10 Best Tents for Adventure Motorcycle Camping (Updated)

Best Tent For Adventure Motorcycle Camping

With the popularity of Adventure Motorcycle Camping on the rise, there are now tents designed specifically with the motorcyclist in mind.

Parking your motorcycle in the tent in a designated garage area is now a reality, although it’s not for everyone.

Here is a look at 10 of the Best Tents for Adventure Motorcycle camping, both with and without the garage vestibule. Two person to six person.

When choosing camping gear for your adventure motorcycle camping trip, having the right tent for your needs goes a long way to ensuring your ride is enjoyable.

In this review, I have also included tents that are not specifically designed for motorcycle camping but lightweight tents also suitable for backpackers or any outdoor adventurer.

Quick summary

Pushed for time? Here’s a quick summary of the tents reviewed in this post:

1. Vuz Moto 12 Foot Waterproof Motorcycle Tent – Best Value for Money Motorcycle Tent

2. Lone Rider Moto Tent – Best Of The Best Motorcycle Tent

3. NTK Indy GT XL 6 Person Outdoor Dome Tent – Best Budget Allrounder Tent

4. Redverz Atacama Tent

5. Harley Davidson Dome Tent

6. MSR Elixir 2 Tent

7. Coleman Sundome 2 Person Dome Tent

8. Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 3 Person Tent

9. NTK Cherokee GT 2 to 3Person Dome Tent

10. Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person Tent

How to choose a Motorcycle Camping Tent

Deciding on your budget is the first step and this will help narrow down your choices out of the huge range available.

Most tents designed for motorcycle camping are compact, light and easy to strap to your bike.

A big decision that narrows the choice down even further is to decide if you want to also park your bike in the tent, out of sight of prying eyes, and out of the weather.

Not all riders want this option, but let’s face it, sleeping with your bike – you know you want to!

Even if you don’t park your bike in the tent overnight, there are definite advantages to having that garage space:

  • Just sit and chill with your mates
  • Work on your bike out of the weather
  • Store and hang your riding gear and muddy boots to dry
  • Cook out of the weather

Top 3 Things To Consider:

Now that you’ve decided on your budget and whether you want to park your bike in the tent, there are some important things to also consider:

1. Size: Motorcycle camping tents are generally 1 or 2 person tents, but even if you are riding alone many riders go for the 2 person tent to give you room to store your gear.

So a 3 person tent is really good for 2, a 4 person tent is really good for 3, and so on.

The packed size is also a major consideration depending on the type of bike you have, and the type of panniers you have. A packed size of 18-24″ long and about 4-7″ wide is good for carrying on a bike.

Tip: Packing the poles separately allows you to get the tent bag down smaller, and the poles can be easily strapped to the bike.

2. Weight: This is a consideration when carrying it on your bike. The load on your bike affects the places you can get to and the trails you can negotiate because your bikes handling is seriously affected.

3. Ease of Assembly: The last thing you want after a long days ride is to have to fumble around, maybe even after dark, to set up your tent. Quick easy assembly is essential.

Some other factors to consider when choosing your tent are:

  • Seasons: Most tents are 3 season – Spring/Summer/Fall. You really don’t need a 4 season tent unless you intend to use it for mountaineering or use it in the snow. They are also heavier, which is not so suitable for carrying on a motorcycle
  • Good quality zippers: YKK zippers are the way to go. They should be nice and smooth and not prone to snagging.
  • The number of doors: At least 2 doors is definitely an advantage, it means you don’t have to climb over anyone if you have to get up in the night.
  • Heavier duty fabric: Look for a higher Denier rating, these are more rugged and durable. This is especially important on the floor. A seamless ‘bathtub’ style floor is also a feature to look for.
  • Taped seams: After the joint is sewn, if the seam is taped it provides less chance of it being a leak point.
  • A Vestibule: Even if the tent does not have a garage for your bike, a vestibule is great for storing gear that you don’t want in the tent with you.
  • Airflow: Large mesh ventilation panels are important especially if you are camping in warm areas.
  • Freestanding Design: The big advantage of a freestanding tent is that you can just pick it up and move it if you decide to change position. You can also pick it up to shake out any dirt and dust that’s got in there.
  • Guy out loops: These are loops or panels attached to the fly that provide extra tie-down points for the guy ropes. Great for windy exposed areas.

