Redbull: 14 essential bits of kit for your next bikepacking trip
Loading up for your first night under the stars? Or maybe you're a seasoned camper looking for some upgrades? This gear list should help you get to the end of your adventure, smile still intact.
One of the most attractive aspects of bikepacking is the apparent simplicity of it all. The thought of spending a few days with nothing but you, your trusty rig and the wilderness can be very appealing. But there’s a little more to it than that.
Bikepacking is only simple when you’ve got the right gear in your bags. A subpar sleeping bag, dodgy pump or forgotten waterproof can quickly turn an amazing adventure into a slog you won’t want to be repeating in a hurry.
Getting it right isn’t just about having the right tools and the latest gadgets either. It’s also about making sure they’re as light as possible and knowing which bikepacking bag to pack them in order to distribute weight as efficiently as possible.
Here are some of the best bikepacking essentials on the market right now and how to pack them for best results.
See the full list from Paddy Maddison on Red Bull's website here.
May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is used on clothing, not skin, and it provides long-lasting protection against ticks.
One of the most popular, and readily available, means of tick prevention these days is the use of permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin Fabric Treatment is easy to find at most any sporting goods store and applies quick and easy to your clothing, boots, gear, etc.
While not technically a filtered water bottle, Sawyer Products’ water filtration system can transform anything into a safe, clean drinking vessel. Simply fill up the included reusable pouch at any water source, screw the pouch onto the filter, and either drink directly from the filter or squeeze the now-filtered water into another vessel (like a water bottle or pot for cooking).