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START HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames 
The Steel Repair Myth.
Steel and Aluminum Derailleur Hanger Repair.
Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs

Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Bike Computer
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
Kickstands
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Camping
Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
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Camp Stove
Pots and Pans
Water Filter
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

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Best Big Agnes Solo, 1, 2 and 3 Person Tents For Sale. Buy Bicycle Touring, Hiking, Trekking, and Backpacking Shelters

See more pages  Stealth Camping  -  The Frugal Bike Tour


The Gore Pass 3 is one of my favorite tents for a bike tour.  It is the perfect combination of being incredibly lightweight for its size, sturdy in bad weather, and still roomy enough to fit me and all my gear with floor space to spare.  The natural color makes great camouflage for hiding in the woods or my occasionally questionable camping spots.

Big Agnes Gore Pass 3 Person Bicycle Touring and Backpacking Tent



Hiker/biker campsite on the Oregon Coast Bike path - Adventure Cycling's West Coast trail in my favorite tent: the Big Agnes Gore Pass 3 Person Bicycle Touring and Backpacking Tent

Gore Pass 3 from Big Agnes is a 3-season tent with plenty of room for 3 backpackers and their gear. Despite its spaciousness, it still only weighs 6 lb. 10 oz.

* Single hub/pole design creates more usable floor space and headroom than other tents so you don't need to sacrifice comfort to keep your pack weight down
* Lightweight DAC combination pole system with Pressfit connectors uses an anodization process that lessens environmental impact; this tent is a snap to set up
* Double doors allow access from either side; offers 30 sq. ft. of storage space under 2 vestibules
* 1 vestibule may be staked out as a shade with your trekking poles, sold separately
* Fly is made from coated ripstop polyester and floor is made from coated nylon taffeta; all seams are taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane
* Mesh body offers excellent ventilation and views
* Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners supply nighttime visibility
* Includes 4 mesh storage pockets and superlight aluminum stakes
* Fast pack pitching: In nice weather, use only the poles, rainfly and footprint (sold separately) to save weight
* Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only

 



Big Agnes Gore Pass 3 Footprint

Use this coated nylon taffeta footprint underneath your Big Agnes Gore Pass 3 tent to protect its floor from wear and abrasion.

* Sized slightly smaller than tent floor so that it prevents pooling of water under tent during wet weather
 * Footprint will add approximately 10 - 14 oz. to your pack depending on tent model


 

Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Person Lightweight Tent

I used this small light 2 person tent when I was in New Zealand and wanted to travel faster.

 


 


Free camping with my Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Person Lightweight Tent on Christmas day in Hicks Bay, New Zealand

Enjoy a fantastically light load and plenty of living space with the Copper Spur tent from Big Agnes—its trail weight is only 3 lbs. 6 oz.!

* 2 doors and 2 vestibules provide private entrances and gear storage for each person
* By using poles of differing diameters, the DAC® reverse-combi pole system maximizes headroom and comfort; cross pole provides roominess up high
* Light yet strong DAC Featherlite® NSL poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids
* Setup is simplified through the use of a DAC Swivel Hub pole connector and DAC Twist Clips
* Lightweight fabric has a high thread count and double twisted thread for strength and durability
* Opposing mesh doors provide good cross ventilation
* Rainfly is made from extremely light silicone-treated ripstop nylon with a waterproof polyurethane coating
* All seams are taped
* Reflective guyline and reflective webbing on tent corners for nighttime visibility
* Interior mesh pockets keep your gear organized and up off the tent floor; includes gear loft loops
* Includes stuff sacks, stakes and guyline
* Footprint (sold separately) extends the life of your tent by protecting it from abrasive wear and tear
* For a lightweight setup during nice weather leave tent body behind; use the rainfly and footprint (sold separately) with the poles and stakes
* Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only

 



Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Footprint

Use this coated nylon taffeta footprint underneath your Copper Spur 2 tent to protect its floor from wear and abrasion.

* Sized to fit so that it prevents pooling of water under tent during wet weather * Footprint will add approximately 13 oz. to your pack depending on tent model

 


 

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 Person Ultralight Tent


See More 1 Person Tents. Ideal for Backpacking and Bicycle Touring

The ultralight, free-standing Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 tent is for gram-counting geeks who like to swill their adventure in big gulps and have a little room to read at night!

* Hub/pole system is super lightweight and tent body attaches quickly and easily to the pole frame with plastic clips
* Walls are constructed of woven nylon mesh providing excellent ventilation and 360° views
* Rainfly and seamless floor are made of high-tenacity nylon ripstop and is both polyurethane- and silicone-coated for waterproofness and durability
* Light yet strong DAC Featherlite® NSL poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids
* Includes one mesh pocket inside the tent just above the door
* All seams on tent body and fly are sealed with seam tape; features YKK® waterproof zipper with storm flap
* Includes tent body, rainfly, poles, stakes and stuff sacks
* Save weight and create a minimalist shelter by using just the rainfly, footprint (sold separately) and poles
* Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only

 



Big Agnes Seedhouse SuperLight 1 Person Footprint

Use this coated ripstop nylon footprint underneath your Seedhouse SL 1 tent to protect floor from wear and abrasion.

* Sized to fit so that it prevents pooling of water under tent during wet weather * Attach footprint to tent fly (tent/fly sold separately) for fast-and-light packing


Our Gore Pass 3 person tent free stealth camping In California
 (no stakes for quick escape)

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See more pages  Stealth Camping  -  The Frugal Bike Tour

Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice

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Preventing Flat Tires

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Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag

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Stealth/Free Camp

What I Have Learned On The Road

Dreaming of Endless Travel

Injustice of Poverty

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