Here’s what you need for a bikepacking adventure

Try out bikepacking for some quality time with your bike

Bikepacking is the perfect way to get away for a few nights into the wild and channel your inner adventurer. And with some simple planning, and a few crafty bike hacks, you can start exploring those wilder places.

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What to take bikepacking

Preparing your bike for an overnighter is easy and doesn’t need to break the bank.

1. Bike bags and packs

A rucksack is fine for shorter trips, but bike bags make longer rides more comfortable.

For a hardtail, you can buy a universal frame bag to make the most of its carrying potential. If you ride a full-sus, you may need a custom-made bag that won’t interfere with the suspension.

Plenty of companies produce bikepacking bags, but these are a few brands we’d particularly recommend:

Ortlieb

Ortlieb's bikepacking range is fully waterproof and comes with several size options
Ortlieb’s bikepacking range is fully waterproof and comes with several size options
Ortlieb

Blackburn

Blackburn's Outpost bikepacking bags are another popular choice
Blackburn’s Outpost bikepacking bags are another popular choice
Blackburn

Altura