We do things as a family and our next adventure is to do a section hike of the AT in June. My husband and I have done our homework and we have decided to go with the hennessy explorer, ss, and because of my cold nature the over cover (just for me). We are not big people, just tall and we feel like we would like the extra room in the explorer. My husband just did not fit the expedition. My son and me fit, but would like more room. I understand the issue of more weight, but a good night sleep to me seems more important. With that being said could I have your input and could ya'll help this family find some good used equipment. Buying new for three will be costly.