I’m a bit of a kit-nerd.

I like the idea you can just jump on a bike, start riding, and then you’re on a cycle tour. I really do. But for me, I want some stuff that’s really good at doing it’s job. This lead me to almost autism levels of research and review reading before I bought anything, and I mean anything, even my tyre lever took a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning at work.

So here it is, all the stuff I’m strapping onto The Tangerine Dream to get me as far as it can, some of it will work, some of it won’t, some of I’ll deem useless and jettison, but I’ll give you all a detailed run down of what’s worth your hard earned after I’ve given it a few months hammering.

Camping Gear
MSR Hubba Hubba HP
Rab Summit 800
Thermarest NeoAir X-Therm
Sea to Summit Aeros pillow
Snugpak silk liner

Cooking Gear
MSR Whisperlite Stove
Alpkit Titanium Pan
Alpkit Titanium Cutlery
AquaPure Traveller Bottle & Spare Filter

Shimano MT71 Boots
661 Recon Helmet
Alpkit Jacket
Rab Fleece
Various running gear for cycling in
Polaris Cycling Shorts
BTWin Fleece Bib-Tights
Craghoppers Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Bottoms
Craghoppers Nosilife Shirt
Berghaus Zip-off Trousers
Howies ‘Office Job’ T-Shirt
Goorin Hat

Canon EOS M Camera
SJCam 5000 Action Camera
MacBook Air
iPod Touch 16gb
GoalZero Nomad 7 & Charge Kit
Skross World Charger
Garmin eTrex Vista CX (sadly deceased/resurrected!/deceased/replaced with eTrex 20x)
Various wires and leads

Lezyne Micro Floor Pump
Crank Brothers Multi-Tool
Gerber Multi-Tool
Topeak Patch Kit
Tyre Lever thing

Carradice Carradry Front & Rear Bags
Alpkit Saddle Bag
Alpkit Stem Cell
Apidura Frame Bag