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Old 06-13-2009, 11:31 AM   #91
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Why do so called American companies offer products that are available only in other parts of the globe?

Eureka offers these in Europe, they make them in many different sizes and colors, this is the backackers annex in cactus green. Also available in blue and tan.


http://www.eurekaeurope.com/en/tents.php?group=6
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:06 AM   #92
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A couple if months ago, I ran across a MSR Velo for sale here in the FM and I love it!!!

It fits prefect for one person and here lately, it's just me that riding anyway.

This was the first trial set up n the back yard with the Kermit. If you look close, you can see that the twin size air mattress fits perfect (with a little room on the side) in the tent.



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Old 07-14-2009, 06:38 AM   #93
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+1 Velo...

...best motorcycling tent I've seen!

Have used one for over 3 years... two people with Kermit chairs and a cooler of barley pops can ride out the worst of storms in relative comfort in the cavernous vestibule.

Also, the vestibule is great to put all riding gear into out of the weather: Kermit chair with helmet in seat, pants/jacket on top and boots on the ground. If it's rainy my buddy's usually asking to put his stuff "under the porch" of the Velo as well.

And when nature calls after midnight, it's nice to be able to just stand up and walk out of the tent rather than crawling out backwards as with most BP tents.

For packing I've found that a medium Ultralight Sea to Summit compression bag (8" diameter) is perfect. In it, the tent and fly compress to about an 8" ball while the pole and stake bags are packed separately. I can easily fit the tent, poles, stakes, footprint, my 0 Northface Superlight sleeping bag (also in compression bag) and Exped Downmat 9 in one 8" Jesse Odyssey case on my Dakar.

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Old 07-14-2009, 08:12 AM   #94
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Not sure anybody has mentioned this but....I bought a cheap tarp (I forget where now) and I have to say, it's way better than a vestibule on a tent for riding out a storm. Just back from a trip over the weekend and Sat night, it hammered down. My mate and I didn't really care though since we sat under the tarp with both bikes and we were nice and dry underneath.

Just a thought...
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:37 AM   #95
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Not sure anybody has mentioned this but....I bought a cheap tarp (I forget where now) and I have to say, it's way better than a vestibule on a tent for riding out a storm. Just back from a trip over the weekend and Sat night, it hammered down. My mate and I didn't really care though since we sat under the tarp with both bikes and we were nice and dry underneath.

Just a thought...
good place to park the bikes for the night too....



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Old 07-14-2009, 12:53 PM   #96
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I've been trying to find one of the Velo's for a long time. Nikatnite beat me to that one in the FM and I bid on a brand new one on ebay last month but I put my max bid in at $350 and it went even higher.... sheesh

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #97
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Is there more than one type of velo?

Anyone know the difference between the velo's with the black floor and the red one?

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Old 07-15-2009, 12:14 AM   #98
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Anyone know the difference between the velo's with the black floor and the red one?

The black floor models are the older models and the bathtub floor isn't as tall (a good thing). The main size of the tent is either narrower and longer by two inches or wider and shorter by 2 inches. I forget which, even though the spec sheet says otherwise, the spec sheet never changed between the variations and upgrades over the years.. The fly between the two is sometimes identical, other times the fly rolls UP instead of to the side or down. Some are even a slightly different shade then the others and some do not have the honeycomb design (or is it that some DO).

I've seen a few different variations and thats the jist of the info I got from MSR.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:51 AM   #99
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Velo question:


Ive never seen the inside of one, is the top fabric of the inner mesh or solid fabric? The fly comes very close to ground so if it's soild fabric how is the ventilation in there on hot days
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:04 AM   #100
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Velo interior...

It's solid fabric, not mesh.

BUT, both sides are basically a door and the solid fabric on each door can be rolled back and stuffed into a triangular pocket out of the way, giving very good cross ventilation.

In winter with the door fabric closed over the mesh it's quite toasty and quick to warm up.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:36 AM   #101
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velo lust!

damn it, I have the lust again for this damn tent!
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:01 PM   #102
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velo lust!

damn it, I have the lust again for this damn tent!
it's four hundred and fifty notes!
for a fucking tent?????

no way
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:18 PM   #103
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velo lust!

damn it, I have the lust again for this damn tent!

Why not look at some of the other options. There are a few tents on the market these days that either have the huge vestibule, or have one as an accessory.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:46 PM   #104
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it's four hundred and fifty notes!
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no way
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It seems a nice tent but no nicer than others costing less than a hundred bucks. I guess it's an example again of the power of marketing....
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:33 PM   #105
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The only other one that I think is comparable is the Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL1 or 2 with the optional vestibule ... but it's not cheap either. Never seen one up close so maybe I won't like it. Any opinions?

I tried the cheaper route but it's too big for just me ...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472175
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