The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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The Hilleberg Akto is a very good one person tent with lots of vestibule space for moto gear. I'm sure it would be long enough for you. I'm about 175 cm and I have room for gear above my head and below my feet.
I'm not sure it would be tall enough for you to sit up in, though.
They're not cheap tents, but quality is excellent.
I'm 193cm and the MSR Mutha Hubba works for us. Something that works in its favour is that the walls are nearly vertical and it is 2.1 metres long. I found that some tents would advertise a longer floor length but wouldn't be comfortable because of the tent sloping inwards. You can see that in the Sierra Designs tent pictured in the thread. At 284cm though you can afford to lose some space to the slope.
I did my last trip with a Wechsel Outpost Zero-G - usually quite expensive, but I got it relatively cheap.
It's a 3-pole tunnel with an asymmetric inner tent, offering almost 2.8m length on one side. The vestibule has a special roof with great ventilation, e.g. for cooking on rainy days. The Zero-G version is lightweight at <3.3kg and small to pack.
What I don't like: I'm annoyed of the number of pegs required, as my previous tent only needed 2 in good whether. But that's typical for tunnel designs.
Location: in our 11th year on the road-only half way- now in Mexico
tent for long men!
I have to agree with shu
the Hilleberg tents are great - not cheap - but you gets what you pays for!... the quality is fantastic. Hilleberg the Tentmaker
we have used ours in all weathers, conditions etc and for Simon who is 6' 4" - its a great fit.
they are always quick and easy to put up and the best thing - the inner and flysheet all go up together!
go and lie down in as many as you can! and have fun choosing.
With all due respect, Eureka tents are built to a price point. In other words, as Lisa Thomas said several posts back, you get what you pay for. Hilleberg uses different materials (sil-nylon), superior construction, stronger design (4 season), and comes in at substantially less weight (the comparable one is a pound lighter).
All this aside, the Eureka appears to be a knockoff of the Hilleberg Nallo, so it can't be all bad. In fact, it might be the right tent for all sorts of people. But to compare it to a class act like Hilleberg (or, for that matter, anything designed by Todd Bibler), is at best disingenuous. Different approaches from start to finish. You've got to decide what sort of quality you're after, and whether you're willing to pay for it.
I need to stay clear of these threads.
(two nights after sleeping in my Hilleberg at Salto Angel, Venezuela)
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