Our gear & equipment
It's important to have the right gear and equipment on such a long cycle tour. So after hours of research we've put together a list together of the gear & equipment we are using on our big adventure.
THE SURLY DISK TRUCKER
Our Long Haul Trucker enjoys a reputation as one of the best riding and most value-packed touring bikes out there. It’s been around long enough to be tested in the real world, in all kinds of places, with all kinds of loads on all kinds of roads.
Ortlieb fRONT PANNIERS
ORTLIEB’s far travelled classic model made of robust polyester fabric is designed for lowriders in the front or for the rear rack, and is also suitable for children’s bikes.
With its QL2.1 system it is quickly mounted and taken off the bike rack.
Ortlieb BACK PANNIERS
Durable polyester fabric make this pannier a long lasting touring companion. The waterproof roll closure ensures safe and waterproof storage of food and equipment. With its QL2.1 fixing it is quickly mounted and taken off the bike rack.
Ortlieb hANDLE BAR BAG
A must for any bike tour! The Ultimate6 Classic is made from waterproof polyester fabric and is the basic piece for every touring biker. The lockable reinforced lid with magnetic closure and the lockable ORTLIEB mounting set ensure stability and safety.
Helinox Zero Chair
Now this was an item we weren't initially going to take with us however, after loads of other cycle tourist recommend taking a chair we decided to do some research into the best lightweight camping chairs. The Helinox chair zero was with out a doubt the best we came across in term of weight, strength and comfort.
Chair Zero also won a prestigious Gold Award at the 2017 Friedrichshafen OutDoor Industry show.
We're so excited about this product and can't recommend it enough. To be able to sit our sore butts down at the end of the day whilst setting up camp and making dinner is awesome. I can see us relaxing with a beer or wine in had and watching the sunset go down.
• It weighs only 510 grams
• Carries up to 120 kg
• Made with lightweight alloy poles by the DAC company
Voltaic Systems - Arc 20W Solar Charger Kit
Compact and powerful, the Arc 20 Watt Solar Charger Kit powers your laptops (including MacBooks with optional adapter), DSLRs, smartphones, and other USB devices. This versatile system easily attaches to your pack and folds up neatly for storage when traveling.
- 19,800mAh Universal Laptop Battery
- UV- And Water-Resistant ETFE Coating
MSR - Hubba Tour 2 Two-Person Cycle Touring Tent
Specifically designed to meet the needs of cycle touring adventurers, the Hubba Tour 2 tent offers increased space for more storage and greater comfort—two things that make all the difference when you’ve been in the saddle for weeks on end.
ONE PLANET - COCOON SLEEPING BAG -8° HERS
The Cocoon has one of the best warmth-to-weight ratios in our range, making it a popular choice for the lightweight adventurer.
One planet - bungle sleeping
bag -4° HIS
Well suited for year-round use, the Bungle is versatile: warm enough for bushwalking, light enough for travelling, comfortable enough for anything…
THERMAREST - WOMEN'S PROLITE PLUS
All-season self-inflating comfort now with even less weight and bulk.
The women’s ProLite Plus mattress combines increased all-season warmth with the convenience of self-inflation. Our ultralight U.S. sourced foam reduces weight and boosts compressibility to keep your winter backpack even lighter. In addition, a special pattern of our patent-pending diagonal-cut foam channels deliver added warmth for women and cold sleepers, making it the ideal choice for ski touring, cold weather expeditions and winter camping. Stuff sack included.
THERMAREST - PROLITE PLUS - HIS
All-season self-inflating comfort—now with even less weight and bulk.
The ProLite Plus mattress combines outstanding all-season warmth with the convenience of self-inflation. U.S. sourced patent-pending diagonal-cut foam delivers more warmth than the more common vertical channels, making it the ideal choice for ski touring, cold weather expeditions and winter camping. Stuff sack included.