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Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:57 pm

Not sure what I want from Santa this year.

So please share your bike packing Christmas present want ideas here below?

Oh and below £80 :-bd

The cheaper the more of them I get :wink:

What are you asking Santa for?

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by Cheddar Man » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 pm

A tiny digital radio, for relaxing under stars. I have one of these, it is bloody brilliant!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/POP-Pocket-Rec ... 192&sr=8-9

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by Cheddar Man » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:34 pm

Oh, and I have had one of these for years for camping. They aren't many lumens, in fact in every way they are about 1 candle power. But they give off a real glow and are very discreet, also they are surprisingly robust, and you won't need a USB power pack :lol:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UCO-Original-C ... 721&sr=8-6

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:18 pm

Cheddar Man wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Oh, and I have had one of these for years for camping. They aren't many lumens, in fact in every way they are about 1 candle power. But they give off a real glow and are very discreet, also they are surprisingly robust, and you won't need a USB power pack :lol:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UCO-Original-C ... 721&sr=8-6
Cheers that reminded me of this one
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0716JV1SG/ ... _lig_dp_it
Anyone had one of these?

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Post by dlovett » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:42 pm

I have one of the original ones, slightly different shape, but it's great and still works perfectly after a few years of use. They used to use the profits for relief work so everybody wins.


Cheers that reminded me of this one
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0716JV1SG/ ... _lig_dp_it
Anyone had one of these?
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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by Cheddar Man » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:04 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Cheddar Man wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Oh, and I have had one of these for years for camping. They aren't many lumens, in fact in every way they are about 1 candle power. But they give off a real glow and are very discreet, also they are surprisingly robust, and you won't need a USB power pack :lol:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UCO-Original-C ... 721&sr=8-6
Cheers that reminded me of this one
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0716JV1SG/ ... _lig_dp_it
Anyone had one of these?
The candle is more romantic if you have a lady round though................... :lol:

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:07 am

Cheddar Man wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:04 pm
The candle is more romantic if you have a lady round though................... :lol:
I mainly wild camp solo or with blokes, the solar wins :-bd

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by Charliecres » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:35 am

A hammock, if you don’t have one. Dutchwear if you do.

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by voodoo_simon » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:45 am

Battery powered fairy lights

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Post by voodoo_simon » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:02 am

Also this from Alpkit for the casual side of things

https://alpkit.com/products/mens-bivvy-night-motel-tee

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by PaulB2 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:26 am

Woolie Boolie socks, a Christmas tradition

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Post by Borderer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am

*shameless plug alert*

Joe has a number of things in his shop that would fit the brief John. :wink:

https://www.weirdosonbikes.com/shop/

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Post by Verena » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:05 pm

I have a very thin silk balaclava which is great for keeping my head and face comfy bit not too warm at night, and it keeps my hair out of my face, though appreciate that may not be such a problem for you 😂

Some mini toiletries, and/or mini bottles of spirits?

Custom face covering with one of the bearbones slogans on?

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by jobro » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:15 pm

I'm sure many of you will already have it but I would recommend Rich and Tom's 22,000 Miles.

https://thecyclerider.com/book-22000-miles/

I'm sure there are other sources.

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Post by htrider » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:59 pm

Nalgene hip flask - https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... flask-p408
Carries just over a third of a bottle of your favourite spirits - ideal for helping you sleep!

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by benp1 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:30 pm

Custom OS map

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:24 pm

jobro wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:15 pm
I'm sure many of you will already have it but I would recommend Rich and Tom's 22,000 Miles.

https://thecyclerider.com/book-22000-miles/

I'm sure there are other sources.
Cheers all, ref the book, I got it last week and read it from cover to cover.
A great read, but i don't want a 2nd one for Christmas :lol:

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by Scud » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:29 am

Good bottle of cockle-warming sloe gin or damson vodka (my bivvy snifter of choice..).

Some down tent slippers and a pipe?

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by sean_iow » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:32 am

Scud wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:29 am
Some down tent slippers and a pipe?
That's a good call, well the former, not sure if I want to smoke a pipe in a bivi bag :grin:

https://cumulus.equipment/uk_en/down-ac ... boots.html

I've got some of these and I love them, and well within the budget limit.
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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by JohnClimber » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:27 pm

Borderer wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am
*shameless plug alert*

Joe has a number of things in his shop that would fit the brief John. :wink:

https://www.weirdosonbikes.com/shop/
Ordered :-bd

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by ledburner » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:51 am

A small Ti hip flask.
Image
https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... ask-p10790

For the discerning gentleman,
Buffalo fleece underwear,
Maybe sourced on the vintage mountaineering market, :lol:
Alway moving forward some how... Maybe not the way originally planned :cool: ....
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I'm only fluent in one language and English appears to be my 2nd one..
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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by Borderer » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:46 am

JohnClimber wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Borderer wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am
*shameless plug alert*

Joe has a number of things in his shop that would fit the brief John. :wink:

https://www.weirdosonbikes.com/shop/
Ordered :-bd
So you did, thanks for that. I hadn't noticed as I didn't see an order from a Mr Climber :lol:

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by TheBrownDog » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:15 pm

A week off on full pay? That'd be lovely/
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by Dyffers » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:39 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:15 pm
A week off on full pay? That'd be lovely/
I ask Santa for 'time' every year; since my kids were born I've never been a good enough boy to get what I want. :smile:

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Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Post by thenorthwind » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:21 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:32 am
Scud wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:29 am
Some down tent slippers and a pipe?
That's a good call, well the former, not sure if I want to smoke a pipe in a bivi bag :grin:
In case you change your mind: https://danglesupply.com/

(if you're going to smoke in a bivi bag, it might as well be through a Ti bong :wink: )

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