Bike camp packing list
Money, photo ID, house keys
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Contacts and solution
Extra bike tube
Rear bike light
Tarp or tent
Extra pair of socks
Light jacket / windbreaker
Mug / cup
If it's sunny
If it's cold
If it's wet
Tent rain cover
Jetboil & tea
Running shoes & shorts
Swimsuit & camp towel
USB charger & cables
Ambient campsite light
Handlebar pack — sleeping bag
Accessory pack — sleeping pad, tent fabric
Seat pack — tent poles, food, clothes, toiletries
Top tube pack — snacks, wallet, mask, headlamp
Backpack — for any overflow, or purchased foods
Bike feels well-balanced and easy to ride; I almost snagged a Camino Alto PR with it fully packed 😂
Bags are waterproof, but I haven't been in the wet yet, so utility TBD; the waterproofing makes them a bit more rigid and harder to pack full than other bags.
I tried strapping my sleeping bag directly onto the front at first, but it was more trouble than it was worth (kept slipping onto my front wheel and sometimes interfered with my brake levers) so I bought an accessory pack and am happy I did.
I wish I had chosen the larger seat pack; my tent poles barely fit in the smaller one, and I'm pretty sure there's no downside except it swinging a bit more if you hop out of the saddle.
My bike frame is too small to fit most frame bags, so I didn't try.
This setup has been great for more than bike camping! Throw some trail running shoes in there for a bike-to-run adventure, or pack it up with some serious picnic gear :)