At a Glance Pros: Easy to set up/take down, simple, lightweight, roomy Cons: Tarps in general don’t have the greatest protection from bugs like mosquitoes Weight: alone: 91 grams, w/FK Tarp + 6 stakes: ~544 grams Interesting To: Ultralight enthusiasts Best For: FKTs/Self-Supported Races, sub-24 hour missions Available: Fall 2019 Price: around $25 – $35 Continue reading…

Currently, I’ve been setting up my Surly Bikes ECR for Winter bikepacking. This usually means really variable conditions, with lots of slop on the road and invariably on me. For that, I want fenders. Fenders must be one of the most finicky accessories for a bike to set up correctly, and the thought of even Continue reading…

Pros: BRIGHT, dependable, replaceable batteries AND charging via USB supported, weatherproof, battery charge indicator Cons: Mounting system needs work, best to use something like the Magicshine Out-Front Bike Mount accessory Weight: ~194 grams /~6.8 ounces Battery Life/Runtimes: High 1.55 hours Medum 3.35 hours Low 5.55 hours Blinking 6.35 hours Interesting To: any cyclist that wants Continue reading…

The electronics gear kit list! Bringing any sort of gear – especially electronic gear, is a fine balance between the convenience of having the resource, and the burdens of carrying it all with you. Doubly so with electronic gear, as it all requires some sort of power source to charge it all up. Choose wisely. Continue reading…

Somewhat puzzling, I haven’t mentioned on this site officially that I’m now an Ultimate Direction Ambassador! I utilized the UD Peter Bakwin Adventure Vest on my little 14er Mountain Bike/Run shindig last year and it filled out the exact niche I needed: a pack that I could ride and run in, without being too bulky Continue reading…