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Old 03-09-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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A tent ... with a garage?!

Ok so I've just come across a 2 man tent ... with a garage!!

It's called the Vango Turini 200 Touring Tent and is sold at go outdoors in the UK.

This is a possibly buy for my travels however it is 6.6kg which isn't exactly great! But hey, thought I'd share it and see what everyone thinks!
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
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There's a couple of them out there with the same design. They look like they're all made at the same factory.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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Great idea. Just make sure the bloody bike doesn't fall on you in the night! Imagine waking up with a GS pinning your feet to the floor. Selling the rights for a "127 Hours" sequel might be the only up-side.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:40 AM   #4
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Great idea. Just make sure the bloody bike doesn't fall on you in the night! Imagine waking up with a GS pinning your feet to the floor. Selling the rights for a "127 Hours" sequel might be the only up-side.

Or you could park the bike so it leans away from the sleeping area....
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:55 AM   #5
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Haha brilliant!! And if the design is common I bet someone went to America, saw it and just copied it ... sneaky snakes!

I'll probably stick to a big tarp with some pegs for the bike and a tent for me, much much cheaper (as well as lighter) and as Craneguy says ... no living 127 hours with a bike on my toes!

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Old 03-10-2014, 06:57 AM   #6
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Haha brilliant!! And if the design is common I bet someone went to America, saw it and just copied it ... sneaky snakes!

I'll probably stick to a big tarp with some pegs for the bike and a tent for me, much much cheaper (as well as lighter) and as Craneguy says ... no living 127 hours with a bike on my toes!
I think the owner of Redverz (a Brit) had the first one designed and has his own company out of Denver, Colorado.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:37 AM   #7
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the features in detail might be slightly different but the general design is the same on all of these...

https://www.lerepairedesmotards.com/...-garage_hd.jpg
http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-cont...ition-Tent.jpg
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:19 PM   #8
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just crawl out from under rock????????????????? These things have been out for years! Just sayin!
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:23 AM   #9
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I don't get it. And nobody has yet given me an explination to make me think this is a good idea.

Why would you want your bike in the tent with you?
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:27 AM   #10
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Why would you want your bike in the tent with you?
couldnt say although i believe that its less about the bike fitting in there and more about having a place where you can for example dressing while standing up...or have a place to sit when its raining...something like that.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:25 AM   #11
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Bikerfish you might be showing your age mate, I'm only 23 and pretty new to the bike touring/camping thing

I actually quite like the idea of these though! No wet arse if it rains all night, better chance of waking up if someone tries to steal your bike, space to change/work on parts if it's pouring with rain ... Seems like there are more positives than negatives to me but the 6.6kg would push my luggage past the limit I reckon :(
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:46 AM   #12
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I don't get it. And nobody has yet given me an explination to make me think this is a good idea.

Why would you want your bike in the tent with you?

See the commnets about being able to stand up . . . . a life of overly enthusiastic pratfalls means that I really don't like to get dressed laying down in my tent . . . .

I picked up a used Nomad (predecessor to the Redverz, I believe) and am really looking forwad to using it this year ;-}
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:02 PM   #13
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A tent... with a garage... that weighs as much as 1.7 gallons of beer.

Get your priorities straight.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:18 PM   #14
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The Redverz version...



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Old 03-11-2014, 12:24 PM   #15
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A tent... with a garage... that weighs as much as 1.7 gallons of beer.

Get your priorities straight.
Hip flask of single malt ;-}
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