PACKING LIST

CYCLING THE PAN-AMERICAN HIGHWAY

Deciding what to pack for a two year bicycle tour is no easy task. Still, it’s one of my favorite things about the planning stage of bicycle touring. This is our full kit list for our two year trip down the Pan-American Highway.

CAMPING

  • Tent – Nemo Equipment: Obi 3 person
  • Sleeping Bag (Sam) – Nemo Equipment Nocturne
  • Sleeping Bag (Julie) – Big Angus
  • Sleeping Pad (Sam) – Thermo-a-rest ProLite Plus
  • Sleeping Pad (Julie) – Thermo-a-rest ProLite Plus
  • Sleeping Pad – Z Lite Sol (Great for sitting on around campfires)

ELECTRONICS

  • Camera (Sam) – Canon 5D Mark 3
  • Camera (Julie) – Canon 5D Mark 3
  • Lenses – Canon L 35mm F1.4 – 50mm F1.2 – 85mm F1.8
  • Audio Recorder – Tascam DR-22
  • Computer – Macbook Pro 15″
  • GPS – Garmin eTrex 20
  • Phone (Julie) – Apple iPhone 5
  • Audio – JBL Clip
  • Kindle X2
  • X2 2GB Lacie Rugged Hard Drives
  • Tripod – Joby SLR Zoom

CAMP KITCHEN

  • Stove – MSR Dragonfly
  • Cooking Pot – Snow Peak Titanium 1400
  • Bowls – Snow Peak Titanium
  • Coffee – Snow Peak French Press
  • Coffee Grinder – Porlex Mini Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder
  • Spork (Sam) – Snow Peak Titanium
  • Spork (Julie) – Light my Fire Titanium
  • Mug (Sam) – Snow Peak 250
  • Mug (Julie) – Snow Peak 250
  • Knife – Horse
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Water Purification – MSR SweetWater® Purifier System
  • Water Storage – MSR 4liter Dromedary

OTHER ITEMS

  • Maps of Central America
  • Lonely Planet – Mexico, Central America, South America
  • Dry bags in Various Sizes
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BICYCLE EQUIPMENT

  • Bicycle – Co-Motion Tandem – Equator 26″ (See Specs)
  • Front Rack:  Surly Chromoly Front Rack 2.0
  • Rear Rack: Tubus Logo Evo Rear Rack
  • Front Bags: Ortlieb Back Roller Plus
  • Rear Bags: Ortlieb Back Roller Plus
  • Handlebar Bag: Arkel Small
  • Top Tube Bag: Revelate Designs Gas Tank Frame Pack
  • Frame Bag: Revelate Designs Tangle Frame Bag
  • Bottle Cages: King Cage X7
  • Water Bottles: Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic X4 & Vacuum Insulated 20oz X2
  • Bicycle Computer: VDO M4 WL
  • Front Light: Niterider Lumina 700
  • Rear Light: Some $3 cheaper thing.
  • Bell: Crane Suzu Lever Strike Brass Bell
  • Pump: Topeak Road Morph

SPARE PARTS

  • Gates Drive – Tandem Belts
  • Bottom Bracket
  • 2x Brake Cables
  • 2x Shifter Cables
  • Phil Woods Grease
  • Rohloff Oil Changing Kit
  • Various Nuts and Bolts
  • Cable ties in various sizes
  • 8x Spare Spooks

TOOLS

  • Tool Bag: Lemolo Tool Roll
  • Full set of Allen Wrenches
  • Tyre Levers
  • Co-Motion S+S Double Spanner Pedal Wrench
  • Spare Tube x 2
  • Leatherman
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Boot
  • Spoke Wrench
  • Knife Sharpener
  • 3wrencho™ (Coated) – Good for the 15mm Rohloff Axle Bolt, Tire Lever, and Emergency Peanut Butter Spreader.
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CLOTHES – SAM

On Bike

  • 2x Pearl Izumi Men’s ELITE In-R-Cool Shorts
  • 4x Icebreaker T-shirts – To be worn off the bicycle as well
  • 1x Long Sleeve Icebreaker T-Shirt
  • 3x Pairs of Merino Wool Socks
  • Sandals – Keen Newports
  • Shoes – Men’s Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra

Off Bike

Bad Weather

  • Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket
  • Mammut Tatoosh Rain Jacket
  • Pearl Izumi – Cycling Tights
  • 1x Thick Wool Socks
  • Carthartt Beanie

Accessories

  • Merino Wool Buff
  • Carthartt Cap

CLOTHES – JULIE

On Bike

  • 1x Terry’s Touring Knickers
  • 1x Pearl Izumi Women’s Sugar Short
  • 1x Pearl Izumi
  • 2x Short Sleeve Merino Wool (Wearing off Bicycle as well)
  • 1x Rapha Long Sleeve Brevet Jersey
  • Sandals – Keen Newports
  • Shoes – Merrell Capra Sport
  • 1x Victoria Secrets – Sports Bra

Off Bike

  • 2x Dresses
  • 1x Pair of Shorts
  • 2x Merino Socks
  • Bikini
  • Underwear

Bad Weather

  • Patagonia Down Sweater
  • Patagonia W’s Torrentshell Jacket
  • Waterproof pants – Novara Express 2.0
  • Carhartt Beanie

Accessories

  • Buff
  • Sunglasses

 

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