Our round-the-world kit list

Packing for a round-the-world adventure or an overland jaunt? Here’s our tried and tested, used and abused, hard-earned kit list.

Packing for a never-ending round-the-world motorcycle ride wasn’t going to be easy. We started well overloaded and over-packed… and we’re still overloaded and over-packed today. It’s natural, everyone overpacks at home and either chucks it on the road or posts half of their stuff back. We’re still finding ways of doubling items up and sending stuff home. But here’s what we’re down to today.

Riding gear

  • We each have a lightweight, vented outer jacket and trousers. We removed the thermal and waterproof lining from each and left them at home.
  • Cheap throw-over waterproof jackets and trousers (around £15 per set)
  • Altberg military boots. They’re lightweight and act as both our riding and walking boots for hiking and trekking
  • One cold weather and one hot weather pair of gloves each
  • Neck scarf each
  • Helmet each

Personal clothing

  • Sub Zero thermal down jacket. We use this under our motorbike jacket if it gets cold and can also use it when walking around towns or hiking. It has a double usage (hence why we chucked the thermal liner), compresses and stuffs into a small bag when not in use. [click here for our review]
  • Three pairs of riding socks
  • One pair of lightweight hiking trousers and one pair of shorts
  • Four t-shirts
  • Underwear
  • One pair of flip flops (we use our riding boots for long walks, or if it’s cold, and our flip flops for everything else

Miscellaneous

  • First aid kit
  • Ukulele (because why not)
  • Small compass

Electronics

  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera and GoPro

Camping

  • MSR tent
  • MSR Dragon Fly stove
  • MSR cooking system, pots, pans, bowls [click here for our review]
  • Foldable wash bowl
  • Thermarest lightweight ground mats
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Mora knife
  • Head torch
  • Picnic blanket (comes in very handy)

Bike

Food bag

  • We keep a separate bag for all our food. As we like riding off into the wilderness, we need to carry food for a few days.
  • Easy to reach cutlery also lives in this bag

If you have any questions, comments or anything to add to this page (or even if you just want to say hey) then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us an email at [email protected]

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