Clothing for bikepacking

A look into our wardrobe

    How do you fit an entire four season wardrobe on a bike? We’ll show you how in this overview of all of our clothing. Take a look in our panniers and see how we dress.

    Merino is pretty much the answer to all of our problems. It doesn’t smell because of its antibacterial properties, it’s lightweight, it keeps us warm, it’s breathable so we don’t get clammy. And thanks to our favorite merino brand Icebreaker it’s also natural and sustainable. This is our full wardrobe, it ain’t much but it sure is good.

    Robin off the bike

    T-shirt 2 Icebreaker tech-lite short sleeve crewe
    Long sleeve DHB merino base layer
    Short sleeve DHB merino short sleeve
    Hoodie Icebreaker quantum long sleeve zip hood
    Vest Patagonia better sweater vest
    Underwear 2 Icebreaker merino anatomica boxershorts
    Trousers Fjällräven karl zip-off
    Thermal pants Helly Hansen thermal pants
    Socks Smartwool hike medium crew
    Swim shorts H&M swim shorts

    Robin on the bike

    Bib shorts I Assos equipe S7
    Bib shorts II Rapha classic bib shorts STOLEN
    Padded Boxer Castelli padded shorts
    Jersey Rapha brevet jersey
    Long sleeve Rapha brevet long sleeve windblock jersey
    Buff DHB merino buff
    Socks 2 GripGrab merino socks
    Leg warmers DHB merino leg warmers
    Arm warmers DHB merino arm warmers
    Helmet ZeroRH+ zy
    Cap Rapha cap

    Robin staying dry and warm

    Down jacket Patagonia down sweater hoody
    Rain jacket Patagonia torentshell jacket
    Rain trousers Decathlon rain trousers
    Beanie Icebreaker pocket hat
    Gloves Sealskinz waterproof all weather insulated gloves, Mammut gore-tex gloves

    Robin's happy feet

    Cycling Shimano mw7 waterproof gore-tex spd shoes
    Overshoes DHB overshoes
    Hiking Hanwag tingri
    Sandals Teva original sandals

    Sabina off the bike

    Tanktop Icebreaker cool-lite solace tank
    T-shirt Icebreaker cool-lite solace short sleeve scoop
    Top H&M casual spaghetti strap top
    Long sleeve Icebreaker merino 200 oasis long sleeve crewe
    Hoodie super.natural funnel hoodie
    Bra Icebreaker sprite racerback bra, H&M sports top
    Underwear Icebreaker Everyday boy shorts, 3 H&M hipster briefs
    Trousers Fjällräven karla zip-off
    Thermal pants Icebreaker merino 200 oasis leggings
    Socks Hanwag merino alpin socke
    Swimsuit Banana moon bikini

    We’ve bought some additional clothing for our time off the bikes in India and Sri Lanka.

    Blouse H&M blouse
    Trousers H&M joggers, Collins cotton trousers
    Jumpsuit H&M short jumpsuit

    Sabina on the bike

    Bib shorts I Rapha souplesse bib shorts
    Bib shorts II Endless women’s bib shorts STOLEN
    Jersey Isadore woolight jersey
    Long sleeve Isadore long sleeve jersey
    Buff Isadore merino buff
    Socks 2 GripGrab merino lightweight socks
    Leg warmers DHB merino leg warmers
    Arm warmers Rapha merino arm warmers STOLEN
    Helmet Kask mojito x helmet
    Cap Fjällräven abisko pack cap

    Sabina staying dry and warm

    Down jacket Patagonia down sweater
    Rain jacket Patagonia torentshell jacket
    Rain trousers Decathlon rain trousers
    Beanie Icebreaker pocket hat
    Gloves Icebreaker quantum gloves, Burton gore-tex gloves
    Scarf Cashmere scarf (can also be worn as head scarf)

    Sabina's happy feet

    Cycling Lake mx 1 wide leather
    Overshoes SealSkinz waterproof overshoes
    Hiking Hanwag tatra II wide gtx
    Sandals Teva original sandals

    Do we need it all?

    For some, this list of clothing might seem as way too much. Others wonder how we survive with so little. After six months of travel, this has worked out perfect for us. However, to shed some grams we are still thinking about dropping some things. The hiking boots for example. Besides cycling we love to hike, that’s why we carry quite heavy hiking boots. For now we keep them, but it is very likely that we’ll send them off soon. 

    What should I bring on a bikepacking trip?

    Chances are big this list will be quite different in six months. If you are reading this blog to find inspiration what to bring on your upcoming bike trip, know that we already shipped a bunch of stuff home. Mostly items of which we carried multiple, like base layers, a jersey and socks.

    If you have good merino wear like we do, one or two pieces is more than enough. And for as far as we’ve seen, everyone send stuff home after a few months. So if you really want to bring that extra jersey or buff, just do it. You’ll either be happy you have it, or ship it later with the rest.

    Our stuff was stolen

    Noticed how some items are crossed out? On our amazing adventure cycling the Annapurna Circuit, some of our clothing was stolen. We had pushed the bikes up towards the Thorung La pass at 5.416 meters, since it is too hard to do it in only one day. We locked the bikes and left them for the night. Some punks thought it was cool to steal the items we had left in the frame bag.

    We are now saving up to replace these items. Good cycling shorts are quite essential for us. You can help us by making a donation via Paypal (international) or iDeal (Netherlands). Your help means the world to us!

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