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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Perkio, Mar 6, 2014.
Im glad you guys brought that to my attention. Thanks for the tip =)
I have the half dome 2 plus and it is great but, very heavy. Buddy has the hubba hubba 2 man and it seems to be the cats
I have one-man and two-man tents. Each has distinct advantages. When camping during cooler weather, my issue ICS is hard to beat. Blackout capability means it's quite warm, and the vestibule on the backside protects my gear from the elements. The tent and poles pack smaller and shorter than a compressed sleeping bag, and the digital camo pattern allows for stealth as the environment and your circumstances may require.
I have done camping for three decades. I have camped with tarps, hammocks, one man tents, two man tents, wall tents with wood stoves, bivies, etc. How much it sucks, to not have the ability to sit up while in a tent cannot be minimized. The ability to stand up is a godsend. My personal thoughts are do not buy a tent that you cannot sit up in without first testing it in the backyard overnight. I am dead serious about this. Personally I don't bring anything in the woods without testing it at home first.
Just what I consider a useful suggestion.
I should probably try that. My own fault I suppose, usually don't drink enough. In hot weather, I like something very cold, so hard to carry anything and have it cold enough for me to WANT to drink a lot.
Thanks for the suggestion!
Anyone have or used a lone rider tent? I just discovered them and kinda like the idea of keeping the bike out of sight and the elements when you sleep seems you can zip it up and keep it somewhat secure not having to totally unpack gear at night.
Here is a video of it
They are pretty expensive though so curious if any riders here have any comments on them?
this looks the same as the Redverz tent which quite a few of us have. there are several threads on this tent on ADV if you search. bottom line is this is an expensive, large and heavy tent to carry (17lbs, packs 21"x9"), but it is very luxurious to use with headroom for standing in both the sleeping and "garage" area. they are great to hang out in if it is raining. i bought one in the flea market here and i use it if i am going to be setting up camp somewhere for more than 2 days. if i am going to be moving campsites daily, i bring a much smaller, lighter, 2-person backpacking tent.
Thanks for your input. The mototent says its 12 lbs .. I will check out the adv search and the redverz as well.
i just checked and the Mototent is about the same size as the Redverz Solo model and the same weight (price, specs., etc., as far as i can tell); the 16lb Redverz i cited above is their larger model. fyi, there were a few Redverz tents in the flea market recently for $300.
Very cool and thanks for pointing out the flea market, I am new on the forums and did not know it was there I will surely check it out.
You may have missed this thread.
I am an owner of the Redverz Solo and like it very much. My friend has the full size and he loves his also.
Packed on the bike. The big green bag on the back:
Mine and my buddies setup on the Hampster trail:
Setup near Churchill falls:
Thanks for your input and sharing the pics, helps put the size into perspective. I will take a look at that thread.
I should also point out that while I have never put my bike in the tent. My friend did it every night we camped out. It is his normal.
I guess would depend on how active the camping area is with other people when deciding to put the bike in or not, nice to have the option though. Out of sight out of mind.
That is exactly why he does it.
Alps is waaaaay better. Had both. Alps is hard to beat. Eureka failed 3 times.
Also I have the alps 1.5 and 2. Both have room for gear in the vestibule.
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Just a little more $ will get you this.....
Picked one up this summer for my lighter bike....
Any pictures of the packed size? How long does the battery for those lights last? Pretty cool setup!
Come on over here and we'll look after that for you . . .
I have a Big Agnes Angel Springs 2 person backpacking tent, just enough for 1 person and gear but only about 2 lbs. Get a backpacking tent, better built and much lighter and can be used for backpacking also, I carried this tent for 25 miles on the High Sierra Trail