Cycle Touring Part 2 – Equipment

, July 8, 2011

In my previous blog on route planning I talked about the effect load has on speed when cycle touring.  It goes without saying that there is a balance to strike between comfort and weight, and thus speed.  I tried to go light but also kept in mind that Scotland can still be a cold wet place in summer.

Here is a list of what I took with details where possible, reviews of the individual items will be posted in due course.

Camping Kit
Tent Vango Helium Superlite 100
Sleeping Bag Monte Bell Super Spiral Down Hugger 1
Sleeping Mat Multimat Adventure Compact XS Closed Cell Foam Mat
Cooking Kit
Stove Snowpeak Giga Power Auto
Gas for Stove
Spork Light My Fire Titanium
Pan Set Snowpeak 3 Piece Titanium Cookset
Mug Snowpeak Ti-backpackers Mug
Waterbottles 2 Camelback Podium
Penknife Victorionox Huntsman Lite
Cycle Tool Kit
tube (x2)
tire levers
chain links
brake pads
Duck tape
Zip Ties
Cycle Clothing
Bib shorts Gore Bike Wear Xenon III
Jersey Specialized
Base layer Descente
Leg warmers Assos Roubaix
Windstopper Jacket Gore Bike Wear
Waterproof Gore Bike Wear Oxygen
Skull cap Descente
Socks Northwave
Sunglasses Oakley Radar
Helmet Specialized S-works
Off Bike Clothing
Down jacket Rab Microlite
Compression Tights Skins
Swim Shorts
Long Sleeve Merino top Mons Royale Long Sleeve Original Crew
Washing etc
Toilet Role
Other Stuff
front light Exposure Joystick
rear light Cateye TL-LD610
Head torch Petzl Tikka
Panniers Ortlieb Back Roller Plus
Heart Rate Monitor Suunto T6d