bicycle tour gear review – panniers 2




I just went on an 8-day tour around the little belt with my trusty bicycle Leif. Here is a bit of what I had packed, what I used, what not, and what I would do differently next time.

The things I carried around in the panniers are the following:

  1. kitchen/food
  2. toiletries
  3. technology
  4. clothes/towels/backpack
  5. extra tubes (just in case)
  6. films and lenses
  7. all packed up in dry bags or ziplock-bags

Last week I told you about the kitchen/food I took on my trip and today I want to move on to the toiletries. Even though the word toiletries might not cover all the things I want to show you today, but they fit best into this category.

I also already covered some toiletry-things in my basket and my sleep/camping setup. But what I had in my panniers are the following things:

So let me tell you a little bit more about what I would take again:

  • anti-wasp-spray, I am allergic, and it’s just best if they do not even come close…
  • disinfect-spray, in case my next fall would result in a wound
  • same as the vulnerary gel
  • earplugs against the wind that do not minder my hearing
  • sunscreen (my second one, I am meticulous that way, this one is for cloudy days)
  • Handwarmers, you never know when you might need a pocket size heater
  • Rescue blanket, duh.
  • matches, I guess that also explains itself
  • Brush, yeah, I actually never brushed my hair on the trip, but do you know why? I really forgot I had one packed, and under the helmet, no one would notice 😉
  • Body cleaning tissues and deodorant also go without explanation I guess, same as the following:
  • anti-mosquito-and-tick-spray
  • muscle relaxing gel
  • toothbrush and toothpaste

At least I hope that I do not have to pack the splint and the lotion for my thumb again. 😉

Do you have any questions about this so far? About my gear or tour in general?

Next week I will tell you about the technology I had packed in my panniers.

keep exploring and smiling

your Fairy


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