Here is a list of what we will be taking:

2 x Thorn Raven Nomad Mk II
Rohloff Speedhub (14 speed internal hub gear)
Brooks B17 saddle
Shwalbe Marathon Tyres
Front and Rear racks – Thorn Expedition Carrier and Thorn Mk5 Lo-Loader
Front and rear Ortlieb Roller Plus Panniers
Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Plus Bar Bag
Ortlieb rack bags
Cat-Eye Strada cycler computer
Tool-kit and spares (Topeak Alien multitool, inners,
gear cables, brake cables, break pads, spokes, chain links, pump,
puncture kit, wet and dry chain lube, duct tape, zip-ties, spare nuts
screws etc, spare rear sprocket)
Lunar 35 Front light (back light in-built on bicycle)
Bike Locks (Abus flexible locks (security rated – 8))

Tent – Hilleberg Nallo 3GT
2mx1.6m tarpaulin
Sleeping mats – Thermarest Neoair (+ one Neoair chair kit)
Sleeping bags – Mountain Hardware Lamina 35 (synthetic)
Silk sleeping liners
Inflatable pillows
Primus Omni-Fuel stove (works with anything inc. petrol) and fuel bottle
Cooking pot, frying pan, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery (proper knife
and fork, not horrible camplng spork!)
Small kitchen knife
Leatherman Freestyle Multitool
10 litre Ortlieb water bladder
Collapsible 10 litre washing basin
Pots of spices, oil, salt / pepper
Petzl XP2 headtorch
Mozzy Net
Insect repellant
Toiletries (including lots of hand cleaning gel

Nikon D600 Camera with 50mm prime lens, and 24-85mm zoom lens.
40GB of memory cards
Camera bag, polariser filters, spare camera battery, and lens cleaning kit
Ipod shuffle
Mobile Phone with international sim card
Universal plug adaptor
Suunto Vector watch (with altimeter, barometer, compass)
Ipad mini with tough-case (for blogging and video editing)

Bike Shorts (baggy, with optional padded inserts)
Padded biking leggings (for cold / wet)
T-shirts and bike jerseys
Base Layers from Brubeck (merino and synthetic)
Trousers for off the bike
5 x socks and undies
Gore-tex waterproof jackets
SPD mountain bike shoes
Pair of hiking trainers (max), sandals (emily)
Cycling gloves (fingerless mitts and warm weatherproof ones)
Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses (max)
Travel towel
Merino wool Buff

Guidebooks, maps, phrasebooks, and a few novels
Lifesystems Mountain First Aid Kit (minus the excessive amount of
bandages, plus antiseptic, rehydration sachets, anti-fungal cream,
Ciprofloxacilin antibiotics, clean syringes)
A dry bum seat cover (thanks dry bum!)
Copies of useful documents (Insurance stuff, instruction manuals,
vaccination record and Yellow Fever ‘Passport’)
Passport Photos
Notebooks and pens
Cash and cards

Thanks to Brubeck for their amazing base layers keeping us warm through the bad weather.

2 thoughts on “Equipment

  1. Matt

    Hi Guys,

    Your website looks great. I hope you are having an awesome time on your travels.

    I am planning to leave from Hong Kong and cycle the opposite directly in couple of months. I was wondering if you took any medical insurance out and if so who with???

    Many thanks,



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