I'm just planning which kit to order. I plan to build one for my 12 year old (13 this year) first and then one for me.
We'll be doing weekend or up to week long lightweight camping trips. I'm pretty sure the 16LT will suit Sam (the more so as he grows) and that myself and my wife will be able to paddle her too (just for fun) but I'm wondering if I should order a 17LT for me or if the 17 would be better.
We're used to backpacking, and what we in the UK call bivvying (sleeping with gore tex covers on our sleeping bags), so our gear is pretty minimalist. I'm just wondering if the extra space of the 17 will be essential for me to carry the extra gear Sam a. Would struggle to fit in or b. Would weigh him down too much and make him slow.
From past experience food is often the bulky item if you want to cook properly and in longer trips I find I need to...'army rations' are ok for a couple of days.
I suppose I'm asking just how much space is there in a 17LT?
PS I'm not being rude if I don't respond immediately...it's nearly bedtime here