Bikepacking Scandinavia: Gear List / by Gustav Thuesen


Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 6.0

HUNT 4Season Gravel Wheels

Schwalbe G-One Speed Tires

Shimano SPD Pedals

Apidura Seatpack

DIY Framebag

Nalgene Koozie modified into a feedbag. Fits a plate of Marabou (cold weather) or a bag of gummies (warm weather). 

Alpkit Drybag (mounted with 2 Voilé straps)

Blue Force Gear Medium Horizontal Utility Pouch

3 bottle cages, 2 mounted to the fork with electrical tape and one under the down tube.

2 rear lights




Rapha Lightweight Bibshort

Rapha Training Jersey

Rapha Thermal Leg Warmers

Rapha Brevet Long Sleeve Windblock Jersey

Rapha Merino Socks (1 pair)

Rapha Hi-Vis Oversocks

POC Octal Helmet

Pas Normal Studios Cap

Scott MTB Shoes

Specialized Gloves

Oakley EvZero Stride, Road Prizm Lens



Arc’teryx Gamma Rock Pant

Arc’teryx Alpha FL Jacket (also used on bike in rain)

Icebreaker Merino Shirt (200)

Point6 Light Socks (1 pair)

Patagonia Nano Puff

Merino Buff

1 pair of underwear (yes, one)

Paul Smith Swimshorts (you gotta look good when taking your evening swim...)


Cooking & Water

Alpkit Kraku Stove

Alpkit MytiMug (titanium, 750 ml)

LightMyFire Spork Titanium (the plastic version breaks just by looking at it…)

110ml gas (I think I used 3 on the entire trip)

Lighter + fire steel

3 x 500 ml Rapha/Camelbak bidons





Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash

Tiny microfiber towel

Sunscreen (the hefty kids’ version)




iPhone 5s (used as map/GPS with the ViewRanger app)

Anker PowerCore 10000

Dual port USB charger (charge two devices from a single outlet)

Bose SoundSport Headset (great sound and you are still able to hear your surroundings).

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp (when riding really late, bad weather or tunnels - it was light 22 hours a day)



Nikon D750

Nikon 50mm f1.8 (on the camera)

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 with pol filter (in the bag)

2 batteries + charger

Sirui T-025X Tripod

(bought an airblower as I got some dirt on the sensor)


Repair & Maintenance

2 x Conti Racelight 28 Spare Tubes (had ZERO punctures, so didn’t use them)

Cable ties

Leatherman Juice

Topeak Mini Pro 20 Multitool

BBB Tire-Levers 

Birzman Zacoo Mini Pump

Genuine Innovations Tubeless Tyre Repair Kit

Rema Tip Top Tubeless Repair Kit

Park-Tool TB-2C Emergency Tire Boot (didn't use but would have enabled me to get to the next town with a blown sidewall). 

Chain Quick-Link

2 Spare Spokes

2 Spare Brake Pads (didn't use. started on a fresh pair which were about half worn out at the end.)

2 Spare SPD Cleats (didn't use. But a SPD-pedal setup is worthless without cleats)

Muc-Off lube, small bottle (dry gravel and rain drinks lube for breakfast)

Thread and needle (for clothing or sidewall cuts)

Superglue (sealing sidewall repairs and glueing hands to the bars) 

Gaffer-tape (you know why...)   


Shelter & Sleeping

Hilleberg Akto (might have preferred a free-standing setup so I could pitch on rocks)

Western Mountaineering Caribou MF (too warm, temps was 15c at night)

Therm-A-Rest NeoAir X-Therm

Silk Liner

Sea To Summit Aero Pillow (worth all 60 grams) 



2 long + 2 short Voilé straps. Long ones used for fixing the Alpkit drybag to the handlebars, short ones for securing the downtube bidon on bumpy roads. Also very useful for securing the bike to handrails etc. on ferries so I could have peace of mind while enjoying the scenery.

2 Osprey 2L Drybag for electronics 

Mini Wire-Lock (only used when shopping in big cities to keep the biggest opportunist from running with my bike.)