So, my wife and I started taking our boys camping last year. They are 4 and 2, will be 5 and almost 3 by the time we are camping this year. We had a blast and plan on doing it quite a bit. 3-5 times a year for 2-4 days at a time.
We weren't sure how often if at all we would be able to do it last year so we started off with a pretty cheap basic dome tent. It works. We got dumped on one night all night and it leaked quite a bit. We decided this year we want to upgrade to a better tent. I was given some Cabelas gift cards for a birthday and have decided to buy a tent from them. We want a 6 person for various reasons. One is room obviously, with the kids we need a lot of stuff.
Do any of you have any experience with these three? What's the major difference between a $100 tent and a $500 tent? Is it worth it? Are there other 6 person tents, not Cabelas, brands I should be looking at? We live in Western Washington so rain protection is a must plus it gets pretty cold, freezing temps, even mid-summer in the mountains.
Cabelas Alaskan Geodesic 6 person
Cabelas West Wind 6 person
Cabelas XPG Expedition 6 Person