Chris Burkard’s Iceland Crossing Gear List (video)

In his latest video, photographer Chris Burkard goes over all the gear he brought on his east-to-west bikepacking expedition across the interior of Iceland. Watch it here…

Over the summer, photographer and filmmaker Chris Burkard set out on a bike expedition to cross Iceland from east to west along with fellow riders Emily Batty, Eric Batty, and Adam Morka. We’ll be publishing an exclusive piece about their trip in the forthcoming fifth issue of The Bikepacking Journal, so stay tuned. In the meantime, Chris put together this video gear list going over his bike and gear that he brought along for the trip. Watch it below and scroll down for a printed list. And keep an eye out for more details on what’s to come in issue 05.

Here’s a rough list of the gear by topic with a video timestamp and details:

1:00 – Bike, Bags, etc. 2019 Specialized Epic HardTail, 10-50 Tooth Cassette, Sram Eagle Axxess, Brakes – Sram Guides, Wheelset- 30G Motos, Schwalbe 2.6 Nobby Nic, Rock Razor 2.35, Rockshox 100mm, Ergon Grips, Infinity Seat Saddle, Revelate Bags, Pronghorn Medium, Mountain Feed Bags, Specialized Top Tube Bag, Joey Down Tube Bag, Custom Tail Fin, Bike Pump

5:40 – Sleeping Gear Custom Nanga Sleeping Bag, ProLite Pad

6:34 – Shoes Shimano MT7 Shoes, Vivo Barefoot Shoes

7:22 – Water Bottles Hydrapak collapsible bottles and bladder

7:40 – Navigation Wahoo Elemnt Roam

8:28 – Cameras Sony Xperia, Sony ZV1

9:08 – Electronics Batteries, Headlamp, Charger, Lithium Ion Batteries, Light and Motion Headlamp

10:18 – First Aid Kit Med Kit, Liquid Bandage

10:45 – Sunglasses Varnet Racing 1929

11:10 – Repair Kit 2 Spare Tubes, Patch Kit, Extra Derailleur Hanger, Extra Batteries for Electronic Shifting

11:45 – Wolf Tooth Repair Kit Wolf Tooth Hideaway Kits, Bolley Straps

12:15 – Tent Black Diamond Ion Tent and Tent Poles

12:59 – Helmet Specialized Road Bike Helmet

13:19 – Backpack Black Diamond Distance / UltraLight Trail Running Pack with 40L Bladder

13:55 – Clothing Rapha Cargo Bid, Lululemon Top with Silver Ion, Active Jacket Riding Shell, Waterproof Jacket, Merino Hooded Base Layer, Merino Mid Layer LuluLemon, Riding Tights, Waterproof Pants, LuluLemon, Patagonia Capilene T-Shirt

15:45 – Clothing Storage Hyperlite Revelate Roll Top Bags

15:54 – Clothing Continued Sealskinz Waterproof Socks, LuLuLemon Socks, Specialized Merino Wool Socks, Lightweight camp pant LuluLemon, Camp Towel, Swim Shorts, Specialized Thin Riding Shorts, GoreTex Riding Booties

17:45 – Gloves Winter Gloves, Giro Riding Gloves, NRS Gloves, Specialized Mountain Bike Gloves

18:27 – Baklava Descent Labs (over face), Buff (over neck)

18:45 – Food Keto High Fat Breakfast Cereal – flax powder peanut butter, coconut shreds, cacao nibs hemp seeds ground sunflower seeds, dry coconut milk + MCT oil. and more!, Peanut Butter, Coconut Butter, Almond Butters, Pili Nuts, Salmon Jerky, Coconut Shreds, Macadamia Nuts, Nutiva Coconut Chocolate Mana + cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla flavorings, Coconut Wraps, Skinny Dipped Chocolate Almonds, Pistachios, Dehydrated Olives, Salmon

23:00 – Hydration ELMNT, Nuun, Ultima – no sugar

23:47 – Bodily Function Hammer Nutrition Race Caps



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