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Re: Bikepacking - an alternative way of touring...

Postby RonK » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:30 am

avolve wrote:Interested in a pic of the loaded bike when you have one. Can your remind me what tent you have that fits in an anything bag?


Currently it's a Tarptent Protrail. Poles will go in the framebag.

I posted about it here.

However I'm sorely tempted by the Nordisk Telemark 2 LW, and may yet succumb.
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Postby dalai47 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:31 am

RonK wrote:The smallest size from SeaToSummit is 6l uncompressed.


Not sure why they haven't updated some of their spec sheets, but there is an 2XS at least in the Ultra-sil Compression waterproof dry sack range. I know for sure because I own one. :wink:

Really rate these bags highly. Compress well and are waterproof which is important when storing sleeping gear and clothing.

Size Base x Height (cms) Weight (gms) Compression
XX Small 13 x 25 50 g 3.3 to 1.3 Litres
X Small 15 x 35 56 g 6 to 2 Litres
Small 18 x 40 75 g 10 to 3.3 Litres
Medium 20 x 46 90 g 14 to 4.5 Litres
Large 23 x 50 100 g 20 to 6.7 Litres

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Postby RonK » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:46 am

dalai47 wrote:
RonK wrote:The smallest size from SeaToSummit is 6l uncompressed.


Not sure why they haven't updated some of their spec sheets, but there is an 2XS at least in the Ultra-sil Compression waterproof dry sack range. I know for sure because I own one. :wink:

I think the spec sheets are correct. As mentioned, I have the eVent Dry Bag and the smallest size is XS.

There is no way I could get my sleeping bag into an XXS - it's hard work even stuffing it into an XS. But I might get an Ultra-Sil version just for the slipperiness.

Otherwise I don't want to compress anything else.
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Postby dalai47 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:05 am

I think I used that one for my down jacket...

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Postby RonK » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:14 am

dalai47 wrote:I think I used that one for my down jacket...

Makes sense - my down jacket goes easily into XXS stuff sack. That is small enough and doesn't turn it into a rock.
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Postby dalai47 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:24 pm

RonK wrote:I think the spec sheets are correct. As mentioned, I have the eVent Dry Bag and the smallest size is XS.


I had another look at the S2S site and can see they still only list down to XS. Unless someone is making good copies they need to update their spec sheet...

I have this model including an XXS. Ended up buying one of each of the smaller sizes as I wasn't sure what sizes I'd need and used all of them. One for the down jacket plus merino benie and gloves. Next for the quilt and silk inner sheet and the largest of the three I bought for clothes.

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Postby RonK » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:20 pm

dalai47 wrote:...there is an 2XS at least in the Ultra-sil Compression waterproof dry sack range. I know for sure because I own one. :wink:

So - you are spreading confusion. You say you own a 2XS Ultra-Sil compression dry bag, for which the spec sheet is correct. Then you post a pic of an eVent compression dry bag and say you have this one... :? :roll:
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Postby dalai47 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:21 pm

Yes, my mistake. It is the eVent model drybags I own - including an unlisted XXS.

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Postby rifraf » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:16 am



Only water resistant? :shock:
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Postby RonK » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:05 pm

My bikepacking cooking system is now complete and consists of:
- Vargo Titanium Bot and Bot Cosy
- Kovea Spider stove and igniter
- Snowpeak Titanium spork
- Vargo 450ml Titanium Travel Mug, also usable as a pot
- Carbon felt wind shield.

Other than the windshield, everything fits in the Bot and there is still room to pack a Chux cloth and a small scourer/sponge.

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Under different circumstances my choices would also be different, for example I would prefer a squat pot over a tall pot. But the rationale is simple. For bikepacking, packability is king. Hence a tall pot is chosen because it can be carried in an Anything bag. The Bot is chosen because the screw on lid will better protect it from accidental crushing than an open mouthed pot, and as a bonus it can be used as a bottle if desired. The Bot Cosy will help save fuel and give extra protection while travelling, as will the carbon felt wind shield wrapped around it.

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The Bot and a 220g gas canister occupy about half the capacity of a BBD Anything bag, leaving the other half available to carry food supplies.

And all of this occupies just one Anything cage.
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:38 pm

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Mr Fusion V2 Waterproof Saddle Bag Female Buckle by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Mr Fusion V2 is now fitted. Looking really good and functional ... nearly there now.
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:44 am

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A claimed [url=https://www.reddit.com/r/bikepacking/comments/4tsslf/my_68_kg_bikepacking_setup/[/url] ... no cooking gear but camping according to the rider.
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Postby Cheesewheel » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:11 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

A claimed 6.8 kg bikepacking setup ... no cooking gear but camping according to the rider.

the link just sends us to the photo - do you have a link?
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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:23 pm

Cheesewheel wrote:the link just sends us to the photo - do you have a link?


Try https://www.reddit.com/r/bikepacking/co ... ing_setup/
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Postby nezumi » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:19 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Cheesewheel wrote:the link just sends us to the photo - do you have a link?


Try https://www.reddit.com/r/bikepacking/co ... ing_setup/


A bit more illumination on the scenario: https://www.reddit.com/r/bikepacking/co ... road_bike/
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Postby RonK » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:48 am

Looking for a budget saddle bag? The Kada Pak Ratt 2 might appeal...

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Postby Aushiker » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:50 pm

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DMR V12 [mg] Flat Pedals by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

These DMR V12 [mg] pedals arrived this week from the Chain Reaction Cycles so the build of the Salsa Mukluk is getting closer and closer to the finish. This is my first foray into riding with flat pedals so will be interesting to see how I go.

The above pedals are being matched up with a pair of Scarpa Crux Approach shoes which I got from Cotsworld in the UK. Ordered Sunday, arrived Wednesday.

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Postby grantw » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:05 am

Nice shoes Andrew, let me know how you find them.
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Postby RonK » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:42 am

Aushiker wrote:The above pedals are being matched up with a pair of Scarpa Crux Approach shoes which I got from Cotsworld in the UK.

I hope they are better for you than the last pair of Scarpa approach shoes I had.

Although they fitted correctly for some reason they made my feet ache terribly. I had to buy another pair of shoes mid-visit to New Zealand and binned them although they were in excellent condition.
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:56 pm

Australia's own Bike Bag Dude ... really happy with my framebag from Kedan and Kath.

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Postby Thoglette » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:59 pm

RonK wrote:Looking for a budget saddle bag?


Any leads on a budget frame bag (top half only - like the Apidura Road Frame pack) Just want somewhere to stuff stuff.
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Postby baabaa » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:58 am

Banjo Brothers do some honest economical stuff. Work and fit well enough and not as ugly as the ebay stuff which tends to look like it has been penciled up by a first year graduate from the Ningbo Industrial Development Zone School of Bike Frame Bag Design and somehow made it into production.

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