Bikepacking gear and gadgets for your next two-wheeled adventure

If you feel the urge to head out on your bike and enjoy the countryside on your next holiday, these lightweight innovations will allow you to ride and rest in style

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 August, 2017, 5:32pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 August, 2017, 5:25pm

Sea to Summit X-Set 31

When you’re self-supporting, every gram counts. This collapsible nest of crockery (HK$719) includes a pot, two bowls and two mugs, but despite having hard-anodised aluminium bases, they weigh just 609g. Available at protrek.com.hk

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Osprey Talon 11

Sleek and roomy with an airflow system to reduce sweat, this compact pack (HK$720) weighs 600g when empty, and adds handy mesh pockets and an easy-access top compartment. There’s also a slip pouch for a hydration bladder. Available at procamper.com.hk

MSR Nook V2

Perhaps the most vital piece of kit is your tent, and it has to be light. Weighing just 1.3kg, this two-man, double-walled pitch (HK$3,440) even has a tiny vestibule. Available at overlander.com.hk

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Deuter Race Exp Air

Able to take a standard 12 litres, this lightweight bike pack (HK$680) can expand to 15 litres. Like the Osprey, it includes mesh pockets on the outside, a helmet flap and an airflow design, but it adds a rain cover. Weighs 870g when empty. Available at procamper.com.hk

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite

When you’re travelling under your own steam there’s often no room for comfort. However, this sleeping pad (HK$1,510) is warm, supportive, and smaller than a a one-litre water bottle when packed away. It weighs just 350g. Available at overlander.com.hk

Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic rear bicycle pannier

Bikepacking and panniers don’t normally work out, but these lightweight PVC-coated panniers (HK$1,093) add more stability than most to cope with bumps, dirt and rough trails. They’re also reflective, and have shoulder straps for easy carrying when not in the saddle. Available at RacingThePlanet 22/F, 148 Wing Lok Street Sheung Wan, tel: 8102 8113

TomTom Bandit

Room for one luxury? If you want to capture your adventures in 4K resolution video, this bullet action camera (HK$4,196) attaches to handlebars using any GoPro mount, and tags videos with your speed and GPS position. Available at iprice.hk