Tent I can stand up in?

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  1. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Been here awhile

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    I'm looking for a two-person tent that I can stand up in. I'm okay with floor-less tents, but it has to come completely down to the ground and seal against drafts and critters. It has to of course be packable onto a motorcycle. Any options out there?

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  2. WindBlast

    WindBlast Cunning Linguist

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    I like my Big Agnes Wyoming Trail Camp 2 tent but the sleeping area is tight for two adults. You might want to check out the Redverz tents. There is one in FM right now. Good luck.
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  3. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Been here awhile

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    It's really for one person + gear. I find that tents designated for one person are actually designed for children or midgets who have no gear whatsoever. "2-person" tents fit one actual adult comfortably. That big agnes looks like a good option. How small does it pack up?

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  4. Fastman

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    Redverz Atacama? I have the Redverz Solo and love all the room inside, including being able to stand.


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  5. SATEX

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    I'm curious about the desire to stand up inside the tent. Getting dressed and undressed is easier when standing, but I do most of that outside the tent.

    Not questioning your choice ... just curious.
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  6. Ol Man

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    I have the Redverz Atacama and it fits on my bike and I can stand up. Love it. I have also considered getting the Solo (keeping the Atacama), but it is only a little bit more convenient to pack and carry.
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  7. Bikerboy

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    Just ordered the redverz atacama myself . Should get it this Wednesday. Will report back
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  8. theloop

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    How's that working for you in the rain.
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  9. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Been here awhile

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    Eeeeexxxxxxactly. When the weather is terrible, I like having some living space. Standing, cooking, sitting in my Kermit chair, changing clothes, making coffee, reading, and killing time until the monsoon is over. I often go moto camping with a friend, and it'd be nice to have a space we can both hang out in and chill while the skies are dumping on us. I don't want him sleeping in mah tent, but I'd like some friendly company in a dry place during such a (sadly very common) occurrence.

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  10. SATEX

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    I camp in the dry western states, so that's not a big deal for me. The biggest issue for me is staying light and compact for packing my Husky.

    My question is answered, though. Different priorities, probably different riding, etc.
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  11. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Been here awhile

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    If I lived in dry western states, I might not even pack a tent. I love sleeping under the stars, but bugs and random rainstorms are the norm on the east coast.

    Charles.
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  12. david61

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    A largish pyramid? Light and compact, excellent wind protection.

    One pole, 4 pegs usually enough, Mountain Laurel Designs, Bear Paw Designs and a few others.
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  13. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Pretty much all small tents you cant stand up in.
    So you are kind of going at this from different directions.

    What is more important? Standing? Keeping it small?
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  14. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Been here awhile

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    small packed, large tent ideal. Which is why I'm leaning towards those without a floor in part of the tent. That big agnes for instance, some of the pics on Google show it without a floor in the vestibule part. This would likely make it pack up not much larger than a small tent, and yet it still has all that space available. I'm leaning towards that Big Agnes at the moment, but am open to other ideas as well.

    This seems kinda perfect to me:
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    (from Google search)

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  15. usgser

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    I'm with you. Like stand up room. Also I've been known to say screw it, still pouring down, I'll stay put another day. During the down time day I like to have room for a chair or two and read, play cards whatever. Can't stand having to lay down all day just killing time. I use a REI Hobitat 4 tent. 7ft head room, lotsa living space. I have the optional garage feature. Good for cooking or gear storage. When packed up it's "not" a small package but mine gets strapped on to a sidecar tub so it may not be convenient for you.
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  16. Dale402

    Dale402 This Is How I End Up

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    I have the Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 2 and it has great space. Got it for just about $210 and a footprint for about $25. Both on sales. It has drawbacks- doesn't go all the way to the ground in the covered area and the tent entrances are mesh only. Redverz would have been a better option, but much more expensive. And due to the pole length I got a 100 liter dry bag to carry it in the back of the bike (but I can fit a lot of stuff in it like my air mattress and sleeping bag). I also thought it was a pain in the ass to put together. Should have done it before I camped. Kept me dry in a rainy weekend but the footprint was muddy, though my tent was clean.

    I really do like it, but will go get a Redverz next year.

    This is essentially a Wyoming Trail 2 under the Burton name that goes all the way down, but not made for the AdvRider crowd: http://www.mountaingear.com/webstor...H5qpAkeSHdmsNJ_BxoChH0QAvD_BwE&ad=93106471335
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  17. theloop

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    Cant stand up in my tent, but its close enough.
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  18. C.Hensley

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    Maybe a nice compact 2 person tent and a tarp? That way you can leave your rain gear on while you set up the tarp first. Then put up your tent under the tarp and keep everything dry. You also can do the reverse if you have to pack up in the rain. The only thing really wet is the tarp and its the last thing you pack. I have a kelty 12'x12' and I can even get my bike under it if I have to.
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    Not my pic but you get the idea. Screenshot_2017-07-18-21-16-01.png
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  20. Jstrummer

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    QUOTE="Dale402, post: 32773756, member: 349461"]I have the Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 2 and it has great space. Got it for just about $210 and a footprint for about $25. Both on sales. It has drawbacks- doesn't go all the way to the ground in the covered area and the tent entrances are mesh only. Redverz would have been a better option, but much more expensive. And due to the pole length I got a 100 liter dry bag to carry it in the back of the bike (but I can fit a lot of stuff in it like my air mattress and sleeping bag). I also thought it was a pain in the ass to put together. Should have done it before I camped. Kept me dry in a rainy weekend but the footprint was muddy, though my tent was clean.

    I really do like it, but will go get a Redverz next year.

    This is essentially a Wyoming Trail 2 under the Burton name that goes all the way down, but not made for the AdvRider crowd: http://www.mountaingear.com/webstor...H5qpAkeSHdmsNJ_BxoChH0QAvD_BwE&ad=93106471335[/QUOTE]
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