• I know @platypus is not a fan of the brand, but is there a better alternative to the Alpkit Jaran3. Uses will be bikepacking/camping with my partner, nothing to mental (Inverness to Edinburgh this July for example). Would have been doing 2/3 weeks cycling in Japan in April last year if things had panned out differently.

    We both like riding offroad so lightweight is important, but with a bit of space (hence 3 person) as we are not racing.

  • Big Agnes Tiger Wall. They do a bike packing specific one where the poles pack down real short so it’s easy to fit in bikepacking bags.

  • That’s interesting and very light. Would be nice, but probably unnecessary a bit more than we are looking to spend. I’m happy to carry extra weight but ideally keep the pack size down. Poles can go on my partner’s rack which is always on her bike.

    Should have said. Ideally green/dark for wild or at least less blatant camping.