There n Back

By Ian Nightingale
18, Feb, 2014

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

Sunny winters morning in Mid Wales
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

Loaded for some winter bike packing advenutres

New bike packing range online

Load up your bike with new range of bike packing luggage, along with more frame bag optional extras.

Bear Bones 200

Bear Bones 200 is one of the UK’s toughest mountain bike events; it is completely self supported taking riders on a 200km loop of mid Wales.

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.

Nick’s Sleep Diary

Nick pushes his limit of comfort to the minimum on this year's Welsh Ride Thing.


Manta LED camping head torch

Compact 120 lumen headtorch


Ultralight bivvy bag/sleeping bag cover

Deep Blue

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag

3 sizes, 5 colours

A 3 sizes fit most standard frames

Rig 7 lightweight nylon tarp

Rig 7
Lightweight waterproof tarp with lifters

MytiMug 750 ml Titanium mug with a lid.

A perfectly sized titanium mug with a lid

Deep Blue

Lightweight seat pack


Fuel Pod
Top tube mounted zip closure bag



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

Deep Blue

Stem Cell
Stem mounted accessory bag


Fuel Pod
Top tube mounted zip closure bag

Deep Blue

Lightweight seat pack


27 03 2014

In Search of Peaty
Ed Oxley, Andy McKenna and Benji Haworth film biking in the Scottish highlands

05 03 2014

Bike luggage videos
how to fit and measure up Alpkit bike luggage

Chappellbike 1
25 02 2014

Emily Chappell
preparing for 4,000 miles in North America

Winter bike packing.
25 11 2013

New bike packing range online
A range of new bike packing luggage

Goodbye BBQ
03 10 2013

Big Shakeout Shake Down 2013
Jay wraps up our biggest ever Shakeout.

07 08 2013

Video: Introducing 2013 bike luggage
Introducing our 2013 bike luggage.

Loopy 01
20 04 2014

The Loopy Loop
A long ride in the Peak District

20 03 2014

Preperation Time
Paul Errington prepares to head to Israel for a bike packing race.

20 03 2014

Not the Wet Ride Thing
Bikepacking in mid-Wales

19 03 2014

Vin’s Battle on the Beach 2014
Vin Cox takes part in the first Battle on the Beach bike race.

14 03 2014

Valley of the Cold
getting away from everything and finding an escape in bikepacking

Iceland emilychappell
05 03 2014

Emily Chappell - Departing round Iceland
Getting ready for 3 weeks on the road in Iceland

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.

31 01 2013

6 Fat Tyres… and Lee’s 2 feet.

20 08 2010

Fish out of Water
SingleTrack go bikepacking.

20 08 2009

Bikepacking talk
From the Welsh Ride Thing to the Iditarod.

20 08 2008

Bikepacking links
Get inspired for bikepacking

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

Ben in the factory
21 05 2013

Developing bike luggage
Development of new bike packing luggage.

Anna in the factory
30 07 2012

Frame bag production
Planning for UK production.

Our passions: Bouldering | Bikepacking | Drytooling