Touring gear/tent

Discussion in 'Road Trips/Touring' started by crasha51pan, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. crasha51pan

    crasha51pan Member

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    Getting some gear together for summer of 2010. Need a lightweight tent for two, easy to pack and set up. Focused in on a tent called the MSR Hubba Hubba. Anyone have experience with this tent, would like to hear some thoughts...
     
  2. jaceddie

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    Thanks for the link Tank. I've been looking for tents too.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    TT, the tent you selected seems awesome. I always wondered why pitching a tent had to be such a ritual...the one goes up and takes down in 3 or 4 minutes is an awesome thing...especially for those who had to pitch one up in bad weather. About the only downside I see is the price and apparently they are having problems with delivery for the 2 and 3 man tents...:bigsmiley15:
     
  4. Clint

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    Just make sure you have enough room to stow your gear too!

    This is a $27 model.

    We couldn't find what we really wanted before the trip so we decided to go cheap just to get by. It worked out well and we weren't out much dough!
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  5. crasha51pan

    crasha51pan Member

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  7. EnjoyingTheRyde

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    I cant' give you a review of the Hubba Hubba but I can say MSR sells good products. I can give you a review on the LL Bean Micro Light. I've had one for several years now and it has performed very well as a three season tent in all weather. There is not a lot of room but there is a small vestibule for your gear. Split it into separate bags and it packs well. It is not free standing. The tent itself is mesh with a full coverage nylon fly.

    Here's a link..

    http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=microlight-tent&categoryId=53422&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&parentCategory=500105&cat4=1096&shop_method=pp&feat=1096-sub2&np=Y
     
  8. gmurdock

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    I think you will find that most 2 man tents have little to no room for gear also. From camping for many years with the boy scouts. Look for 1 that has a vestible or for more than what you are camping with. My 2 man tent is enough room for 2 full size sleeping bags and that is it inside. I have had it for so long I will have to see if it says what kind it is when I get home? Most tmes you get what you pay for in a tent.
     
  9. BUBBIE

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    ON MY 09 FLHR USING DOCKING POINTS FOR MY LUGGAGE RACK AND SISSY BAR.
    ::::: I IGNORE the 10/14 lbs. rating on the LUGGAGE RACK as i install the rack hooking it into the docking hardware points..... that gives me KINDA unlimited weight in T-BAG to rack

    most people worry about the 10/14 lbs and DON"T NEED TO IF DOCKING STYLE BIKE LUGGAGE RACK is used....JMO

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. BOBFLHTC

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    On several occasions I’ve used a hammock. It gets chilly in cold weather but it’s nice when it’s hot and it keeps you off the ground. You do need two places to anchor it. I just use a cheap throw away painter’s tarp in case it rains. The hammock provides a nice place to relax in before you turn in for the night too. I purchased some backpacking hammocks with mosquito netting but the bottoms gave way. The one I use now I purchased in Mexico 25 years ago while rebuilding a church in the Yucatan and it looks like it will outlast me. In fact that’s what the locals use down there cradle to grave. Anyway it’s an option.