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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.

EQUIPMENT FOR BIKEPACKING

Chilli

Hunka
Ultralight bivvy bag/sleeping bag cover

Black Stem Cell

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Possum
A 3 sizes fit most standard frames

Rig 7 lightweight nylon tarp

Rig 7
Lightweight waterproof tarp with lifters

Showing the new grey webbing and buckles

Koala
Lightweight seat pack

Black Fuel Pod

Fuel Pod
Top tube mounted bag for trail mix, gels, tubes, GPS and tools

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.

Fat Bike Stingray frame bag

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

Black Stem Cell

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

Black Fuel Pod

Fuel Pod
Top tube mounted bag for trail mix, gels, tubes, GPS and tools

Showing the new grey webbing and buckles

Koala
Lightweight seat pack

EXPLORE THE FULL LIST


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

Richandtomqa1
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

Tcr main
06 08 2014

Ready for the Transcontinental Race
Cross Europe bike race, over 2000 miles from London to Istanbul

Microadventure 800 535auto
19 06 2014

#MyDads Adventure Winner
We loved all the entries but one stood out!

Pipsht550
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

Cannock 01
22 04 2015

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

Emily chappell fully loaded
14 04 2015

Emily Chappells Gear List
Ready for a long winter tour

Dograce1
27 03 2015

The Dog Race
Taking in a North American dog race

Ben bike 1
25 03 2015

Another Climber turned mountain biker
A first taste of mountain biking

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.

Soloset
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.

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

Dsc 0944
12 03 2014

Zhota world travels
The tent big on liveable space

Paul stemcell 01
04 03 2014

Stem Cell Research
New developments for the Stem Cell

Gourdon 20
17 01 2014

Gourdon 20 Used and Abused
How has it lasted this long?

Testing times
02 07 2013

Bike Packing Luggage Developments
New Bike Packing Luggage

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