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Old 13 May 2009
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Bicycle Travel Tents?

My wife and I are planning to slow things down a bit, and cycle from England to Africa! Some help with Tent options pls. For two people, light and packs down small. Whats popular in the cycling world?
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I've just bought a Vango Tempset (I think ) 300 and am very pleased with it. Packs down small, is light but also has enough room to do the usual tenty things, plus keep your gear. I think it was about £90.00 and we use it on both bikes and m/bikes.

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Bought a Terra Nova Laserlarge2 last year.
2kg, sleeps two and terra nova claim that you can store 2 cycles in the front porch.
Folds up a lot smaller than the bag it comes in.
Not been cycling with it yet but it's not too bad on moto's.
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I think I can recommend Terra Nova tents as well. Ten years ago I had a Wild Country Zephyr (made by Terra Nova) and used it on a cycling trip from Canada to Mexico. Don't know what total use it's had, but that trip lasted nearly four months and I slept in it for 101 consecutive nights. I bought a new tent recently for a planned long motorbike trip and would have bought another Zephyr but it's not made anymore, so now have a Terra Nova Voyager. It looks even better quality and is lighter.
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Thanks for the tips guys, I'll keep looking, loads to look at!!
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Hey I admit that this is blatant selling but i also highly recommended it.
But I am selling the perfect thing for you and it is cheap too
North Face Slickrock 2-man tent £40
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i will be posting all this stuff in the for sale section too.
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I like Hilleberg a lot, in all sorts of conditions. Definitely worth a look, although there are certainly cheaper options.

Hope that helps.

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If you are on a budget, then Decathlon do reasonable tents at reasonable prices. Some are wellknown brands, some are Decathlon's own brand (Quechua):

Backpacking tents.
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If you are looking ....

..... for some serious, high-quality tents at an affordable price, you might want to visit thise site:

Rejka Outgear

I got a tent similar to this one which I bought 8 years ago. Took it to quite some touring, had torrential downpours, taifuns and whatever - it did great! The tent is still in perfect condition and I will be using it during this year's Hokkaido touring again. For a similar tent with similar specifications made by a "well-known" company would would have to pay more $$$$! Just check their homepage, even though all is in German (but hell - we got free online translating tools now). Agai, I am in no way connected to this company, don't get any pay-offs, just want to help others as much as I can. When or if you get with them, maybe you want to mention my name - might result in a minor (or bigger???) discount - who knows! JUst always keep in mind: you get what you pay for!
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