Flying with bikes and rip off airlines to watch for!

So gone are the days when you'd load a bike in a box and check it in as a normal piece of baggage under...

Review of Apidura Dry Series 100% Waterproof Bags

I first used Apidura's bike packing bags in 2014 and I was impressed by the design, build quality and the incredibly low weight -...

The Kinesis Tripster ATR V2 Reviewed

After much anticipation I finally got my hands on the new Kinesis Tripster ATR V2 bike with pretty much my perfect build. The Tripster,...

Kinesis Tripster AT Review – The build and first ride

For the last 5 years Marion has ridden a purple, steel and flat bar touring bike across continents, to start out it was built...

Some Highlights from the London Bike Show

I have spent the last two days at the London bike show talking to people about my Kinesis Tripster ATR that I rode on...

Gore Power Trail Gore Tex Jacket – Reviewed for Bikepacking

Most cycling jackets are OK, just OK, if it rains they keep the worst out, if it's warm they tend to breath OK but...

Powering Electronics in Outer Mongolia

The title might sound like it's hypothetical but it is the actual question I have been pondering over the last few weeks. While I...

Testing for the ultimate bike light at the Strathpuffer

With the Strathpuffer race I had the opportunity to test a number of different lights: Hope R4+, R8+, Exposure Diabolo, Maxx D and Joystick. ...

Vaude TVL Pavei SPD shoes for touring and bikepacking

Shoes, so often forgotten but yet they can make or break a long bikepacking ride. On most tours we opt for comfy lightweight trekking...

The Best Sleeping Mat for Bike Packing

For bike packing you need a light small inflatable air mat to sleep on. A good mat is not only for comfort but also for...

5 Favourite items of GORE kit for bikepacking

Clothing is almost as essential as a bike is for bikepacking and the golden rules of bikepacking planning apply to clothing more than anything; You...

Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket – reviewed for bikepacking

The golden rule for bikepacking kit is the smallest bulk for the most performance, and a lightweight down jacket is essential kit. It is...