Bikepacking, in case you’re unfamiliar with the term, is backpacking with a bike. Bikepacking.net focuses on ultralight off-road touring, away from cars. While this site covers mostly shorter tours within the US, it’s still an excellent resource for route planning, gear reviews and advice from fellow cyclists.
What I like best about bikepacking.net is that it‘s so easy to find the information you’re after.
The site’s creator, Scott Morris of topofusion.com, has organized the Gear Reviews into the following helpful categories: Backpacks ,Bike Bags ,Bike components Food, GPS / Navigation, Handlebars and Grips, Hydration, Lighting, Racks, Rain Gear Shelters, Shoes, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Stoves, Tools / Pumps.
Gear can be reviewed and commented on by any forum user, which means you get a lot of different opinions. Reviewers vote on the gear and the numbers are tallied for an average rating. Gearheads are guaranteed hours of delightful browsing.
Another section to check out is the Personal Bikepacking Set-ups. Here you’ll find the obligatory photos of the bike all ready to go, plus detailed information about the gear.
Finally, wander on over to the lively Forum. Here cyclists gather to exchange ideas on everything from winter bike routes to water filters.
Bikepacking.net is a great site thanks to the committed core of supportive cyclists who share their collective knowledge about routes, gear and planning. If you’re dreaming of an off-road adventure, it’s your best source for inspiration and information.