Good touring kit for you and your bike
Goose camping system £299
Putting up a tent can be a pain, but this new bike-specific system claims to do away with all that hassle. The designers say the Goose can be set up or taken down in just five minutes. The high-density foam mattress and sleeping bag are packed up with the tent rather than separately – roll it all up and stick it in the bag, then bungee the bag on the back. It uses the bike as part of its structure, reducing the amount of poles and pegs, and an extra flap goes over the bike seat, keeping it dry and providing a dry area for storing boots etc. Both sides and ends unzip for access and all four openings have zippable flyscreens too. There’s also an included picnic blanket. The sleeping area is 197cm by 75cm with 70cm headroom and it packs to a roll around 60cm long by 35cm diameter. It’s made of sturdy 420-grade rip-stop canvas, so it weighs 11kg but should be pretty rugged.
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