Other things worth carrying:

  • A Tarp: Putting a tarp down under your tent gives an extra layer of protection, especially on the rocky ground, and increases the life of your tent. Some have this included.
  • A tent repair kit: A handy thing to carry if you need to carry out an emergency repair.
  • Heavy duty tent pegs: Often the pegs that come with a tent are pretty flimsy and bend easily. Aluminium ‘Y’ section pegs are the way to go especially if you a trying to get them into rocky ground.

Here are 10 of the Best Adventure Motorcycle Camping Tents available today:

1. Vuz Moto 12 Foot Waterproof Motorcycle Tent

Vuz Moto Tent

If you love the Lone Rider or the Redverz style motorcycle tents (at nos. 2 & 4 below) with the motorcycle garage, the Vuz Moto offers you all the same benefits, but at about half the price.

It offers shelter for the bike and rider with a dedicated garage for your bike and sleeping for up to three people, plus your bike.

It is made of completely waterproof materials, which is priority number one since it always seems to rain when you put a tent up.

There is a large vestibule area at the front for storing gear like muddy boots that you don’t want in the sleeping area.

When the bike is not in there it is an ideal area for just sitting and relaxing, or storing gear like jackets, pants, and boots that you want to dry.

It has four access points to allow you to enter and exit from any direction without having to climb over your buddies.

The outer fly can stand alone and be separated from the inner tent. This gives you the option of using it as a large garage for working on your bike.

The inner tent has a bathtub style floor, and there’s even a small patch of fabric attached outside the door to put your wet shoes on.

Vuz Moto Tent with bike

Features:

  • Tent size: 12ft/3.66m long, 7ft/2.13m  tall, 8ft/2.44m wide. Inner sleeping area: 9ft 6in/2.89m long x 8ft wide
  • Packed size: 14.1″ x 10.9″ x 8.8″/36cm x 27cm x 22cm
  • Sleeps: up to 3 people & 1 motorcycle
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Fabric Material: 190T polyester and B3 mesh
  • Weight: 13.7 pounds/6.2kg
  • Floor: Bathtub style floor 10 000mm waterproof coating

Pros:

  • Good price
  • Very roomy

Cons:

  • Stakes and guy lines are green. Not the best color for finding them in the grass.

2. Lone Rider Moto Tent V2

Lone Rider Moto Tent

The Lone Rider Moto Tent is a moto camping tent that allows you to keep your bike under cover, which is great peace of mind for security. If you have had a lot of rain overnight, your bike is still dry, which is always good.

The garage area is tall enough to stand in, and get a fully loaded adventure bike with panniers in. If you leave the bike outside there is room for 2 or 3 adults to sit in camp chairs out of the elements. A large vestibule also gives you extra gear storage space.

The bedroom area is suitable for two people plus your luggage and has access front and back which gives you good airflow. There are 3 mesh windows.

The tent bag has built-in straps which allow you to fasten it to your bike without the need for bungee straps.

Erecting it is very quick and easy with only 3 poles which are color-coded to make them easy to locate and insert. Lone rider has a video that demonstrates set-up, and once you have done it a few times, it can be put up in less than 10 minutes.

There is a light hanging point in the garage, but not in the bedroom, which does seem a bit strange, but ideal for hanging gear to dry.

Both the bedroom and garage pods have pockets (4) for storing things like keys and phone etc.

The inner tent is detachable which allows you to use the tent as a huge garage when working on your bike.

