Whether you’re only doing a short trip some place awesome with an overnight stay under the stars or are going on a multi-day adventure in the wild, there are two things motorcycle travelers of all genre need to take into consideration: space and weight. Unless you’re heading out on a Honda Gold Wing with a full set of cases and a single-wheel trailer hitched at the back, chances are you have limited real estate to pack your camping essentials.
On the bright side, loading gear up on a bike with weight and space restrictions can be a delightful challenge that forces us to rethink our priorities. Thankfully, gear companies out there like to cater to our small-size, lightweight needs. If you’re planning a motorcycle camping trip this summer, whether this is your first time or your hundredth, check out these cool moto camping-friendly must-haves.