On your next backpacking trip, don’t leave your bike out in the open – bring it inside! Well, if you have the new NSR bikepacking tent that is. The product of a Korean cycling clothing company, apparently the brand recently bought out a tent manufacturer and is now making tents in house.
Tents like their NSR Bicycle Touring tent which is sold in two different versions – one for mountain bikes and one for road bikes.
The cavernous tent is built with specifically shaped bulges that are designed to accommodate either wide MTB bars out the side of the tent, or drop bars out the back. There are also wheel wells for the front tire, and a side pod for the crank. You can set the tent up without the bike inside (so you can go ride and leave the tent at basecamp), but when it’s time to put your bike to bed there are internal lines that connect to your bike, and are then staked into the ground outside the tent. That keeps your bike upright, internal space to a maximum, and from clobbering you in the head in the middle of the night.
Instead of a stuff sack, the tent packs up in and ships with a saddle bag – though you could easily carry it in another bag if you’d like. All together, the tent and bag is said to weigh about 4.9lbs, or 3.85lbs (1.75kg) for the tent only. At this time there is no rain fly available, but NSR says one is in development and that the tent is already waterproof and wind resistant. The tent will fit up to 29 x 3.4″ tires for the MTB version or 29 x 2.4″ for the road. In terms of actual room, the tent measures 82.68″ x 49.21″ x 49.61″, so if you weren’t storing a bike inside, it should fit two people easily. The tent conforms to CPAI 84 certification, and currently is priced at $270 with delivery expected in March.
The NSR RIDING Bicycle Tour Camping Tent features:
- Size: 82.68 in (L) x 49.21 in (W) x 49.60 in (H) | 210 cm x 125 cm x 126 cm
- Wheel Width Size: up to 3.4 Inches
- Weight: Tent 3.85lbs (1.75kg) | Tent In Pannier Bag 4.9 LBs
- Sealed seams
- Tent Canopy: 20D 400T N/Dbl Rip 2.5×2.5 PU FR Silicon 1,500 mm
- Tent Floor: 40D 240T N/Dbl Rip 3.5×4 PD WR PU FR 4,000 mm
- Poll: Duralumin 8.5 mm 7001 Pole