Editor’s Dozen: Neil’s Favorite 2022 Bikepacking Gear

It’s that time of the year again when we share our Editor’s Dozen gear lists. To kick things off, here’s Neil Beltchenko’s video showcasing 12 of his favorite products that he tested in 2022. Watch it here…

After testing a lot of great bikepacking gear each year, it’s always a challenge to narrow our favorites down into a single list. Our forthcoming annual Gear of the Year Awards will feature the best of the best, but there’s a lot of other excellent products on our respective lists. This year, we’re continuing the tradition of our Editor’s Dozen series, with each containing a collection of things we found particularly useful while out bikepacking. To kick it off, here’s our latest YouTube video, showcasing 12 new and old gear picks that Neil grew to love in 2021. His list contains everything from budget drivetrains to high-end cargo systems, and a whole lot in between. Check it out below:

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  • Ortlieb Seat-Pack QR Review
  • Garmin inReach Messenger
  • Surly Ghost Grappler Review
  • Apple Airtag Review
  • Floyd's CBD Gels

Product List

Here’s a list of the products mentioned in this video. If you’re interested in purchasing one of them, please support your local bike shop and buy the products from them when possible. If you can’t, we’ve provided links to online retailers where they are currently available; some of these offer a tiny kickback, which helps support this platform.

  • Ortlieb Seatpack QR ($190)

    Available at Ortlieb Campfire

  • Apidura Frame Pack Hydration Bladder ($51)

    Available at Apidura

  • Dynaplug Racer Pro ($59)

    Available at AMZN

  • Garmin InReach Messenger ($300)

    Available at REI

  • Camelbak Repack LR4 Hip Pack ($55)

    Available at Jenson

  • Tailfin Aero Pack ($395)

    Available at Tailfin

  • Apple Airtag ($25)

    Available at AMZN

  • Decathlon Forclaz Trek 900 50°F Sleeping Bag ($150)

    Available at Decathlon

  • Floyd’s of Leadville CBD Gels ($75)

    Available at Floyd’s

  • Kitsbow Haskell Shorts ($)

    Available at Kitsbow

  • Microshift ADVENT X Drivetrain ($156)

    Available at REI

  • 45nrth Ragnarok Boots ($195)

    Available at REI

  • Ergon GA3 grips ($35)

    Available at REI

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