Across Cuba… the bad way.35 Mar 6 Logan Watts / stories
After just a single day into our Cuba traverse, we unanimously agreed that the route should be named ‘La Ruta Mala’, or ‘the bad way’. That’s quite a contradiction considering that our bikepacking trip across The Pearl of The Antilles would turn out to be a beautiful and fantastic adventure. But, then again, it took less than 24 hours to realize that Cuba is brimming with anomaly.
Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 Review: More for me?33 May 3 Logan Watts / gear
The new HV version of the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 is a significant reboot of the original. Having lived in the old Fly Creek UL1 during countless solo bikepacking trips, I was stoked to check out the new model but suspicious of the “improved” moniker that came with it. As we all know, newer isn’t always better…
The Mother of Bikepacking Kits (Giveaway)0 Apr 5 Logan Watts / culture
We’re giving away the Mother of Bikepacking Kits! Enter now to win a handpicked gear list chock-full of brand new products from Big Agnes and Revelate Designs.
Ultralight Sleeping Pads for Bikepacking: The Inflatable Shootout41 Oct 6 Logan Watts / gear
If you’re reading this, you probably appreciate the benefits of a comfy sleeping pad after a long, hard day in the saddle. These days, they can take all shapes and forms, from simple foam mats to technology laden air affairs. For those who prefer to pamper their spines, here’s our thoughts on some of the best ultralight inflatable mattresses available.
Big Agnes Slater UL 2+ Review: 2×3+ Bikepacking Tent5 Mar 26 Logan Watts / gear
The Slater UL 2+ tent offers a spacious interior in a minimal package with one hidden perk, a bit of insulation for the cold nights of winter and early spring.
Review: Big Agnes Sunshine Packable Down Jacket4 Feb 25 virginia / apparel
Early spring bikepacking is calling. That means cold nights and chilly mornings that can only be defrosted by a solid down layer. If you don’t already have a packable down jacket in your arsenal, check out the lightweight offerings from Big Agnes…
Trading Space for Comfort: Gear for a Semi-Minimalist Bike Tour28 Oct 24 Logan Watts / gear
Space (and weight) versus comfort is a tricky (and expensive) battle that we cyclocampers fight regularly. Tents, sleeping bags and pads make up the majority of heft and bulk that has to be packed and stowed. In an effort to go as ultralight as possible for an upcoming trip, with minimal luggage, I put together a kit using The Mother of Comfort.
Sleeping Pads for Bike Touring: A Superlight Option for Side Sleepers9 Sep 17 Logan Watts / gear
I’m a die-hard side sleeper, and no spring chicken, so a wafer thin Thermarest mat isn’t an option. After a long ride, fully loaded, having a fairly thick and plush pad is a must, no matter the weight penalty. And now you don’t have to have carry a 2 pound gigantic bundle in order to be comfortable…
BIKEpacking the Appalachian Trail: Why Is Going Solo Like Therapy?16 Aug 6 Logan Watts / plog
A solo overnighter on a bucket-list trail that led to playing in the dirt and a conversation with crows.
Pan-Am Bike Tour Packlist27 Jun 4 Logan Watts / gear
Listed below is what I had on my 5-month tour of Mexico and Central America. This is hardly a minimalist kit, but it carried me through some cold nights in the high altitudes of Mexico and Guatemala as well as some ridiculously hot days in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.