Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

packing list sorted.

Notices
Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

packing list sorted.

Old 04-02-14, 10:31 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
packing list sorted.

So what would you folk reckon is LIght and still be very comfortable on tour.i just packed my rear panniers and with everything i need for a week's touring they weigh in at 4kg in each pannier plus 2.5 or so for tent. by the time i've everything sorted might just be another 1kg
so 11.5kg for a good touring load.
done my best to buy new gear that packs small and weighs little.cloths i kept to 1 change only ,cloths can weigh so much and bulky so 1 pair of pants 1 t shirt.my cycling jacket will double up i reckon as will my base layers.
i guess a few overnighters will let me know if i got things right or wrong.
antokelly is offline  
Old 04-02-14, 12:08 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: On my bike...
Posts: 409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
You have 1/2 the weight I took on my last tour! Sounds like you've done a much better job of packing than I did
cvskates is offline  
Old 04-02-14, 12:10 PM
  #3  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,598

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,355 Times in 862 Posts
Really IDK , one thing I have found washing 'those parts', and clean bike shorts every morning keeps me from getting saddle sores.

can you wash and dry the same pair overnight?
fietsbob is offline  
Old 04-02-14, 12:57 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
bob i have 2 pair of bib shorts 1 packed one on the bike.
i dont do 3 or 4 week tours cant afford it so it's overnighters or a week for this kid.
i really can't say this will be the perfect kit for me until its tried and tested,
but looking at what i will be taking i cant see myself short of anything(famous last words)
i would be washing shorts every night if i were 4 or more days away.
antokelly is offline  
Old 04-02-14, 01:45 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
staehpj1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 11,864
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1250 Post(s)
Liked 753 Times in 560 Posts
Originally Posted by fietsbob
Really IDK , one thing I have found washing 'those parts', and clean bike shorts every morning keeps me from getting saddle sores.

can you wash and dry the same pair overnight?
I went coast to coast with one pair of bike shorts and had no problems with saddle sores. Ditto for a couple other long tours. Sometimes my shorts dried in time, sometimes I washed them and put them on damp, and sometimes I went a few days without washing them. None of that ever caused a saddle sore. If i ever do feel a bit of chafing some Balmex or other zinc oxide based diaper cream worn over night clears it right up.
staehpj1 is offline  
Old 04-02-14, 01:50 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Above ground, Walnut Creek, Ca
Posts: 6,681

Bikes: 8 ss bikes, 1 5-speed touring bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
25 pounds is pretty good from what i've seen.

i carry less, i think but then again, i've found myself sleeping in the men's restroom at the state campground on occasion in order to stay warm and dry. problem is getting up early enough to avoid the morning rush.
hueyhoolihan is offline  
Old 04-02-14, 01:53 PM
  #7  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,598

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,355 Times in 862 Posts
I found, Ireland is not as sparse on budget lodging .. as the US is ..
fietsbob is offline  
Old 04-02-14, 02:06 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gaseous Cloud around Uranus
Posts: 3,741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
For me,20-25 pounds of junk is plenty to keep me happy.....years ago it was twice that.....I don't even want to think about what I used to carry around when I first started.

Used to be the big 3 was the most weight....Now it's what i wear,especially in the winter months.
Booger1 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SystemAgnostic
Touring
34
09-26-18 05:10 PM
boomhauer
Touring
47
04-02-18 08:21 PM
gauvins
Touring
21
01-12-16 08:18 PM
mcallaghan
Touring
25
05-03-13 02:27 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.