A Year (of gear) in Review: My First Year Bikepacking26 Oct 20 Miles Arbour / gear-lists
Miles tried a lot of gear during his first year bikepacking. He also explored a new route in Ontario, learned to sew, and found a new addiction. Read his year [of gear] in review…
Nostalgia, a Post-ride Belt, and a Tall-boy.4 Oct 13 Logan Watts / plog
A belt made from the tread of a Surly Knard which rolled over 7,500 kilometers of African dirt…
How to Make A Simple DIY Frame bag for The Krampus34 Aug 20 Logan Watts / bikepacking-bags
Fundamentally, the frame bag is the most basic and practical piece of bike luggage. It’s also the easiest to fabricate and only requires a consumer sewing machine and a little skill. Here’s how to plan, design, and construct a simple frame bag.
The Tubus Vega for the Surly ECR + Rack Mods for Extra H2026 Dec 28 Logan Watts / accessories
Does the Tubus Vega fit the ECR, with 29+ Knards? Well, the answer is… kind of. A few people have asked and commented about the compatibility of the Vega with the ECR. Here are my thoughts.
Crumpler Kashgar Outpost: Turn A Camera Bag Into a Handlebar Bag18 Nov 26 Logan Watts / bikepacking-bags
The perfect handlebar bag for an amateur adventure photographer doesn’t exist yet. I say this because there just isn’t a bag out there that’s the ideal size for a minimal DSLR kit, comfortable to carry off the bicycle and ruggedly weatherproof. So I made one out of a new product from my favorite camera bag company.
A DIY Longflap Saddlebag for Minimalist Bike Touring65 Nov 20 Logan Watts / bikepacking-bags
Created with classic styling, this longflap saddlebag is like a Frankensatchel, timeless waxed canvas cobbled with modern materials and a few extra useful features.
DIY Waxed Canvas Frame Bag20 Oct 8 Logan Watts / bikepacking-bags
Never having operated a sewing machine, I have always been fascinated and intimidated by the fabric arts. I decided that a trial-by-fire is the best way to learn and made a canvas frame bag one afternoon…
‘Hop-can’ Stoves: How to make 5 ultralight bikepacking stoves74 Aug 22 Logan Watts / food
Five ultra-lightweight and very functional DIY stoves for bikepacking and bike touring. Made from handsome cans that housed some hoppy brew. Built and tested.