Australia: The Gear List.

I tried to minimise my load a bit, compared to the South-America trip. Less cold weather gear and less rain gear, a lighter sleeping bag, etc… to create some space for extra food and water.

I’m still a big fan of Hilleberg tents, but the large Nammatj 2GT would be overkill for Australia, and it would be a pity to expose it to the Australian burning sun. So I will be leaving with the same small Salewa Micra tent I also used for my trip up and down to Spain last summer. It’s a freestanding tent, which makes life easy when I have to pitch it in loose sand or on rocky surfaces. Meanwhile, I keep dreaming of a small Hilleberg Unna.

Carrying water will be a big issue. I have two 10 liter and one 4 liter water bags. Together with the bottles on the frame and maybe some extra plastic bottles, this allows me to carry 30 + liters.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bicycle:

  • Frame: Santos Travelmaster 2.6 alu, 19inch
  • Rims: Front Exal 36 spokes – Rear Rigida Andra 30
  • Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 2.0
  • Gears: Rohloff hub (chain rings: front 43, back 18)
  • Breaks: Shimano Deore-XT V-breakes
  • Front Racks: Tubus Ergo + Racktime Topit
  • Rear Rack: Santos travel rack (made by Tubus)
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco Rolls
  • Handle bar grips: Ergon GP5 BioKork

Bags:

  • 2 Ortlieb front roller classic panniers (25 L)
  • 2 Ortlieb back roller classic panniers (40 L)
  • 1 Ortlieb rack pack (31 L)
  • 1 Ortieb PS490 dry bag (13 Ltr)
  • Ortlieb Ultimate  6 L Plus Handlebar Bag with camera insert & Map Case
  • AcePac Fuel Bag
  • 2 AcePac Fat Bottle bags
  • Small Saddle Bag: Decathlon
  • Daypack: Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil
  • Various dry bags
  • Big bag to transport panniers on plane: Tatonka

Camping / sleeping:

  • Tent: Salewa Micra II + footprint
  • Matrasses: Thermarest Neo Air + Thermarest Z-Lite
  • Sleeping Bag: Cumulus Panyam 450
  • Liner bag: Cocoon Travelsheet (Egypt Cotton)
  • Pillow:  Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Cooking:

  • Stove: Optimus Nova multifuel expedition stove
  • Fuel bottle: Optimus 1L
  • Windscreen: Allcamp
  • Pots: Optimus Terra Lite HE cook set
  • Plate:  Plastic supermarket plate
  • Mug: Primus 4 seasons
  • Cutting board: no brand
  • 2 lighters
  • Water filter: Katadyn Hiker Pro
  • Cutlery: Primus
  • Large plastic Ikea spoon
  • Sponge
  • Small towel

Jackets:

  • Rain jacket: Gore Bike Wear Paclite
  • Down jacket: Ayacucho 
  • Fleece jacket: Haglöfs

Shirts:

  • T-shirts: 1 short sleeved & 2 long sleeved t-shirts
  • Long sleeve merino wool shirt: Icebreaker Pursuit GT260

Pants:

  • Cycling shorts:  2 Gore Bike Wear Power 3.0
  • Rain Pants: My 14 year old North Face rain pants
  • Casual pants: Quecha
  • 1 pair light running shorts (doubles as swimming pants if needed)
  • 1 Boxer shorts

Hand & head gear :

  • Cycling gloves
  • Warm Gloves: Sealskinz (All Weather Cycle XP)
  • Beanie
  • 2 Buffs
  • Field hat
  • Helmet: Zero Rh+ Zy carbon

Shoes & socks:

  • Cycling / hiking / every day Gore-Tex shoes
  • Sandals: Keen Newport
  • Overshoes: Gore Bike Wear Road Thermo
  • Thin socks: 3 pair cycling socks
  • Waterproof socks: Sealskinz

Photography:

  • Camera 1: Sony A5000 system camera with 16-50 mm & 55-210 mm lenses
  • Tiffen 40,5 mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Camera 2: Nikon Coolpix S5200 compact camera
  • Tripod: Joby Gorillapod
  • Batteries for Sony camera (3)
  • Camera & lens cleaning sets

Electronics:

