Review: Lone Rider MiniTent

Jun 26, 2017 View Comments by

I didn’t grow up camping. But I love to travel with the bare necessities, with everything I might need on my back—or in this case, on the back of my motorcycle. Lone Rider is best known for its MotoTent, a lightweight two- or three-person tent with a motorcycle canopy, but I wanted something smaller. The […]

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Review: Sportz Truck Tent for Motorcycle Camping

Aug 11, 2015 View Comments by

A Tent in Your Truck? – Hold on. Before you give me major grief for ever transporting my motorcycle in the bed of my truck, hear me out. I pack my camp on the back of my BMW R 1200 GS at least 98-percent of the time. I can offer ample proof of this both […]

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Redverz Solo Expedition Tent

May 30, 2015 View Comments by

Just for You and Your Bike – Redverz is famous for making tents not just for people, but for motorcycles too. The Redverz Atacama Expedition II, for instance, can fit up to three people and one fully loaded adventure bike. As nice as the Atacama’s roominess is, it’s a bit of overkill for a solo […]

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Review: Blackbird Hammock from Warbonnet Outdoors

Aug 22, 2014 View Comments by

Hammocks can be great for camping, particularly if one is a motorcyclist traveling alone. They tend to be much smaller and lighter than tents, so they save valuable space on storage-challenged bikes. They’re usually easier to set up and leave more time to enjoy the outdoor experience (with less frustration to boot). Hammocks also have […]

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Motorcycling in Africa: Kids

May 13, 2013 View Comments by

This morning I woke up already knowing which photo I would use for today’s blog. It is one of my favorites from our Africa trip, but there really aren’t 600 words of a story behind it. One morning in Ethiopia, Nick and I woke up to find kids outside our tent playing and spying on […]

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Redverz Series II Expedition Tent

Apr 08, 2013 View Comments by

For the past couple of years, my girlfriend has tried to make me into a camping enthusiast. With mixed emotions, I always played along. I’m 6 feet 2 inches tall, and I’ve always had to crawl around tiny spaces in a tent. Once finally lying down, the top of my head and the bottom of […]

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Tim Town Tents: 2 Person Euro Tent

Aug 16, 2012 View Comments by

If you are not the most experienced camper or have been caught in a rainstorm while trying to assemble what seems to be the Rubik’s Cube of tents, then the Euro Tent by Tim Town Tents is made for you. The double-walled, two-person tent comes with integrated poles that require only one step to assemble: […]

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Nemo Morpho 1P

Jun 09, 2012 View Comments by

Touring on a scooter? You need to pack small. New Hampshire–based Nemo has a pole-less, nonfreestanding tent system supported by a pair of arching airbeams. Nemo’s Morpho 1P uses their AirSupported Technology (AST) to create a tent that packs light and small—about the size of a pair of shoes. Weight-saving single-wall construction and mesh panels […]

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The Joys of Camping: Choosing a Campsite

Feb 18, 2012 View Comments by

I don’t have a problem with nice company. But when traveling by myself on a bike, I love the “get away from it all” feeling of wild campsites. No RV generators, no cell phones, preferably no noise at all, apart from nature sounds like creeks or birds. Location is important. I always look for great […]

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