My Favorite
Bikepacking Gear

Hi there, welcome to my gear shed! I’ve tried a LOT of bikepacking and camping gear during my progression from scrappy road touring to well-equipped bikepacking. This page lists my all-time favorites, the items I choose to ride with again and again, some for a specific style of bike travel and some for every single ride. Some are budget-friendly, some are splurges, and all pack a ton of value and have stood the test of hundreds or thousands of miles.

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Bikepacking Bags

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Bikes & Components

Chumba Stella Ti
Name: Stella

Newest member of the family, currently set up as a hardtail but often run with a rigid carbon fork too.

Read more: Introducing My Chumba Stella Ti

Loaded bikepacking bike in front of gate

Salsa Fargo
Name: Shadowfax

The bike that unleashed my off-pavement riding obsession and accompanied me for thousands of miles across the western US.

Read more: Salsa Fargo 4500 Mile Bikepacking Review

Long Haul Trucker with bikepacking gear

Surly Long Haul Trucker
Name: Black Pearl

The road touring bike that started it all, from my first trip in Southeast Asia to my earliest bikepacking experiments.

Read more: Can You Bikepack on a Long Haul Trucker?

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