Andrew’s Bicycle Touring Packing List
Below is a list of everything Andrew is carrying for our around-the-world bicycle tour. For a rundown of our shared cooking gear, see our camp kitchen post. Our luggage system and bicycle maintenance/repair kit is covered in our Bikes and Luggage post.
- Riding shirt: Colombia sun shirt
- Riding shorts: Brooks running shorts
- Shoes: Salomon Sense Ride 2
- Off the bike shirt: Icebreaker merino wool t-shirt
- Off the bike shorts: Prana Zion shorts
- Prana Zion pants for camp/town
- Lightweight polyester leggings for sleeping
- Long sleeve polyester top for sleeping
- Darn Tough socks x2
- ExOfficio boxers x2
- Smartwool beanie
- Melanzana fleece hoodie
- Montbell UL down jacket
- Cheap REI Fleece gloves
- Montbell Peak Dry rain jacket
- Marmot Minimalist rain pants
- Mountain Laurel Designs eVent waterproof mittens
- Vaude waterproof shoe covers
- Outdoor Research Swift ball cap
- Reflective vest
- Tent: Hilleberg Anjan 2 (Jenny carries poles, stakes, and footprint)
- Enlightened Equipment 20 degree down quilt
- Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated sleeping pad
- Gossamer Gear Thinlight foam pad to prevent punctures
- Nemo Fillo camp pillow
- Travel towel
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Dr. Bronner’s soap – used as body wash and for laundry
- Small battery-powered pet groomer for shaving
- Toilet paper
- Baby wipes
- Athletic tape
- Fuji X-T4 with 3 batteries
- Fujinon 16-80 mm f/4
- Fujinon 23 mm f/2 prime
- Rode VideoMic Pro
- GoPro Hero 8 Black
- Mavic Mini Drone with 2 batteries
- Wall outlet splitter (can fit three plugs)
- 2 wall chargers for 3x USB-A and 1x USB-C, 15w fast charging per port
- NiteCore NB10000 x2, Anker 10k mah x1, for a total 30k mah power banks
- Voltaic Arc 10W Solar panel
- Assortment of micro-USB and USB-C charging cables
- Samsung Tab S7 and Fintie Bluetooth keyboard
- Skull & Co. Core Drive USB-C Hub with HDMI-out
- Samsung Galaxy 10
- HDMI cable for watching movies at hotels
- USB chargeable tail light
- 8bitdo SN30+ gaming controller
- Earbuds with mic
- Head lamp
11 thoughts on “Andrew’s Packing List”
Hello, I was wondering which route planning program and maps you use? Cross referencing your route with google maps there are times when there is no road/path marked on Google maps. I’m inspired by the ‘non linear’ approach to your journey.
We primarily navigate with the OSMand+ android app, using the WaymarkedTrails Cycling route map overlay. https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/ is a fantastic resource for finding bike routes, and when combined with OSMand it’s a great way to link established bike routes with gravel/singletrack sections. It sometimes leads us down paths that end out of nowhere but that’s part of the adventure.
Is the tablet that you use able to handle video editing software i.e. Adobe Premiere Pro? I’m about to embark on a similar trip and wish to make vlogs and edit on the go. Currently looking for a lightweight and rugged laptop that can run premiere pro and I hadn’t thought of a tablet until now!
We edit all of our video on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. It’s relatively lightweight and has survived lots of miles over bumpy gravel. Andrew bought the tablet when he started grad school on the road since we both had a lot of computer work to do. It’s great for web surfing and watching movies but wouldn’t be able to handle our video editing software (we use Da Vinci Resolve and are shooting in 4K).
Just planning our first tour for the spring along the EV8 and EV7 and you guys are both massively helpful and also inspiring!
Looks like you’re using flat pedals rather than clipless? What shoes/sandals did you go for please?
We both decided that we prefer flat pedals for long tours. Andrew briefly toured with clips on one of our earlier trips and had some IT band issues from being locked into one riding position. Both of us have trail runners, which are decent for riding and comfortable to wear on hikes/around town. Jenny has La Sportiva Wildcats and is very happy with them.
Andrew actually just got new shoes because his old ones were giving him shin splints – the soles were extremely flexible which isn’t great for cycling. He got the Salomon Sense Ride 2, which is still a trail runner but has a stiffer sole than his old Sportiva Bushidos.
Thanks for asking, I now realize that I left those off our packing lists. Hope you have a fantastic ride this spring!
Thanks for the reply, it’s really helpful as trail runners is exactly what I was thinking!
Enjoy the rest of your trip and I’ll be looking forward to my YouTube notifications!
Love Andrews riding hat. How did he MacGyver that
It’s from a company called Da Brim. They’re amazing!
Do those Mountain Laurel gloves keep your hands both dry and warm? I bought an expensive part of lobster gloves that claimed to be waterproof and they’re terrible.
They may have been waterproof when I first got them, but they are very old now and don’t really keep my hands dry. My hands do stay quite warm though, as they block the wind. Strangely it seems almost impossible to get truly waterproof gloves.