Aside from setting out on your favorite cafe racer, adventure bike,tracker or even touring bike for a meditative ride, the only possible activity more remote and introspective could be motorcycle camping. And unless you’re traveling in a pack of riders, bound for the unknown and living the so-called “life on the lam,” odds are you’re out there alone. Just you, the asphalt, and your bike; an introvert’s bliss.
And just like car camping, backcountry camping, or backpacking, the aesthetic requires gear to both facilitate a comfortable night’s sleep, a full stomach, and transportation. It’s not like you can simply pack up, toss everything in the truck, and get on your way.
Here, it’s all about weight management, durability in goods, and weatherproof technology that ensures even if you show up a little wet to the campsite, your gear will not. So, with that in mind, and because any type of camping getaway is going to pique our interest, we decided to piece together a list of camping gear built either specifically for two-wheeled outdoorsmen or gear that caters nicely to that lifestyle. It’s a big world out there, best get started early.