Thanks for all the advice and anecdotes you guys! Its all been a good help. On my search for the perfect portable home, I decided I am definately going to have a 2 person tent just so there is enough room for me to sleep (being that im a pretty big guy) but also some room to hang out if we do get stuck with an off rainy day. Also, the use of a vestibule seems logical to me so I can store my bike under shelter during the rainy night, is this necessary? Like I said, seems "logical" to me but even if the bike doesnt have to go in its a good spot for at least the groups panniers. North Face Big Fat Frog 24 is what I decided on for now. Any feedback?
Also, hammock under the stars sounds like a dream haha good looking out with that suggestion