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Bikepacking Gear Essentials

Our top bikepacking gear picks to help you start planning your first trip

Bikepacking is a blend of biking and backpacking, offering riders a new way to explore remote areas and travel further distances over the course of several days. Bikepacking has grown in popularity in recent years, and so has the gear needed for these multiday, two-wheeled adventures. Looking to gear up for an overnight biking adventure? Here are a few key elements of a bikepacking setup and the products we recommend for a successful ride.

Water Purification

MSR: TrailShot Pocket-Sized Water Filter

Sawyer: Squeeze Water Filter System

LifeStraw: Personal Water Filter

Interested in the rest of the key elements of a bikepacking set up? Read here.


May 5, 2022

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