Ride All Day and All Night with These Bikepacking Essentials

Escape it all on a bikepacking adventure this year! Here’s some of the gear you’ll need for pedaling long days and nights.

Ortlieb Seat-Pack Saddle Bag


This is a reliable seat pack with the ability to keep plenty of gear dry while interfering with your dropper post as little as possible. Read more.

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Garmin Edge 530 GPS


With features galore, plenty of data, and acute accuracy, we can say with certainty this is one of our favorite GPS units on the market. Read more.

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Ergon SMC Core Saddle


The Ergon SMC Core is a premium, comfortable saddle designed for core mountain bikers with a squishy but firm feel. Read more.

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Knog PWR Trail 1100L Light


The light head and battery together make for a light that’s just as good, if not better, than most standalone bike lights on the market, and the ability to reconfigure everything is a welcome bonus. Read more.

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Topeak Versamount Bottle Cage Mounts


The Mounts are basically a no-brainer for the money, making it possible to strap more gear to any bike frame or fork safely. Read more.

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Kitsbow Superflow Cooling Tee


Kitsbow is known for boutique, made-to-order apparel and there’s a special feel knowing that your jersey was made for you. It brings quite a lot of airflow and though some sweat can build up on the fabric, it dries quickly. Read more.

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Chrome Doubletrack Feedbag


A feed bag is a pretty useful piece of gear to throw on the bike for easy access to snacks and hydration when you’re in a group setting or just don’t feel like stopping to eat. Read more.

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Klymit Inertia Ozone Mattress


This camping matress may appear gimmicky, but we found it to be both practical and exceedingly comfortable. It’s not just great for bikepacking; it’s also our new choice for car camping. Read more.

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Mountain Hardwear Lamina Eco AF Sleeping Bag


The Lamina Eco AF isn’t designed specifically for bikepacking, but we found it to be a good choice thanks to its relatively light weight and packability. The eco-friendly materials are nice to have, and compared to the non-Eco Lamina bags, it even weighs less. Read more.

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Sawyer Mini Water Filter


The Mini’s primary use is to be inline with an hydration pack as the hose connector points are longest and no adapters are needed. It only holds 16oz, but that’s enough if you’re near a river. Read more.

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SKS Explorer EXP Handlebar bag


This is an easy-to-use and durable choice for bikepacking. It fits a good amount of gear, attaches to the bike easily, and keeps contents clean and dry. Read more.

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Anker 313 PowerCore Slim 10K Power Bank

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This compact and lightweight power bank will never leave you stranded, with enough juice for a couple smartphone power ups along the trail.

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Rechargeable Rear Light


This tail light can last all night, plus it’s waterproof, super bright, and super tight. Read more.

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Handlebar Extender Mount


Bar space tends to come at a premium for bikepacking, and this simple and inexpensive handlebar extension frees up room for your GPS, headlight, and/or camera.

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Good to Go Dehydrated Meals


This brand offers a number of “real food” meals to satisfy most diets and they are (pack) weight friendly to boot. Read more.

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