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Review – Terra Nova Laser Competition 2 tent

This was a new tent bought by us for the trip to Tibet. It is about the lightest 2 man tent on the market...

Explaining bikepacking kit – The Movie

A few weeks ago I filmed for Kinesis Bikes my thoughts on bikepacking kit for a weekend bivvy trip in Scotland. This clip explains...

The Kinesis Tripster ATR – My latest review

I've been cycling east for at least 8500km over 95 days and reached Eastern Kazakhstan on the Kinesis Tripster ATR and now I'm almost...

Faster and lighter – My kit list for central Asia

As I started my central Asian section of the ride I really wanted to push lightweight touring even further and drop the panniers completely. I...

Review of Apidura bike bags and Axiom Panniers

We have been cycle touring for eight weeks now and it felt a good time to review the Apidura bike packing bags and the...

Apidura Bike bags – My final review

My "Cycling East" cycle touring adventure is now over so it seemed a good time to write a review on the Apidura bike packing...

Round up of Eurobike Bikepacking Brands

It's always good to catch up with all the new and exciting bikepacking kit at Eurobike and also to check that we're are on...

Tyre Choice for the 2017 Dirty Reiver gravel race

Hands up, my blog for last year's inaugural Dirty Reiver about tyre choice was a little bit off the mark. The tracks were rougher...

Hilleberg Akto Tent – 4 Season Bikepacking review

There are some items of kit I'll opt for cheap stuff to save some pennies because in reality  there's little difference or it simply...

Filter Water bottles – Which is best for bikepacking

Imagine having a water bottle that you can simply fill up from anywhere there's water and be able to drink safely Well it's a...

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...

The Dream Catcher – Exped HL M sleeping Mat Reviewed

I first saw the Exped dream catcher at the adventure cycling festival this summer. My first thought was - it's just another gimmick, what's...