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The Complete Gear List: What Are We Taking

A complete(ish) list of our touring gear:


Frame: Reynolds 520 Cro Mo
Fork: Cro Moly
Headset: Sealed Intellaset w/alloy spacer
Hubs: Shimano RM6
Rims: Alex ACE-19 3
Tyres: Continental Contact 700 x 32c
Brakes: Tektro 992AG
Brake Levers: Shimano STI with Tektro 570 top levers
Shifters: Shimano 2300 Dual Control STIRear
Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Chainset: Shimano Alivio 48/38/28
Bottom Bracket: ShimanoChain
HG50Freewheel: Shimano Cassette 11-32 8sp
Weight: 30.1 lbs

Blackburn rear rack
Tubus Tara front rack

Ortlieb Front and Back Roller Plus Panniers
Ortlieb Dry Bags 22l x2
Skink Rear and Front Lights
Inner Tubes x3
Emergency Spoke
Topeak 20 Mini Multi-tool


Lightwave t30 Trek Tent
MSR Whisperlite Stove
MSR Alpine Cooking Set
Vango Ultralite 100 Sleeping Bags
Trangia Mess Tins
Lifeventure Cotton Sleepers
Vango Ultralite Mats
Lifeventure Trek Towels
Ortlieb Water Bag 5l

First Aid Kit
Leatherman Mini
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Folding Knife


3x Base Layers, each
3x Cycling Jersey, each
Gore-tex Paclife Shell Jacket, each
2x Shorts, each
1x Convertable Trousers, each



Peter • 10th July 2011

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  1. Alasdair C 21st August 2011 - 2:49 pm Reply

    Looks great and expensive chaps! Your £1 waterproof days are a distant memory!!!

  2. josh 18th July 2013 - 1:48 pm Reply

    Hi guys,

    I’m looking to do this same trip leaving in early September and wondered about the sleeping bags you used. Were they warm enough? I have the exact same model but was planning on taking a warmer 2-3 season bag instead?

    many thanks


    • peter 18th July 2013 - 2:32 pm Reply

      Hi there Josh,

      The quick answer is No, they weren’t warm enough! We had some very cold nights in the desert and on some of the higher passes where we’d have to wear all our clothes as well as the sleeping bags and liners and we’d still be cold. On the plus side, they are very small and light! If you can afford the cost and space, I’d recommend splashing out on something a bit warmer.

      Enjoy the trip!


      • josh 1st August 2013 - 12:57 pm Reply

        thanks peter,

        thats a big help. the 3 season it is! yeah cant wait for the trip. have had a good read of your kit list and blog and just want to get going. head off in under a month!


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