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Old 06-26-20, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
My current bikepacking tent is a Tarptent Double Rainbow which comes in at 1,252 grams (my measured weight). I carry it in a Sea to Summit 20 litre dry bag attached to my Revalate Designs Harness. I also have in the bag, my sleeping bag, sleeping mat, pillow and liner for the sleeping bag. It has worked out well for me so far.

You can see the setup here (yellow drybag upfront).
I would never carry my tent with my sleeping bag. I’ve had many mornings where my tent is wet from either dew (doesn’t happen all that often in Colorado) or rain. It’s not always possible to wait for the tent to dry before having to leave in the morning so the tent may get packed wet. Drying a tent at the next campsite is mostly trivial. Drying a sleeping bag would be very difficult.

I use a harness as well. I don’t like the Sweetroll design from Revelate for the reasons above. I can’t figure out how to keep my sleeping bag dry in contact with a wet tent.
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