/ 2 man tent for bike touring
Can anyone recommend a good quality but fairly affordable 2 person tent for bike touring. also interested if anyone is selling such a thing in good condition. I had looked at the Vango Pulsar pro 200. but very open to suggestions.
Vango Banshee if there are any still about?
Just googled it. They look light but tiny.
Maybe not the lightest tent but I am selling a Vango Soul 200 (see my posts). Drop me a line if interested.
I've had a Banshee 200 for a couple of years now, mainly for UK hill walking. They are quite cramped, but there is still some space knocking about: the gap between inner and outer on the one side is just about large enough for two 70 litre packs, and there's room at the head for more kit (usually boots or stoves, but maybe another 65 litres?).
> Just googled it. They look light but tiny.
The 200 is quite small and practically is only one man plus kit (but then "one man for your rucksack" is a fairly standard thing anyway), but the 300 is not a lot heavier and is quite wide so will easily take two plus kit. It's quite low though, so you can't sit up in it. Very, very quick to pitch though if you leave the inner and outer together.
 OK, panniers in this case
I needed a budget 1-2 person tent recently and eventually settled on a vaude taurus. They do a cheap version and a light weight fabric version.
It doesn't have masses of room with 2 inside but there is a reasonable porch space and it seems solid and easy to pitch.
What about wild country foehn or hoolie 2?
The latter is a tunnel tent, so lots of space for the weight, however, I'm not so impressed with it's stability in strong winds, it gets fairly flappy, so if i was choosing again i would go for something with more internal structure.
800g difference for for the foehn vs, the zephros? is that a deal-breaker for touring?
The zip on my Zephyros 2 has given up, however I've had well in excess of 150 nights out in it I reckon so I don't feel too aggrieved, the rest of the tent is still in good nick.
> The zip on my Zephyros 2 has given up, however I've had well in excess of 150 nights out in it I reckon so I don't feel too aggrieved, the rest of the tent is still in good nick.
Couldn't you repair it with a new zip ?
Either way you've had great use out of it .
That and a thin tarp I had one, they're pretty hard wearing.
Glad you posted this as I was just about to......
I have a Vango Banshee 200 but want something more roomy for bike touring. Its not a bad little tent for carrying up the hill as its light but after riding during the day I want something I can sit up in and move around in.
Ive been thinking of the Vango Tempest 300 or Wild Country do a couple of tents....one is the Hoolie and I cant remember the name of the other but its a semi geodsic and has a good headroom height.
Edit....just checked and its the Wild Country Trisar.
The MSR Hubba Hubba are great tents for cycle touring. They do one with two doors and two porches which are perfect for two people.
Oh yes I can, just need to get a new zip and find the time to sew it on! My point was that it's a bloody good tent!
We have bought a Vango Xenon UL2+. Its brilliant.
alpkit Ordos is good
Decathlon Quickhiker Ultralight 2 - brilliant tents.
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