A Bikepacking / Adventure Cycling Tour Kitlist

A Bikepacking / Adventure Cycling Tour Kitlist

This is one of the kit grids from our recent bikepacking trip in the Alpes-Maritimes, where we spent three days / two nights in the mountains. Whilst we didn’t head anywhere super remote, we still needed to be self-sufficient, carrying everything on our bikes. This kitlist for our unsupported bikepacking trip, is split into three groups:

Luggage (Bikepacking Bags): specific bags for loading a bike, without racks.
Shelter & Cookware (Camping): a light & small packsize bivvy bag, and camp cooking setup.
Tools & Accessories: essential ‘on the road’ items, and optional extras.

BIKE / CLOTHING / FOOD / SHELTER

SHELTER & COOKWARE (Camping)

1 | Sleeping Bag | Neutrino 200 – RAB
2 | Bivvy Bag | Alpine – RAB
3 | Pegs / Guy Lines / Poles (Tarp)
4 | Tarp – great as an extra level of shelter in a bivvy bag / storing kit under overnight
5 | Sleeping Mat | NeoAir XLite – Thermarest
6 | Warm (Down) Jacket | Microlight Alpine – RAB
7 | Hat and Gloves
8 | Warm Socks
9 | Suncream & Insect Stuff
10 | Spork | Titanium – Light My Fire
11 | Hot Drink Supplies (Coffee)
12 | Toiletries
13 | Fuel
14 | Mug | Titan Cup – MSR
15 | Camping Stove | Microrocket – MSR
16 | Cooking Pot / KettleTitan Kettle – MSR
17 | Coffee Maker | Aeropress – Aerobie
18 | Towel | Ultralite (L) – PackTowl

Additions:
19 | Sleeping Bag Liner – great for hygiene / extra warmth / sleeping in without a sleeping bag if really warm, or in a bunkhouse
20 | Lighter / Matches
21 | Tissues / Wipes
22 | Food – leave some room for picking up supplies en-route
23 | Dry Kindling Pack

TOOLS & ACCESSORIES

1 | Map | 1:100,000 scale, or less. Never leave without one.
2 | Sketchbook
3 | Pump | Sterling – Crank Brothers
4 | Multitool (w/ Chain Tool) | Pica+ – Crank Brothers
5 | Buff | Merino / Original – Buff
6 | Outerwear (Rain Shell / Wind Stopper) | Minimus Jacket – Montane
7 | Everything Shoes | with a light setup, go for some SPD MTB shoes that enable you to do things off-the-bike too, like explore bunkers and hike up mountainsides with your bike. Or strap flip flops somewhere, for the evening camp spot.
8 | Spare Inner
9 | Straps / Cables / Tape
10 | Compass & Knife
11 | Spare Power & Chargers | Powermonkey Discovery – Powertraveller
12 | Water Carriers
13 | Headtorch
14 | Hippie

Additions:
15 | Bike Lights – front and back. On this sort of trip, ensure your front light can be used to light up tracks in the dark, as well as just for being seen.
16 | Clothing – wear what you want, within reason. Outerwear is important for adverse conditions – take a rain shell that can even double up as a wind stopper, and warm down jacket for cold times off-the-bike. A buff is always useful.
17 | GPS
18 | Camera
18 | Medical Kit
19 | Hand sanitiser
20 | Water Filtration (tablets / filter)?
21 | Spoke Key?
22 | Spare Spokes?
23 | Spare Tyre?

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If you have ANY questions about touring kit, do send us an email – info@pannier.cc

Safe travels,