MC Tents, why so much $$

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by BikeMan, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. VStromTom

    VStromTom Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,579
    My sentiments exactly. The guys who spend big bucks on tents must have an ego to feed. My cheapos have lasted me as well as my buddys many many nights of dry reliable camping. This from a guy with over 500K miles of riding, and thousands of nights camping in rain/snow/wind/heat/rocky terrain/sand/dirt/ you name it. I'd much rather dump my $25-40 tent once every 5 yrs or so (which has not been the case) than spend $250-400 on something that strokes my ego, but doesn't last any longer and surely isn't any more reliable.
  2. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,347
    Location:
    MCAS MIRAMAR
    Yes it's all about the ego :rofl
  3. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,222
    Location:
    Out West For Awhile
    It is really about resentment and bitterness.
  4. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    318
    Location:
    Leland, NC
    [​IMG]
    This tent has been with me for 10 years. No leaks, very comfortable, 12 lbs, packs tight into a canvas bag. My sleeping bag is a Coleman 22 degree that zips into my wife's Coleman. Never been cold or wet.
  5. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    318
    Location:
    Leland, NC
    Yes, that is ice you see on the tent. It was the Old skool rally in Telico Springs. A bit nipply and my wife was not with me.
  6. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,432
    Location:
    South East USA
    [/QUOTE]

    I want to know more about the Wyoming. Looks like thats exactly what I'm looking for. Any down side? Weather experiences?