Lone Rider Moto Tent with bike

Features:

  • Tent size: 13’8″/4.15m long, 6’7″/2.0m tall at garage, 7’11″/2.4m wide
  • Packed size: 24″ x 8″/60cm x 20cm
  • Sleeps: up to 2 people & 1 motorcycle
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Fabric Material: CPAI84 fire-retardant fabric
  • Fly: UV resistant Rip-stop, 10 000mm waterproof coating, 210T Nylon
  • Floor fabric: Rip-stop, 10 000mm waterproof coating, 190T Nylon
  • Inner Tent fabric: Breathable polyester
  • Weight: 12 pounds/5.4kg
  • Doors: 2
  • Pegs: Aircraft grade aluminum 7001-T6 to accommodate a wide range of soil conditions
  • Poles: Aircraft grade aluminum 7001-T6
  • Reflective guy ropes

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Quick easy erecting
  • Quality construction

Cons:

  • Larger packed size
  • Pricey

3. NTK Indy GT XL 6 Person Outdoor Dome TentNTK Indy GT XL 6 Person Outdoor Dome Tent

The NTK Indy GT XL 6 Person Tent is a lightweight 3 season 2 door tent.

While not specifically designed for motorcycle riders, it has all the features you’re looking for if you do not want to store your bike in the tent.

It has a large front canopy area which is great for gear storage and has a clear window on each side. The unique European design front vestibule has an awning and side door with a detachable PE tarp floor.

The aerodynamic dome shape is good for resisting strong winds and rain.

A great feature is the waterproof rainfly which has a double layer 190T polyester laminated with polyurethane, heat welded PU seam sealed and UV protected.

The inner tent has a large 2-way zipper D-style door with full mosquito mesh protection which gives full ventilation. There is a roomy utility pocket and a gear loft for storage, and mesh ventilation to the roof.

The frame features extra thick Nano-Flex technology fiberglass poles which are interconnected with a high performance elastic and double gold chrome plated ferrule hardware. NTK claim to be the only company that developed its own fiberglass compound and has been tested over the decades.

The anti-fungus seamless polyethylene floor is a bathtub style construction.

The freestanding design is easy to set up and take down. Just pick it up and relocate it if you don’t like your spot.

NTK is the international brand of Nautika, a leading Camping and Outdoor company founded in Brazil in 1974. They have a 44-year reputation in over 27 countries for building quality tents and outdoor lifestyle equipment.

NTK Indy GT XL tent

Features:

  • Tent size: 14ft/4.27m long, 6ft/1.90m center height, 8ft/2.45m wide. (Sleep area 8ft x 8ft)
  • Packed size: 14.1″ x 10.9″ x 8.8″/36cm x 27cm x 22cm
  • Sleeps: up to 6 people
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Design Type: Freestanding
  • Floor Material: Seamless heavy duty anti-fungal polyethylene
  • Rainfly: 100% waterproof 190T Polyester laminated with polyurethane 2500mm water column
  • Inner Material: 100% breathable polyester
  • Mosquito Mesh: Breathable Ultra Thin NO-SEE-UM polyester to let the air in and keep the bugs out
  • Weight: 17 pounds/7.7kg
  • Doors: 2
  • Security: Meets CPAI-84 flammability requirements

Pros:

  • Good price
  • Freestanding design
  • Extendable porch

Cons:

  • Instructions are in Portuguese and Spanish, but the pictures are a big help

4. Redverz Atacama Tent

Redverz Atacama Tent

The Redverz Atacama Tent is another tent specifically designed with the motorcyclist in mind. Their garage design started an entirely new tent genre back in 2008.

The garage area is big enough to get a fully loaded adventure bike with panniers into comfortably and there is a full standing height, even if you’re 6’4″.

It is accessed by 2 full height doors front and back, so your motorcycle can easily be parked inside.

The sleeping area easily fits 3 people and their all gear and is accessed by 2 large J doors from the garage which have both privacy screens and mosquito nets. There is another door at the back, so there is no climbing over your bunkmates in the night.

The bathtub style floor is 190T Rip-stop Nylon waterproofed to 10 000mm, which is as good as any tent you can get.

The whole thing folds down to a manageable 21″ x 10″ bundle, and weighs in at 14 pounds, not the lightest in this list, but with extra space and features comes a bit extra weight.

It can be set up and taken down in about 10 minutes once you’ve done it a few times.

