Ride your bike, camp, ride your bike, camp… Cycling might be the perfect combination adventures. Not only can you cover a lot more space compared to traditional backpacking, you can also carry more gear to make your campsite more comfortable. Of course you don’t want to overburden yourself with a lot of things, which is why we’ve put together a list of the best lightweight cycling gear to keep you on the road longer and further.
To go the distance on a bike loaded with the basics across diverse terrains, you need the best in a wide range of categories. These days, there are tons of cycling gear that will make your life more comfortable and rewarding. From sturdy racks that can handle heavy loads to specially designed tents to mount your bike to to bright lights that keep you on track in low visibility, there are plenty of options for the mighty camper cyclists.
Here’s everything you need to have your motorcycle kit the next time you’re out and about.
The best cycling gear for adventure riding and camping
1. Sea to Summit Telos Bikepacking TR2 Tent
You could try crawling your old backpacking tent into your kit, but the new Telos Bikepacking TR2 is specifically designed to stuff bikes with short poles that fit over your handlebars. The tent is also packed inside two waterproof dry bags, so you can split the load between your packs and tackle rainstorms or mud puddles without worry. As for the tent itself, it’s particularly spacious thanks to the Tension Ridge geometry, which creates vertical walls and adds loft space to the two-person interior to increase ventilation so the walls don’t collapse when you wake up.
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