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The Sherpa's 25# Backpack packing guide.

The Sherpa Packer recommends the following backpacks, all available at REI.
These packs accommodate all the items on this list with room left over

  • Kelty Redwing 2000 ST: 13"x18"x7" (used in our example at the bottom of the page)
  • Kelty Redwing 2400
  • REI Alpine
  • REI Whitney

  • 1. riding clothes

    (put each day's riding clothes in a separate ziploc bag)
    1. 4 bike jerseys
    2. 4 pairs riding shorts
    3. 4 pairs riding socks

    2. cold weather clothing

    1. 2 sets of long riding pants
    2. 2 sets of leg warmers
    3. 2 long sleeved jerseys
    4. 2 sets of arm warmers

    3. gloves

    1. 2 sets open finger (regular cycling gloves)
    2. 2 sets cold weather/waterproof

    4. play clothes

    1. 1 short sleeve shirt
    2. 1 long sleeved shirt
    3. 2 pair convertible pants
    4. 1 pair casual riding shorts
    5. tennis shoes
    6. socks
    7. underwear
    8. hat

    5. travel bath organizer 8"x6"x3"

    1. tooth brush
    2. travel size toothpaste
    3. razor
    4. travel size shaving cream
    5. band aids
    6. 2 bars hotel size soap
    7. 6 hotel size shampoo packets
    8. comb/brush
    9. medications
    10. travel pack of tissues
    11. feminine hygiene items
    12. lip balm
    13. squeeze light or other small flashlight
    14. sunscreen
    15. small bottle of insect repellent
    16. travel size deodorant

    6. rain gear

    (to be carried in your camel back while riding)
    1. jacket with hood
    2. pants
    3. booties/shoe covers
    4. helmet cover

    7. additional items

    1. 2 large black garbage/leaf bags, just in case
    2. 2 mesh bags for laundry
    3. flashlight with extra batteries
    4. spare folding tire
    5. extra spare tube
    6. 1 extra patch kit
    7. 1 climbing carabiner
    8. 1 "not for climbing" carabiner
    9. headband/sweatband/do rag
    10. book, frisbee, deck of cards, or journal
    11. snack food (energy bars, trail mix)
    12. pillow
    13. maps

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