Travel gear

Good tour­ing kit for you and your bike

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Goose camp­ing sys­tem £299

www.wing­manoftheroad.com

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.

Clever tent uses bike as part of struc­ture

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