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What Goes Where: A Sub-35 Pound Touring Rig (with gear!)

Part of the fun of touring is figuring out how to make it all work.  This is especially true for Ultralight touring.  Here’s a look at my take on the UL touring rig, only one of the countless ways to tour lighter.

A 2005 Specalized Sequoia with a single Nashbar (small front) pannier riding on the side of a cheap Blackburn rack.  Inside goes a Hennessey Hammock, sleeping bag liner, titanium cooking mug with stove, a change of clothes, some basic hygiene and first aid items.  All this with a little room left over for a dehydrated meal or two.  A small Wal-Mart saddlebag for the essential fix-a-flat stuff and upfront a Topeak handlebar bag for camera, wallet and odds and ends.  Minus food and water this rig weighs in under 35 pounds.  

This rig works well in warmer weather when leaving the heavy sleeping bag, fleece jacket and extra clothing behind.   This is also a great way to go when credit-card touring or doing quick short trips.

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