Wintertime Bikepacking Essential Gear Checklist

An hour before I set out for an over nighter, whether I’ve been planning it for weeks or it’s a spontaneous trip, I find myself frantically running around my house, trying to remember what all to bring.

I doubt I’m the only one who has ever done that before.

Below is a printable Essential Gear Checklist, so you can spend more time on your shred sled and less time tracking down your gear.

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Gear Break-Down

Above is my two-day setup. I’m still tinkering with it, but overall I’m pretty happy with it.

Above is my two-day setup. I’m still tinkering with it, but overall I’m pretty happy with it.

Handle Bar Harness - Revelate

Dry Bags - 20 Liter - Sea To Summit

Pogies - 45NRTH - Gear Review

Top Tube Bag - Dirt Bags

Frame Bag - Custom

Seat Bag - Dirt Bags

Sleeping Bag - -20 Down - Montbell

Insulated Sleeping Pad - Closed Cell - Thermarest

Insulated Bottles - Polar Bottle

Stove - MSR

Baselayers - Ibex (discontinued)

Wool Socks - Smart Wool

Heavy Gloves - 45NRTH

Light Gloves - Gore - Gear Review

Face Shield - 45NRTH

Down Jacket - Outdoor Research

Shell Jacket - 686 & Specialized - Gear Review

Shell Pant - 45NRTH

Cycling Boot - 45NRTH - Gear Review

Tires - 45NRTH - Gear Review

Don’t forget to customize your usual bike maintenance kit for the winter. For a guide on dressing for fatbiking, click here.

Did we miss something crucial to your Wintertime bikepacking list?

Let us know in the comments! We’d love to know how you ride!