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ADV ProductsRhinoWolf 2.O: An All-In-One Tent System Too Good To be True?

RhinoWolf 2.O: An All-In-One Tent System Too Good To be True?

A super-tent designed to streamline your traditional camping sleep setup.

Published on 06.04.2019

Early on life teaches us to be skeptical of things that sound too good to be true. Take for example the concept of a lightweight (around 6 pounds), weatherproof tent that comes with a built-in air mattress and its own sleeping bag. Then make it affordable (compared to buying everything separately), able to attach to the same-model tents of friends and lovers, and best of all compact enough to slip into the average ADV-bike pannier. Too good to be true?

RhinoWolf is currently hosting a Kickstarter campaign as a means to sell the second version of its all-in-one tent concept. The original RhinoWolf was sold to the public via a similar and very successful campaign in 2017, this one hosted by Indiegogo.

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup
RhinoWolf replaces your traditional camping sleep setup with an all-in-one tent. The sleeping system has a mattress, pole and sleeping bag integrated into the design and packs into a compact 6.2 lbs bundle.

The original tent was the same concept as the 2.0: Ripstop nylon construction for the tent, wide openings with mosquito netting on each side, side wings for shade and to stabilize the single pole design, blow-up mattress complete with pump sack and down sleeping blanket (it’s a top “blanket” connected to the mattress, not a full bag). As a unique extra, the tent can be zipped to another RhinoWolf for coupling, or to as many RhinoWolfs as you want to create a cool tunnel tent. For the 2.0 version RhinoWolf has integrated the pole and tent pegs into the design, added some ventilation and improved connect-ability with a more runoff-resistant roll-and-lock system.


The original tent came in three climate versions: a 2-, 3- and 4-season ratings dependent on the weight of the duck-down blanket (150g to 560g). The new version appears to only be available in 2- and 3-season versions, the 2-season with a blanket filled with 150g synthetic fiber and the 3-season with 375g of duck down. Additional details remain a bit vague, for example whether the company will continue using Klymit-branded air mattresses, as it did in the previous version.

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup
The RhinoWolf attaches to other same-model tents.
all-in-one camping sleep setup
The modular all-in-one tent uses a 1-pole frame design and comes with 6 anchoring pegs. Integrated air vents at the top and side facilitate airflow and reduce humidity.

When we asked RhinoWolf to clarify details on 2.0 construction they responded: “Since this is an innovative design, the product can be manufactured in all types of fabrics and materials.” Additionally, the company says any fabric test results will not be supplied until the production phase of the project, yet claims the tent to be windproof, waterproof and bugproof.

To the skeptics among us these are not very reassuring declarations. Additionally, since the original tent was sold only via the initial Indiegogo campaign, there is no bank of reviews to ponder, save two lonely write-ups on Amazon where units were assumably resold by original Indeigogo backers.

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup
The air mattress uses a pump sack for faster inflation.

So, is the RhinoWolf all-in-one tent system too good to be true? Buying into one certainly feels like a leap of faith (and patience, as they will not be delivered to Kickstarter backers until December 2019).

But for the optimist, the RhinoWolf, which does come with a one-year satisfaction guarantee, is certain to be a viable option if you roll out into the wild for only a handful of adventures a season. It’s also a huge win and super-smart use of space for the veteran traveler who prefers hoteling and rarely camps. And ADV aside, if your have kids: Bingo!

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup

all-in-one tent setup

The RhinoWolf Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to end on July 25, 2019 at 5 a.m. Pacific standard time with the current early bird price set at $199. At time of writing there is no word on what the next crowdfunding price will be once the early bird offer expires, but the “retail price” is said to be $349.

So check it out and let us know your thoughts. And if you were one of the original backers and own a RhinoWolf already, let us all know how it’s working out for you!

Author: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a motorcycle journalist for more than 30 years, testing the entire range of bikes for the major print magazines and specializing in adventure-travel related stories. To date she’s written and supplied photography for articles describing what it’s like to ride in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Travel Writer’s Awards along the way. Her most-challenging adventure yet has been riding in the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as Team AusAmerica’s embedded journalist.

Author: Jamie Elvidge

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12 thoughts on “RhinoWolf 2.O: An All-In-One Tent System Too Good To be True?

