What kit did we take with us?

Sleeping and eating

Tent – Alpkit Ordos 3 – 1.7 Kg. We decided to go for the 3-person tent as the weight wasn’t much greater and all the reviews suggested the 3 -person was really a 2 person tent! Not sure where the third person would have gone!!

Sleeping bags – Alpkit Pipedream 400. 3 season bags, 865g x2. We also took silk liners for added warmth (108 g).

Sleeping mats – Alpkit Cloudbase (420 g) x 2

Pillows ( a luxury!) – Alpkit Drift Inflatable Pillow (100 g) x2

Dehydrated food – we used Summit meals and would really recommend them.

Jetboil stove to heat water. One cup to share and some titanium cutlery (to share!). Tea bags and powdered milk – I’m a tea addict so this was very important!


Two sets of cycling kit, we took kit we weren’t too precious about so we could wash and tumble dry them along the way. We took water proof jackets and over-shoes. A buff each which we could make into a hat if needed or wear round our necks, it was all about versatility.

The clothes for the evening were chosen based on the weight primarily. We wore base layers which we knew would double up for cycling and sleeping if needed. We also took another pair of footwear in case our cycling shoes got wet during the day. We learnt from our Outer Hebrides trip that you shouldn’t skimp on warmth, we’d been quite cold most evenings so took lightweight down jackets with us.


We took two inner tubes, a puncture repair kit, tyre levers, a multi-tool (including chain splitter), cable ties to mend whatever (hopefully) we needed to mend!

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