Kit

This page is currently undergoing a few changes. At the bottom, you’ll find my kit list from when I cycled across Asia (mostly accurate, though a few items came and went along the way). At the top, you’ll find my kit list for my winter ride from Anchorage to Seattle in 2015. Eventually this will be a complete list, but initially I’ll be trying to emphasize those items I’m still trying to source. If you have any of these things lying around, and would be happy to lend (or rent) them to me for the first three months of 2015, please get in touch – and thank you.

ALASKA 2015 

Winter sleeping bag – ideally less than 2kg and good for temperatures down to -40C. (Potential models include Rab Expedition 1200, PHD Baltoro 1200 and Marmot CWM MemBrain.)

Freestanding tent – e.g. Hilleberg Soulo

Sleeping mat – e.g. Thermarest NeoAir XTherm

Foam-backed sleeping mat (example)

Winter boots – e.g. Keen Summit County (size 8.5) - also looking at Baffins

Ski goggles and ski mitts

Down booties (example)

Camelbak (with extra-long hose, so I can thread it down my sleeve)

…more to come!

 

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ASIA 2011-2013

Bike
Custom touring frame and forks built by Oak Cycles
Shimano XT hubs
Rigida Sputnik 26″ rims
Schwalbe Marathon XR 26″ tyres
Shimano UN54 bottom bracket
Sugino cranks
Spa Cycles XD-2 touring triple chainset with custom TA chainrings (24-34-48)
Chris King sealed bearing headset
Tubus Logo rear rack
Tubus Tara front rack
Time All-Road Gripper pedals
Brooks B17 Select saddle
Truvativ Stylo Race seatpost (27.2mm)
Salsa Bell Lap handlebars (42cm)

Bar Bag (Carradice Super C)
wallet
camera (Sony CyberShot)
Leatherman multitool (Blast)
Park multitool
mobile phone (still sans SIM)
head torch (Silva)
toothbrush
toothpaste
pump (Morph Mini Master Blaster)
puncture repair kit
tyre levers (Pedro’s)
compass
business cards
toilet paper
hip flask
MP3 player (Phillips)
rear light (something cheap and old)
batteries (AA and AAA)
Mooncup
spare inner tube
lighter + spare
emergency energy gel
alarm clock
passport
spare cash
spare memory card for camera
painkillers
lip balm
moxa stick
spare key for lock
pocket mirror
Yunnan bai yao powder
tweezers
nail clippers
pen
spare pen
notebook
address book
Kindle + case
picture dictionary
map

Front Right Pannier (Ortlieb)
stove (MSR Whisperlite Internationale)
spare MSR fuel bottle (887ml/30 fl. oz)
Smart Lunar front light + bracket
spare pump (Blackburn mini)
miscellaneous food

Pac tool pouch, containing:
Park master link pliers
Park chain tool
Park spoke key
Shimano lockring remover
3 x Tacx tyre levers
small adjustable spanner
2 x V-brake blocks
5 x spare V-brake inserts
spare derailleur hanger
Rohloff chain wear indicator
doubled-up spoke (to remove dust caps from pedals)
4mm allen key
miscellaneous spacers

Green plastic bag, containing:
WD40 (100ml)
large roll of gaffer tape
spare inner tubes (Specialized presta; 26 x 1.2/1.5)
spare chain (SRAM 8-speed)
7 x puncture kits
spare spokes (Sapin; 256mm, 257mm)
Green Oil Ecological chain lube
spare gear cables and outers
spare brake cables
spare Time cleats
spare clip for Klikfix bracket
patches for tent
tent pole splint
tyre boot
many cable ties
velcro strips
bits of string
paperclips, for some reason
whole collection of spare screws, nuts, bolts, spacers, nipples, noodles, pins, clips, valves, powerlinks, barrel adjusters and those little screwy bits that fall out of your chain breaker and get lost just when you least want them to

Front Left Pannier (Ortlieb)
MSR fuel bottle (591ml/20 fl. oz)
Thermos flask (500ml)
moisturiser (400ml)
insect repellent spray (125ml)
Steripen water purifier + batteries

