Planning for bikepacking trips are the best. It can be very strategic or effortless. Over the years I’ve developed a somewhat of a decent and streamline way to my packing list. Some things to consider are duration, location/ terrain and weather. By designing your packing list around these four essential variables you will begin to see things fall into place. I tend to layout all my gear on my floor a day or two before departure. This can change based on the length of the trip. For extended touring/ bikepacking more than two weeks, always plan ahead.
A little about the trip. This is a New England weekender. A short Vermont brewery bike tour Beginning in Londondale, VT, looping through country roads for on & off road dirt touring. The route passes through Hawks Mountain, and up to Bridgewater for Brewery stops before making it to camp at Coolidge State Forest. The total loop is a short 81miles and can be done in a day or two.
EcoPro 50 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag
Thermarest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad
Clothing on bike
Endura MTB Shorts
Merrell Wicking Tech Shirt
Clothing in tent/ sleeping
Patagonia Nano Puff
1 Pair Merino Wool Socks
1 Pair Tech Boxer Short
Snowpeak 3-piece Titanium Cookset
Point & Shoot
Mobile Phone (Maps)