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What is Bikepacking

By alpjim
19, Aug, 2013

Bikepacking is cycle touring off-road, a discipline that has been around as long as people have been riding bikes. However its recent popularity can be linked inextricably to the explosion of lightweight equipment available now.

Scott stops for a brew on a bike packing trip.
Scott stops for a brew on a bike packing trip.

What is Bikepacking

Bikepacking is cycle touring off-road, a discipline that has been around as long as people have been riding bikes. However its recent popularity can be linked inextricably to the explosion of lightweight equipment available now.

The Camino Report - Part 1

Falling in love with the Camino, I just had to go and meet and bring it home

The Camino Report - part 2

Returning home to Norway with the Camino, the slow route.

The Camino Report - part 3

The bike now in my life I look at the performance hitting the trails of Norway

Pips Tour De France

A summer holiday cycling down through France and having to cycle all the way back

End of day 1

Welsh Ride Thing 2016

A poor forecast failed to deter many from taking part in this years WRT bikepacking event

Doing battle on the beach

Vin’s Battle on the Beach 2014

Bike racing battles on the beach

Sunny winters morning in Mid Wales

There n Back

The Kanga and Airlok XTra combo removes the faff from a chilli winter start in Mid Wales

Finding our way in the Holyland

Toward the end of 2013 Paul heard about a new bikepacking event, a 1300km self supported race across Israel

EQUIPMENT FOR BIKEPACKING

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Possum Medium
Medium bike packing frame bag

Koala seat pack for bikepacking

Koala
Lightweight seat pack

Rig 7 lightweight nylon tarp kelp

Rig 7
Lightweight waterproof tarp with lifters

Cloud Cover Hydrophobic
Lightweight down quilt

Cloud base lightweight inflatable camping mat - grey / silver

Cloud Base
Inflatable camping mat

EXPLORE MORE BIKE LUGGAGE


PRODUCT FOCUS: ARROWHEAD 135

The Arrowhead 135 Ultra is a challenging endurance event. Temperatures drop as low as -50 ºC and racers must carry a mandatory amount of food, water and gear to cover a potential 3 days and 2 nights outdoors. Alpkit athletes Paul Errington and Lee Peyton have both tackled the event by bike and by foot, here is some of the kit they used.

Arctic Dream 1200 expedition down sleeping bag

ArcticDream 1200 [2017]
-33ºC expedition goose down sleeping bag

Arctic Dream 1400 sleeping bag down expedition

ArcticDream 1400
-48ºC goose down sleeping bag for extreme conditions

Hunka XL bivvy / bivi bag green - kelp

Hunka XL
Ultralight large sized bivvy bag

Fat Bike Stingray frame bag

Fat Bike Stingray
Custom-made frame bag for your fat bike

EXPLORE THE FULL LIST


14 07 2017

Alpkit Ambleside Opening Event
new store opening event

10 07 2017

MTB Marathon Round 3
Mountain biking weekend

Bantu-unbuntu-be-cycling
12 06 2017

Bantu Ubuntu Be-Cycling
Sustainability and wellbeing awareness in Africa

Factory
21 03 2017

Job: Factory Assistant
more jobs in the Alpkit UK factory

Pips1
26 07 2016

A Summer French Divide
cycling across France

Mountainpodcast2
28 06 2016

Mountain Podcast
a show about adventure in wild places

David-daisy-mini-adventure
23 06 2017

A Father’s Day Adventure
Introducing the next generation to bikepacking

Brokenroad37
20 06 2017

Life on the Broken Road Part 4
Further snippets from life on the broken road

Haggis1
30 05 2017

Searching for the Mountain Haggis
Fat bikes and thin buddies

Brokenroad20
24 03 2017

Life on the Broken Road Part 3
travel by bike in New Zealand

Brokenroad11
09 03 2017

Life on the Broken Road Part 2
More bike travel in NZ

Brokenroad1
03 03 2017

Life on the Broken Road Part 1
adventure through New Zealand by bike

Pete McNeil
27 06 2017

Ultralight Long-Distance Bikepacking: What to Pack
Highland Trail 550 kit review

Shropshire
26 01 2017

Long Mynd delights
bikepacking around Shropshire

Whichsell
20 01 2017

Which Shell
Choosing your outershell

Yearreview
28 12 2016

2016 review
looking back on the Alpkit year

Kendal basecamp.
16 11 2016

Kendal Mountain Festival 2016
Its Film Festival time

Hutlife1
10 11 2016

Hut Living
the delights of staying in huts

Rando Shropshire Sonder
26 05 2017

Branching out with the Rando Range
New welded bike luggage

Papa-dev
01 11 2016

Seat pack developments
2 new seat packs

Stem Cell bike luggage
20 04 2016

2016 bike luggage dev part 3
Stem Cell updates

New-bike-luggage
18 03 2016

2016 bike luggage dev part 2
More UK made bike luggage developments

Fat-roo-dev-cairngorms
01 03 2016

2016 bike luggage dev part 1
Updates to our bike luggage range

Fullsizerender.jpg
06 02 2016

Sonder Camino Alloy prototypes have arrived
Dropped bar alloy travel bike proto

Our passions: Bouldering | Bikepacking | Drytooling