After one year and three months cycling from the Netherlands to Singapore, our equipment has changed considerably. We’ve ditched many items we thought we could not do without on a long tour. The biggest change is perhaps is our bicycles, however, we still think the Surly Long Haul Truckers were a good choice for Europe and Asia. Since we especially enjoyed the off-road sections, we opted for another bicycle that would make cycling these roads even more fun!

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Robert’s Surly Krampus XL – ± 15kg

Headset: Cane Creek 40
Bracket: SRAM DUB
Cranks: SRAM NX Boost
Chainring: SRAM Boost 28T Steel
Chain: Shimano 11sp
Mechanical disc brakes: TRP Spyke
Brake levers: Avid
Wheels: WTB Kom i45 Tough rims, DT Comp spokes, Prolock nippels, DT Swiss 350 hubs
Casette: Sunrace 11-50
Shifter: Microshift 11 Topmount
Derailler: Shimano SLX M7000
Tires: WTB Ranger 29×3 Tough replaced by Maxxis Chronicle 120tpi
Seatpost and stem: Salsa
Handlebar: Jones H-bar Loop w/ Ergon grips
Saddle: Brooks B17
Pedals: Shimano XT M8020


Lynn’s Surly Krampus Medium – ± 15kg

Headset: Cane Creek 40
Bracket: SRAM DUB
Cranks: SRAM NX Boost
Chainring: SRAM Boost 28T Steel
Chain: Shimano 11sp
Mechanical disc brakes: TRP Spyke
Brake levers: Avid
Wheels: WTB Kom i45 Tough rims, DT Comp spokes, Prolock nippels, DT Swiss 350 hubs
Casette: Sunrace 11-50
Shifter: Microshift 11 Topmount
Derailler: Shimano SLX M7000
Tires: WTB Ranger 29×3 Tough replaced by Maxxis Chronicle 120tpi
Seatpost and stem: Salsa
Handlebar: Jones H-bar Loop w/ Esi grips
Saddle: Brooks B17 Ladies
Pedals: Shimano XT M8020


Robert’s Equipment – total 14,853g
Bags & Bottles – total 3045g

Bottle bags x2 – Mounted on the handlebar 150g
Top Tube bag – Acepac Roll fuel bag 120g
Frame Bag – Alpkit Custom Stingray 300g
Saddle bag – Blackburn Elite Outpost 560g
Fork cages x2 – Blackburn Outpost x2 330g
Fork dry bags – Sea to Summit 5l x2 200g
Water bottles – Zefal 800ml x4 280g & Nalgene Silo 1500ml 200g
Water bladder – MSR Dromlite 2l 130g
Handlebar harness & roll – Vaude Trailfront 700g
Foldable backpack – Black Diamond 185g
Accessory pack – Ortlieb 130g

Clothes & Shoes – total 4567g (usually ~2800g carried, in winter less)

Rain/wind Jacket – Outdoor Research Foray Gore-Tex Paclite 460g
Down Jacket – Rab Microlight 430g
Long Underpants – Odlo Warm Long Pants 148g
3/4 Rain Pants – Endura 163g
Padded Shorts – Craft 140g
Shorts x2 – Revolution Race 280g & Salomon 164g
Long Sleeve x2 – Odlo Merino 218g & Paramo zip neck 184g
T-shirt – Ayacucho 150g
Thermal long sleeve – Craft 120g
Socks x3 – North Wave Expedition 65g & Axant x2 140g
SPD Shoes – Shimano XM7 1130g
Sandals – Wildebeast 300g
Underwear x2 – Mons Royale 80g & Decathlon 60g
Gloves – Sealskinz 107g
Shoecovers – Vaude 176g
Hat – Merino buff 52g

Sleeping Gear – total 3080g

Tent – MSR Hubba Hubba & footprint 1800g
Sleeping pads x2 – Therm-a-Rest All Season x2 1280g

Cooking Gear – total 1325g

Alcoholburner – Trangia 110g
Woodburner – Firebox Nano incl. case and windscreen 255g
Cooking Pot – MSR Stowaway Pot 1600ml 554g
Bowls – MSR Alpine x2, good for food and drinks 173g
Cleaning brush – MSR brush 23g
Spork – Toaks Titanium Spork x2 35g
Lighters- x2 40g
Knife – Morakniv 85g replaced by Smith & Wesson
Spice pot – whatever available 100g