Evernew titanium cooking pot (1300ml), containing:
SeaToSummit collapsible silicone bowl
SeaToSummit collapsible silicone mug
scourer
100ml pot cao bang bitter tea

small cotton drawstring bag, containing:
small bottles shampoo and conditioner
mending kit
washing line
factor 30 sunblock
spare soap, toilet paper and wet wipes

small cotton drawstring bag, containing:
electrical adaptor
phone charger
camera charger
kindle charger
USB camera cable
USB stick

Medical kit:
antihistamine pills
hydrocortisone acetate cream
ibuprofen tablets
Canestan cream
sterilizing fluid
elastic bandage
sterile dressings
plasters
verucca removal gel
laxative tablets (senna)
immodium tablets
flucloxacilin tablets
ciprofloxacin tablets
avloclor tablets
oral rehydration sachets
dental floss

Rear Right Pannier (Ortlieb)

North Face waterproof trousers
Assos winter jacket
Swrve Milwaukee hoodie (S)
Salewa down jacket
spare bungee
file of paperwork, documents, photos, etc.
maps

SeaToSummit 20l waterproof stuff sack, containing:
Assos 3/4-length cycling shorts (L)
Gore gilet (L)
Sugoi Wallaroo merino hooded jersey (M)
Decathlon silk glove liners (L)
Icebreaker merino glove liners (L)
Bontrager leather mitts
merino Buff (grey)
Swrve Blk merino winter cap
Sealskinz waterproof winter hat (XL)
Sealskinz mid length waterproof socks (L)
black kameez
green cotton scarf/sarong
swimming costume and goggles
2 x boxers
Brixton Cycles DeFeet socks
hand-knitted woollen socks

Rear Left Pannier (Ortlieb)
sleeping bag (North Face Blue Kazoo)
Rab sleeping bag liner (silk)
Thermarest Prolite small sleeping mat
Swrve winter softshell trousers (32)
Sealskinz Thermal Performance road cycling gloves (XL)
spare notebooks (in waterproof bag)
maps
food

On the rack
tent (Terra Nova Superlite Voyager)
carrier bag full of food

On me (subject to weather, season, etc.)
Assos cycling shorts (L)
Swrve softshell shorts (34)
leather belt
Aldi merino baselayer
Shock Absorber sports bra
Sugoi cycling socks
Bontrager cycling mitts
Shimano MT43 shoes (42)
Wiley X sunglasses
Bontrager Circuit helmet
Abus chain lock (round waist)
key (round wrist)

WISH LIST
Click here if you feel the urge to buy me a present!

6 Comments

  1. Ja
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    All the best Emily !

    I’m a cycle touring friend of Tamsin.

    Ja

  2. sam
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Surely the next logical thing would be to show a pic of your fully loaded bike.

  3. Posted July 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Emily…a decent kit list is just what I need.
    I am still in the preparation stage of a big trip…sorting out routes, collecting equipment and vaccinations. Renting out my place will be the next big job.
    Going to be heading West so may be see you on the road in a year or so :0)

    Dave

  4. Posted November 10, 2014 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Hey Emily, Just read your blogpost on the sponsorship. I like the idea.

    I see you have a good eye for tents. Hilleberg is great! I don’t have an Soulo but I do have an Akto which I might consider lending you. It’s also 4 season, although I haven’t used it in winter time at all. Email me.

    Regards,

    –Graham

  5. Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    By Camelback do you mean just bladder or pack and bladder? I have an Osprey Talon II and 2 litre bladder which will be gathering dust for the next 4 months. What length hose do you think you need?

    • Posted November 14, 2014 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      That would be amazing! (Yes, I need the pack as well as the bladder.) I haven’t used one before, but cold weather experts tell me I need a hose long enough to go down my sleeve and poke out next to my hand, so that my body heat will stop it from freezing. I was thinking of using this kind of thing: http://shop.camelbak.com/antidotethermalcontrolkit/d/1139_c_321

      Are you London-based?

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