20 Pieces of Bikepacking Gear for Your Next Two-Wheel Adventure

Whether you're a bikepacking beginner or an old hand in the saddle, this gear will turn any tour into smooth riding.

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July 09, 2019

Moosetreks Bike Handlebar Stem Bag

The Moosetreks Bike Stem Bag, also called a feed bag, hangs from your handlebars to hold food and items you want close at hand. The insulated pouch can hold up to a 32-ounce Nalgene bottle, and its wide mouth makes grabbing easy. The outer mesh pocket is great for holding snacks. The mouth cinches with a shock cord, and the bag attaches with two Velcro straps.

Buy It: Amazon, $26.99

Topeak FrontLoader Handlebar Bag

The Topeak FrontLoader Handlebar Bag secures an 8-liter dry bag to your handlebars. It weighs in under a pound, and the daisy chain around its middle allows the attachment of other bags and accessories. The dry bag is completely waterproof and opens at both ends for easy access to gear.

Buy It: Competitive Cyclist, $67.96

RockBros Bike Seat Bag

The RockBros Bike Seat Bag holds 14 liters of gear under your seat, and its roll-top design makes access and packing a breeze. Touted as affordable and foldable, the waterproof bag attaches to your seat post with a ridged, double connection to reduce sway. Plus, shock cord on top allows jacket storage for quick retrieval.

Buy It: Amazon, $54

Revelate Designs Gas Tank

The Revelate Designs Gas Tank attaches to your stem and top tube for quick access to its 80-cubic-inch interior for snacks, phones and other essential items you'll want on the fly. Weighing in at just 3.5 ounces, the zipper design allows for easy one-handed access while you're riding.

Buy It: Amazon, $60.00

Roswheel Handlebar Bag

The Roswheel Handlebar Bag consists of a shell that attaches to your bike with three Velcro straps and an inner waterproof dry bag that can hold up to seven liters. This design allows for easy packing and quick, secure installation and removal.

Buy It: Amazon, $34.95

Oveja Negra Super Wedgie Frame Bag

With several sizes to fit your bike, the Oveja Negra Super Wedgie Frame Bag packs three liters (small) or four liters (large) of gear or water in your triangle. Water-resistant construction protects your gear while keeping it nearby and accessible. Plus, an exterior pocket makes it easy for quick grabs of snacks and maps.

Buy It: JensonUSA, $99.99

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad

Weighing less than a pound but boasting an R-Value of 5.7, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad keeps you comfortable and warm on the coldest nights with little weight penalty. It rolls up to about the size of a water bottle and sports an easy inflation/deflation twist valve.

Buy It: Backcountry, $199.95

Therm-a-Rest Vesper Sleeping Bag

The Therm-a-Rest Vesper Sleeping Bag is a 20-degree mummy bag packed with 900-fill down. The down has been treated to stay warm even if wet, and the zipperless design gets the weight down to just 1.3 pounds. It packs tight to take up little space on your bike while ensuring you'll be well-rested for the road or trail tomorrow.

Buy It: Backcountry, $399.95

Rockbros Top Tube Bag

The RockBros Top Tube Bag keeps your phone in front of you for easy navigation, and the waterproof housing protects it from the elements. The sun shade reduces glare, and the protective film over your screen is touch-sensitive. The side bags allow fast access to essential items such as snacks and tubes.

Buy It: Amazon, $16.99 - $17.99

Blackburn Outpost Seat Pack

The Blackburn Outpost Seat Pack holds the included 11-liter dry bag securely under your seat. The dry bag can be quickly removed from the pack via clips and is 100-percent waterproof. Daisy chains on the outside of the pack can be used to attach additional gear.

Buy It: Backcountry, $119.95

MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

A bikepacker travels on her stomach, and MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kit ensures those meals are hot. The tiny kitchen weighs only 9.1 ounces and includes a micro stove, pot with strainer lid, pot holder and 16-ounce bowl. It can even boil a liter of water in 3.5 minutes. All items, including a fuel canister (sold separately), packs into the pot for economical storage.

Buy It: MooseJaw, $79.95

DOM Gorilla Cage

The DOM Gorilla Cage attaches to your front fork with two or three pre-drilled eyelets, and Gorilla Clips are available for mounting on forks without holes. The cage carries a five-liter dry bag up to 3.3 pounds, and the outer straps keep everything secure. Two are recommended to maintain balance.

Buy It: Amazon, $36.95

Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Shell

When weather hits, keep on pedaling with Outdoor Research's Helium II Rain Shell. Weighing just 6.4 ounces and packing into its own pocket, the unisex Helium II is fully waterproof with taped seals. The adjustable hood fits over a bike helmet. It's minimalist gear that can quickly provide maximum weather protection in a second.

Buy It: Backcountry, $158.95

Big Agnes Copper Spur Bikepack Tent

Available in one- and two-person sizes, the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL bikepacking tents take their award-winning ultralight backpacking tents and shorten the pole segments to better fit on a bike. The daisy chain compression stuff sack makes attaching the tent to your bike a breeze.

Buy It: Backcountry, $399.95

Blackburn Outpost Frame Bag

The Blackburn Outpost Frame Bag comes in several sizes depending on your bike and fits within your bike’s triangle to store up to 6.76 liters of gear (for the large bag). Welded seams make it weatherproof, and mesh pockets hold additional small items.

Buy It: JensonUSA, $129.99

Blackburn Outpost Cargo Case

The Blackburn Outpost Cargo Case attaches to your front fork or replaces water bottle cages to hold a 5-liter dry bag (not included). Three straps keep everything secure.

Buy It: Amazon, $24.95

Birzman Packman Handlebar Pack

The Birzman Packman Handlebar Pack holds a 9.5-liter dry bag, and three anti-abrasion straps keep it locked to your bike, even over rough terrain. Two additional exterior straps allow the fastening of additional gear.

Buy It: Backcountry, $74.50

Ortlieb Handlebar Pack

The Ortlieb Handlebar Pack uses a plate and two bomber straps to fasten a huge 15-liter dry bag to your front. Spacers help clear the handlebars if needed. Internal stiffeners keep your gear steady on rough terrain, and reflective material help keeps you safe.

Buy It: MooseJaw, $159.95

Salsa Anything Cage HD

The Salsa Anything Cage HD is a ridged stage for 5-liter dry bags or anything up to 6.5 pounds and attaches to your forks or water bottle eyelets with up to three bolts. Two straps keep everything secure.

Buy It: JensonUSA, $35.00

Salsa Anything Bag

The Salsa Anything Bag holds 4.5 liters of gear and is made to nest into the Salsa Anything Cage, though it will fit in any like-sized holder. Radio-frequency welded seams make this completely waterproof, and the 500-denier tarpaulin material handles anything the road or trail throws at it. The flat bottom and daisy chains keep it locked into its holder for smooth riding.

Buy It: JensonUSA, $32.00