Gear for bicycle touring

Gear to cycle around the world

Kit list for our around the World multi-year journey by bicycle.

Our bicycles

Bicycle and camping

  • Touring bicycles Thorn Nomad MK2.
  • 26 inches Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tyres.
  • Son dynamo on the front hub with eWerk for adapting the current and charging by USB.
  • Rohloff inner gears.
  • Flat pedals Shimano Saint MX80.
  • Mirrors in the handle-bar from Mirrycle.
  • Thorn racks front and rear.

Panniers and dry bags

  • Fully waterproof panniers Crosso Expert.
  • Ortlieb handle bar bag.
  • Alpkit Fuel Pod bag over top tube.
  • Extra dry bags from Alkit and Exped.
  • Random straps and Topeak cargo net to keep everything together over the racks.

Camping

Camping gear

  • Tent Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT, 4 seasons tunnel tent.
  • Goose sleeping bags Alpkit Pipedream 600.
  • Silk linens to keep our sleeping bags clean -or not even dirtier- and have one extra layer to play around with in colder/warmer weather.
  • A pillow cover, we fill it up with clothes.
  • Exped Synmat 7 inflatable sleeping mats.
  • ThermaRest Z Lite mats.
  • Tarp Alpkit Rig Kelp.
  • Bivy bags from Alpkit: Hunka and Hunka XL.

Cooking and water supply

Cooking gear

  • Multi-fuel MSR Dragonfly stove.
  • Pans and pots.
  • Ortlieb sink.
  • MSR Dromedary water bladders (10 liters and 6 liters)
  • Water filter Sawyer Point One 3-Way.
  • Odor-proof Opsak bags.

Gadgets

  • Smartphone.
  • Laptop and tablet.
  • Kindle 3G.
  • Camera DSLR Nikon D7100 and a bunch of lenses and tripod.
  • Anker power station batteries.
  • Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger.
  • Anker solar panel.

Clothing

  • Merino baselayers from Icebreaker.
  • Helly Hansen Warm Freeze thermal baselayer.
  • Goose jackets.
  • Windproof jackets.
  • Waterproof clothes.
  • Bestard Goretex shoes.

9 Comments

  1. Cecily Watson
    January 17, 2013 @ 00:30

    Hello. Thank you for sharing this kit list. I have bookmarked the site and would use this list for future references. Really helpful!

    Reply

    • Pablo Pablo
      July 6, 2014 @ 01:59

      You are welcome!

      Reply

  2. Tami
    May 20, 2014 @ 23:25

    Great blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..

    Any ideas? Bless you!

    Reply

  3. Marston Mitchell
    November 5, 2014 @ 16:48

    Hey guys,great blog.if you come to Canada I’ll be sure to contact you. We are warm shower hosts in western province of Alberta. Our Rocky mountains are a must see as well as the coast of British Columbia. Ride safe

    Reply

    • Pablo Pablo
      November 5, 2014 @ 17:33

      Thank you very much! See you in 2 or 3 years! 😉

      Reply

  4. Russell
    January 27, 2015 @ 18:31

    Do you think it would be just as easy to travel this way using cheaper gear? I’d hate to have a £2000 bike and wake up one morning to find it gone!

    Reply

    • Pablo Pablo
      January 28, 2015 @ 10:36

      It would be as easy as long as you have a waterproof tent and something to cook with, it would just be more uncomfortable (specially when the weather is bad). I am not worried at all about my bicycle being stolen, I always take the necessary measures to reduce the risk to levels I am comfortable with.

      Reply

  5. Terri
    July 18, 2015 @ 14:37

    Just found your vid of pics on youtube – am planning a trip myself and will be trawling thru your site for more useful info. Have added the water filter to my wishlist – it looks fabulous. Thanks and good luck on your journey. Note you’re just about to go to Iran and am DEEPLY disappointed that UK citizens are banned from independent travel in Iran now 🙁 Still I can travel vicariously with your blog.

    Reply

  6. Richard
    December 8, 2015 @ 22:28

    Ajoutez-moi sur votre liste d’envoi!

    Reply

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