For those who don’t know, I’m an Eagle Scout. And with a lifetime of scouting, comes the duty to do some good in the world, a general inclination for thriftiness, honesty, & loyalty, as well as the occasional desire to start an imprudently large fire (rumors that I once started a campfire that the national weather service recorded as a forest fire might be true, and probably aren’t exaggerated). Hiking all over the higher altitudes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Grizzly Adams and I could compare notes on how to shit in the woods, as well as our constant five o’clock shadows.
When I turned 18, I bought a motorcycle against threats from my mother on disowning me, and was off to college. Becoming a complete petrolhead, I was relieved when some guys went the long way around, and essentially launched the adventure motorcycle segment. The happy merger between camping and motorcyles, virtually every OEM has some sort of offering that can be wedged into this ambiguous market, which means an option for every flavor of ADVrider. With an predisposition for “needing” stuff that rivals a woman’s desire for another pair of shoes (or purses for that matter), hiking/camping and motorcycles are certainly gear oriented pastimes. With that long-winded intro, A&R presents to you the purpose-built motorcycle tent for adventure motorcyclists by Redverz.
The Redverz Tenere Expedition tent, and the larger Series II Expedition tent, are not perhaps the first motorcycle-in-a-tent ideas, though they catches us as some of the most well thought-out offerings in this space. These three-season tent sleeps three people (read: two normal-sized humans) and one motorcycle, have a rain fly, and are generally packable into your typical motorcycle pannier mess of kit (13 lbs of tent according to Redverz). The motorcycle bay can be ridden into, is tall enough for you to stand in, and zips into the area where you sleep, making it convenient for on-the-trail repairs, coverings, etc.
Pricing is $399 for the Ténéré Expedition tent, while the Series II Expedition tent runs $449. Note, an Adventure motorcycle is not included in the purchase price. Thanks for the tip cousin Chris! First camping spot: your backyard!