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Topeak Bikamper One-Person Bicycling Tent

by Topeak
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  • 1-person biking tent made of water-resistant, urethane-coated ripstop nylon
  • 3 mesh panels for ventilation and stargazing; 1 right side door
  • Fully waterproofed 70D ripstop nylon fly for protection on wet evenings
  • Packs into small stuff sack (10.5 x 5.5 inches) that straps to handlebars
  • Measures 78.7 x 35.4 inches; weighs 3.59 pounds (total)
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Product Description


Sleep comfortably on long bike trips with the Topeak Bikamper one-person bicycling tent. The Bikamper is made of water-resistant, urethane-coated 45D ripstop nylon, and includes three mesh panels for ventilation and stargazing. As a result, you'll stay fully protected and comfortable in any weather condition. The tent also includes a fully waterproofed 70D ripstop nylon fly for additional protection on wet evenings. Best of all, the tent and fly pack packs down to a small, space-saving size and fits in a special stuff sack that straps to the handlebars. The Bikamper is an ideal choice for solo cyclists who love to explore.


  • Capacity: 1
  • Seasons: 3
  • Canopy: 45D 210T ripstop nylon with 2500mm polyurethane
  • Fly: 70D 190T ripstop nylon with 2500mm polyurethane
  • Floor: 70D 210T taffeta nylon with 3000mm polyurethane
  • Doors: 1 (right side)
  • Windows: 2 side, 1 end
  • Floor space: 78.7 x 35.4 inches (at its widest point)
  • Packed size: 10.2 x 5.5 inches
  • Weight (tent only): 2.98 pounds
  • Total weight: 3.59 pounds

Product Description

Bikamper is designed to be used with 26" mountain or 700C road bikes. It is a personal shelter that utilizes a bicycle and its front wheel in place of conventional tent poles. The canopy of the Bikamper is constructed of durable, waterproof coated 45D ripstop nylon and features three mesh windows for ventilation and stargazing on pleasant nights. The Bikamper fly is constructed of fully waterproofed 70D ripstop nylon to offers an additional layer of protection. Both tent and fly pack down to a small, space saving size. The Topeak Bikamper is sure to find a home in the panniers of serious bicycle tourists everywhere.Three mesh windows for ventilation and stargazing on pleasant nights. The canopy, fly and floor are constructed of fully waterproofed 45D ripstop nylon or 70D ripstop/ taffeta nylon. Seamtaping ensures a waterproof seal on canopy, fly and floor. Fly, stuff sack, front fork anchor, stakes, cords and accessory bag included. Internal hang loops.

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  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FIE3NW
  • Item model number: TBP001
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,829 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By yoyoman62002 on June 6, 2011
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The tent is cool !!! It goes up really fast and easy when its time to camp. Probably the biggest thing I have noticed so far is when you insert the wheel into the foot of the tent and pull on the wheel to make the top of the tent tight, you have to use a little muscle because otherwise the tent will sag badly and collect rain. Another thing that is not clear in the instructions is the rain fly attaches to the tent with three buckles and does not require its own stakes. My tent was actually missing the buckle at the foot of the tent and I had to get topeak's warranty service to send me a replacement buckle. The warranty service is provided by Todson and so far has been a very good USA based service. As for the size of the tent, I am 6'2" and I am comfortable in the tent, however if you are any taller than me this tent is not for you because when I am laying on my back, my head is almost against the head of the tent and my feet are all the way in the far corners of the tent. If you sleep on your side in a semi-fetal position you may be able to get away with being a little taller, but not much.

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A couple cons for the tent. This tent does not have very good airflow. It has vents on the sides that can be unzipped to allow flow but they are small. No room for storing your gear, i ended up leaving most of my things outside in waterproof bags. Setting the tent up for the day is a commitment because it takes your bike away for the rest of the day. The included stakes are poor quality and they bend easily in hard ground.

I did weather a severe storm in this tent. While other people suffered broken poles or tents that blew away, mine was rock solid with no apparent damage.

Something i highy recommend is making a ground cover that goes under the tent out of an old tarp to protect against punctures and wear and tear on the bottom of the tent. Overall i still believe this is a great tent and I look forward to using it again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Travis Godbold on November 18, 2013
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This tent is awesome! It sets up very easily when you are ready to camp. Wish it was in camo or a less distinct color, but I can understand why it would be in neon yellow, so it would be easy to spot from above or on the ground if a mountain biker got stranded somewhere. I would bring along some camo netting if you want to be less visible to passersby, ie camo net as a theft deterrent. There's a camo net you can get at Bass Pro shop which can cover all the tent and bike, if you get the full size. If a thief were to try and steal the bike, he would literally have to confront the occupant, but why get in this situation? Best move would be to get a camo net.

Quickest way to set up the tent, release the front tire of your bike and insert the pitchfork stake into the fork connectors, stab it into the ground, then lift the head of the tent up, strap the Velcro attachments onto the handlebars, then at the rear of tent, unzip the zipper backing for the wheel cargo area, tuck your front tire inside, zip it back up, yank the overhanging nylon flap over the upright tire until it is taut, and stake it to the ground. Basically at this point the tent is set up, with only the need of more stakes in the ground to maintain its stability. If it's raining, it's very easy and quick to throw the rain tarp over the tent and is very comfortable.

Inside the tent, there isn't much room. When packing, bring a foam pad or thermorest, rather than a blow up mattress. I recommend a long ALPS Mountaineering Lightweight Series Self-Inflating Air Pad. It fits perfectly inside the tent.
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