Redverz Atacama Tent top view

Features:

  • Tent size: 195″/4.95m long, 77″/1.95m peak height, 102″/2.59m wide. (Sleep area 92″/2.36m x 95″/2.4m) Garage Vestibule: 100″/2.54m x 36″/91cm
  • Packed size: 21″/53cm x 10″/25cm
  • Sleeps: up to 3 people & 1 motorcycle
  • Season: 3 Season Tent
  • Fly Fabric: Coated Rip-stop polyester, 68D 210T 4000mm
  • Floor fabric: Rip-stop Nylon 70D, 190T 10,000mm waterproofing
  • Inner Tent fabric: 75D 190T/P Breathable
  • Mosquito Mesh: Breathable Mesh B3
  • Weight: 14 pounds/6.3kg
  • Doors: 4
  • Poles: Aluminum, Diameter 11mm (2), 9.5mm (1), shock cord
  • Groundsheet: sold separately and recommended

Pros:

  • Quality construction
  • Excellent ventilation

Cons:

  • Not Freestanding
  • Pricey

5. Harley Davidson Dome Tent

Harley Davidson Dome Tent

The Harley Davidson Dome Tent isn’t designed specifically for adventure bikes, but if you can get a Harley Davidson cruiser in there, you will certainly get an adventure bike in.

In fact, you can actually get three bikes in the garage, as proven in a reviewer pictures.

It also makes this list because of its sheer cool factor. Harley Davidson is a legendary name, so it follows that equipment bearing their name is quality stuff.

The sleeping area measures 8′ x 7′ and is classed as a four-person tent, but you had better be very good friends because it is really more comfortable with 2 or 3 people.

This tent features 40″x 40″ (1m x 1m) front and rear doors with insect mesh and inside zipper storm flaps, so there’s plenty of ventilation going through the tent. There’s also breathable mesh panels in the roof.

The rainfly features ‘Clearview’ windows to let some extra light in and is really easy to attach with side release buckles for tension adjustment.

I really like that the motorcycle vestibule is detachable, so if you are camping without your bike, you can simply pack just the dome tent. The vestibule is such a great private sitting area, it’s good to have even without your bike.

The tent is packaged in its own bag with a separate smaller bag for the 14 tent stakes, and a bag for the shock-corded fiberglass frame. This is a great idea and makes it easier to pack to your bike.

The tent is quick and easy to set up once you’re familiar with the instructions and easy to repack.

Features:

  • Tent size: Sleep area: 8’/2.4m x 7’/2.1m Center Height: 4’4″/1.3m Vestibule: 8’4″/2.54m x 8’7″/2.6m Center Height: 5’6″/1.7m
  • Packed size: 24″L x 10″W x 10″H
  • Sleeps: up to 4 people
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Floor: Reinforced seams for weather resistance
  • Rainfly: Features ‘Clearview’ windows for extra light
  • Weight: 12 pounds/5.4kg
  • Doors: 2 x 40″ x 40″ (1m x 1m)

Pros:

  • Easy to put up
  • Good Price
  • Removable motorcycle vestibule

Cons:

  • No bathtub style floor, although seams are still reinforced
  • Head height too low to stand in

6. MSR Elixir 2 Tent

MSR Elixir 2 Tent

The MSR Elixir 2 Tent is a freestanding lightweight two-person tent.

While not designed specifically for motorcyclists, it is great if there is just one or two of you, and light enough to be used for backpacking.

It weighs in at just under six pounds and packs down to a 7″ x 20″ so its easy to pack onto your bike.

It features two doors and two vestibules, so you don’t have to climb over your companion to get in and out during the night. What a great idea for a two-person tent.

The bathtub style floor and taped-seam rainfly mean you don’t have to worry about staying dry if it rains in the night.

Putting it up is made easier with the use of color-coded poles, clips, and webbing.

There’s even glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls to make it easy to find the zippers in the dark, and built-in gear lofts to put your small items in for finding quickly.

It even includes an additional groundsheet.

