INVENTORY Gear Up For Your Next Moto-Camping TripA round-up of the practical — and packable — essentials for your next two-wheeled camp trip.
- Words Iron & Air Staff
- Illustrations Amanda Zito
Whether you’re suffering from cabin fever after a long winter or you’ve been too busy at the office, springtime signals the opportunity to dust off the fuel tank, get out, and move. Nothing rejuvenates the spirit like an extended moto-camping trip, and we’ve collected some of the best gear that you’d want to take along.
These comfortable shirts from our friends at REV’IT look great around the campfire and offer a variety of functional features for both on and off the bike activities.
The REV’IT! Bison 2 H20 Overshirt featuring REV’IT’s renowned hydratex membrane fabric will keep you dry when riding or when the inevitable storm tries to make a pond out of your campsite. The Bison 2 is also equipped with CE level 1 ultra-thin limb protectors and a back ventilation panel, making it one of our favorite versatile pieces of riding gear.
The REV’IT! Tracer Air 2 features the function of a mesh jacket but without overlooking style in the process. This is the perfect shirt for those hot summer days, and offers ultra-thin protectors and double layers of abrasion resistant PWR at the elbows and shoulders and a back protector pocket for Level 2 Tpe RV inserts (sold separately).
The REV’IT! Worker Overshirt offers that classic workwear style but made with highly abrasion-resistant Cordura® canvas and SEESMART™ CE-level 1 armor at the shoulders and elbows. The back features zippered ventilation and a packet for optional SEESOFT™ CE-level 2 back protector insert.
Rugged and rain-resistant, the Zumo has a 5.5-inch display and is built for off-road adventure. Easily switch from street maps to birds-eye satellite imagery to navigate your way through the backcountry.Explore Garmin
Chef Jennifer Scism from Iron Chef realized that existing camp meals on the market were full of chemicals and tasted terrible, so she began dehydrating her own healthy, tasty meals at home, and Good To-Go was born. By far the best camp meals we’ve ever eaten.Explore Good To-Go
A one-person tent designed to keep you and your bike dry in the wettest of conditions. Made with 30D ripstop nylon, the Nomad weighs in at under four pounds and folds down small enough to fit in any pannier or saddlebag.Explore Abel Brown
Stay warm in this 650 fill duck down top and synthetic fill bottom Klymit KSB 20 Sleeping Bag. Flexible stretch baffles provide plenty of room to move while keeping you snug, and best of all, it compresses small for easy packing.
But what good is a warm bag if you’re sleeping on a pile of rocks? Using about ten breaths, you’ll be sleeping on a bed of air with the Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad, the world’s first lightweight, packable air pad that incorporates body-mapping chambers that conform to your body to keep you comfortable and warm.Explore Klymit
Tired of stumbling around the campsite or looking for your phone in the tent? With its integrated solar panel, the SunLight requires no batteries yet will deliver up to 50 hours of light on a single charge. Its compact size makes for easy packing so you’ll never be in the dark again.Explore Biolite