Brompton touring Gear

Be patient, this will take forever

I’ve been experimenting with ultralight and minimalist backpacking since the 80’s preferring my travels to be about the experience rather than the gear. The easiest way to par your load is to simply leave more at home. The Brompton was a sort of accidental find. I never intended to do any sort of bike touring with it but it’s fits my life like a glove and always makes me smile. 

Sub 5lbs, 3 days 2 nights, barefoot.

My total estimated gear weight including food and water will range between 25-30lbs

Touring bicycle Brompton MR6 2014 with 12% gearing reduction for touring. It’s Basically a stock bike out of the box with the addition of Ergon GP3 bio cork grips and bar ends. I don’t have a single complaint about this bike but if my budget was larger I would opt for the Ti vesrsion only because I am a gram weenie when it comes to carrying my bike.  As my load improves I will remove the rear rack which I love but it’s heavy and upgrade to a ti seatpost and lighter pedals. I freaking love this bike. 

My set up for my last tour, that big white thing is my covered ukulele, it has gone on both of my Brompton tours but sadly will be left behind on my next.

Tent, The North Face Storm Break one

Sleeping bag Western Mountianeering Caribou 

Sleeping pad Thermarest Prolight plus short
Brompton T-bag

Relevate Designs pika seat bag


REI down poofy Magma 

Patagoochi R-1 hoody

Marmot Precip rainjacket

La Sportiva 3/4 running tight

Terry thermal running skirt

Pink shorty socks 3 pairs, pink is for superstition and safety.  

Shit old running shorts would really like to upgrade.


minimalst medical kit lots of Advil 

Electronics I-phone 4s for blogging and photography, no phone connection.

Tools and spares Bromoton in frame tool kit, spare rear hinge bolt, 4 spokes, spare frame clamp, spare Strumy Archer internal shifter cable. Lots of patches, frame mount Brompton pump and Lycene mini floor pump.

Miselanious Swiss Army knife, zip lock bags, torn up old guide book from the 90’s two mini whiskeys for emergency or Impromptu roadside cocktails. Tire gauge, handi wipes. 

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