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RhinoWolf 2.O: An All-In-One Tent System Too Good To be True?

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Early on life teaches us to be skeptical of things that sound too good to be true. Take for example the concept of a lightweight (around 6 pounds), weatherproof tent that comes with a built-in air mattress and its own sleeping bag. Then make it affordable (compared to buying everything separately), able to attach to the same-model tents of friends and lovers, and best of all compact enough to slip into the average ADV-bike pannier. Too good to be true?

RhinoWolf is currently hosting a Kickstarter campaign as a means to sell the second version of its all-in-one tent concept. The original RhinoWolf was sold to the public via a similar and very successful campaign in 2017, this one hosted by Indiegogo.

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup

RhinoWolf replaces your traditional camping sleep setup with an all-in-one tent. The sleeping system has a mattress, pole and sleeping bag integrated into the design and packs into a compact 6.2 lbs bundle.

The original tent was the same concept as the 2.0: Ripstop nylon construction for the tent, wide openings with mosquito netting on each side, side wings for shade and to stabilize the single pole design, blow-up mattress complete with pump sack and down sleeping blanket (it’s a top “blanket” connected to the mattress, not a full bag). As a unique extra, the tent can be zipped to another RhinoWolf for coupling, or to as many RhinoWolfs as you want to create a cool tunnel tent. For the 2.0 version RhinoWolf has integrated the pole and tent pegs into the design, added some ventilation and improved connect-ability with a more runoff-resistant roll-and-lock system.


The original tent came in three climate versions: a 2-, 3- and 4-season ratings dependent on the weight of the duck-down blanket (150g to 560g). The new version appears to only be available in 2- and 3-season versions, the 2-season with a blanket filled with 150g synthetic fiber and the 3-season with 375g of duck down. Additional details remain a bit vague, for example whether the company will continue using Klymit-branded air mattresses, as it did in the previous version.

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup

The RhinoWolf attaches to other same-model tents.

all-in-one camping sleep setup

The modular all-in-one tent uses a 1-pole frame design and comes with 6 anchoring pegs. Integrated air vents at the top and side facilitate airflow and reduce humidity.

When we asked RhinoWolf to clarify details on 2.0 construction they responded: “Since this is an innovative design, the product can be manufactured in all types of fabrics and materials.” Additionally, the company says any fabric test results will not be supplied until the production phase of the project, yet claims the tent to be windproof, waterproof and bugproof.

To the skeptics among us these are not very reassuring declarations. Additionally, since the original tent was sold only via the initial Indiegogo campaign, there is no bank of reviews to ponder, save two lonely write-ups on Amazon where units were assumably resold by original Indeigogo backers.

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup

The air mattress uses a pump sack for faster inflation.

So, is the RhinoWolf all-in-one tent system too good to be true? Buying into one certainly feels like a leap of faith (and patience, as they will not be delivered to Kickstarter backers until December 2019).

But for the optimist, the RhinoWolf, which does come with a one-year satisfaction guarantee, is certain to be a viable option if you roll out into the wild for only a handful of adventures a season. It’s also a huge win and super-smart use of space for the veteran traveler who prefers hoteling and rarely camps. And ADV aside, if your have kids: Bingo!

RhinoWolf all-in-one tent setup

all-in-one tent setup

The RhinoWolf Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to end on July 25, 2019 at 5 a.m. Pacific standard time with the current early bird price set at $199. At time of writing there is no word on what the next crowdfunding price will be once the early bird offer expires, but the “retail price” is said to be $349.

So check it out and let us know your thoughts. And if you were one of the original backers and own a RhinoWolf already, let us all know how it’s working out for you!


Author: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a motorcycle journalist for more than 30 years, testing the entire range of bikes for the major print magazines and specializing in adventure-travel related stories. To date she’s written and supplied photography for articles describing what it’s like to ride in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Travel Writer’s Awards along the way. Her most-challenging adventure yet has been riding in the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as Team AusAmerica’s embedded journalist.

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