Josh Ibbett’s Around-the-world Bikepacking Kit List

Ever wonder what goes in an around-the-world bikepacking kit? In this video, Josh Ibbett goes over every item in his 12-month gear list, bag by bag…

Video by Josh Ibbett, photography by George Marshall, courtesy of Rapha

After finding his niche talent in the world of ultra-distance self-supported racing, Josh Ibbett won his first major event in 2015, the Transcontinental Race. But on May 9th Josh changed his focus from the finish line to the journey itself. He left his 2-year job at Hunt Wheels and began a 12-month around-the-world bikepacking trip. After a couple weeks on the road Josh put together this detailed video to walk through every last piece his kit, bag for bag. Watch it here or read the detailed pack list below. In addition, you can follow Josh on Instagram for the latest trip updates at @joshibbett. Plus, check the Rapha blog where he’ll be posting regularly as well.


Apidura Handlebar Pack Dry (14L)

– Flip Flops
– Osprey Stuff Pack 18
– North Face Fleece pullover
– Rapha Brevet vest
– Knee warmers
– Rab Microlight Down Vest
– Thermarest NeoAir sleeping mat
– Rab Survival Zone Bivy Bag
– Silk Liner
– Travel Towel
– Rab Infinity 500 Sleeping Bag

Apidura Accessory Pocket Dry (5L)

– Sunglasses
– Bandage
– Exposure Headband (for Joystick)
– iPad Mini
– Cache Battery
– Lezye Caddy Sacks
– Curved Needles
– Cotton and Nylon Thread
– Spare chainring bolts/washers
– Tire lever
– Lezyne 11spd Chainbreaker
– Cassette Tool
– Pen Knife
– Spare Brake Pads
– Quick Links
– Tire Boots
– Compressor Adaptor
– Leatherman
– Cables
– Electrical tape
– Spare batteries
– First Aid Kit
– Multi-adapter
– Spare drivetrain cable
– Binoculars

Apidura Food Pouch Extended (right)

– Snacks

Apidura Food Pouch Extended (left)

– Toothpaste
– Healing gel
– Spork
– Toothpaste
– Tire Lube (Viking Juice)
– Anti-fungal Creme
– P20 Sunscreen

Josh Ibbett's Around The World Bikepacking Kit List

On Bike and On Josh

Apidura Extended Top Tube Bag

– Primus stove
– Razor
– Emergency Bandage
– Lip Balm
– Flint
– Fabric Multitool
– Folding Knife
– Tire Repair Kit
– Roll Mat Repair Kit
– MSR Water Filter

Mason Bokeh (stock)

– Ritchey Ventura Max
– 40T x 11-42 Drivetrain
– Hunt Adventure Sport 650b Wheels
– WTB Byway 47mm

Mounted on bike

– Exposure Red Eye
– Exposure Revo
– SON Dynamo Hub
– Exposure Blaze rear light
– GoPro
– Spot Tracker
– eTrex 30 GPS

Apidura Mountain Frame Pack

– Nemo Hornet 2p Tent
– Toothbrush
– iPod
– Toilet Paper

Frame Triangle

– 2 x water bottles
– 2 x Lezyne Flow Bottle Cages
– Lezyne Digital Pressure Guage Pump
– 2 x spare tubes


– Giro Privateer Shoes
– Rapha Brevet Socks
– Rapha Brevet Shorts
– Rapha Brevet Wool Jersey
– Rapha Helmet
– Sunglasses

Josh Ibbett's Around The World Bikepacking Kit List
  • Josh Ibbett's Around The World Bikepacking Kit List
  • Josh Ibbett's Around The World Bikepacking Kit List

Apidura Saddle Pack (Regular)

– Alpkit 900ml Maitai pot
– Cable Lock
– Trucker cap
– Rapha Brevet Windproof Jersey
– Rapha City Rain Jacket
– Rapha Randaneur shorts
– Merrell lightweight shoes
– 2 x Boxxer shorts
– Swimming shorts
– Tank top
– Rab button down shirt
– T-shirt
– 3 x Rapha brevet socks
– Rab trousers
– Buff
– Leg warmers
– Windproof gloves
– Rapha lightweight brevet jersey
– Rapha merino base layer t-shirt
– 2nd pair of Rapha bibs

Also, make sure to check out the well done sendoff film for Josh by Hunt Wheels:

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