Features:

  • Tent size: 110″/2.79m long, 40″/1.02m peak height, 84″/2.13m wide.
  • Sleep area: 84″/2.13m x 50″/1.27m
  • Packed size: 20″/50cm x 7″/18cm
  • Sleeps: up to 2 people
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Design Type: Freestanding
  • Rainfly fabric: 68D Rip-stop polyester, 1500mm polyurethane & DWR
  • Floor fabric: 70 Taffeta nylon, 3000mm Durashield polyurethane & DWR Bathtub style
  • Canopy fabric: 40D Rip-stop nylon
  • Mosquito Mesh: 20D Nylon micromesh
  • Weight: 5 pounds 13 ounces/2.64kg
  • Doors: 2
  • Poles: 2 – 7000 series Aluminum
  • Groundsheet: included

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to put up
  • Bathtub style floor

Cons:

  • 2 person suitable but not much room for additional gear

7. Coleman Sundome 2-Person Dome Tent

Coleman 2 person Sundome Tent

 

The Coleman Sundome 2-Person Dome Tent is the smallest and cheapest tent in this review. While not designed specifically for motorcyclists, it is suitable for any type of camping where you want to travel light with minimal bulk.

It is a 2 season tent, so really only suitable for warmer weather.

The ‘half-flysheet’ combines with large weather protected mesh vent panels in the roof, and a floor level vent which gives good ventilation. Further cross ventilation is provided by the large hooded rear window

The peak of the flysheet provides some shade and rain protection over the door and the rear window.

Inside there are storage pockets to keep your small items organized, and the heavy duty Polyethylene bathtub style floor with welded seams guards against a leaky floor.

Setup is quick and easy and can be done in under 10 minutes by one person using the Instaclip pole attachments and continuous pole sleeves. It is designed to withstand up to 35+mph winds.

The Coleman 2 person tent is excellent value for money in the under $50 price range. It is an extremely popular tent with literally thousands of positive reviews from users.

Coleman 2 person Sundome Tent

Features:

  • Tent size: 7’/2.13m long, 4’/1.22m center height, 5’/1.52m wide.
  • Sleeping Area: 6’7″x 4″7″/2.0m x 1.4m
  • Packed size: 24″x 5.5″/61cm x 14cm
  • Sleeps: up to 2 people
  • Seasons: 2 Season Tent
  • Fly fabric: 75D Coated Polyester Taffeta (450mm coating)
  • Floor fabric: 1000D Polyethylene bathtub floor with welded seams
  • Inner Tent fabric: Polyester
  • Weight: 7.5 pounds/3.4kg
  • Doors: 1 Large ‘D’ style entry
  • E port to bring electricity into your tent
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Good price
  • Easy setup in about 10 minutes
  • Bathtub style floor
  • Freestanding design

Cons:

  • No vestibule
  • Only 2 season tent
  • One access door only

8. Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 3-Person Tent

Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 3 dome tent

 

Teton sports is a well know outdoors company, also famous for making great hydration packs. Refer to No. 5 in my 10 Best Hydration Packs review.

Teton sports launched the Mountain Ultra tent line in 2014, with four different sizes ranging from single person up to four person.

All the tents have the same construction and overall concept. The 2, 3 and 4 person tents have two doors so that you can enter the tent from either side.

The inner tent is Micro-Mesh which gives you 360-degree views of your campsite and great ventilation, or if you like a little privacy and weather protection simply snap on your rain fly.

The clip-on rainfly creates a vestibule over each entry door to stow your gear that you don’t want in the tent with you.

Extra high walls to the bathtub style floor help prevent water from getting into the tent, and there are reinforced heat taped seams and anchor points.

Mesh gear pockets allow you to store your smaller items for easy access during the night.

Included with the tent is a 150D Oxford footprint to help keep your tent in good condition by giving you some protection from the ground surface.

The Teton Sports Mountain Ultra tents can easily be set up and taken down in about 5 minutes. They’re designed with the average person in mind and are suitable for the backpacker, adventure motorcyclist, car camping and everything in between.

