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Offline Raginghulk

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Tent for touring
« on: June 10, 2019, 10:43:06 PM »
Anyone recommend a good tent to take on a euro tour?
Want comfy but not to cumbersome.

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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 12:44:35 PM »
I always use Eurohike , on my second now [ first lasted about 15 yrs ]
If its just for yourself you will need a 2 man .Millets are doing a Cairns type for £40
with fly sheet first pitching [ the type to go for]

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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 08:36:01 PM »
After trying about half a dozen tents I now use a Vango Galaxy 300. Plenty of room for bike gear,a large-ish Porch if it rains,it is 2m tall so room to stand up in and it packs down to a very reasonable size,easily sits on the pillion seat or on top of a dry bag etc. Highly recommended.Cheers,Bladesman.
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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 11:47:16 AM »
I use an Ark 200 2 Man Tunnel Tent from Blacks - 039605.

Rolls up really small but has enough room in it for all bike kit etc. The Porch is useful for wet stuff and its kept me dry so far.

I've had it for over five years and nothing has torn/broken. It's only been used less than ten times though.
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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 03:06:05 PM »
I use vango too,omega 350,great tents,but the galaxy looks a better bet with a stand up porch
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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 07:02:00 PM »
I took a 2 man pop up tent Qechua. Great job.
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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 07:24:50 PM »
MSR Elixir 2. Not the cheapest but very good quality and will stand up to some rough weather. At the Overland event last year there were loads of these being used by bikers, albeit of a more "adventure" profile. Not sure if tents are styled to fit their owners bikes, if so maybe there are more "sports touring tents", presumably lower, more aerodynamic and faster (to put up)!

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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 09:35:35 PM »
To be honest it all depends on what compromise you are willing to make.  We camp a lot, and at the last count had around 15 different tents.  The better quality tents pack smaller and lighter.  But you could get a small two or three berth adventure style tent that you could easily lose in your panniers, or get a larger family type tent that you can strap across the rear.  I would recommend Coleman, Vango or Outwell personally.  It rather depends how much space you want in it and how much time you want to spend pitching.  Your other kit is likely to take up more space.  Go to a decent shop like go outdoors and check what works for you, and avoid budget brands.  Also take time to look through the Vango catalogue.  Also you can often get some decent deals on last year's models and it will be just as good.
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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 07:47:22 AM »
Vango 300 for me.

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Re: Tent for touring
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 10:53:24 AM »
I use the Slumit Gobi III, I did quite a lot of research before buying it.

Used this tent on my last EU tour, loved it, pretty big once set up but small enough to fit into my Roll Bag.

Best thing about it, is it’s up in 45 seconds no faffing about.

I do like the MSR Elixir but they quite pricey, my son has one (he is about brand name)

We went to the MCNfestival he started putting his tent up minutes before me, I was finished half a beer done, sitting on me camp chair when he had finished.... after 6/7 hours in the saddle, and worse in the dark you don’t want to fight with a tent,

 And yes his was about half my weight (mine being 5kg) but on the bike that not much, and I rather the speed and extra space.

Get mine for around £120

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If you look in my photos you can see pics of this loaded on bike.

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