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Gear List: 5kg Packing List for Two Weeks Bikepacking Vietnam

Due to popular demand from the Bikepacking Vietnam adventure doco, I’ve put together my ultralight packing list. Our route in the north of Vietnam had us climbing about 30000m over two weeks, so as a result we were forced to go as minimal as possible. We also wanted to cover our long daily distances with the least amount of effort!

Here’s My 5kg Packing List

packing list

Casual Shirt – 200g
Quick-dry Shorts – 130g
Underpants x2 – 80g
Singlet – 140g
Socks x1 – 25g
Cycling Jersey – 100g
Cycling Bib Knicks – 200g
Cycling Undershirt – 60g
Cycling Windjacket – 100g
Leg Warmers – 150g
SPD Sandals – 1000g

Toothbrush – 20g
Deodorant – 50g
Chamois Cream – 50g
Sunscreen – 50g

Camera Gear
Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera – 550g
14-140mm and 50mm lenses – 500g
Rode Lavelier Microphone – 20g
Joby Gorillapod Tripod – 190g
100gb+ of SD Cards – 5g
Camera Charger – 200g

Tools, Spares, Essentials
Phone + Charger – 150g
Wallet – 50g
Sunglasses – 30g
Pump – 50g
Multitool – 130g
Spare Tube – 90g
Helmet – 220g

Revelate Saddle Bag (Ortlieb shown) – 400g
Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Handlebar bag – 400g

Bike Total: 9500g (Giant Contend SL 1 Disc)

Gear Total: 5310g

  1. Its easy to light as that when you don`t have to carry sleeping gear, tent, food and fuel. Helmet should be also in the list.

  2. Luckily for us, none of those things are a necessity in Vietnam. In the next few days, keep an eye out for my 9.5kg packing list from my most recent tour along the Munda Biddi Trail. It will cover all of those things!

  3. That’s the great thing about bicycle touring in Vietnam — you can “credit-card tour” very affordable. This last summer I paid 200,000-250,000 VND per night at mini-hotels — that’s $8.90-$11.10! That was for air conditioner, private bathroom w/hot water.

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