Features:

  • Tent size: 90″/2.28m long, 78″/1.98m wide, 49″/1.24m tall.
  • Packed size: 23″/0.58m x 6.75″x 6.75″/17cm
  • Sleeps: up to 3 people
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Design: Freestanding
  • Fly fabric: 75 Denier ripstop fabric coated with Polyurethane for a 3000mm durable water repellant rating
  • Floor fabric: 150D Oxford bathtub floor with welded seams
  • Inner Tent fabric: Micro-Mesh
  • Trail pack weight: (Rainfly, Tent, Poles): 6.6 pounds/3.0kg
  • Total pack weight: 8.1 pounds/3.68kg
  • Doors: 2 with vestibules
  • Pole system: T6 Aluminum Cross and Ridge Pole
  • Color: Orange/Grey
  • Groundsheet: Oxford footprint included
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Pros:

  • Easy setup
  • Bathtub style floor
  • Freestanding design

Cons:

  • Wire stakes are bendy, could do with upgrading

9. NTK Cherokee GT 2 to 3-Person Dome Tent

NTK Cherokee GT Dome Tent

NTK has been producing high-quality products for outdoor enthusiasts since 1974.

The NTK Cherokee GT series is part of their premium line of tents which includes the 2/3 person, 3/4 person, 5/6 person, and 8/9 person, all 3 season tents. All have one door except the 8/9 person which is a two-door tent.

While having two doors is a huge bonus if you are camping with two people in the tent, I had to include this tent even though it has only one door, as it was such a great tent with so many features (Like the NTK Indy GT XL 6 person at No. 3 in this review). If you are the only one sleeping in it, one door is not an issue.

All the NTK Cherokee tents feature the ‘NO-SEE-UM’ polyester mesh fabric that is now used in a lot of the better tents available. It helps keep even the smallest mosquitos from getting inside, yet your view remains excellent compared to some of the older tent mesh screens.

The bathtub style floor is an anti-fungus polyethylene material with a silver-coated inner layer to prevent leaks and keep you dry.

The extra thick Nano-flex fiberglass poles interconnect with double gold chrome plated ferrule hardware and strong elastic, offering a sturdy construction.

A unique feature is the CPAI-84 fire-retardant rainfly, the only tent I’ve come across with a fire retardant rating.

In the under $100 price range, this tent is excellent value for money, ideal for couples and suitable for everyone from backpackers and motorcyclists through to car campers.

Features:

  • Tent size: 82″/2.10m long, 61″/1.55m wide, 45″/1.15m tall.
  • Packed size: 23″/0.58m x 6.75″x 6.75″/17cm
  • Sleeps: up to 3 people
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Design: Freestanding
  • Fly fabric: 100% Waterproof 190T polyester laminated with polyurethane (2500mm water column). Partially aluminum, heat-welded and seam-sealed with UV protection
  • Floor fabric: Seamless heavy duty anti-fungal polyethylene Bathtub style to keep you dry and protected
  • Inner Tent fabric: 190T breathable Polyester Mosquito NO-SEE-UM micro net fabric
  • Mosquito Mesh: Ultra Thin NO-SEE-UM polyester to let the air in and keep the bugs out
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds/2.5kg
  • Doors: 1 D style
  • Pole system: 100% virgin NANO-FLEX fiberglass rods with improved diameter, connected with inner elastic.
  • Color: Dark Teal
  • Groundsheet: not included
  • Security: Meets CPAI-84 flammability requirements
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Pros:

  • Easy set up in about 5 minutes
  • Bathtub style floor
  • Freestanding design

Cons:

  • No groundsheet

10. Mountainsmith Morrison 2-Person Tent

Mountainsmith Morrison Tent

Mountainsmith is a well-respected brand known mostly for their tents and portable shelters.

If you need a good quality 2 person tent without breaking the budget the Mountainsmith Morrison 2 person tent may be the perfect choice for you.

While it is designed for backpackers, its light weight also makes it perfect for adventure motorcycle camping. It is a three season tent designed for Summer, Spring, and Fall.

This tent isn’t lacking in features despite its low price.

The bathtub style floor with taped seams ensures you will stay dry, which is really a must for any tent.

It has two doors and two vestibules, so there is no climbing over somebody in the night, and the two vestibules are great for storing your gear you don’t want in the tent with you.

The ‘No-See-Um’ mesh allows you to go without the rainfly in warmer weather.

It uses clips for the pole attachment, rather than sleeves, for a quicker easier setup.

