Our gear list for bicycle touring

3 years ago  •  By  •  0 Comments

Although we are used to packing our bags for traveling and outdoor activities, you could consider us bike touring rookies. So we spend most of our preparation time on our gear and weighing every single piece of it.

Deciding what to bring is a constant trade-off between weight & comfort (and spending money). So there has been much doubt and a lot of ‘gear poker’. Should we bring a laptop? Would a lightweight chair be nice? Are we going to spend 500 euro on new sleeping bags?

After reading a lot of blogs, speaking with other bike touring enthusiastics and deciding on our comfort and weight quota we ended up with 2 bikes, 10 bags and a lot of stuff packing a total of 80,86 KG.

This is our complete gear / packing list:

Our vehicles

  • Koga worldtraveler – 18.100g
  • Santos travelmaster 2.6 – 19.600g

TOTAL: 37.700g

Bike gear

  • Missing link for chain – 3g
  • Chain tube – 21g
  • Spare inner tires (2x): 28 inch Vredenstein – 400 g
  • Spare inner tires (2x): 26 inch Schwalbe – 450 g
  • Spare outer tire: 28 inch – 425g
  • Spare outer tire: 26 inch – 425g
  • Adhesive set
  • Brake pads 8x: Generic – 84g
  • Spare carbon belt – 100g
  • Cleaning cloth – 45g
  • Emergency spoke (2x): FiberFix Spoke – 31g
  • Bike lock: Generic chain lock – 1000g

TOTAL: 3049g

Tools

  • Allen tools: Topeak alien 2 minitool – 250g
  • Pump: Generic – ? g
  • Multitool: Leatherman Wave – 277g

TOTAL: 537g

Our luggage

  • Front pannier: 2x Ortlieb front roller classic set – 950g (each)
  • Rear pannier: 2x Ortlieb back roller classic set – 795g (each)
  • Handlebar bag: Orltieb Ultimate 6 M – 650g
  • Handlebar bag: Ortlieb Ultimate Pro 6 M – 650 g

TOTAL: 8280g

The master bedroom

  • Tent: MSR Mutha Hubba mx 3 – 2380g
  • Footprint: MRS footprint – 275g
  • Sleeping mat: Exped synmat winterlight LW – 597g
  • Sleeping mat: Exped synmat winterlight M – 449g
  • Sleeping bag: The North Face Cat’s Meow  – 1500g
  • Sleeping bag: Marmot Trestless Elite 20 – 1400g
  • Air pillow 2x: Sea To Summit Aeros L – 107g (each)
  • Sleeping liner 2x: – 180g each
  • Foldable foam seat 2x: – 27g each

TOTAL: 3124g

The kitchen

  • Stove: Generic – 300g
  • Cooking pots: 1,7L & 2.7L Sea to Summit Alpha set 2.2 – 520g
  • Frying pan: MSR Quick Skillet – 166g
  • Windscreen: tiny foldable one – 61g
  • Plates 2x: Sea to Summit Alpha set 2.2 – 150g
  • Mugs + lids 2x: Sea to Summit Alpha set 2.2 – 255g
  • Cutting baord: Generic – 131g
  • Tea Towel: Generic – 50g
  • Thermos: Thermos Light & Comfort 1L – 526g
  • Kitchen bag: Generic – 115g
  • Dishsoap: Generic – 61g
  • Scourer: Generic – 6g
  • Coffee sticks: – 30g
  • Salt: Generic – 17g
  • Lighter: Generic – 22g
  • Cutting knife: GSI Outdoors Santoku 4inch 47g
  • Bulldog clips 3x: – 10g
  • Spoon, knife, fork set 2x: Sea To Summit Alpha Cuttery set – 52g (each)
  • Spatula: GSI Outdoors spatula – 10g
  • Sporks 2x: Light my fire sporks – 10g (each)
  • Zipbags: Generic – 20 gr
  • Plastic cups 3x: 75g
  • Cuttery bag: Generic – 230g
  • Water Bottle 2x: Camelbag 1L – 170g (each)
  • Bike bottle: 2x: Generic 0,75L – g

TOTAL: 3124g

Our office (electronics)

  • E-reader: Kobo Aura – 287g
  • E-reader: Kobo Auro H2O – 351g
  • Camera: Sony A7 – 804g
  • Spare camera battery (2x) – Generic – 42g (each)
  • Battery charger: Generic – 115g
  • Lens: Sony 24-70mm –
  • Lens: Sony 50 mm f1.8 – 290g
  • Camera bag: Generic – 137g
  • SD card case: Generic – 40g
  • SD cards (4x): Generic 32 GB – 14g
  • Video camera: GoPro Hero 7  – 137g
  • Spare camera battery (2x) – 22g (each)
  • GoPro Bike Mount – 100g
  • GoPro Selfiestick – 86g
  • GoPro floater – 55g
  • Phone: OnePlus 5T – 247g
  • OnePlus charger: Generic – 97g
  • Phone: Iphone 190g
  • Iphone charger: 40g
  • Watch: Garmin Fenix HR
  • Garmin charger: 45g
  • Bluetooth foldable keyboard: 183g
  • Cardreader USB-C: 15g
  • Powerbank: 10.000 Mah – 240g
  • Powerbank: 20.000 Mah – 356g
  • Headphones (2x): 37g (each)
  • Charging plugs and cables: Assorted – 50g
  • Camera cleaning kit: Generic – 56g
  • Bank card reader: Generic – 87g
  • Extra aaa battery – Generic 85g

