SteveMat wrote:A thought strikes me about large tents like that though, is that finding a decent flat, secluded site ideally near a water source when wild camping could be an issue. Guess it depends on what sort of camping you do, if you're primarily staying on campsites it's not an issue but for me at least it would preclude too large a tent. Fwiw I like the Force Ten Xenon UL 2 for solo cycle touring, think it is a good mix of weight, price, size, porch size and stability for my needs at least (though i'm unsure on long term durability.)
You only need the bit you're sleeping on to be flat, if there are lumps and bumps under other bits, hey ho.
The Kaitum does have a fairly large footprint (the GT, huge!) but our use (mainly Scottish coastal or above the treeline) it's never been an issue. If you're looking at nooks and crannies out of the way in more populated areas, I'd say a fair criticism.