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    Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    Well, I decided to get a larger tent, one that I could stand up in and have plenty of room to get in and out of bed, without crawling around on the ground. After much research, I decided on the Redverz Atacama. It's way larger than I need, but I honestly couldn't find a tent, where I could walk into without stooping, and I wanted one where I could sit in a full size chair. The tent is actually a big fly, with the sleeping section strapped to the inside of the fly. The sleeping section can be totally removed and the tent can be used just as a large rain fly. I purchased the optional ground cloth for the sleeping area because I knew that I needed a ground cloth, and this one clips onto the bottom of the tent and rolls up with the tent. The packed size isn't too bad for a tent of this size. Packed size is 9" x 21" and weighs around 15 lbs. There are only 3 poles, and they're all inserted into sleeves while the tent is laying flat. With the poles in place, and one end of the tent staked down, you pull on the opposite end and the whole thing stands up. Two more stakes in that end, and it's up. It takes a few more stakes and some guy lines to secure it against winds, but I believe it's fairly easy to set up, considering the size.

    Without any help, I was able to set it up the first time in 14 minutes. This included figuring out that the entire tent was upside down after I unrolled it. The sleeves are color coded for the correct poles. Taking it down was only 15 minutes to get it packed away in the included stuff bag. I think that the next time will only take 10 minutes, or less, for up or down. It took a couple of tries to figure out how it needed to be rolled up, to fit in the bag.

    I started to video the setup and takedown, but figured I might screw up and waste 45 minutes of everyone's time watching, if it didn't go right. There are plenty of videos of the setup on YouTube. Just search for Redverz

    I purchased it, directly from Redverz, in Denver, with a simple phone call to Christine. I started the call asking if it was every discounted or went on sale and was told that the best she could do is throw in the ground cloth ($49) for the sleeping area and free UPS shipping. I also bought the awning kit, which is just 2 poles and a couple of guy lines that hold the garage door up, for additional shade area. I didn't put up the awning today, since it is threatening rain and I was in a hurry go get it down and packed away.

    The next sunny day, I'll practice setting it up again, with a video. Looking forward to next camping event.

    John

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    Looks comfortable, John. Looking forward to seeing at the GA Spring Rally.

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    Nice review! Would a ST1300 actually fit in the garage area or is it more for a dual sport/dirt bike type sized machine?

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    Quote Originally Posted by KneeDrachen View Post
    Nice review! Would a ST1300 actually fit in the garage area or is it more for a dual sport/dirt bike type sized machine?
    Too funny. That was the first question I had too.....

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    Quote Originally Posted by KneeDrachen View Post
    Nice review! Would a ST1300 actually fit in the garage area or is it more for a dual sport/dirt bike type sized machine?
    I thought about getting the ST1300 out to try it, but it was behind the camper in the garage. I've seen some pictures, a Goldwing won't fit and zip the doors.

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    If you can put a GS w/bags in there, an ST will fit, the ST is actually more narrow.


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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellow View Post
    If you can put a GS w/bags in there, an ST will fit, the ST is actually more narrow.
    My Wee won't go through the door with the bags on. Still haven't tried the ST1300 yet.


    I got to try out the Redverz in the real world the weekend at the Moonshine lunch run. I found out that it takes 2 people to erect the tent in a steady 30 MPH wind. After setting all the guy ropes, it remained rock steady. A great feature is that the guy lines are stored in individual pouches on the outside of the tent. When you need an extra guy line, just pull it out of the velcroed pouch and attach it to a peg. When packing up, just roll the line up, and put it back in it's pouch. There's no having to keep up with where you put your lines. Having room in the garage area of the tent, to put your chair and sit while putting on boots is also good. Woke up the 35 degrees and heavy frost, but was well protected and slept well.

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Nashcat View Post
    My Wee won't go through the door with the bags on. Still haven't tried the ST1300 yet.
    You weren't riding the bike fast enough....

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    John, I am looking for a new tent - similar issues regarding ease of standing up, etc. I don't really need to place for the bike but vestibule would be nice for changing, etc. If you were traveling solo every day - setting up and tearing down, is this the tent you would recommend?

    Hope all is well, Jack

    (I was not able to send PM to you a while ago and had no other way to contact to check-in so it has been a while).

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    Re: Redverz Atacama Motocycle Tent

    How much and how small does it pack?

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