The typical Scandinavian saying “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” is a good reminder when collecting all your stuff. Instead of starting impulsively and taking all the stuff you have at home, it is better to think for a while and choose consciously. Given the limited luggage capacity on a bicycle (or other adventurous means of transport), it is important to choose material that can be used within a wide range of purposes. What conditions will we encounter and what do we need to stay as ‘comfortable’ as possible? Depending on the purpose and wind direction of your trip, this may vary!
What we have in our panniers can be found in the packing list.
We already had a lot of items in the closet that we purchased over the past few years. As such, this is our “starting material. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages. We are therefore convinced that in some regards we can still improve on deployability or comfort, but do not want to make unnecessary purchases. We give all material a sincere chance, and if it turns out that it is not sufficient, we always keep the option open to provide a new variant.