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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 blue grey

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Possum Medium bike packing frame 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

Hunka bivvy / bivi bag green - kelp

Hunka
Ultralight bivvy bag and sleeping bag cover

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 [2017]
-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


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A Bike Ride through Romania
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© Alpkit
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Cycling the Faroes
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© Alpkit
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Ultralight bikepacking through Norway
Valleys, fjords, and phenomenal tarmac

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Neil Cottam
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Sri Lanka mountain bike race

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What can you fit into the Bank Holiday?

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

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Long Mynd delights
bikepacking around Shropshire

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Which Shell
Choosing your waterproof outershell

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2016 review
looking back on the Alpkit year

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2016
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© Alpkit
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Wear more, wash less: you can't get simpler than that!

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

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