Bikepacking Gear List

Here’s what I take on a Bikepacking trip! I’m constantly experimenting and learning (the hard way) about what to bring and what to leave at home. This is what I brought on my last trip and was pretty dang comfortable, but things are always changing. I’m sure I forgot a few things but this seemed like the most important stuff. What do you do differently? I’d love to hear your input!


 Loaded up on Temple Mountain Road, Utah

Loaded up on Temple Mountain Road, Utah

BIKE/BAGS

-Surly Krampus 29+ (stock 1x11. Wish I had a true granny gear or a 2x setup.)

-Crank Brothers Stamp 2 flats (super big and grippy, I just use climbing approach shoes with these)

-Ergon GS2 grips (nice to change hand position around while riding)

-Topeak Ride Case phone mount (good for keeping your phone accessible for GPS)

-2x Salsa Anything Cages

-Revelate Designs Sweetroll handlebar bag

-Revelate Designs Gas Tank (great for quick stash stuff)

-Revelate Designs Feed Bag

-Revelate Designs Jerry Can

-Revelate Designs Viscacha seat bag

-Revelate Designs Ranger frame bag

-Osprey Raptor backpack with 3L camelback resevoir

 Camped under a Pinon near the wild horse refuge in Cameo, CO. Pretty comfortable night! I’m using a closed cell foam pad here because my inflatable sprung a leak somewhere…

Camped under a Pinon near the wild horse refuge in Cameo, CO. Pretty comfortable night! I’m using a closed cell foam pad here because my inflatable sprung a leak somewhere…



SLEEP SYSTEM

-Thermarest NeoAir XLite MAX SV (very light but delicate)

-REI 30 degree down/synthetic sleeping bag

-Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 + scrap piece of tarp for footprint

-Sea to Summit inflatable pillow (luxury item!)

-Big fuzzy wool sleep socks that live in my sleeping bag





COOK SYSTEM

(I’ve been trying stoveless options more and more lately, but sometimes a hot drink is nice. This system changes often depending on what I want to prepare.)

-Vargo Triad alcohol stove, windscreen, and fuel

-Stainless steel camp mug, nested around a metal nalgene bottle (can boil water in this).

-Metal spork

-Lighter





 Simple cockpit before I got a fancy phone mount and wireless speaker. Headed down Schofield pass in Colorado. That foam dooohickey is a fold up seat, which I ended up using 0 times, but they come in hand during colder months to prevent freezing your butt off.

Simple cockpit before I got a fancy phone mount and wireless speaker. Headed down Schofield pass in Colorado. That foam dooohickey is a fold up seat, which I ended up using 0 times, but they come in hand during colder months to prevent freezing your butt off.

ESSENTIALS

-Black Diamond headlamp + extra batteries, in a watertight zip lock

-Leatherman mulit tool

-Morakniv bushcraft knife

-Matches, fire starters

-Stocked first aid kit

-Aquamira water treatment

-Sunscreen, lip balm

-Toothpaste/ brush

-Bronner’s soap

-camp towel

-Extra p-cord

-Compass, maps

-Garmin inReach mini locator

-Anker charger for phone and garmin

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CLOTHING:

-Giro Montara helmet (Just got this, and love the way it fits!)

-Sunglasses

-Lightweight synthetic T-shirt

-Bike gloves

-Padded bike shorts (I like pearl izumi) or just syntethic boxers

-Bike shorts

-Merio wool socks

-Scarpa approach shoes (Don’t really like these, I’ve had Five ten freeride’s before that were great).

-Wind shirt (like Patagonia Houdini) great to throw on to conserve a little heat)

-Plastic poncho (my rain jacket doesn’t work and I’m too broke to get a new one now. This held up in a torrential downpour though!)

 Sean and Autumn successfully completed a Bikepacking trip with no dedicated bags to speak of! Getting creative with straps can suffice just fine for overnighters.

Sean and Autumn successfully completed a Bikepacking trip with no dedicated bags to speak of! Getting creative with straps can suffice just fine for overnighters.


-Hoodie mid-weight layer (like a Melanzana or Patagonia R1)

-Down or synthetic insulating puffy jacket (Arc’teryx Cerium)

-Rain shell

-Rain pants

-Long underwear bottoms

-Extra socks & under garments

-Handkerchief


HOW I PACK



-Two big water jugs on the front fork with the salsa anything cages for trips with limited water access.

-Tent, sleeping bag, and puffy in sweetroll

-Extra clothes and a few other things in the seat pack

-Most food and other equipment in the frame pack

-Bike repair kit in the jerry can

-Camera in the gas tank

-snacks in the feed bag

-Rain coat and some water in my backpack

-Everything else jammed in nooks and crannies