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8 Motorcycle Camping Gear Essentials for Under $300

 Enjoy the outdoors with these light-weight, compact camping gear deals.

Published on 06.23.2014
Enjoying a night of motorcycle camping

Nothing re-energizes your spirits like a tranquil night of camping under the stars. Adventure Motorcycles allow us to access pristine wilderness areas and remote beaches that few people ever have an opportunity to experience in their life. To ensure an enjoyable camping experience, you need to come prepared with the right motorcycle camping gear.

Motorcycle camping gear is a lot different than what you would use for a car camping trip. You need compact gear that is easy to store on your bike and it needs to be lightweight. This will ensure that your gear doesn’t disturb the handling of your motorcycle during the ride. Light-weight, compact motorcycle camping gear is especially important when you ride off-road to your campsite. The gear you choose must also offer good comfort and convenience and have adequate quality to last for awhile.

For our motorcycle camping gear list, we include the essential items you will need to have a pleasant camping experience on a budget. All of the gear will offer good value for the money and get you out camping without maxing your credit card. We focus on light-weight, compact camping gear with enough comfort for your typical weekend or week-long motorcycle camping trip.

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Author: Rob Dabney

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21 thoughts on “8 Motorcycle Camping Gear Essentials for Under $300

    • Hey Mark – Prices shown are the ones found when the article was published. Prices may fluctuate up and down without notice.

  1. Good stuff!! I have the GSI cookset and I don’t think you can get anything better for the price. It is super lightweight and everything nests nicely inside the pot. Even a pocket stove can be stored in there.

  2. This is a great article. I wish I had it as a resource before my first pass at purchasing Moto Camping Gear. Mistakes I made buying the wrong stuff meant having to double spend to get the right items.

  3. After many long range bike trips one of my essentials is the Alite Butterfly chair. Size & weight VS comfort, it is as much of a return on investment as the thermarest. Having somewhere to sit back & relax after a day of riding is something I won’t do without again.

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  5. The dromedery water bag will be 4kg when filled. You wont ride around with an empty water bag. Nevertheless, very helpful article.

  6. As much as Eureka Apex Solo is great tent, one person tent is, in my opinion, to small. Two person tent at least. Except if you sleep in your gear. And the vestibule is not so big for you boots, helmet, jacket, pants… And outside they get wet from dew.
    I would suggest Eureka Apex 2XT or Eureka Tetragon 2

  7. I have the same Ptec light, its good but if you leave it unused for month+ the batterys will die on its own. Good light otherwise.

    • Hey Don – As stated in the article, prices shown are the ones found when the article was published. Prices may fluctuate up and down without notice, depending on demand, season etc.

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  9. This is a very good basic list, especially given the $300 cap, however there’s literally a myriad of options when it comes to brands and features. While 10 pounds is certainly lightweight, on a motorcycle, the final weight is far less critical than the compact size, comfort and usability of the gear. For example, camp gear ratings are always optimistic. A 2-man tent is really a 1-man plus gear. A 1-man tent can be nearly unusable. A 20 degree bag is really a 40 degree bag. A loaded Swiss knife is arguably a better camp knife than a frame-style knife. A ThermaRest pad is less comfortable and compact than a Big Agnes Air Core. For a little extra money, you can spring for the good stuff… Other essentials I bring with me are a lighter, some Ronson lighter fluid, 12VDC plug for the bike and any accessories, like an inflator. Don’t forget a compact lantern, a mil-spec CREE flashlight and even an REI Flex Lite or Monarch chair. I do bring a camp coffee pot and use the interior space to nest my stove, utensils, coffee, lantern and other small items so it takes almost no more space. And of course, a good camp coffee cup with an inflatable pillow nested inside is important.

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