There's a third option, which actually is the one I'd suggest for you: break the tent into its components and pack it that way. Most tents are made with a two-piece fly and canopy design. So just buy small stuff sacks for each and stick them into different parts of the pack. And this way if you have two people you can share the load. Keep in mind that the storage sack most makers include with their tent is really just a convenience item that allows them to pack everything together neatly. It isn't cast in stone that you use it. Myself, when I've tried to pack a lot into a small space I've tended to stuff tents very tightly into after-market stuff sacks. It doesn't harm the tent, and of course I re-pack them in breathable, loose storage sacks when the tent is at home.
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