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Finding our way in the Holyland

By Paul Errington
07, May, 2014

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

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

Steve enjoying real mountain biking in the Welsh countryside

WRT 2014 - In at the deep end

Steve steps out his comfort zone to experience his first time bikepacking on the Welsh Ride Thing

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

Doing battle on the beach

Vin’s Battle on the Beach 2014

Bike racing battles on the beach

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.


Ultralight bivvy bag/sleeping bag cover

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Rig 7 lightweight nylon tarp

Rig 7
Lightweight waterproof tarp with lifters

Koala seat pack for bikepacking

Lightweight seat pack



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.

Fat Bike Stingray frame bag

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

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Koala seat pack for bikepacking

Lightweight seat pack

Kraku titanium stove

Ultralight titanium gas stove


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15 10 2015

A whole host of bikepacking goodness…
With Winter upon us we have upped stock and made sure we have all you need.

05 08 2015

Doubling up
Alpkit mountain tandem

Bike Set Up
10 06 2015

Paul Errington’s Long Distance Steed
Mr. Errington tests out a new set up

Rich and Tom Highland Trail 550
27 05 2015

Rich and Tom - Highland Trail 550
Rich and Tom have set off on the trail and are half way

11 02 2015

Q & A with Rich and Tom (Mini-Pips)
A quick Q & A with Rich and Tom (Minipips)

Stem cell and Mule Bars
09 10 2014

Free Mule Bar
Free Mule Bar with your Stem Cell on orders over £20

Lc2bc 1
26 11 2015

Little C to Big C part 1
Joe makes a transition from climber to cyclist

Vagrant Hotel
08 10 2015

Little Chamonix to Big Chamonix
I ride from the Lake District to Chamonix France...

Broken road
23 08 2015

Riding the Broken Road
A Sunday ride on the Broken Road

05 06 2015

Pips on the Highland Trail
10 year old Tom and his dad backpacking on the Highland Trail

San gimignano
27 05 2015

Tuscany Trail 2015

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22 04 2015

All roads lead to Tuscany
Leading up to the ride of the year

Tuscany trail kit list
28 05 2015

Tuscany Trail Kit List
Kenny runs through his kit list

Hunka winter
09 01 2015

The Hunka Bivvy Bag - back in stock
A ticket for anytime adventure

Lightweight Cookset Screen Grab
21 11 2014

Versatile lightweight cookset
Jay creates a set from the new Appkit cookware range.

14 11 2014

Solo Cookset
lightweight cooking set up

Bikepacking time trial
04 10 2013

Bear Bones 200
One of the UK’s toughest mountain bike events.

Bikepacking with Scott Swalling
19 08 2013

What is Bikepacking
Overnight rides with your camping kit.

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03 11 2015

Love Mud 650b+ wheels bars stems
Introducing Love Mud Bike Components

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23 10 2015

Sonder Bikes Arriving Soon
Everyone has a story. Whats yours?

Cuttlefish saddle side view
09 05 2014

Dual Airloks arrive with a surprise
A Cuttlefish lurks beneath

Jims wrt cockpit setup
09 05 2014

WRT Follow Up
Jim looks at bike cockpit set ups

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12 03 2014

Zhota world travels
The tent big on liveable space

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04 03 2014

Stem Cell Research
New developments for the Stem Cell

Our passions: Bouldering | Bikepacking | Drytooling