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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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A tent for you and your bike

Saw this story today about the Nomad Tent. Even though I'm not set up for it, I'd love to get into the adventure touring arena someday. Having read many of your stories I thought I'd share! Like most things like this, you either love it or hate it right

http://www.nomadtent.com/index.html

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Wow. That is a nice tent. I'd be afraid the bike would fall over on me. haha!

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Pretty cool and also extremely weird! My wife would definitely think I've taken my love for the Versys too far!
I do like setting up close to the bike, hard to get closer than that.
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Nice, I like it,thanks for sharing
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Pretty nice. I'm assuming it is a high quality tent, not just a novel idea, and if so it isn't too bad for $399.

Also cool that there is an inner and outer tent, so if it is raining when you get to the campground, you pop the outer up, and can set up the inner, and make your bed while you are dry inside.

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If I ever get into tent camping on the V I would consider this....
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I would think a tarp would be more practical and less claustrophobic. But maybe if you're riding somewhere where there are no trees ...
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While I can see how the "garage" aspect would appeal to some, the tent within a tent just seems ridiculous to me. Once I get the outer shell up what is the point of putting up the inner tent?
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That is pretty cool!



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Like! But at $399, the V may be getting wet... Still, it is a cool idea. On a cold night, maybe the heat of the engine might keep the tent warm if you don't have your lady. ;-)
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I've done many tenting nights on rides, but I don't believe I want something full of gas heavy enough to crush my head in there with me (or EVEN too close!)!

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They do make a point on the website that if you feel the ground is unstable park the bike do it leans away from the sleeping area.
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I think if I really wanted my bike in a tent, and if I had the room with all my gear, I would spend $40 on a cheep tent at Wal-Mart.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 06:47 AM
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Go design and practical. wont worry on bike tripping over and sometime its good to have the bike close to you and have a peaceful sleep.

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