‘Cross The Pond Bikepacking Kit Giveaway
We’ve teamed up with Apidura and friends to give away an incredible bikepacking kit to one lucky reader ‘across the pond’. Enter now for a chance to win a full set of the latest packs from Apidura, and a complete camping kit from Exped, Mountain Hardware, Optimus, Petzl, and Supernova Lighting.
This past spring we gave away a bikepacking kit to a lucky American; folks in the UK and beyond voiced their discontent. Now it’s your turn, Europe. As summer is in full tilt and folks are tackling big adventures, we thought we’d make somebody’s autumn. To do so we’ve partnered with UK based bikepacking pack maker Apidura to assemble some great kit. In addition, we’ve added on camping gear from Exped, Mountain Hardware and Optimus, as well as a light system from Supernova. On September 1st, one fortunate individual will be randomly selected to receive this kit. And as long as this lucky fellow has a bike and a few other essentials, he or she will be ready to roll out on a bikepacking adventure… with brand new equipment.
WHAT’S IN THE KIT?
The ‘Cross The Pond Bikepacking Kit we concocted features some incredible new waterproof packs from Apidura as well as a nice selection of camping gear from select manufacturers. It includes everything in the photo below, purposefully picked to make up a well-rounded gear list. See the details below for the full inventory:
Saddle Pack Dry (14L) – SRP £115.
Seam welded, waterproof design for ultimate protection from the elements and featuring a hands free venting system for no-hassle compression. HDPE support to reinforce the pack structure, offering a superior bike handling experience. Carbon-friendly attachment and contact points. Streamlined, ultralight design, weighing less than 350 grams.
Handlebar Pack Dry (14L) – SRP £95.
Seam welded, waterproof design for ultimate protection from the elements and featuring a hands free venting system for no-hassle compression. Adaptable three-point attachment system attaches securely to almost any bike. TPU hypalon reinforcement for additional protection in high-friction areas. Weighs less than 275 grams.
Accessory Pocket Dry (5L) – SRP £45.
Modular add-on to the Handlebar Pack Dry, the Accessory Pocket provides handy, removable storage space for additional food, lightweight electronics, and other essentials. Features two one-finger zipper pullers for easy access on the go and a zipper cover for maximum protection from the elements. Weighs 115 grams.
Food Pouch (Regular) – SRP £35.
Easy-access storage space for frequently used items (water bottle, snacks, cameras, tools and so on). Innovative one-hand open / closure mechanism. Fits either side of the stem; allowing two pouches to be run in parallel. Weighs less than 55 grams.
Exped Mira II HL – SRP £440
The Mira II HL offers an incredible amount of space & comfort for 1 – 2 people. With its minimal packsize and a weight of only 1.3kg it lends itself perfectly to 3 season bikepacking trips. It has a free-standing design and its ridge pole increases interior space allowing you to sit up inside.
Exped SynMat Hyperlite 7 M – SRP £95
Becoming a firm favourite with the adventure cycling crowd, the SynMat Hyperlite is unrivalled in terms of warmth to weight ratio. It packs down extremely small and its tapered profile allows it to fit into the smallest tents. The internal microfiber insulation keeps you comfortable down to -6 degrees C, allowing you to take a lighter weight sleeping bag. This mat proves that comfort and warmth don’t need not be sacrificed in pursuit of super light packing.
Mountain Hardware HyperLamina™ Spark 35 – SRP £159.99
Mountain Hardware’s HyperLamina Spark is an ultralight high performance synthetic bag. Thermally mapped insulation and half-length center zip maximize efficiency. Mountain Hardware engineered this 813g bag to be the lightest and warmest synthetic bag on the market.
Optimus Crux – SRP £45
A tiny, featherweight stove with folding burner head allowing it to nestle in the cavity under a gas canister. At 83g and an output of 3000w it’s ideal for going light and fast.
Petzl Zipka – SRP £32
Simple and ultra-compact, the Petzl Zipka headlamp probably needs little introduction. Light enough to go unnoticed in your pack but powerful enough to give plenty of light around camp.
Supernova Airstream 2 – SRP £170
The Airstream 2 is made of anodized and corrosion-resistant 6061 aluminium that is commonly used in the airplane industry. This material is saltwater resistant and extremely scratch-proof, combined with an unbelievable lightness. It also features a unique cooling system, designed to eliminate overheating when used at full capacity. The Airstream 2 features the highest-quality Lithium-Ion batteries, which make the great burn time possible, with a red and green LED display to indicate battery level. The Airstream 2 produces up to 260 lumens, weighs just 165g, and is weatherproof and resistant to cold down to -20C.
Included in the prize package will be a dark gray ‘skull’ tshirt. The shirt is printed on the front and back with the Ride, Camp, Repeat. tagline.
Bikepacking.com ‘Patch Kit’
The prize also includes three Ride, Camp, Repeat.’ patches from BIKEPACKING.com, as well as stickers and other swag.
ENTER TO WIN
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