Wash & Care – total 75g

Fastdrying towel – Sea To Summit Drylite small 75g

Electronics & Other Essentials – total 785g

Smartphone – Samsung A6 175g
Wallet – Tatonka 50g
Headlight – Petzl Tikka 90g
Sunglasses – Alpina Sylon with neck cord 40g
Rear light – Blackburn Click Rear USB 40g
Powerbank – Anker PowerCore 20.000 mAh 365g

Tools & Spares – total 1545g

Spare tube – Schwalbe Freeride 29+ inside a sock 240g
Multitool – Cannondale with chain breaker and spoke tool 200g
Combi pliers – Knipex mini 50g
Straps x4 – Fixplus x4 100g
Tool bag – USWE tool pouch 55g
Allen keys and wreches – For removing the pedals etc. 120g
Bike lock – Kryptonite cable + padlock 450g
Cycle computer – Sigma Alti 12.14 100g
Cassete removal tool – The Next Best Thing MK2 25g
Tire repair kit – Lezyne tool, needle & floss, Park tool tire patches and x15 Tire plugs, tube repair kit 75g
Spare brake pads, bolts, nuts, tie wraps, SPD cleats etc. – 130g


Lynn’s Equipment – total 11,769g
Bags & Bottles – total 2817g

Bottle bags –  Mounted on the handlebar 150g
Top Tube bag – Acepac Roll fuel bag 120g
Frame Bag – Alpkit Custom Stingray 265g
Saddle bag – Blackburn Elite Outpost 560g
Fork cages – Blackburn Outpost x2 330g
Fork dry bags – Sea to Summit 5l x2 200g
Water bottles – Zefal 800ml x4 280g & Nalgene Silo 1500ml 200g
Handlebar harness & roll – Vaude Trailfront 700g
Foldable backpack – Marmot Kompressor Comet 162g
Accessory pack – Ortlieb 130g

Clothes & Shoes – total 3400g (usually ~2400g carried, in winter less)

Rain/wind Jacket – Outdoor Research Aspire Gore-Tex Paclite 350g
Down Jacket – Rab Microlight 400g
Long Underpants – Odlo Warm Long Pants 130g
3/4 Rain Pants – Endura 154g
Padded shorts – Craft Rise 140g
Sports bra – Craft 80g
T-shirt – Craft 80g
Long Sleeve – Paramo zip neck 168g
Thermal long sleeve – H&M 150g
Shorts – Dare2b 191g
Socks x3 – North Wave Expedition 60g & Axant x2 140g
SPD Shoes – Shimano XM7 860g
Sandals – Wildebeast 230g
Underwear x3 – 50g
Gloves – Sealskinz 105g
Shoecovers – Vaude 133g
Hats x3 – Merino buff x2 100g and Giro cycling cap 20g

Sleeping Gear – total 2275g

Sleeping bag – 2 person system: Therm-a-Rest Vela Double quilt 1020g & Cumulus Comforter L430 745g
Sleeping bag liner x2 – Ferrino Pro Liners x2 480g

Wash & Care – total 675g

Fastdrying towel – Sea To Summit Drylite small 75g
Toiletry bag & first aid kit – 600g

Electronics & Other Essentials – total 1877g

Solar panel – Anker 21W Solar Panel 431g
Headlight – Black Diamond 54g
Mirrorless camera – Sony A6000 510g
Camera bag – cleaning kit inside 340g
Smartphone & Handlebar holder – iPhone SE incl. case 148g
Tablet – iPad Pro 10.5” inside UAG case 872g
Soft case – Passports, Dutch ID-cards, Driving licenses, Spare passport pictures, Vaccination booklets (Gele Koorts, Rabiës, Tekenencefalitis, Japanse encefalitis, Buiktyfus, DTP, Hepatitis A en B) – 264g
Wallet – Deuter zipped 50g
Rear light – Blackburn Click Rear USB 40g
Sunglasses – Alpina Curuma II with neck cord 40g

Tools & Spares – total 725g

Pump – Lezyne Floor Drive wrapped with duct tape 200g
Spare tube – Schwalbe Freeride 29+ inside a sock 240g
Chain lube and rags – 70g
Straps x4 – Fixplus x4 100g
Cycle computer – Sigma 5.16 80g
Seamgrip & other repair stuff – 35g