Extensive internal padding gives perishables a sporting chance of surviving rutted roads and bridle path alike but I’d stop short of risking cameras and other sensitive electrical equipment.
If you don’t want to subscribe, please turn your ad blocker off. I will be camping solo on the bike and my wife and I will go in the car to places. Yep. There’s room for a jacket and quite a bit of other stuff, and combined with a handlebar bag it’s even large enough for very light weight bed and breakfast touring. Plus, it offers an extra place for storage when you are. I bought a T-bag that fastens to my backrest. DISCLAIMER! ). ), Explore the complete archive of reviews of bags on road.cc. There is a simple rubberised strap which goes round your seatpost and fastens with a cam-lock that snaps the catch shut on itself. I’ve seen quite a few on biker sites. Its capacity is 21 litres, enough for any office-bound commuter's essentials. It's basic, but it works very well, the roll prevents water from getting through while allowing enough slack to accomodate larger loads.
Finally took possession of the bike today. I don't use a dry bag for my tent because it's usually still wet when I pack it up in the morning. Thanks, Ride safe! Our mission is to bring you all the news that’s relevant to you as a cyclist, independent reviews, impartial buying advice and more. The trailer attaches to a special quick release and can be fitted and removed in seconds. If you plan to carry your tent by back or bike, backpacking tents are your best bet. We plan to camp from a car together and this one is small enough to carry on my motorcycle too. Along with road.cc editor Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling. Even though this pic is a test run, you can see the bag better. This tent will be repackaged and also be used with my wife and I plus our dogs. Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Steez, May 27, 2011. On long trips I strap it right behind me so I can lean into to it for a back rest. Acknowledged by the Telegraph as a leading cycling journalist, John Stevenson has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. With only a single wheel it sits tidily in the line of your bike, so for the most part if you can get your bike through, the Yak will follow. Help us to make it better. My tent is about 24″ long, packed length. I have the same tent, turn it 180 and still have room for gear. And I can tell you that the most popular kind of cycle touring or bikepacking tent for one rider is generally a freestanding, double-walled, 2‑berth, 3‑season tent in an inconspicuous shade of green, weighing 1–2.5kg (2–6 pounds), and strapping nicely to a rear rack or a handlebar harness, with room inside for the rider and the most important bits of their luggage. I use rok straps. Duct Tape? This is a 40L dry bag purchased from walmart. I have two green bags strapped to my bike. The revenue from adverts helps to fund our site. You could jam your bike tools, spares and waterproof layers in here too. My tent i put in a plastic bag before strapping it on because most of my trip was in the rain and I did not want a wet tent to sleep in.I carry my clothing in the dry bag. With those general points in mind, here's a selection of good bags that illustrate the sort of thing you should be looking for in a range of different applications. If wet then place the tent in a mesh bag to let air dry during the day's ride if you put a wet tent in a duffel it will make everything else wet.. The narrow shape and versatility are the BOB Yak Plus's strong points. we have a trailer behind our goldwing for the tent, cookstove, etc…. That's it. The Back Roller Classics (please someone, start a band; it's such a great name) take their name from the way they close. Another thing with those Coleman’s is that they are cheap and won’t last long if you don’t do some preventive care. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history. Have fun and ride safe! Austin, my personal opinion would be to get a 2 person hammock for your motorcycle camping. The Proviz Reflect 360 Rucksack is a stunning way of boosting your visibility when riding at night. keep in mind you only sleep in it. Less than 8kg is an ideal weight for your motorcycle tent and it’s possible to get something much much lighter if you spend a bit more. I don’t know if it’s already been mentioned but try to get your money back for it and get one that doesn’t have all of poles and hardware. Read our review of the Proviz Reflect 360 rucksack. Your subscription will help us to do more. Better off with it in something that will allow the moisture to escape. The aim of road.cc buyer's guides is to give you the most, authoritative, objective and up-to-date buying advice. It's spacious with a 30 litre capacity which is more than enough for a change of clothes, sandwiches and any other stuff you need to transport. You’ll need a rack to hang them on, at which point you have to decide whether you want that rack on the back of the bike or on the fork. I grew up backpacking and camping, so I’m always trying to find ways to eliminate weight and size. That tent will give you space to stretch out and to store your gear inside. Had ordered a rally seat on Monday and they had it fitted ready ... Should be nice that someone designes a rack like this.
Makes for a comfortable long ride. SKS claim 1.4l for the main compartment plus an additional 0.6l if you undo a second zip and extend the bag. Captcha* Where are Honda motorcycles produced? I’ve got a 4 man and it’s enough for 2 big adults can stand up in it and room for all our gear. We want you to be happy with what you buy, so we only include a product in a if we think it's one of the best of its kind. Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 – Perfect Tent for a Big, Loaded Bike Tour 2,128 grams or 4.69 lbs / 7″ x 22″ packed / 44 sq ft interior / 9 sq ft vestibule The Copper Spur is a fairly popular option amongst bike tourists, because of its large floor plan within a fairly lightweight package. I've watched a tent bounce loose from that. There's enough space for basic ride kit, pretty much everything you'd need bar a pump. The hooks retract when you lift the bag by the handle, so there's no faffing with catches and cleats when you go to remove the bag from your parked bike: you just pull up by the handle and the bag comes off, one-handed. All material © Farrelly Atkinson (F-At) Limited, Unit 7b Green Park Station BA11JB. I strap it so that I can still access whatever is below it. That’s huge, I use a 2 person tent, has room for me and my gear. Made from 1000D Cordura wrapped over a plastic hardshell to maintain its shape, swathed in nylon webbing and held together not by stitching but instead tough cord through metal eyelets, the Holster looks like it will take a real beating year after year. You can park a BOB-equipped bike by jack-knifing the trailer and the whole lot will just stand up, though you do have to move away carefully to keep everything upright. A rear rack is traditional if it’s going to be the only place you hang luggage, but there’s a school of thought that says low-rider front panniers are actually better. Makes for a comfortable long ride. Vaude bills this 10-litre bag as an off road bag, but in fact it’s a very good road bike saddlebag for rides where you want to carry a bit more than will fit into a large seatpack. The quintessential on-bike bags, panniers sit either side of your bike so a large load is balanced. Modern bar bags have attachment systems that make it very easy to quickly take the bag off the bike so you can take your valuables with you while you stroll around taking in the sights. John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience. If you fit it on the back then put it in a heavy duty duffel bag this will protect it.