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1:47 a.m. on April 11, 2011 (EDT)
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Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you have seen this tent in action.

It is the Topeak Bike Camper... yeah...I know I said bike camper but this thing looks good.


Bikamper_EXP.jpg
I know a lot of us use our camping gear for touring and I figured that that could be practiced in reverse.  This thing weighs just over two pounds,which is light, and uses inner tubes for support.  It is a single wall with no fly.  So has anyone used one?

http://www.topeak.com/products/Tent/BikamperEXP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVoKDH-2Cjs&feature=related

 

 

6:25 a.m. on April 11, 2011 (EDT)
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looks interesting. I'm not a biker though, so I haven't heard of this brand before.

9:12 a.m. on April 11, 2011 (EDT)
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I'm not a big fan of single wall tents. Nor a fan of inflatables of any kind on the trail.  It seems to me that one very small puncture and the whole thing fails. Had a air pad one time, had to fix it after 6 trips. I got rid of it for a closed fom pad.

9:40 a.m. on April 11, 2011 (EDT)
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Mike I agree with ya on the whole inflatable thing. I have heard that the Nemo ARs are pretty solid and the baffles are hard to puncture though. I personally am 100% aluminum. I use a closed cell pad as well. Maybe its just the peace of mind factor for me.

12:54 p.m. on April 11, 2011 (EDT)
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I meant beams not baffles. It was early.

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