Backpack converts into tent

BivyPack backpack converts into tent

Adventure motorcycle riders who travel light may be interested in this lightweight backpack that converts into a tent in seconds.BivyPack backpack converts into tent

The 450g BivyPack was conceived by Kenny Flannery who is now trying to raise about $13,000 with a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign and has reached half the funds at the half way point.

It is small enough to be included as carry-on with airlines and would be light enough to wear on your back on a motorcycle tour.

BivyPack is made of hex-grid ripstop nylon which is waterproof and durable.BivyPack backpack converts into tent

The carbon fibre frame ensures its light weight and slides out to become tent poles.

It creates a swag-style arrangement with a mesh area over your head to make it breathable and keep out insects.

BivyPack backpack converts into tentThere is also a foot vent where you can store your smelly riding boots.

A rain cover can be clipped to the outside.

The tent is 2.6m long and 70cm wide at  the shoulders, suitable for people up to 198cm tall.

The 40-litre backpack also has pockets to fit a water bottle and your wet weather riding gear.BivyPack backpack converts into tent

Kenny says it will go into production in April-June with shipping from June to crowd-funding backers at $US299 each.

Retail price is not yet set.

Jacket bike coverAstric Sports motorcycle jacket includes a bike cover

The BivyPack reminds us of the Astric Sports motorcycle jacket that has a “compression bag” in the back for protection and converts into a bike cover.

Astric Sports, Hong Kong, launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding appeal to raise $A25,425, but is almost out of time and well short of its target.

4 Comments

  1. That Backpack looks bigger then the 2 man hiking tent I bought for $50. It might take a little longer to erect BUT has twice as much space when up and smaller when down…so what’s the point ?? And having to carry it on your back is another disadvantage.

  2. “light enough to wear on your back on a motorcycle ”
    Says someone who has done very little motorcycle touring.
    You should never wear a pack while motorcycling. It’s dangerous, uncomfortable and tiring

  3. Backpacks of any kind used while motorcycling can be a spinal hazard if you hit the ground on your back. Your spine has the momentum of your body so the parts with no backpack bend more than the bits with a pack on impact, like a length of poly pipe bending around a rock.

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