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Porcelain Rocket Orbiter: Roll-top Zipperless Frame Bag
By Logan Watts on May 14, 2015
The next generation of frame bags are zipperless. The Porcelain Rocket Orbiter frame bag uses a roll-top design inspired by long-term bikepacking expeditions…
Shooting from the Saddle Vol. 01: Tips
By Logan Watts on April 8, 2015
Bikepacking not only allows people to access interesting and beautiful places, it also offers a slow and contemplative means of exploration that’s conducive to photography. We asked six skilled photographers to share their bikepacking photography tips back in 2015.
Are You Nuts!?
By Logan Watts on March 30, 2015
A brief memoir about an inspiring bike journey that helped push me to the edge.
Initial Review: Salsa Anything Cage HD and Anything Bag
By Logan Watts on March 11, 2015
The new Salsa Anything Cage HD and Anything bag combo seems like a solid choice. A lightweight, rugged cage, paired with a waterproof roll-top bag. Here are some initial thoughts…
Bikepacking Paso Sico – Argentina to Chile
By The Pikes on September 3, 2014
Vast swathes of high altitude plateau, large volcanoes, colourful lakes and white salt flats provide a cycling treat, and if you’re lucky it won’t be blowing a gale. From San Antonio de los Cobres, the last Argentinian town of any size, the dirt road rolls over four passes before reaching paving well before the Chilean […]
By Logan Watts on August 27, 2014
After a recent stint of too little riding and a lot more programming than I’d care to admit, I am happy to introduce a new section of the site: Routes. When I first learned about bike touring my interest was piqued; but when I read about multi-day bikepacking trips through pristine and remote dirt routes, I was captivated…
By Logan Watts on October 1, 2012
Editorial Team Meet the folks behind BIKEPACKING.com. Logan Watts Logan Watts founded BIKEPACKING.com and is responsible for its overall vision. Before being drawn into the world of bicycle travel and launching the site, he ran a boutique design firm that specialized in branding and website design. Find Logan’s routes, reviews, and stories published weekly. View […]
Rigs of the 2021 Arizona Trail Race (AZTR)
By Miles Arbour on October 27, 2021
The 2021 Arizona Trail Race kicks off this week, following a challenging 800 or 300-mile route across the Grand Canyon State. We’re excited to share a collection of 30 rigs that are signed up for tomorrow’s grand depart. Find a gallery of photos and details on each bike and its rider here…
Rigs of the 2021 Tour Divide
By Miles Arbour on June 9, 2021
Back after a brief hiatus, we’re excited to present the Rigs of the 2021 Tour Divide! Find details on more than 70 bikes here, including the gear this year’s riders are bringing along for their roughly 2,400-mile journey…
Forager Cycles Cable Cherries: First Look
By Logan Watts on November 19, 2020
Bikepacking Journal contributor Dan Stranahan recently launched Forager Cycles and its flagship product, Cable Cherries, an elegant solution to replace those annoying crimps to keep the ends of derailleur and brake cables from fraying. We had the chance to try them out and ask Dan a few questions about how they came to be…
2020 Bombtrack Audax and Audax AL: First Impressions
By Cass Gilbert on August 19, 2019
Continuing our coverage from Bombtrack’s Groundwork launch event: If you’re in the market for a bike primed for bikepacking and gravel riding, you’d be forgiven for thinking Bombtrack’s Audax range doesn’t tick the relevant boxes. But don’t be misled by the name, which suggests long distance, road-based randonneuring… because these bikes can do a whole lot more than that.
Rigs of the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race
By Logan Watts on August 14, 2019
This second annual Silk Road Mountain Race kicks off this weekend. Riders will face a long and arduous course through the remote mountain landscapes of the Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. Over 40 participants sent in photos of their rigs along with details about their kit. See them all here…