This tent features three mesh storage pocket inside at the corners. These mesh pockets are very helpful in keeping things at hand’s reach and managed. It is very helpful in keeping smaller things like a phone or keys.

The tent packs down to two bags, which is great if you want to share the load, and for motorcyclists makes it easier to pack in separate places on your bike. The setup instructions are printed on the storage sack, so there’s no losing it.

It is such a good budget tent that it was given the “Killer Deal” award in Backpacker Magazine’s Gear Guide for 2011 & 2012.

When it comes down to it the Morrison 2 is a great tent that is perfect for an individual or couple who wants a quality shelter but doesn’t have a lot of money to shell out.

Features:

  • Tent size: 92″/2.33m long, 56″/1.42m wide, 43″/1.09m tall.
  • Floor space area: 35 sq ft (interior)
  • Vestibule area: 17 sq ft
  • Packed size: 7.5″/19cm x 18″/45cm
  • Sleeps: up to 2 people
  • Seasons: 3 Season Tent
  • Design: Freestanding
  • Fly fabric: 185T Polyester + 2000mm PU Coating with ventilation windows
  • Floor fabric: 190TD Polyester + 5000mm PU Coating Bathtub construction with taped seams
  • Inner Tent fabric: 185T Breathable Polyester
  • Mesh wall panels for improved ventilation
  • Trail pack weight: 4 pounds 12 ounces/2.15kg
  • Total pack weight: 5 pounds 9 ounces/2.52kg
  • Doors: 2 with 2 vestibules
  • YKK zippers for durability and weatherproofing
  • Pole system: Aluminium color-coded segmented Clip-pole attachment
  • Color: Citron Green
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Pros:

  • Easy set up under 10 minutes
  • Bathtub style floor
  • Freestanding design
  • Good ventilation
  • Affordable price

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with a footprint
  • Only two guy lines

Final Thoughts

The increase in popularity of adventure bikes has led to some great tents designed specifically for the adventure motorcycle rider.

Although the ability to park your bike out of the weather and away from prying eyes is a huge bonus, not everyone needs this feature. Some prefer to travel extra light leave the bike in the open.

Personally, I think that even if you don’t put the bike in the tent at night, having that extra space for just chilling with your riding buddies, cooking a meal, drying your wet riding gear, or working on the bike out of the weather is a huge benefit.

In this review, I’ve looked at the two most popular garage type tents, the Lone rider Moto Tent, and the Redverz Atacama, both top of the line in quality, but also top of the price range.

If that style of tent is what you want, but the budget is a factor, all those features can be found for about half the price in the Vuz Moto Tent.

If you like to travel light and parking your bike out of sight is not a priority with you, the lightweight 2 person dome tents at numbers 6 to 10, all within 5 to 7.5 pounds and ranging from $39 to $187 make an excellent choice.

You would be fine with any of these tents, but the Teton Sports Mountain Ultra has all the features you want and for an affordable price.

The NTK Indy GT XL 6 Person Tent makes my list as a great allrounder tent, suitable for the adventure motorcycle rider who doesn’t want to get the bike in the tent, but also makes a great family tent, big enough for the whole family when you don’t have your bike with you.

All of the tents in this review have overwhelmingly positive reviews from users. Just click the links to read what others say about them.

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16 thoughts on “10 Best Tents for Adventure Motorcycle Camping (Updated)

  1. Thanks for writing this review on 7 best tents for adventure motorcycle camping. I really find this review so helpful because I have been looking for the best tent for my motorcycle. I have bought one in the past from a store and it don’t last.ever since I have been looking for the best. Looking at all the tears you review I like Lone Rider Moto Tent V2 with the feature it has as a motorcycle tents 

    1. Yes, the Lone Rider Moto Tent is one of the most popular motorcycle tents that you can park your bike in.

      Even if you don’t use it with your motorcycle, the extra space makes a great area to sit and relax out of the weather.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Greg

  2. Wow! I must confess that this was a large way helpful. It’s also a difficult task picking the best adventure bike camping or canopy but all the points you have provided will be duely followed when next I’m purchasing one. I love the fact that you said it is always cool to subscribe to the ones that are very quick and easy to erect and can be put up in less than 10 minutes. Thanks

    1. Hi Salim. Quick and easy to erect is a big advantage. Especially after a long day’s riding, you want to get it up quick. Glad you found it helpful. Thanks for your comments.

