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Top 12 Articles of 2023

Our 12 Most Popular Articles and Routes of 2023

By Logan Watts on December 29, 2023

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In 2023, we released almost 1,100 unique articles and dispatches and 56 bikepacking route guides totaling more than 18,000 kilometers (about 11,000 miles). To mark this milestone, we reflect on the dozen articles that garnered the most interest on the site this the year. Explore a compilation of our top 12 most-read posts and find a list of the top 12 new bikepacking routes to cap off an extraordinary year…

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Editor’s Dozen: Miles and Emily’s Favourite Gear of 2023

By Miles Arbour on December 27, 2023

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After a busy year of bikepacking, including a six-week trip to Australia, Miles and Emily share 12 items that stood out this year. Find everything from trail-tested components and gear to their new favourite Tasmania-made chocolate bar in their 2023 Editor’s Dozen roundup…

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Waxed Canvas Bags: Beginner’s Guide + How to Wax Canvas

By Miles Arbour on December 14, 2023

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When was the last time you showed your waxed canvas bags some love? In preparation for a long, wet winter in the Pacific Northwest, Miles decided it was time to re-wax some neglected bikepacking gear. In this guide, you’ll find instructions on how to make your own waterproofing gear wax, how to wax canvas, our experience with ready-made wax, and tips from some of our favorite waxed canvas bag makers…

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Friday Debrief: Bombtrack Beyond Ti, PACE RC-100, Bag Buddy, and More…

By Team Work on December 8, 2023

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This week’s Debrief features the new Bombtrack Beyond Ti, Feathered Friends winter sleeping bags, Connecticut tool wallet, Hope Cyclery’s holiday drop, two events to follow live, and more. Find it all here…


Friday Debrief: Midnight Sparkle Stargazer, Ultra-long Ti Spoon, Surly Dugout Bag, and More…

By Team Work on December 1, 2023

30 Discussion

This week’s Debrief features the new Tumbleweed Stargazer in Midnight Sparkle, the Surly Dugout Bag, an ultra-long titanium spoon, the Outpost Cargo Cage V2, a solo ride on the Great Divide, an event to follow live, and more. Find it all here…

2023 Bikepacking Gear of the Year
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2023 Bikepacking Gear of the Year

By Logan Watts on November 29, 2023

40 Discussion

In the first installment of our 2023 Bikepacking Awards, we recognize the products that have wowed us the most over the past year. Dig into our top picks with 50 awards in 11 categories, including our favorite bikes, components, camping gear, apparel, and more. Plus, find a list of bikes that are already in our sights for 2024…

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Friday Debrief: A Sub-$900 Fat Bike, New Bike Trailer, Rivendell Clem Pre-Order, and More…

By Team Work on November 24, 2023

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This week’s Debrief features a sub-$900 fat bike, a new bike trailer, Rivendell Clem pre-orders, some big sales from brands who support bikepacking, two events to follow live, and more. Find it all here…

2023 Hunt 1000 Rigs
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Rigs of the 2023 Hunt 1000

By Miles Arbour on November 22, 2023

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The Hunt 1000 is a 1,000-kilometer journey through the rooftop of Australia along backcountry trails, exposed high plains, snow gum woodlands, and native forests. With help from organizer Dan Hunt and the participants, we collected rider and rig details for more than 50 folks signed up for this year’s event. Check them all out here…

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Dreaming of Brandenburg: Lessons from Group Campouts

By Guest on November 10, 2023

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In this insight-packed piece, Mia Altieri reflects on the experience of pedaling off on a grand solo adventure only to develop a deepened appreciation for the subtle beauty of her backyard and the richness of her community at home. She also offers advice for organizing group rides and lessons from a women-led campout. Read her story with photos from the idyllic German countryside here…

1986 Diamondback Ascent, Budget Bikepacking Build-Off
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Budget Bikepacking Build-Off: Lucas’s 1986 Diamondback

By Lucas Winzenburg on October 27, 2023

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Long in the works, we’re excited to introduce our new Budget Bikepacking Build-Off series, which challenges our editors to put together a bikepacking rig and camping kit for under $500. Kicking off the competition, Lucas shares his 1986 Diamondback Ascent basketpacker, fresh off an overnighter in the mountains of Colorado. Find his bike’s story, a build kit, and a photo gallery here…

Prairie Breaks Bikepacking Route, Montana
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14 Bikepacking Mistakes Everybody Makes (and How to Avoid Them)

By Neil Beltchenko on October 20, 2023

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Throughout the past decade, our team at has learned from many mistakes, and we continue to make them from time to time. Here, we discusses these mishaps, reflect on what led to them, and offer some advice for avoiding similar misfortunes…

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Rigs of the 2023 Arkansas High Country Race

By Miles Arbour on October 6, 2023

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The Arkansas High Country Race is an annual self-supported bikepacking event that follows the route of the same name or the Ouachita Triple Crown. Just in time for tomorrow’s grand depart, we’ve gathered details on more than 30 riders and rigs that will be out on the course. Browse them all here…