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.
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’s bikepacking range is fully waterproof and comes with several size options Ortlieb
Blackburn’s Outpost bikepacking bags are another popular choice Blackburn