      Greg

  3. Wow!! Haha!! Confusion for me. I love love everyone of them. I have a Suzuki bike and I would love to go motorcycle camping again one day but damn! There would be a hell of a choice to make from these. But I guess I’ll most tilt to the. Harley Davidson Dome Tent. I love the aesthetics although it doesn’t have as much sophistication as most of the others. But I do love the look of it and its sort of ambiguity

    1. Yes, it certainly is a hard choice, they’re all great tents. The Harley Davidson one is cool for sure, even if it doesn’t have some of the features of the others. Plenty of space for just sitting and chilling though.

      Thanks for our comments.

      Greg

  4. Motorcycle tents are creative innovation in recent times. With a a variety of them, and made for safety and comfort during camping and expedition. For me, I’ll will go with the Lone Rider Moto Tent V2, although pricey buh has great features, light weight, has enough room for for luggages and a couple of adult, and it’s easy to erect and has quality construction. 

    1. Hi Mikay. The Lone Rider Moto Tent is one of the best there is with a space for your bike. It is a bit more expensive, but like anything, you get what you pay for.

      Thanks for stopping in.

      Greg

  5. I will like to appreciate you for taking out time to write about 7 Best Tents for Adventure Motorcycle Camping..seriously I have been Searching for some months now on how to go about getting the a bike tent for my elder brothers bike since I am the making use of it. But with the options,  I will definitely go for the Vuz Moto 12 Foot Waterproof Motorcycle Tent, seen that it can contain 3 persons and I love to ride with a friend so this will do

    1. Hi Barry. The Vuz Moto is great value for money. There are so many to choose from, it can be confusing to know which is right for you. Hope the article is helpful for finding the right tent for your brother.

      Thanks for your thoughts.

      Greg

  6. Dirt bikes ridding is pretty fun especially to the younger generation. Some of the reasons that people who are ridding dirt bikes got accidents is that many of these youths ridding it don’t stick to rules and they always want to do a new skill with the bike whenever ridding it, and also forgetting its dangers. Tents for dirt bikes are more flexible than AVTs bike because Dirt bikes are light in weight. Thanks for the article I really find this your article educative.

    1. Hi Chris. Yes, you’d have a hard job getting an ATV in a tent. It’s a great idea to be able to park your bike out of the weather, and it’s good for security also. Even if you don’t put the bike in the tent, the extra room is always a bonus.

      Thanks for dropping in.

      Greg

  7. Hi Greg,

    Thank You very much for sharing such an informative article with all the necessary information about “7 Best Tents for Adventure Motorcycle Camping”

    Really this is an informative and helpful article.I like this article very much. One of my brother is a lover of adventure motorcycle camping.So,he was looking for a guideline where he can found the best tents idea for adventure motorcycle camping. I think among these 7 tents ”NTK Indy GT XL 6 Person Outdoor Dome Tent” will be the perfect for my brother.I am going to share this article with my brother so that he can benefited from this.This artice is very helpful for those people who are looking for the best tents for adventure motorcycle camping as you highlighted the article so nicely.

    1. Hi, thanks for your comments. The NTK Indy GT is a great tent because it is big enough to get your family in if you’re going camping without your bike. It’s a great all-rounder at a good price and good quality.

      I hope your brother can find what he is looking for. Glad to be of help.

      Greg

  8. Great article Greg. I looked at these a couple of years ago when there were only one or two on the market and the prices were crazy. Now there are some more affordable options out there this will certainly be my go-to when my current tent wears out. For now, we just strap a lightweight tarp between the bike and the tent to create a vestibule and partially protect the bike.

    1. Hi Arran. That’s a good idea to give some protection to the bike. I like the concept of getting your bike out of the weather and for security. Even if you don’t park the bike in the tent, it makes a great area to sit and chill after a days ride. I’m up for a new tent, so it will be one of these. Thanks for your thoughts.
      Greg

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