|MSR Velo Cycle Touring Tent
Cycling touring is physically demanding.
During a long day in the saddle it is nice
to know that you will be sleeping in a
comfortable tent. After weeks on the
road a roomy tent can be the make-or-
break detail that keeps you going.
Things to look for in a tent for cycle
- Not too heavy. What is too
heavy? Who knows. This one
weighs about 9 pounds, heavier
than many but lighter than some.
- Ample living and sleeping space
for those days when the rain
traps you indoors.
- Able to blend in when free
camping by the side of the road.
A bright color tent would not work.
- Fairly easy to set up with frozen
fingers in the dark.
- Has place to store your gear and
- Double door if it is for two
people. Climbing over your
partner in the middle of the
night to go for a pee is no fun
for either of you.
When a MSR Velo came up for sale on
Ebay we jumped at it.
We slept in the tent the entire summer
(92 nights) and it felt as comfortable as
home by the end of the journey down
In Southeast Asia we did not carry it as
lodging is inexpensive.
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|The large vestibule allowed us to store our panniers inside. The
vestibule is large enough that the two bikes could have fit within as
well, though we rarely did this.
Spectacular campsite on San Juan Island