  1. So, you get a mediocre tent, sleeping pad and sleeping bag that weight more than gear that you can buy from well known brands. And that gear has been already proven to be high quality. I don’t understand why this is interesting. I don’t see anything that is innovative. I mean the sleeping pad slips into the tent floor?

    • Well, it’s not an expedition tent and gear. But it’s not claiming to be.
      I have not used mine outside yet but my first impression at a test setup (inside) was very positive.
      Let’s face it, most of us don’t need a Hilleberg. A lot of people you see have totally over the top gear (that’s how you recognize the Germans, by the way).
      Last year in Scotland I was happy to have a wind-proof tent though…
      All the best from Germany!

  2. I got the 1.0 late 2018 and have used it a half dozen times so far and actually enjoy it for what my uses are. First trip was in early spring in Ut where I took it car camping for a test. The nights were in the mid 20’s and it had snowed a few days prior so the ground was a bit damp and I froze my butt off. The cold was coming from the mattress and not the down blanket that zips to the floor. Ended up putting a blanket over the mattress pad the second night and slept great. Since then I changed the pad out to my big Agnes insulated pad and put a sleeping bag liner over it for more insulation. The other couple trips have been on my bike in south west Colorado and ut. 3-4 days at a time.
    Pros- super compacted. Able to get it into a 15l tail bag with my pillow, headlamp etc. I really like the bivy style setup as I roll a lot in my sleep and I’m not all tangled up with this system. I keep the pad, bag, extra layer in side it all the time so set up and take down is super quick and not having to unpack/pack everything else. It withstands 30-40MPH gusts of wind. Tested it in bears ears last month and it held fairly well. Flys zip from top and bottom. Enough room on one side under the fly to store my helmet and other items I don’t keep in my panniers at night.

    Cons- needs vents. Looks like the 2.0 has them. Mine doesn’t so I leave the top of the flys open a bit since they zip both ways. Needs a ground cover to help reduce moisture on the tent for packing purposes. I had one that worked well and use frequently. I’m relatively small 6ft 160 lbs. for bigger riders probably not the best set up. Their pad sucked! But I had a big Agnes that was from my other tent and it fit perfect. The top pole is a bit of a pain to put in but looks like they fixed that on the 2.0 by moving it to the outside. Their ground stakes sucked but I bought replacements that I like for $10.

    Overall I would probably buy again as it has held well and compacts they way I want for my gear setup on my bike (I ride a 500 excf, so not carrying a ton of weight). If you have room and not worried about the weight you probably are going to want a bigger tent and go with a bivy set up like the zen bivy.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the RhinoWolf. Sounds like a viable option, especially for the rider who wants to travel light. Good points re: necessity of ground tarp and also the reminder that one can always swap out the mattress to upgrade the overall camping experience.

  3. Maybe the next best thing since the intro of the Pocket Rocket stove and WetOnes for those that ride late into setting sun !
    Having a love hate relationship with a Huba Huba I can see where this cute little head turner of shapely light weighted textile can erect faster than saying viagra with less risk of heart failure! At that price I’d snuggle into one

  4. I got mine this week and am blown away by the features. I was skeptic, but bought one through Kickstarter anyway. I’m glad. You can see it’s designed by people who camp.
    The bag weighs 7.5 lbs on my scale – (I
    got the extra fill down blanket). It’s a breeze to set up, and comfortable. Next will be a road test, but I expect it to be a game changer.

  5. Don’t order with these guys.. Ordered June.. Still no sign of it. Not giving refunds. Ignoring emails. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Buy a tent from a recognized established company.

    • You did not buy a tent, you gave venture capital to a start-up business. This is not Amazon, this is Kickstarter.
      They have performed better than others I have seen.
      I am sorry that your rhinowolf hasn’t turned up yet but I am sure that they are trying hard. I would think they may even have been a bit overwhelmed with their own success.
      Read some news, you may find out that any business hasn’t exactly been easy recently.
      Hoping for you that it turns up soon.

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  7. I have the 2.0 down version and have used it on a bunch of motocamping trips. It’s far from perfect, but I really like it. It rolls up very compactly and fits into my left side pannier with plenty of room left over. It sets up quickly and is stable. The air mattress is sufficient although not as nice as my thermarest. The down blanket is light but sufficient. I added a sleep sack so I could wash it easily. I wouldn’t use it in cold weather, and if there were rain I would hang a tarp. But for summer motocamping in the PNW, where it rarely if ever rains, it works great for me.


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