CURRENT GEAR for Bikepacking from Arizona to Argentina


  • Advocate Cycles, Seldom Seen.
  • Stans, no tubes 27.5″ wheels.
  • Terrene Tires, Chunk (tough), tubeless, 27.5 x 3″.
  • Ergon, GP5 hand grips.
  • Brooks, C19 Cambium Saddle.


  • Revelate Designs: Terrapin System Seatbag, Gas Tank, Jerry Can, Mountain Feedbag (2), Harness, Saltyroll (altered to 20L).
  • Frankenstein Bag: It was an Alpamayo front accessory bag (that fits over the saltyroll), but I cut it in half and made it wider to accommodate the length of my folding solar panel.
  • Salsa Cycles: Anything Cage Bag (2).
  • Cedaero: Bolt on framebag.


  • HANDLEBARS: King Cage: top cap cage mount with Iris King Cage attached.
  • UNDER FRAME: King Cage, Manything cage (1). Blackburn Designs, Outpost Cargo Cage (1).
  • FRONT FORKS: Salsa Cycles: Anything Cage (2). King Cage: Manything cage (2).
  • REAR: I may remove these after Baja when I won’t need to carry so much water…  Blackburn Designs: Outpost Cargo Cage (2).

BIKE STUFF: tools, spare parts, etc

  • Cable and lock.
  • Planet Bike: Blaze headlight, and super flash taillight.
  • Cateye: Enduro Cycle computer.
  • Lezyne: Microfloor HVG Pump (8 oz).
  • Multitools: Crankbrothers M19 (6 oz), and Leatherman PS4 (1.9 oz).
  • Patch kit, tire boots, tire plugs, inner tube, sealant, chain oil, rag, presta to schrader adapter, gorilla tape, tenacious tape, needle & thread, shoegoo, tire levers.
  • Spare brake pads, cables, spokes, valves, derailleur hanger, and a few bolts.



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


  • Enlightened Equipment, Convert Down Quilt/Sleeping Bag 10°F (25.5 oz).
  • Sea to Summit, Reactor thermalite mummy bag liner (8.1 oz).
  • Cocoon, hyperlight air-core pillow (2.4 oz)
  • Gossomer Gear, nightlight sleeping pad (~5 1/2 oz).
  • Tent listed under shared gear.


  • Klean Kanteen (3): 2L, 40 oz, and 27.5 oz.
  • An assortment of plastic water/soda bottles depending on water carrying capacity needs of route.
  • Valtcan, 450ml titanium cup, with lid (2.5 oz).
  • Small plastic bowl with lid.
  • Opinel Knife (No8), small (1.5 oz).
  • Sea to Summit, Alpha Light Spoon (short, 0.3 oz).
  • Keychain style can opener.


  • Toothbrush (cut down), tooth powder, floss, piece of comb, piece of eyeliner (yes, I packed it), lip balm, Qtips, toilet paper.
  • Nail clippers.
  • Lena, menstrual cup (2).
  • Small scissors.
  • Conair, battery operated hair trimmer.
  • Packtowel, ultralight handtowel (1.5 oz).
  • REI mini multi-towel. (0.8 oz).


  • Columbia, sunshirt (cut shorter).
  • 2 pairs of shorts.
  • bicycle tank top.
  • Haglofs, Essens Mimic Jacket, with hood (13.4 ounces, synthetic).
  • Patagonia, lightweight long sleeve zip neck shirt (3.6 oz).
  • Northface, pertex wind jacket (3 oz)
  • Darn Tough, Wool Socks (altered to tabi).
  • Seirus, Stormsock (altered to tabi).
  • Thin liner socks (for sleeping).
  • Underarmour, Coldgear Tactical Leggings (~6 oz).
  • EMS, silk weight leggings (~4.5 oz).
  • Homemade ultra-sil raingear (~7 oz), includes jacket, skirt, chaps, tabi booties, mittens.
  • Homemade softshell mittens.
  • Light gloves.
  • Buff, polar (1.5 oz).
  • Buff, half (0.5 oz).
  • 1 town tank top.
  • Purple Rain, Adventure Skirt.
  • 2 pair underwear.
  • 2 sports bras.


  • Sea to Summit, Mosquito headnet.
  • Gossomer Gear, ~35L Kumo Backpack (17.45 ounces).
  • Bandana
  • Sunhat
  • Wallet, stuffsack purse, and passport.


  • Steripen, Ultra  water purifier, UV light (4.8 oz), charges via USB.
  • Petzl, Elite (mini flashlight, 1 ounce) and spare batteries.
  • iPhone 5.
  • Small 2 port wall charger.
  • Anker, 42W, 3 port, wall charger with quick charge.
  • Sandisk, MP3 Sansa Clip.
  • Headphones.
  • Charge cords.
  • Anker, 10000mAh battery charger.
  • Anker, 21W dual USB solar charger.
  • Yichumy, Phone SD card reader.
  • Extra SD cards.
  • Sony NEX 5T camera (charges via USB).
  • Spare camera battery.
  • Camera brush, blower, cleaning cloth, and sensor swab (1).


  • 5″ travel sketchbook.
  • Small assortment of pencils and Inktense blocks.
  • Golden, highflow paint (2 oz).
  • 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 (21 oz).
  • 2 carbon fiber tent poles (5 oz).
  • 9 aluminum v-style tent stakes (2.7 oz).


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