TOUR DIVIDE AND COLORADO TRAIL
For these two trails my bag set up was the same. The only difference was what was carried in them, and not which type of bags were used.
Like with the Tour Divide and Colorado Trail I mostly just changed what bikepacking gear was carried inside my bags and also which bags held what.
For the AZTR I eliminated my Revelate Harness and just strapped the Handlebar Bag directly to my bars. I was able to do this since I didn’t carry a sleeping bag and it was one of the only things in the harness. As a result Thermarest Z-Lite which was in the Harness just got strapped behind the Handle Bar bag.
Consequently in Tucson I bought hip pack for some extra storage space. The decision to buy a hip pack was solely driven by the need to be able to carry more (food). I don’t like hydration packs and didn’t need that much space. I highly recommend a hip pack, they are a key piece of bikepacking gear..
I moved the following items from their original locations and put them in the hip pack:
- Spare lens for sunglasses
- Some food