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post #51 of 64 Old 04-26-2018, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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The Redverz Atacama is the hot ticket! There's a reason it cost more than the Lonerider, it's worth it! Absolutely no reservations about buying/using the Redverz; quality product.

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post #52 of 64 Old 04-26-2018, 07:36 PM
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The Redverz Atacama is the hot ticket! There's a reason it cost more than the Lonerider, it's worth it! Absolutely no reservations about buying/using the Redverz; quality product.

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Good to know... although form my research the Loner-rider is actually mor expensive than the Solo Redverz but they sure seem like a copy for sure. Thanks for the info!

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I don't have the solo, I have the Atacama. I saw the solo last weekend at IHML last weekend. The sleeping quarter is barely big enough for one person and the pack size is almost the same as the Atacama. I'd strongly suggest spending an extra $100 to get the Atacama!

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I don't have the solo, I have the Atacama. I saw the solo last weekend at IHML last weekend. The sleeping quarter is barely big enough for one person and the pack size is almost the same as the Atacama. I'd strongly suggest spending an extra $100 to get the Atacama!

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That's good to know... I kinda figure if I'm gonna go BIG I might as well GO BIG
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I have to take exception to Duane's assessment of the Solo Redverz tent. I have one and I think it has plenty of room in the sleeping quarters for one person. I can set up my Thermarest cot in this area just fine. It packs small enough so that I can put it in my trunk along with the cot pieces, air mattress, mattress air compressor and a few other small items.
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Here's some size comparison as I've been doing some research...
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I do like the area opposite the sleeping quarters in my Solo Redverz. I can toss all my gear over there along with a folding chair and have plenty of room to roam around in and hang bath towels for drying. Either one of the Redverz models should do you just fine. My wife NEVER motorcycle camps with me so needing room for 2 to sleep is not needed and the pack size was a big consideration for me. I bought mine a the Top 'O the Rockies rally when I told the sales lady "if that tent will fit in my trunk I'll buy it" the next thing I knew a sales invoice was being shoved towards me. I purchased the custom fit flooring for both sections of the tent which is nice for keeping things clean inside. I also bought the awning and poles but truthfully I've never used them and don't even carry them with me anymore.

I pack all my clothes in a T-bag and strap it on the passenger seat, everything else I carry for a multi week camping trip is inside the hard luggage.

Seeing as how packing camping gear will take up a lot of storage space you might consider adding a pair of the Aerostitch tank panniers. http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-tank-panniers.html Several folks (including my 2 brothers and Andy Morley to name a few) have started using them strapped across the passenger seat and setting on the passenger foot pegs.


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Jim's comments are spot on. I wanted a bigger tent and didn't want to feel cramped. I used the Aerostich bags last weekend for the first time. They add a lot of storage room. But, when you I get into an aggressive riding position (balls of the feet on the pegs) I hit the bags. I stopped and moved the bags to the rear as far as I could and this helped a lot. If I was a size 10 it would be no issue. Even though I still contact the bags, I'll take/use them when I'm camping off the bike. They add too much storage to give them up.

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@Gunnert

How are you finding the setup of the tent?

I bought a very gently used one at a great price last year but have not had a chance to set it up yet to find out for myself.

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@Gunnert

How are you finding the setup of the tent?

I bought a very gently used one at a great price last year but have not had a chance to set it up yet to find out for myself.
You should set it up at least once at home. Basically you insert the hoop poles into the proper sleeves fixing the ends where they belong, stake one end of the tent down and then walk around and pull the opposite end of the tent away and the hoops will stand right up. Then stake that end down and walk around adding stakes where needed. Make sure the straps on the ground that go across the center garage area are straight and not twisted.

In reality it will take at least 15 minutes to set it up, maybe more.

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