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So I seen all these threads about bags and stuff, I’m a backpacker, I have been considering a bag of some sort but not sure yet.

I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone is carrying with them, and what they use their bags for?

Here is what I got:


 

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i have a change of underwear, change of pants... some chips ( edible, not casino)
my work entrance card and my wallet.
 

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this website tells me I have exceeded my quota and wont let me upload anymore pics..didn't think I ever uploaded very many to begin with?!

I take my magnetic tank bag whenever I am going to be away from home for a long time or a long ways off..
My list:
LED flashlight, the kind with a headband so you can wear it hands free
2 piece neoprene rain suit..rolled up real tight
Olympia camera and carrying case
small tire repair/plug kit and 4 Co2 cartridges
sunglasses
small travel toothbrush n toothpaste :D
couple lint free rags
a couple spare fuses
baklava-in case it gets chilly
a set of solid leather cold weather gloves, or my mesh riding gloves,one or the other
I'll put a 1 liter bottle of flavored water in there before I ride out
sometimes a pair of sweatpants if it still gets chilly at times and I am wearing shorts that day..
TomTom gps ,but it stays on the bike unless I park it and am going inside or leaving it unattended
 

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My Macbook Pro, lunch, my duty weapon, and cherry amp.
 

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Does anyone plug up an ear bud for some tunes via ipod while traveling?
 

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5kg of pure Bolivian Cocaine.
 

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No bag! Just put my wallet and phone in the pocket of my leathers
 

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maybe this is a separate thread, but what is a good backpack to have? I like the look of Tom Bihn bags, but they are very proud of them. Theyre american, and top quality.
 

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5kg of pure Bolivian Cocaine.
:D I lol'ed

I have a Cortech tail bag that's works great. Carry my laptop , change of pants and different shoes when I'm going to work. I also have a Joe Rocket Manta tank bag that holds a bottle of water, flashlight, wallets etc.

I find bud earphones don't work so well. They're always shifting. I prefer the kind that come with hooks that wrap around you ear, which stay in place better.
 

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I am getting a Samsung Tablet soon.. cant carry the laptop on this bike on my trips away to the city every few months.
 

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Two Bags, typically:

  • Cortech Sport tailbag
    • rainshield for bag
    • Rainsuit
    • kickstand disc for soft pavement
    • GPS and Ram Mount (if not using)
    • cargo net - typical use if for my jacket liner for the ride home on those NC days where it's 55 in the am and 80 in the pm
    • Other gloves - On the aforementioned days, I usually wear a warmer glove in the morning and thinner in the afternoon
    • Tennis shoes for wearing at work (I wear boots when i ride)
    • Neck gaiter during the winter
  • Cortech Tank bag. Keep in mind that this bag is carried with me everywhere, not just on the bike, so the contents are more extensive.
    • rainshield for bag
    • Surefire Aviator handlight. Has low-power green LEDs and high-power white ones. Expensive, but the best handlight I've ever had. The lp green won't kill your night vision, and the hp white is enough to blind somebody temporarily
    • Extra Lith batteries for the Aviator and the mini light I always have in my pocket
    • Petzel headlamp - If you've ever had to do somehing in the dark and needed both hands, you need one of these.
    • earplugs
    • USB cables for phone & Ipod
    • USB wall brick
    • small jar vaseline - great for lips or windburn
    • Rescue Team ID
    • Insurance cards
    • Ipod & headphones (not used while riding)
    • Sunglasses
    • 4Gb flash drive for shuttling data between home and work
    • Extra bike key.
    • Small bottle of Motrin
My wallet winds up in my jacket because of the magnets in the tank bag, phone in jacket as well.


I would recommend that you carry at least one good light in your bag if you're going to ride at night. I love the headlamp, but the Aviator is my favorite. If you wind up beside the road or just need to find a dropped key / ring / quarter, they're great.


Since I mentioned rings, I'll say this: I don't wear any rings when i ride (or work in my shop, or during emergency response, etc., etc.). Over the years I've seen several minor finger injuries turn into emergencies when the finger started swelling and they couldn't get the ring off. If you wear a titanium wedding band, seriously consider taking it off. None of the field-use ring-cutters that I've seen will cut a titanium band - that's a job for power tools, with the accompanying high risk of finger injury or loss (removal WILL be delayed, and the tools themselves are dangerous).


If you decide to wear rings anyway, remember to get them off quickly if your hand takes a lick.
 

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all the stuff you guys carry is awesome... Sounds like i could use a tire plug and one of those co2 tire inflators... Also some type of flashlight.
 

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When I tour I carry:

- A 100z camelbak (water reservoir) , half full
- phone charger and power cord
- tire gauge
- snacks- lunch
- some maps
- extra gloves: warm and cold weather
-sunglasses
- a soft cloth to wipe off the face shield

Must have: insurance card, AMA road assistance card, spare keys, Visa and Amex, just in case.

these days I'm trying to minimize to the bare essentials.
 
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