GEAR for the Hayduke

~coming soon

Luna sandals, Oso wings.

  • Gossomer Gear, ~35L Kumo Backpack (17.45 ounces).


GEAR for Bikepacking through Latin America

(Scroll down to see the different bag setups I used over the course of my Latina America cycle tour)


  • Advocate Cycles: Seldom Seen.
  • Stans: ZTR Major, no tubes 27.5″ wheels.
  • Terrene Tires: Chunk (tough), tubeless, 27.5 x 3″.
  • Ergon: GP5 hand grips.
  • Brooks: Cambium C19 (with gel seat cover).
  • Specialized: Bennies Platform Pedals.


    • Revelate Designs: front roll harness.
    • Tillak: Kiwanda 20L drybag/backpack.
    • Revelate Designs: Mountain Feedbag (2).
    • Revelate Designs: Gas Tank & Jerry Can.
  • FRAME:
    • Homemade partial frame bags (2) [hand-sewn while on tour, from an old worn-out Revelate Designs SaltyRoll and Gas Tank].
    • Sea to Summit: 20L Dry River Bag.


    • DOWNTUBE: King Cage: Manything Cage.
    • FRONT FORKS: King Cage: Manything Cage (2).
    • HANDLEBAR TOP MOUNT: King Cage: Iris King Cage.
    • REAR RACK: Ratking Frames/Tumbleweed Bikes: T-Rack
    • REAR CAGES: King Cage: Manything Cage (2) [mounted to rack].

    BIKE STUFF: tools, spare parts, etc

    • Voile Straps
    • Cable and lock.
    • Planet Bike: Super flash taillight.
    • Cateye: Enduro Cycle computer.
    • Lezyne: Microfloor HVG Pump (8 oz).
    • Multitools: Lezyne V10 (3.6 oz), and Leatherman PS4 (1.9 oz).
    • Tire boots, tire plugs, chain lube, rag, presta to schrader adapter, gorilla tape, tenacious tape, needle & thread, shoegoo, tire levers.
    • Tubeless sealant.
    • Tubolito inner tube & patch kit.
    • Spare brake pads, quick links, cables, spokes, valves, derailleur hanger, and a few bolts.
    • Fiskers small scissors.



    • Giro: Hex helmet.
    • Dabrim: Classic Visor (attached to helmet).
    • Bike gloves.
    • Luna Sandals: OSO 2.0
    • Native Eyewear: Sidecar Sunglasses (and spare lenses).


    • Enlightened Equipment, Convert Down Quilt/Sleeping Bag 10°F (25.5 oz).
    • Cocoon, hyperlight air-core pillow (2.4 oz).
    • EVA foam mat.
    • Zpacks: Duplex tent, listed under shared gear.


    • Klean Kanteen, single-wall bottles, 64 oz and 27.5 oz.
    • Tillak, Metolius 18 oz insulated bottle.
    • Platypus, 1L Softbottle (2 @ 1.2 oz each)
    • Valtcan, 450ml titanium cup, with lid (2.5 oz).
    • Opinel Knife (No8), small (1.5 oz).
    • Sea to Summit, Alpha Light Spoon short (0.3 oz).
    • Keychain style can opener.
    • 2 Mini binder clips (for keeping food packages closed).
    • Baggu, standard reusable ripstop nylon bag (always kept in my stuffsack purse so I had it with me for market and resupply shopping).


    • Toothbrush (cut down).
    • Uncle Harry’s Natural Tooth Powder (I keep a small amount in a plastic contact lens holder with my toothbrush, and some extra in a ziploc).
    • floss.
    • piece of comb.
    • piece of eyeliner.
    • lip balm with carabiner (2).
    • ear swabs.
    • toilet paper.
    • nail clippers.
    • Lena, menstrual cup.
    • REI mini multi-towel. (0.8 oz)
    • Small piece of cloth (~6 in sq) for washing my face at the end of the day.
    • 3 oz bottle with olive oil (I use olive oil on my skin; it’s easier to travel with than coconut oil. It also makes a great addition to food that is prepared cold, like salads, or cold-soaked oats or couscous. It also works great as an anti-chafe and after care for chafe).


    • Arnica salve.
    • Arnica tablets.
    • Betadine.
    • Rubbing alcohol.
    • Echinacea.
    • Probiotics.
    • Dr Christopher’s – complete tissue and bone repair formula.
    • Electrolytes.
    • Sea salt.
    • Various herbs: turmeric, ginger, cloves, oregano (depends on what I can find).


    • Shorts.
    • Tank top.
    • Northface, Sunshirt.
    • Haglofs, Essens Mimic Jacket, with hood (synthetic).
    • Patagonia, lightweight long sleeve zip neck shirt (3.6 oz).
    • Tatoo, lightweight, full zip, polartec hoodie.
    • Darn Tough, Micro crew cushion wool socks (altered to tabi).
    • Smartwool, short lightweight wool socks (altered to tabi).
    • Smartwool, leg warmers (they were actually arm-warmers, but I cut the tightest cuff off so I can use them as leg warmers instead).
    • Seirus, Stormsock (altered to tabi).
    • Thin liner socks (for sleeping).
    • Underarmour, Coldgear Tactical Leggings (~6 oz).
    • Patagonia, Cap 1 leggings.
    • Homemade ultra-sil raingear (~6 oz), includes jacket, chaps, tabi booties, mittens [I sent the skirt home].
    • Marmot, Precip rain jacket.
    • Homemade softshell mittens.
    • Light gloves.
    • Buff, polar (1.5 oz).
    • Buff, half (0.5 oz).
    • 1 pair underwear.
    • Patagonia, Barely Sports Bras (2).


    • Bandana.
    • An assortment of silnylon stuff sacks.
    • Sunhat.
    • Homemade silnylon wallet and cordura stuffsack purse, credit cards, ID, and passport.


    • Steripen, Ultra water purifier, UV light (4.8 oz), charges via USB.
    • Petzl, Elite (mini flashlight, 1 ounce) and spare batteries.
    • Petzl, Zipka headlamp.
    • iPhone 8 Plus.
    • Small 2 port wall charger.
    • Sandisk, MP3 Sansa Clip.
    • Headphones.
    • Charge cords.
    • Anker, 10000mAh powerbank.
    • Anker, 21W dual USB solar charger [I’ve currently sent this home, but I may retrieve it later].
    • Yichumy, Phone SD card reader [I use SD cards to store photos I’ve edited with my phone. It’s like an external hard drive for my phone].
    • Several SD cards (stored in an Altoids mini tin).
    • Sony NEX 5T camera (charges via USB).
    • Spare camera battery.
    • Camera brush, blower, cleaning cloth.


    • A few sheets of paper.
    • A few colors of paint and a few pencils.
    • Brushes, cut down, (2).
    • Princeton, Catelyst tool (cut down).


    • SteinCo.: Mini Cassette Lock.
    • 2 personal sized cuben fiber ground sheets.
    • ZPacks Cuben Fiber Duplex Tent (19 oz).
    • 2 carbon fiber tent poles (5 oz).
    • 8 aluminum v-style tent stakes (2.7 oz).


    • iPhone: using GPS apps and map PDF’s.
    • MapOut app.
    • Gaia GPS (classic) app.
    • Google maps, for more urban routes where signal is available.
    • Occasional paper maps & route descriptions.




    Luna Sandals


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    Special Thanks

    Luna Sandals for keeping my feet happy.


    Roadrunner Bags for helping me dial in my bike bags.


    Past Sponsors

    Great nutrition, and the best socks ever, kept me going strong on my 2014 Continental Divide Trail thru-hike.


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