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Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by SefaA » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:22 pm

Hello,

I am new about camping, i have Ducati Multistrada 950 with original top case and panniers.
I don’t want to use another bag for camping gear, could you please advice me a tent for 2 person which has a compact size to carry in topcase or in panniers? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by vRSG60 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:57 am

What size are your top case & panniers?

Is it a 2 person tent for 2 people? Usually a 2 person tent will do for 1 person + kit not for 2 people.
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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by SefaA » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:32 am

vRSG60 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:57 am
What size are your top case & panniers?

Is it a 2 person tent for 2 people? Usually a 2 person tent will do for 1 person + kit not for 2 people.
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Thank you for reply;

48L topcase, and 58L panniers

Yes i need all equipments for 2 people

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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:48 am

I separate the poles from the rest of the tent and it usually fits ok.
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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by Flyfifer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:09 pm

I suggest that you adopt a methodology to identify the tent you need.
The litre volume of your top box does not really identify the maxinum size of tent you can get in it. (The max size tent might be too heavy but that is another step).
You need to identify the size of tubular, tent pack shaped, bag you can fit in ---- by putting such a thing in the box.
Get the cheapest 30 litre roll bag you buy, stuff it full of towels/clothes/whatever to make a firm cylinder.
Measure the length and diameter.
Try it in your top box.
Decide if a packed tent needs to be smaller or could be bigger.
Identify those diameter and length dimensions.
Look at the range of tents one manufacturer offers and find the ones that pack to your identified sizes.
Look at the features those tents have --- height/ length/ vestibule size and decide which shape might suit your camping style.
Only then start looking at other manufacturers, stability, how waterproof etc.
You might want to buy a cheap tent first to check the type of features you decided on.
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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by zimtim » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Most tents will give you the dimensions of the tent is height length width as well as pack size.
Measure the internal dimensions of your box and go from there.
As stated you will probably be better of with a 3man tent to hold all your kit aswell.
Best advice is to go to camping shops have a look at tents on display. See which one suits your needs for sleeping living with and if you take the bike most shops won't mind if you leave your helmets in store whilst you nip out to bike to see if it actually fits your case.

Why don't you just buy the tent that suits you as a couple then strap it to the top of your case. Simplest way
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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by SefaA » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:04 pm

Flyfifer wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:09 pm
I suggest that you adopt a methodology to identify the tent you need.
The litre volume of your top box does not really identify the maxinum size of tent you can get in it. (The max size tent might be too heavy but that is another step).
You need to identify the size of tubular, tent pack shaped, bag you can fit in ---- by putting such a thing in the box.
Get the cheapest 30 litre roll bag you buy, stuff it full of towels/clothes/whatever to make a firm cylinder.
Measure the length and diameter.
Try it in your top box.
Decide if a packed tent needs to be smaller or could be bigger.
Identify those diameter and length dimensions.
Look at the range of tents one manufacturer offers and find the ones that pack to your identified sizes.
Look at the features those tents have --- height/ length/ vestibule size and decide which shape might suit your camping style.
Only then start looking at other manufacturers, stability, how waterproof etc.
You might want to buy a cheap tent first to check the type of features you decided on.
Here endeth the lesson.

Thank you for the lesson, you are master of moto-camping :)

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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by sprintster » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:09 pm

I've got a Berghaus Peak 3.3 tent. I haven't actually used it with my bike but no reason I couldn't. I use it for hillwalking and wild camping with my girlfriend and dog. I split the outer from the inner and poles and it easily fits in a rucksack so would also fit in top box/panniers. It only weighs 3.25kg and has enough room to sit in the porch as well as store all our gear in the end. Available just now from Millets for £107 which I think is a bit of a bargain for the quality of tent.
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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by SefaA » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:19 pm

zimtim wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Most tents will give you the dimensions of the tent is height length width as well as pack size.
Measure the internal dimensions of your box and go from there.
As stated you will probably be better of with a 3man tent to hold all your kit aswell.
Best advice is to go to camping shops have a look at tents on display. See which one suits your needs for sleeping living with and if you take the bike most shops won't mind if you leave your helmets in store whilst you nip out to bike to see if it actually fits your case.

Why don't you just buy the tent that suits you as a couple then strap it to the top of your case. Simplest way
1) I understand your point with 3man tent and agree with you
2) Checking internal dimension is a good idea
3) There is no camping shops in my city :(
4) Yes i know its the simple way but i preffer if i can keep camping stuff in top case or panniers.

Thank you

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Re: Looking a tent can keep in top case

Post by SefaA » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:31 pm

sprintster wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:09 pm
I've got a Berghaus Peak 3.3 tent. I haven't actually used it with my bike but no reason I couldn't. I use it for hillwalking and wild camping with my girlfriend and dog. I split the outer from the inner and poles and it easily fits in a rucksack so would also fit in top box/panniers. It only weighs 3.25kg and has enough room to sit in the porch as well as store all our gear in the end. Available just now from Millets for £107 which I think is a bit of a bargain for the quality of tent.IMG_20180818_175341.jpgScreenshot_20180904-135846.png
Thank you for advice, it seems good. Do you think also poles can fit to top case or panniers?

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