  • Laptop: MacBook Air 11”
  • Laptop sleeve: Case Logic
  • External hard drive: 2 x Western Digital Elements 1TB
  • E-reader: Kindle Paper White 6”
  • Phone: Motorola Moto E4 Plus
  • Gps: Garmin Etrex 30x
  • Cycle computer: VDO M4 + spare battery
  • Mp3-player: Sony NWZ-A15 16gb + extra 16gb micro sd-card
  • Headphone
  • Head Torch: Petzl Tikka Xp + 3 spare AAA batteries
  • Rear bicycle light
  • Solar pannel: Goal Zero Nomad 7 + Guide 10 plus recharger
  • Power Bank: Xtorm power bank 9000 Mah
  • 10 rechargeble AA batteries for gps
  • Various chargers, cables & SD memory cards
  • Usb stick: Maxell 32 gb (usb + mini-usb connectable)
  • World travel adapter
  • Small distribution plug

Bicycle Spare Parts & Tools

  • 2 tubes
  • 1 brake cable
  • 1 Rohloff shifter cable
  • Rohloff oil change kit (5 refills)
  • 5 Rohloff Oil Drain Screws
  • 1 Rohloff ‘easy-set’
  • 2 pairs break pads
  • 1 chain + chain lock
  • Spare spokes
  • cable ties
  • screws
  • Optimus, Thermarest & Ortlieb repair kits
  • Multitool: Topeak Mini 9
  • Swiss Army knife ‘Huntsman’
  • 2 small screw drivers (flat + Philips)
  • Allen key nbr….
  • Spanner nbr 8 & 15
  • Small pliers
  • 3 Tyre levers
  • Pump: Lezyne pressure drive
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Spoke tightener
  • Chain breaker
  • KMC missing link opener & remover
  • Chain oil
  • Chain brush

Toiletries:

  • Shaver: Philips PT927
  • Tootbrush + toothpaste
  • Shampoo (used for hair, dishes & laundry)
  • 2 Washcloths
  • Towel
  • Sun cream
  • Lipbalm
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Tick remover tool
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • earplugs
  • Toilet paper
  • Dental floss
  • Imodium
  • Plasters
  • Bandage
  • Disinfectant
  • cloven
  • Thermometer

Miscaleneous:

  • Nite Ize gear ties (to attach solar panel on the bike)
  • Elastic luggage net
  • Bungees
  • Bicycle lock
  • Sunglassess
  • Binoculars: Celestron 8 x 21
  • maps (Hema maps Australia + Reise-Know-How maps Myanmar & Thailand)
  • Book: Birds of Australia (Dean Ingwersen)
  • Pen
  • Waterbladders: 2 x Ortlieb 10L + 1 x Msr 4L
  • 5 Water Bottles
  • Wallet
  • Duct tape
  • Passport + ID card
  • Passport pictures
  • Drivers license
  • Debet cards Maestro
  • Credit cards
  • Small device for ‘Home Banking’
  • Health Insurance cards
  • Rope
  • 5 clothespins
  • Spare shoelaces

 

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4 thoughts on “Australia: The Gear List.”

  1. Hi Koen,

    the shaver can stay at home to minimize further I would say? Have you ever had a beard? It would definitely save time too.

    I exposed my tent to the harshness of South America and I can see the wear out of it!! Besides that it is the second Hilleberg, they send me a replacement for the first, it has many signs of wear and tear and fading of the fabric. Yet I am very careful with my Soulo.

    Wish you a wonderful and pleasant and comfortable enough ride!

    Cindy

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    1. Haha, no way. No beard for me 😉
      Electric shaver doesn’t take time. A minute a day.

      The tents really suffer, in South-America, especially in the desert. Not only from the sun, but they get sand blasted with those harsh winds.

      Thanks for the good wishes. As long as the health is ok, we can do anything 😉

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      1. I agree. Health is a good indication for enjoying life and being able to do so.

        Sand in the zipper teeth was an every day story for me and I guess for you too… Did you clean your zippers often? I ever day 😕

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      2. No, never in the past.
        Started doing it when I got the new Hilleberg in Santiago de Chile, maybe twice a week.
        More frequent if necessary, in the desert.

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