What I decide to bring and where I stuff it is never finalized. Micro-changes happen daily while riding. Rarely do I set out for a trip and say “I wish I brought….”. Visits to the post office become the norm. Deodorant sounds necessary on day one and becomes irrelevant after a week without a shower.
Except for food, I always wish I had more food.
Behold, my pack list. Check back for updates and pictures the more I tinker.
Revelate Seat Pack:
Big Agnes fly creek tent
grocery bags for emergency toe warmers/gloves
solar light strapped to top
crocks strapped outside
Wanderlust Top Tube Bag:
light charger chord
phone charger chord
anker power bank
Revelate Bar Bag: Waterbottle
Wanderlust Bar Bag: Snacks
Mounted to Handle Bars:
2 water bottle holders
1 water bottle holder with small PB
Dry Bag on Salsa HD Anything cage: toiletries, sunglasses, first aid, extra food
Revelate Sweet Roll Bag:
2 spare wool socks
thermal t-shirt, long sleeve, and long pants
lightweight Capilene long sleeve
ultralight down coat
Stuff sack outside roll bag:
misc clothes (light gloves, hat, buff, arm warmers, leg warmers, pack towel)
Gug-Gear Frame Bag:
Food (might swap places with toiletry or first aid kit bag at some point)
spork and map in the side pocket
Purple Tool Bag strapped inside frame:
Spare tube and basic repair items
Bike pump strapped below the top tube.
water bottle holder with snacks or water depending on the need
possibly an extra tube if it fits
Items I love but think I’ll go without this year:
- hooded lightweight fleece
- synthetic vest
Talking trip planning and logistics is my jam.
What treasured item(s) do you take with you every time?
What unnecessary item rides along with you?
Drop a line in the comments.