If you are a fan of spending nights and days out Bikepacking, then you will almost certainly be in need of a place where you are able to rest your head and relax after a days journey.
A tent can provide you this place, but what kind of tent should you be bringing with you?
Within this article, we will showcase to you some great options for Bikepacking tents and what considerations you should be making when coming to a conclusion on which Bikepacking tent is best for you.
Top 5 Bikepacking Tents
5. Most Popular
- 🌴【Moisture-Proof and Waterproof】: 3 seasons camping tent！The rainfly is made of 210T Polyester fabric with PU coating，and water pressure resistance index reaches PU3000.The floor is made of PU5000 oxford cloth with PU coating.To ensure water resistance, the corners of the floor have been thickened.All of these materials can keep the inside of the tent dry in rainy or humid environments.
- 🌴【Size Spacious】: Interior size of these backpacking tents are 90”*49”*43” (230cm*125cm*110cm), Weigh 5.5lb. It is a spacious family camping with plenty of space for you. The 2 person tent designed for a roomy and convenient experience.
4. Fan Favorite
- ✔Ultralight and Portable: With dimensions of 36x 83x 40 in, KAZOO ultralight 1 person backpacking tent can room 1 adult. It weighs only 3.3 lbs. and can be nicely packed into a 20x6in-carrying bag. It is an ideal waterproof tent for various outdoor activities such as backpacking, camping, and hiking.
- ✔Easy to Assemble and Freestanding: With a freestanding design, KAZOO 1 person ultralight backpacking tent is easy to assemble and disassemble. One integrated aluminum pole with clip attachments on the backpack tent ensures a hassle-free set-up.
3. Budget Option
- 【Lightweight & Compact】 The backpacking tent only weighs 2KG(4.4lb) and the package size is quite compact, only 42 x12 x 12cm(16.5 x 4.7 x 4.7inches) thanks to the foldable fiberglass poles. Ideal dome tent for camping,backpacking, hiking, beaching
- 【Easy Setup & Fast Take Down】 Manually setting up this camping tent is easy and fun, and it only takes about 1 minute to assemble. Taking down is also simple and quickly
- 【Waterproof & Windproof】 210D waterproof PED fabric PU 3000, oxford bottom fabric PU 3000, waterproof tape on every seam, to ensure the inside dome tent is completely dry under any rain situation even in the storm. Strong fiber glass poles guarantee the stability and long service life of using. Pegs and guy lines make it stable in a windy day
2. Must-have Option
- WATERPROOF&DURABLE: Polyester rain fly&groundsheet&bathtub with PU 5000 coating is firmer than you expected. Weatherproof material with factory-sealed seams keeps you dry and comfortable in all season&all weather condition! Better material but more affordable! You really need an appropriate lightweight 2 person tent for backpacking!
- LARGE SIZE&LIGHTWEIGHT: Ultralight 2 person tent! Tent’s size 7’3”x 4’11”x 3’10”. Weight: 5.7lbs. Packed Size: 16.5”x5.9”x5.9”, easy to put in one’s backpack. Larger than most 2 person backpacking tents and even could fit a little dog more. Great as a boy or a girl scout tent
1. Editor’s Choice
- 2 Person Tent for Kids and Adults: This cold weather tent comes with a waterproof PU5000 poly ripstop rainfly, bathtub floor and tent footprint; Keeps you safe and dry from harsh weather conditions
- Camping Gear and Equipment: Our 55 x 90 x 42.5 in ultralight tent packs to a compact 16.5 x 6 in carrying bag making it a great addition to your backpacking gear; Spacious and versatile 3 season tent
- Dome Tent Accessories: Included in this set is a footprint floor cover, aluminum tent stakes, stake press, removable gear loft, reflective guylines and convenient storage bags for every component
Buyer’s Guide: Bikepacking Tents
What price will I be paying for a Bikepacking Tent?
For Bikepacking tents you will often find that there is actually quite a big difference in price across different products, ranging from just over $50 to just below $200 for a 1-2 person tent.
This is because of a few different reasons that we will go over in the following paragraphs.
To begin with, purely just the amount of materials used in the construction of the tent is going to have a decent effect on the overall price.
Larger tents that house more people will often have a larger price tag due to the fact that manufacturers will have had to use more material, whereas smaller tents that house less people will be able to shave a bit of the price off as they use less material overall.
Another major reason for a difference in price is the features that a tent may offer. For example, if a tent has been made using a waterproofing technique that is top-tier, then it will usually reflect this in the price as the more effective the waterproofing the more it will cost to produce.
Durable materials will also usually come at an increased cost and so if you are looking at a durable tent product, say one that is made out of high-density ripstop silnylon, then you may find that you will end up paying more.
What size of Bikepacking Tent is best?
When going Bikepacking you may be wondering what size of the tent will be the best pick for you. This depends a little bit on how many people are joining you in your Bikepacking adventure and how much space you individually require.
In our opinion, we would say the best size tent for a solo bikepacker would have to be a 1-2 person tent and we will tell you why. With a 1-2 person tent, you are given some space to breathe as well as more options for your storage.
Say for example you were expecting light and sunny weather and so you didn’t bring a tarp for your bike to shelter it, then as you go to set up camp it starts to rain.
With the extra room that a 1-2 person tent will provide you, a shelter for your bike is close at hand allowing you to keep it dry and ready to go after the night is over.
Of course, if you are extensively organized and are sure that a 1 person tent will do, then by all means feel free to use one. We simply recommend a 1-2 person tent because of the added utility it can provide.
Duos, Trios +
When considering what size tent to get for a group of people there are a few things to consider, does everyone have their own tent already, is it going to be a cold night, and do we all have cover for our bikes?
If everyone is to sleep separately in their own tents, then the previous recommendation of 1-2 person tents will still stand. However, on cold nights it can be more efficient for all Bikepackers to stay in the same tent to help improve efficiency with heat and keep everyone warm.
In this case, it would be recommended to take a look at the number of people going and get a tent that can house everyone and then give it some headroom.
For example, if a group of 4 are going Bikepacking and the weather conditions are uncertain, using a 5-6 person tent.
This will allow you to be able to house everyone on a regular night, and then when if the weather should turn, gives you room to store your bikes and conserve warmth.
Should I get a lightweight Bikepacking Tent?
As you are on your Bikepacking journey, you will appreciate that making sure you balance the weight of your equipment is rather important. After all, you don’t want to tire yourself out before you have even reached your campsite.
Getting a lightweight tent for Bikepacking is an easy way to cut out some unnecessary weight from your luggage and your body will thank you for it on those long journeys where every ounce counts.
Getting tents that utilize mesh materials and vents is a great way to keep things like as well as using things like lightweight aluminum for the tent poles and pegs.
Keeping the tent size in relation to the number of people is also a great way to keep weight down.
Even though it may seem like a good idea to bring your 4 man tent on a solo Bikepacking expedition, you will most definitely wish you had brought something that won’t weigh you down.
To conclude, whether you are bikepacking in a group or are going it alone, there will be a Bikepacking Tent out there with your name on it.
Hopefully, this article has been useful in giving you some helpful advice for choosing a tent and showcasing you some great potential options.