have a UL one person tent close to the size of that LL Bean above. The rain fly usually creates two small vestibules on each side.
biggest problem with small tents is if you have to hole up for a day or two because of weather or a breakdown