We found ‘kit list’ pages really useful when we were planning our trip, so we thought we’d include our own on this site. We’re still building up our kit at the moment but we’ll add to this page as we get new stuff.

Everyone’s preferences are different, but we went with clothing and equipment that was from brands we know and trust, weighed as little as possible and was good value for money. Hope you find our kit list just as useful as we found others!

We’re keeping this page as updated as possible on the road. We’ve asterisked (*) all our kit that has changed.


Ties – I have a Genesis Tour de Fer 20, with the following upgrades; Brooks B17 Special Imperial saddle, PDW Takeout basket, Shimano XT spds and a pletscher kickstand
Chris – I have a steel Donhou tourer with Rohloff / Gates gearing, TRP discs and Pacenti / Schmidt wheels. There are some very special touches, like a Cinq-5 USB plug and segmented crown custom Donhou forks

Cycling equipment

Rear rack and front lowriders, TubusDSC01495
Rear panniers, Arkel GT-54 (Chris) and Carradice Super C (Ties)
Front panniers, Carradice Super C (Ties) and Arkel Orca 35 (Chris)
Handlebar bag, Carradice Keswick (Chris)
Rack bag, Arkel TrailRider (Chris)
*Top tube bag (purchased on the road from MEC, Calgary), MEC
World Tour Top Tube Bag (Ties)*
Dry bag (for tent), DZ Active
Front basket, Portland Design Works Takeout basket (Ties)
GPS, Garmin Edge Explore 1000

Cycling accessories

*Inner tubes x4, Continental Tour 28 – REPLACED with Specialized tubes as valves kept unthreading*
Puncture repair kit, Tip Top
Folding tyre, Schwalbe Marathon Supreme folding
Chain lube, Finish Line dry lube
Gorilla tape and glue
Zip ties
Multi-tool, Brooks MT21
Pump, Lezyne Micro Floor Drive
*Internal gear hub oil change kit, Rohloff – used in Vancouver and replaced with a new change kit*
Carbon drive belt, Gates
*10 speed chain (Ties’ bike) – used and replaced in Calgary*
Chain wear indicator, Park tools
Needle nose pliers, Park Tools
Spare nuts n bolts
Lock, Abus Granit
Gooch cream, Assos
Repair gel, Assos

Camping equipment

*Tent, Wild Country Hoolie 3 Man ETC – REPLACED with a Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 2 in Renton*DSC01499
Sleeping mats x2, Thermarest Prolite regular
Sleeping bags x2, Mountain Hardwear Lamina 35 regular
Sleeping bag liners x2, Mountain Warehouse silk
Travel towel x2
Stove, MSR Windburner
*1.8l MSR Windburner pot purchased in Calgary*
Coffee Maker, Aerobie AeroPress
Water purifier, MSR Miniworks EX
Fuel, MSR IsoPro
Collapsible mugs x2, Sea to Summit
Traditional enamel camping mugs x2
Collapsible bowls x2, Sea to Summit
Collapsible plates x2, Sea to Summit
Water carriers x2, Platypus 4l water tanks
Compression bags x2, Exped Ultralight waterproof
Collapsible utensils, MSR Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set
Titanium sporks x2
*Pilsbury long handle spoon purchased in Nelson*

Other useful shenanigans:
Digital camera
USB charging leads and plug adapter
*Bear spray – we decided to never buy bear spray and we purchased a wildlife horn in Calgary instead*
Toiletries, including insect repellent and sunscreen (Shewee
Handwash detergent
First aid kit
Hand sanitiser
Travel plug adapters
*Travel Scrabble and Connect 4 – we never used these and gave them away in South Range*
Head torches x2, Petzel Tikka+
Ties’ hairdressing equipment!



Cycle clothing

Shoes: Giro Republic road
Bib shorts x2: Assos Centro S7
Lightweight shorts: Café du Cycliste Paulette
Short sleeve merino cycling tops: Café du Cycliste Violette
Long sleeve merino baselayer: Café du Cycliste Cosette
Cycling rain jacket: Rapha x Paul SmithDSC01508
Waterproof socks: Sealskinz
Waterproof overshoes: Endura
Waterproof trousers: Vulpine cotton rain
Leg warmers: Assos
Gloves: Assos Tiburu evo7
Insulated jacket: North Face Thermoball

Casual Clothing:
Lightweight jumper
Swimming shorts


Cycle clothing:
Bib shorts: Café du Cycliste Antoinette and Assos T FI. Lady S5 Bibshorts 
Base layers: merino wool base layer longsleevetop + trousers Mountain Warehouse
Balaclava: merino wool base layer Mountain Warehouse balaclavartr846w
On and of road warm coat: The Haraz Womens Hydrophobic Down Jacket Mountain Warehouse
Waterproof socks: Sealskinz
Waterproof overshoes: Endura
Water& wind-proof cycling jacket: Gore Bike Wear Element Windstopper Active Shell Zip-Off Jacket Black, Womens Soft Shell Jacket

Casual clothing:

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