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Old 03-05-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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what type of tent are you useing for camping out while on the bike?do you go for weight,compact,all weather type tent , ease of use ,what do you recommend? Am thinking the black wolf mantis II new model two man tent,looks the goods any body got one,had one???
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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I've had a Blackwolf tent for well over ten years. And it it still as good as new even with a fair bit of use.
Its more like the Hornet model in shape. It has'nt got a model name on it but I remember it was one of the more expensive ones.
Its been used quite a bit in snow and rain up behind my place here and out in the mulga and sand up in NSW and Qld.
I will be using it for our trip.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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I bought a mountain designs halcyon one!!

Freaking awesome!! however its a bit small if it gets really wet your gear tends to get a bit wet!!

Next one will be a two man version to allow space for my riding gear!



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Old 03-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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Tent for all occasions

Blackwolf Dragonfly - 2 man tent erects quick, no guy ropes required (they give me the shits), packs up small but poles are one piece so are a bit long for the panniers.

Coleman Sirrus - 2 man tens, very very good value, $75 on special, been through hell at Phillip Island and many storms, from Mountains to the sea, good ventilation and small vestibule (good for storing gear) Packs up small, fits in one pannier with all the other stuff. highly recommended for the price

Coleman Coolum, 3 man tent (had similar) never tried it but seen many at rallies, plenty of room to store stuff, windows, vestibule, would use for multiple day camping.

Swag, quick and easy great for overnights when it's not raining.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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Ive had an Outer Limits backpacker for 3 years now and its a great little tent. Enought room to sleep and store your gear next to you, with a small vesibule on the outside for your boots. 2.5kg
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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what type of tent are you useing for camping out while on the bike?do you go for weight,compact,all weather type tent , ease of use ,what do you recommend? Am thinking the black wolf mantis II new model two man tent,looks the goods any body got one,had one???
Yep, got one. Haven't had the chance to take it on a ride yet but from all reports they are pretty good. Had a few camp outs on the lawn with no probs.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #7
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http://www.eurekatent.com/c-2-tents.aspx

I have purchased a few Eureka tents, good quality and direct from the manufacturer in the USA very cheap, less than half the price charged by local camping shops.
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:58 PM   #8
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I have purchased a few Eureka tents, good quality and direct from the manufacturer in the USA very cheap, less than half the price charged by local camping shops.
My old man bought a eureka timberline in about 1989 (we affectionatly call it the garbage bag) he still has it, from memory he paid $950 in 1989 they still make the tent it just that its only $129 direct from the US!!

The tent is know a bit tired and has had a few atch jobs but it keeps the sandfly's and rain out pretty well!


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Old 03-05-2010, 05:44 PM   #9
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Hi ozibikedude,

if, like me, you are not as young as you used to be, a smallish tent (and remember that a two man usually means two 8 year olds) can be a challenge if you need to get your gear out of the rain or dew, try and sit up inside, get changed etc.

I settled for the black wolf hornet which is classed as a three man, still light, but has a good amount of space for gear, a second person at a pinch, and will allow you to get changed inside, sit up and read or whatever. They had it at half price at Anaconda last year so be patient if you decide to buy.

I originally bought a coleman two man, which tapered from head to foot, but it was very cramped for my ageing body and you couldnt really get much gear inside, hence wet stuff in the morning.



Anyway just a few thoughts.

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Got a Mountain Designs one. Packed up it's about 450mm long and 100mm diameter and weighs almost nothing.
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I've got the Eureka Zeus 2. Really a good, light weight, waterproof, two man tent. What I like about it most though, is that it has carabineer like clips for the poles, and sets up in under a minute. You can find them cheaper on ebay.

http://www.eurekatent.com/p-60-zeus-2-classic-tent.aspx
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:27 PM   #13
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what type of tent are you useing for camping out while on the bike?do you go for weight,compact,all weather type tent , ease of use ,what do you recommend? Am thinking the black wolf mantis II new model two man tent,looks the goods any body got one,had one???
I'd look on some of the US sites as their prices are much cheaper, particuarly high end tents. I have a Hubba Hubba 2man 3 season tent which cost $220US on special. It's worth shopping arround. Try Sierra Trading and some of the companies listed in the Vendors section. Also bought Exped 7 ($110US) and other gear. But it helps to have someone in the US to send it to as many suppliers will not send brandes equipment to Australia.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:07 AM   #14
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I used these guys to buy my tent & Exped down mat!

they where really good to me!

NO affiliiation all that crap just good service is all


Has any body tried a tarp?

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Old 03-06-2010, 12:28 AM   #15
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I used these guys to buy my tent & Exped down mat!

they where really good to me!

NO affiliiation all that crap just good service is all


Has any body tried a tarp?

Nah, it's too much like a hutchie for five times the price.

I have a cheapo Great Outdoors 1.5-man tent I bought 12 years ago as a "temporary" until I could afford a better, lighter one. But... err... apart from its bag, it's still going strong. It's called a "Cycle 2L" because it alleges its packed volume is two litres, but I'll be damned if I could ever get it that small... anyway, it's about 4.5kg, 50cm long and diameter 15cm when rolled up. In the desert, like all modern tents, you can just put up the mesh interior bit and see the stars free of bugs.

Here it is without the fly:


With the fly:


And packed on the bike (blue/grey bag at the front of the bundle on the rack):


I have (very occasionally) used a hutchie strung off the bike on one side and pegged down on the other (like a lean-to), but find this causes mosquito problems and is useless if you stay in a caravan park on a longer trip and want to ride into town for some grub - you have to collapse your tent and leave all your shit in the open. If you add a mossie net to this setup, it takes as much room as the tent.
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