Kit list

Wej’s bike

  • Trek 4500 frame with a buttefly handlebar
  • Shimano XT V-brakes
  • Shimano LX shifters and derailleur
  • Handbuilt wheels by BokBok Bike in Bangkok. LX hubs and Alexis Adventure Rims
  • Schwalbe Marathon tyres (26×1,5″)
  • SKS mudguards
  • Tubus Fly rear carrier and Tubus Duo low riders.
  • Leather saddle from Gilles Berthoud

Joakim’s bike

  • Thorn Sherpa frame for drop bars
  • Bar end shifters (Diacompe) and shimano XT derailleurs
  • Shimano LX V-brakes and Tektro R-520 brake levers for drop bars
  • Handbuilt wheels by Veloform in Göteborg with SON dynamo hub on the front wheel
  • Schwalbe Marathon 26×1,75″ tyres
  • SKS mudguards
  • Plug plus II charger and Edelux LED headlight
  • Tubus Logo rear carrier and Tubus Tara low riders
  • Brooks Team Professional leather saddle

Camping & cooking

  • Hilleberg Rogen 3 season tent
  • Marmot Plasma 30 sleeping bag (3 season)
  • Mountain Equipment Helium 600 (3 season)
  • Exped synmat 7,5 UL + half of thin classic foam mat each to use when sitting outside
  • Primus omnifuel and trangia pots and frying pan

Non-cycling clothes

  • One pair of pants each. We both use a light pair of Jack Wolfskin travel pants.
  • One pair of shorts each. Wej uses Norröna and Joakim Jack Wolfskin
  • One short sleeved Patagonia travel shirt each
  • One short sleeved Icebreaker T-shirt in merino wool each.
  • One pair of light mesh shoes from Ecco for use during days off the saddle
  • Two sets of underwear and socks each. Once again in merino wool
  • A set of thin cotton T-shirt and boxer shorts each for sleeping

Cycling clothes – next to skin layer

  • Woolnet mesh undershirt from Aclima. (Will be sent home after winter ends)
  • Long johns from woolpower.  (Will be sent home after winter ends)
  • Wej has two short sleeved cycle jerseys in merino wool. Both from Icebreaker
  • Joakim has one short sleeved Patagoina travel shirt, one Icebreaker merino T-shirt and one ordinary lycra cycling T-shirt.
  • 1 long sleeve cycling jersey from Icebreaker each
  • 2 pair of padded shorts each
  • 2 pairs of merino wool socks from Smartwool each

Mid layer

  • 1 long sleeve polo jersey from Icebreaker
  • 1 fleece sweater each. (Marmot and The Northern Face)

Insulation layer to stay warm

  • Joakim Houdini high loft for at subzero temperatures. (Will be sent home after winter ends)
  • Wej uses Arcteryx Atom Hoody for insulation during cold weather (Will be sent home after winter ends)
  • Electrically heated inner soles in our shoes. (Will be sent home after winter ends)
  • Windstopper fleece gloves for cool days and 3 finger gloves when it gets below zero
  • Windstopper beanie to use under helmets (Will be sent home after winter ends)

Outer layer to keep wind and rain out

  • Trousers:  During winter Wej uses Klättermusen Mithril and Joakim Klättermusen Gere. During summer we both use Klättermusen Gandalv (sponsored)
  • Jackets: Both of us uses Klättermusen Einride (sponsored) which is tight wowen windproof and water repellant.
  • Rain protection. Joakim uses a super thin Norröna Bitihorn jacket that is slightly bigger than a tennis ball and rainpants from Marmot with full length zippers
  • Wej uses an old light rain jacket from Arcteryx. It might not be needed and if so then ditched along the way. She uses Norröna Bitihorn rain pants. Very light but probably won’t last all the way.
  • Meindl Borneo shoes (Joakim) and Merell trekking shoes (Wej). These will be changed to Shimano SPD shoes once spring arrives.


  • Ipad mini
  • MacbookAir (11 inch)
  • Ipone and an old GSM phone
  • Sony Nex 5 DSLR camera
  • Samsung pocket camera
  • Garmin Edge 800 cycling GPS to extract tracks

Tools and spare parts

  • Extra innertubes 
  • Brake cable housing (can be used for derailleur wires too)
  • Brake and gear wires
  • Screws and nuts
  • A piece of chain and chain locks.
  • Spokes of needed lengths
  • Brake pads
  • Repair kit for tent and sleeping mats
  • Allen keys and two fixed keys for the nuts and the pedals
  • Multitool
  • Pliers with a cutting blade
  • Hacksaw blade (stored together with spokes in the seat tube)
  • Tools to remove cassettes and crank arms