Bike and Gear
africa (2023)


Priority 600x

Total WEight

45.3 Kg

Water Capacity

18 Litres

Food Capacity

20+ Days

Tire sIZE

29" x 2.6"

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Backpack (9.9KG)

(Sleep system, Laptop and clothes)

backpack bikepacking

This backpack is strapped to the rear rack and can be worn on my back when terrain is rough. It contains everything I need in the evening which is my clothes and camp setup.

Type Item Weight (g)
Backpack Sea to Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack (35L) 960g
Tent MSR Hubba Hubba NX (Green) 1540g
Groundsheet MSR Universal Footprint 200g
Sleeping Bag Decathlon Forclaz 900 0°C Feather Down 1050g
Sleeping Mat Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated Mat (L) 700g
Pillow Anko Inflatable Air Pillow 115g
Laptop Macbook Air M1 13" 2020 1500g
Laptop Case Scrubba Air sleeve 242g
Toiletries Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss, Beard Trimmer 250g
Warm Clothes Gloves, Beanie, Pants, Thermal Top and Bottom 1517g
Chair Mountain Designs Lightweight Chair 860g

HandleBar Bag (11.2KG)

(Electronics, Cookset & Food)

Jumbo Jammer Handlebar Bag Bikepacking

This bag contains mainly all of my electronics for filming, first aid kit, cook set and food.

Frame Bag (3.8KG)

(Repair Kit)

Repair Kit Bikepacking

I’m taking a lot of spare parts for this trip across Africa as I want to be as self sufficient as possible if anything goes wrong in the  middle of nowhere.

Hip Pack (1.2KG)

(camera & PLB)

I’m not sure that I will use the hip pack very often, but when it gets bumpy, I’ll put my camera in here. Otherwise it will live in the feedbag.

Type Item Weight (g)
Hip Pack/ Bum Bag EVOC Pro Hip Pouch (3L) 430g
Point and Shoot Camera Sony RX100 VII 302g
Microphone Rode VideoMicro w/ Windmuff 70g
Saramonic SR-XM1 Microphone w/ Windmuff 9g
Filter Adaptor Lensmate ND Filter Adapter Kit 35g
ND Filter Urth 52mm ND Filter 66g
Cage Small Rig Cage 110g
PLB Garmin Inreach Mini 124g

Feed Bags (1.7KG)

(Drone & Gopro)

feed bags

These feed bags from Merit are perfect for keeping the drone and camera for easy access.

Type Item Weight (g)
Feed Bags 2 x Merit Popcorn Bag (2L) 250g
Drone DJI Mini 3 Pro 321g
Drone Controller DJI RC Remote Controller 397g
Action Camera GoPro Hero 11 Black 150g
Media Mod 59g

On the bike (17.5KG)

(cages, fuel & water storage)

bikepacking setup gearlist africa

These are the things that are attached to my bike that aren’t in any specific bag.

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