Bike, camp, bike, camp… bikepacking just might be the perfect mix of adventures. Not only can you cover a lot more ground compared to traditional backpacking, but you can also carry more gear to make your camping trip much more comfortable. Of course, you don’t want to overload yourself with too much, so we’ve put together a list of the best lightweight bikepacking gear to keep you on the trail longer and farther.
To go the distance on a bike loaded with the essentials over varied terrain, you need the best in a wide range of categories. There are tons of bikepacking gear out there these days that will make your life of pedaling down a dusty trail more comfortable and rewarding. From sturdy racks that can handle heavy loads to tents specifically designed to attach to your bike to bright lights that keep you on the right track in low visibility, there are plenty of options for the hardy camping cyclist.
Here’s everything you need to put together your bikepacking kit the next time you go.
Best Bikepacking Gear for Ride-Camp-Ride Adventures
1. Sea to Summit Telos Bikepacking TR2 Tent
You could try cramming your old backpacking tent into your kit, but the new Telos Bikepacking TR2 is designed specifically for bikepacking with shortened poles that fit your handlebars. The tent also comes packed in two waterproof dry bags, so you can split the load between your bags and tackle thunderstorms or mud puddles without worry. As for the tent itself, it’s extra roomy thanks to the Tension Ridge architecture, which creates vertical walls and adds height inside for two people for increased ventilation so the walls don’t sink when you you wake up.
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