Recommend me the best Tent...

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Mane, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Dale950

    Dale950 Long timer

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  2. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    I leave the luggage on the bike. I bring in sleeping gear and some (but not all) clothes.
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  3. sleazy rider

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    Get on your local Craigslist and snag a deal for you and the kid.

    I've slept in everything from the $15 one man "biker" tent to a $200 3 man. They all work for the occasional camper. I've only had one leak and there was no way any tent was going to keep that monsoon out. :lol3 I'm currently using an Alps Mountaineering discontinued tent I grabbed off Amazon for $110 shipped. It's got probably 60 solid days of use on it now in the past two years. Its holding up fine and I'd buy another from them. I'm cheap and can't justify more than a c-note for temporary lodging.
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  4. Mr. Fisherman

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  5. RangerShawn

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    I just wanted to add my $.02. One critical factor for me in a motorcycle tent is how small it gets when packed. My side cases and top pox are about 20" inside, so I like to find a tent with poles shorter than that so it will fit in the boxes. Also i like a tent that doesn't require too many stakes. Some tents say that they are "free-standing" but are really only *semi* free-standing since the vestibule and/or fly must be staked out at various points. look for a tent that doesn't need too many point to be staked out. Two tents I've found that meet these requirements are the Eureka SpitFire 2 and the Eureka Backcountry 2. These tents are quite spacious and easy to pitch.
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  6. GSBS

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    ...IMO, there is no single "best" tent out there. What you want to do is look for the features most important to you and the way you'll be camping.

    For motorcycle camping (for me) these include:

    -Compact packed size
    -Waterproof
    -Roomy vestibules to stow gear
    -Freestanding design and easy to pitch
    -Vented tent plus separate rain fly to reduce interior condensation

    My personal favorite MSR Velo (with gigantic vestibule) is no longer available and was pricy when I bought mine over six years ago.

    If I were looking today, I'll consider something like this one from Eureka!

    Mountain Pass 2XTE:
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    These and a number of others would meet my requirements. Most are in the $200-250 range these days.

    Good luck!
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