TOTAL: 4394g

Jorg’s wardrobe

  • Stuff sack: – 20gr
  • Waterproof jacket: Haglofs Spitz jacket – 479g
  • Waterproof pants: Haglofs lightweight – 188g
  • Down jacket: Rab downjack – 542g
  • Merino shirts (3x): – 120g (each)
  • Jumper: lightweight jumper – 144g
  • Pants: Generic – 448g
  • Shorts: Generic – 350g
  • Swimming shorts: Generic – 153g
  • Socks (3x): 2 for cycling, 1 for walking – 134g
  • Boxers (3x): Decathlon 131 g
  • Casual shoes: Adidas Terrex GTX – 720g
  • Cycle shoes: Shimano generic – 818g
  • Flipflops: Havanas -339g
  • Helmet: – 268g
  • Shoe covers: – 130g
  • Hand-shoes: Half finger cycle handshakes – 60g
  • Cycling bib short: Generic – 240g
  • Cycling under short: Generic – 120g
  • Cycling Arm warmers: 54g
  • Cycling Leg warmers: 103g
  • Cycling windjacket: 162g
  • Winterhat: Generic – 76g
  • Neck-scarf: Buff – 35g

TOTAL: 6113g

Nadine wardrobe

  • Stuff sack: – 20gr
  • Waterproof jacket: Haglofs Spitz jacket – 413g
  • Waterproof pants: Haglofs lightweight – 224g
  • Down jacket: Rab downjack – 282g
  • Merino shirts (2x): Icebreaker – 96g (each)
  • T-shirt: Generic – 100g
  • Singlet: Generic – 62g
  • Jumper: lightweight jumper – 371g
  • Pants: Generic – 405g
  • Running tights: Generic – 220g
  • Shorts: Generic – 184g
  • Short: Generic – 135g
  • Skirt: Generic – 160g
  • Sleepsinglet: Generic – 52g
  • Bikini: Generic – 112g
  • Socks (3x): 2 for cycling, 1 for walking – 108g
  • Bras (2x): Generic sports bra – 85g (each)
  • Boxers (3x): Generic – 118g
  • Casual shoes: Salomon Vario 2 – 628g
  • Cycle shoes: Shimano generic – 718g
  • Sandals: Teva – 377g
  • Helmet: Generic – 265g
  • Shoe covers: Generic – 130g
  • Hand-shoes: Half finger cycle handshakes – 40g
  • Winter gloves: Generic – 37g
  • Cycling bib short (2x): Generic – 330g
  • Cycling Leg warmers: 90g
  • Cycling windjacket: 124g
  • Winterhat: Generic – 63g
  • Hat: Generic – 64g
  • Neck-scarf: Buff – 35g

Total: 6603g

Our shared bathroom

  • Bag: Generic – 201g
  • Towels (4x): Lightweight – 304g
  • Exfoliating Glove: Generic – 6g
  • Glove: Generic – 39g
  • Alcoholgel: 100g
  • Shampoo block: – 100g
  • Conditioner block: – 100g
  • Sudo creme: 65g
  • Tweezers: 13g
  • Nail clippers: 10g
  • Nail file: 2g
  • Callus rasp: 22g
  • Hairbrush: 57g
  • Shaver: Generic – 62g
  • Toothbrush: Generic – 50g
  • Toothpaste: Paradontax – 130g
  • Deodrant: – 168g
  • Suncream: – g
  • SRL gel: Spiroflora – 100g
  • Antiseptic gel: Generic – 26g
  • Nosespray: Generic – 28g
  • Durex: 75g
  • Mirror: Generic – 19g
  • Razor Jorg: Generic – 43g
  • Spare razorblades: Generic – 24g
  • Washing soap: Eco – 103g

Total: 1888g

Our garage (the rest of the stuff)

  • Sports sunglasses (2x): Generic – g
  • Sunglasses (2x): Generic – g
  • Spectacles: Generic – g
  • Bicycle key (2x): Generic – g
  • Spare bike key (2x): Generic – g
  • Credit & payment cards: Generic – g
  • Passports (2x): Generic – 76 g
  • Copy of passport: Generic – g
  • Copy of vaccinations: Generic – g
  • Rope: Sea To Summit Lightweight – 20g
  • Tape:
  • Tireps:
  • Headlight (2x): Petzl Taktikka plus – 166g
  • Flute: Generic – 22g
  • Compass – 25g
  • Towel (3x): Generic – 250g
  • Spare laces: Generic – g
  • Sewing kit – Generic – 40g
  • Earplugs (non music) (2x): Generic – 25g
  • Notebook – Generic A5 – 65g
  • Passport photo (x2): Mugshots – 5g
  • Map of NZ: Generic 1:50 – 76g
  • First aid kit – Home made – 430g