Category Archives: Tents

Which Tent Is Better? Big Agnes Copper Spur vs. REI Quarter Dome

Big Agnes Copper Spur tent

Which tent is better? The Big Agnes Copper Spur 1-Man Tent? Or the REI Quarter Dome 1- Man Tent? In this review, I set out to discover which tent is better – the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL or the REI Quarter Dome 1-man tent. These two tents are extremely similar in design. Both […]

3 Essential Pieces of Bike Camping Gear

Your tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad are the only three camping essentials you need to pack on any bicycle tour.  I just published a new video on the Bicycle Touring Pro YouTube channel titled “Darren’s Bicycle Camping Equipment – Tent, Sleeping Bag & Sleeping Pad“… and I encourage you to give it a […]

Bikepacking Big Bear Lake – The Gear I Carried With Me

big bear lake bikepacking trip

Here’s a detailed breakdown of each and every item I carried with me on my recent bikepacking trip in the mountains above Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Feel free to use this bikepacking gear list as a template for your own bikepacking adventures.

Save $127.90 When You Buy The New REI Quarter Dome 1-Man Tent

REI Quarter Dome Tent with no rainfly

If you’re in the market for a small, compact, lightweight backpacking or bicycle touring tent, there are a number of good tents to consider: the Big Agnes Copper Spur, the MSR Hubba… and don’t forget, the REI Quarter Dome tent. The REI Quarter Dome Tent: The REI Quarter Dome tent is a major contender with […]

My Favorite Tent: The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 Man Tent

Big Agnes Copper Spur Bikepacking Tent

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1-Man Tent is the smallest, lightest and highest-quality tent I have ever owned. Watch my video review of this incredible backpacking, bikepacking and bicycle touring tent and then click here to buy a Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1-Man tent for yourself. If you’re looking for a […]

South America Bike Tour Packing List

South America bike tour packing list

I recently published the complete packing list for my bike tour in Europe this past summer (2016), but I’m in South America now and I’ve packed a little differently for this particular journey. Much of my gear has stayed the same, but there are some major differences between my Europe bike tour packing list and […]

Bicycle Touring Gear – My 2015 Packing List

It’s 2015… and this is my 15th year in a row of bicycle touring all around the world. Last year I cycled across 14 countries in Asia, Europe, and North America… and now I’m back in Europe for another epic year of bicycle touring. Because I’m so frequently asked about the gear, clothing, and equipment […]

Cheap Bicycle Touring Gear – How To Gear Up For Less Than $2,000

Gearing up for a self-supported bicycle tour doesn’t have to cost a lot money. If you are like most people, you already own a number of the items you need to conduct a multi-day bicycle tour of almost any type. And those items that you don’t already possess can be purchased inexpensively if you know […]

Packing For A Bicycle Tour: Everything You Need To Know

bicycle panniers on a touring bike

You want to travel the world by bike, but you’re unsure about WHAT to pack… and HOW exactly you should pack it all on your bicycle. In this article I will demonstrate to you how I pack my current touring bicycle (a Co-Motion Pangea), my four Ortlieb panniers and my single Ortlieb handlebar bag. Inside […]

My Review Of The MSR Hubba 1-Person Tent

The MSR Hubba is a lightweight 3-season tent that weighs less than 3 pounds (1.4 kg) and is perfectly suited for backpacking, bicycle touring and just about any outdoor adventure where a quick, easy to set up and reliable shelter is needed. For the last 7 months I have been using the MSR Hubba as […]

What To Pack For A Year-Long Bicycle Tour

I’m traveling for a year. Yes, a year! And I’m doing it on my bicycle. It’s called long-distance bicycle touring… and traveling this way requires that you carry just about everything you need on your bicycle with you: clothes, food, toiletries and more! Your bicycle is essentially your home on the road. Because I’m traveling […]

How Much Does It Cost To Gear Up For A Bicycle Tour?

Bicycle touring can be an extremely inexpensive means of transportation, holiday, fun and more! But purchasing all the gear you need in order to conduct a long-distance bicycle tour can be a major drain on your bank account. The question is: How much does all this bicycle touring gear really cost? Well, I never really […]