The Ultimate 'Best Solo Long-Term Cycle-Touring Tent' Survey
We know the criteria — weight, size, livability, waterproofness, colour, versatility, freestanding-ness, longevity — and we know which tents are on everyone's shortlist. There are always compromises, but the question is: which of these tents strikes the best balance and gets the most actual recommendations from experienced users?
This survey is a 2013 consensus vote for that 'best bet' tent; an informed decision made quickly for the individual who's off on a big solo bike trip and doesn't want to get bogged down comparing specifications and reviews, and has a bit of money to spend on good gear.
The results will be analysed, written up and published on my blog, tomsbiketrip.com, for the benefit of the long-distance cycle touring community.