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Written By Myles Arbour

Kicking off our 2022 “Rigs of” series is the Huracan 300 Challenge, a grueling off-road event in Florida known for rough terrain, tough climbs, and alligator-infested river crossings. Check out our gallery of more than 50 race rigs of the 2022 Huracan 300 Challenge here, featuring bag and gear highlights for each.

Every year, we select a handful of bikepacking events and showcase the riders (and their rigs) who are participating. The list of riders is always so interesting to pick through, from the ultralight race setups of those chasing records to more casual riders who are simply in pursuit of time outside in beautiful a location.

We’re kicking off our 2022 series with an event and route put on by our friend Karlos Bernart in Florida, the Huracan 300 Challenge. The Huracan Challenge is offered in either a 330-mile “lite” version or a 360-mile route and has quite the reputation down south. The route features over 100 miles of singletrack, many remote miles of doubletrack forest roads and abandoned paths, and a few miles of pavement here and there.

There are more than 70 riders registered to participate, and with their help, we’ve collected bike and gear info for around 50 riders who are tackling the route. Scroll through and get a good look at everyone’s rig and then head over to the 2022 Huracan Challenge event page to follow along live. Find the full article here.


May 8, 2022

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

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