Since we’ve all been staying at home for more than a year because of the pandemic, there’s nothing more exhilarating than the thought of hitting the open road on two wheels. Whether that means on a motorbike or under your own power on a traditional bicycle, there’s nothing quite like the excitement of cruising through some backcountry road at sunset with the wind in your hair, George Thorogood in your ear, and a few bugs in your teeth. If you’re ready to overnight along the way and an ordinary roadside motel won’t do, then you definitely need a proper motorcycle tent. Here are six of the best.
- Best Overall: Lone Rider MotoTent V2
- Best for Adventures: Redverz Atacama Expedition Motorcycle Tent
- Best All-in-One System: Wingman-of-the-Road Goose Motorcycle Camping System
- Best Budget Option: Coleman Hooligan 2-Person Backpacking Tent
- Best Lightweight: Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 Rainfly
- Best Waterproof: Vuz Moto Waterproof Motorcycle Camping Tent
Lone Rider’s MotoTent V2 is the closest thing to a gold standard in two-wheel tents. The best-in-class motorcycle tent features a large sleep area roomy enough for two riders and their gear. The integrated vestibule is wide enough for one adventure motorcycle with panniers. High-quality materials all-around — a fire-retardant ripstop nylon shell, waterproof zippers, and aircraft-grade aluminum stakes — make it damn-near-bulletproof. Yet, the entire affair weighs just 12 pounds. The downside is that you’ll pay handsomely for the privilege of owning the best.
Like Lone Rider, Redverz is well respected in the world of adventure biking and two-wheel
The Wingman-of-the-Road Goose is unlike any other
Coleman gear strikes a balance between durability and affordability. Their products are rarely the best on the market, but they offer good value for the money. The Hooligan 2-Person Backpacking Tent is no exception. The compact dome sleeps two comfortably with room for two camp pads, and the exterior holds up to wind and rain equally well. When the weather allows, the rain fly can be removed to reveal an all-mesh interior for better ventilation and stargazing. A small front vestibule provides extra dry storage for gear or a two-wheeler. While bulkier than most on this list, it still weighs less than 9 pounds, making it an ideal choice for
Keep your two-wheeler safe in a storm with the Big Agnes Copper Hotel HV UL2 Rainfly. This ultra-lightweight tent is perfect for storing your small vehicle and gear while making a pit stop. It also comes with an extended vestibule to ensure the safe coverage of your items no matter what the weather. The vestibule awnings can also be easily set up with trekking poles. The low-vent feature of this tent allows constant airflow without compromising the vestibule’s coverage area.
If you’re looking for something that can stand up to heavy winds and rain, then the Vuz Moto Waterproof
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