Capital Trail - What to take?

Capital Trail – What to take?

As people have asked before the ride, here is my packing list from this year’s Capital Trail. It is pretty much a lighter version of the kit and bags I took for the Highland Trail 550, but might be worthwhile for all ITT riders in the future, and for any self-supported summer trip in Scotland. If you want something very special, you can pre-order your very own Capital Trail jersey here. This is the same Tineli jersey I have worn time and time on my bikepacking trips, and which I can highly recommend.


Bike Setup

Surly Krampus 29plus with Maxxis Chronicles, Hope Stainless Steel BB, Brooks Cambium C15, RaceFace NarrowWide 28t chain ring, Garmin eTrex 20, Exposure Maxx D MK4, ESI Grips

Alpkit Stem Cell x 2 (mounted on stem)

Apidura Road Frame Bag Small

  • Specialized multitool
  • Specialized patches
  • KMC 10speed chain link
  • Cable ties
  • 2 sets of Avid BB7 sintered brake pads
  • 5 & 6mm align key, Torx key
  • iPhone charger and cable
  • Surly 29plus tube
  • Lezyne pump with gaffa tape wrapped around
  • Spare brake and derailleur cable
  • Park tool tyre levers
  • Spare AA batteries for GPS
  • Toilet paper
  • Rock’n’Roll Extreme lube 117ml
  • Tape

Apidura Accessory Pocket

  • Patch the Bear
  • Sunscreen
  • Opinel knife and Snowpeak spork
  • Back light
  • Bounce energy balls (x5)
  • Stoats bars (x4)
  • Eat Natural bars (x3)
  • Zero Tablets
  • MaBaker Giant bars (x4)
  • Montane Pertex Jacket
  • Waffles, Bananas

Apidura Handlebar Bag Compact

  • Exped fold dry bag XL
  • Rab Survival Zone Lite Bivy Bag
  • Specialized Waterproof gloves
  • Merino buff
  • Skins long compression tights
  • Merino hat
  • Tineli Intermediate  jacket
  • Spare underwear
  • Head torch
  • Sanitary bag (tooth brush, soap, Ibuprofen, tooth paste, amoxicillin)
  • Montane Waterproof shell

Apidura Saddle Bag Compact

  • Exped fold dry bag L
  • Surly 29plus tube
  • Defeet Woolie Boolie socks
  • Montane Bionic long sleeve base layer
  • Mountain Equipment Helium down sleeping bag

On Body

  • Defeet Woolie Boolie socks
  • Defeet Kneekers
  • Pink socks
  • Tineli bibs
  • Skins compression top
  • Specialized long finger gloves
  • Arm warmers
  • Alpkit cover for phone
  • iPhone
  • Canon S120 Camera in case with cleaning wipe
  • Tineli cycling cap
  • Specialized S3 helmet
  • Tineli Aero short sleeve jersey
  • Specialized shoes with studs