A money belt can be used to store money through markets and populated areas prone to theft. It doesn't weigh much and will be sufficiently hidden from potential thieves.
Earphones allow us to listen to music while others are sleeping. They will be especially handy for riding when we are just not motivated!
Pegless Clothesline 40g
The pegless clotheslines have got to be some of the most worthy kit to bring. Small, light and amazingly useful!
Mini Padlock 40g
The padlocks are great for locking up our tent with the valuables left inside (for short periods of time).
Sewing Kit 50g
A little sewing kit will keep our clothes and shoes out of trouble when bits get damaged! Kept in a small film canister.
Mountain Hardwear Tent Footprint 300g
The tent footprint is useful for a few things. We use it to protect the floor of our tent when camping in rocky areas. It is also useful as a ground sheet that we can sit on and prepare food on. Our tent allows us to do 'internal pitch' with a footprint, meaning we can set up the tent fly before the inner which allows us to set up in the rain (the inner is kept nice and dry).
This is the most comfortable air mattress we have come across. Not only comfortable, but incredibly light and small. The only downside for us is the blowing up bit - they need a lot of breath! Something you mightn't have at the end of a hard day.
Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 3 Tent 2200g
The Skyledge tent is a three person beast. It weighs 2200g including compression sack. It gives us ample personal space on a multi-month tour and leaves lots of room for valuables inside the tent. We can fit another person in to boot! We use a two person version of this tent on shorter trips.
Panasonic LX5 Compact Camera + Charger + Tripod + Case 614g
The LX5 camera is a weapon! Manual capability, wide angled lens and HD video make it a great camera to take along. It takes exceptional shots and barely weighs in on the scales.
Apple iPhone 172g
The iPhone allows us to inset a SIM card which provides data and calls for the laptop or tablet via mobile tethering. It doubles as a games/amusement/fun device.
Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp 72g
The Petzls have a great battery life, are small, reliable and lighteight - providing enough light around the campsite.
Universal Power Plug Adapter 89g
The power plug adapter will convert almost anything to give us power wherever need be. It has a built in surge protector too!
Sea To Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack (3) 309g
We use compression dry sacks for our tent, clothes, down jacket and sleeping bags. They make our gear nice and small and ensure that it is kept dry as well!
Musette Cycling Bag 40g
A little musette bag folds into nothing and carries groceries, laundry or small amounts of gear about the places we stay. An extra bag is always great to have - also good for keeping the camera on us whilst riding.
Apple iPad 3rd Generation 655g
The new iPad is our equivalent of a laptop/e-reader, but combined! We are finding we can do almost everything we need on the iPad when we're travelling. Cyclingabout.com will soon have a large range of articles on travelling with the iPad, so keep an eye out!
Kensington iPad Protective Cover 198g
The Kensington has two features we really wanted: a hardcase for the back of the iPad and a "smart cover" front which allows us to prop the iPad at two viewing levels.
Hard Candy Bubble iPad Sleeve 293g
This bubble sleeve offers the ultimate protection for our two iPads whilst we're bike touring. 293g.
Macpac Express 400 Sleeping Bag 880g
The Macpac sleeping bags weigh a minuscule amount whilst keeping us warm to around zero degrees. We pack them in Sea to Summit compression bags making them not much bigger than the sleeping bag liner!
AirStash AO2 Wireless Flash Drive 39g
Sandisk 32GB SD Card (7) 27g
USB Flash Drive 9g
Pedal Power V4i Dynamo Battery Charger 220g
Pedal Power + Battery pack allows us to store energy from our dynamo hub to run our tablet, phone, camera, GPS and e-reader! We are able to run a cable direct from the hub to the device if required. More info:
Gear Aid Tenacious Fly Repair Kit and Pole Sleeve 24g
If we tear our tent, the tape will seal it back up!
USB Charger 76g
Business Cards 150g
Rechargeable C123 Batteries (2) 34g
CR123 Battery Charger 33g
XShot 2.0 Camera Extender 142g
Panasonic V700 Video Camera + Case + Charger + Battery 550g