What's in the bags

With a few exceptions, most of the items were purchased just for this trip. I'm adding some additional notes as I go.

List of items

CategoryItemModelComment
Basic equipmentBinocularsSafari Ultrasharp 8x22Day 397: Used about 2 times so far. This will be sent home at next opportunity
Basic equipmentCombination padlockMust-have in hostels
Basic equipmentCompassHerbertz - Platten- Und Peilkompass mit SpiegelDay 397: Not used yet.
Basic equipment2x Ear plugsMust-have in hostels
Basic equipmentEye coverMust-have in hostels
Basic equipmentFirst-aid kitBand aids, desinfection etc.
Basic equipmentMedicationParacetamol etc.
Basic equipmentPocket knifeNonameLost my Victorinox in Marmaris, replaced with generic pocket knife, which I have also lost. Now using a gifted knife a CS host gave me.
Basic equipmentKitchen knifeNonameLost my Victorinox in Marmaris, replaced with generic pocket knife, which I have also lost. Now using a gifted knife a CS host gave me.
Basic equipmentUSB Multiport Charger/QC3.0Day 397: Excellent!
Camping4x AAA Batteries for head lamp
CampingDish+Laundry SoapSea to Summit - Wilderness Wash Citronella - 250 mlSmells great!
CampingHead lampChinese noname "Winzwon" USB rechargableDay 397: buttons hard to press, sometimes only turns on/off after repeated tries. Rechargable via micro USB.
CampingBackup Head lampBlack Diamon Ion
Camping6x CarabinersCarabinersDifferent sized carabiners to fix helmet, pot etc to bags
CampingMerino SocksRöjk - Everyday Merino - Wandersocken - Milkyway Stripes | 43-45 (EU)Used for sleeping
CampingSleeping bagCumulus M350 comfort temp. 2°C, limit -4Day 397: At -5 only recommendable with liner, long underwear and good sleeping pad; strap to air mattress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3nVKVrq_bc&t=1s
CampingSleeping bag linerSilk bag liner (Meru)Old silk liner I had before. Works great.
CampingSleeping padThermarest Trail Pro 2010 R value 3.8 (until ca. -10C)Old mattress I had. Bulky, heavey but still going strong (no holes yet!).
CampingSleeping pad repairkitTherm-a-Rest Instant Field Repair KitDay 397: Not needed yet
CampingTent (+floorprint)MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent greenDay 397: Lost 2 tent pegs. Some discolorations near doors (probably from mosquito repellant). Small tear fixed with kit. Torn strap sown in Tehran
CampingTent repairkitCoghlans Zelt Reparaturset für NylonzelteDay 397: fixed a 2cm tear in the rainfly
CampingToiletry bagJack wolfskinDay 397: Bit too bulky. Will send back. Toothbrush is kept in handlebar bag anyways
CampingTowelDecathlon Noname (blue)Day 397: gets smelly easier than other towels I usede before
CampingWater filterSawyer MiniDay 480: used a few times in Turkey and more extensively in Tajikistan. Didn't get sick, so I guess that's a good sign...
Camping2x Sea to Summit Tie Down Strap - 2 Stk. 10 mm x 1,0 m gelb
ClothingOutdoor pantsDecathlon "Men's Breathable Trousers Pants SG-500 Green"Purchased in Delhi
ClothingFlip flopsNonameDay 489: broke a while back. Now traveling flipflop-less
ClothingSandalsNonameSince Tehran
ClothingPants longCargo pantsSince Tehran
ClothingLong sleeveDecathlon We'dzeUsed as a piyama in cold nights
ClothingLong underpantsDecathlon We'dzeUsed as a piyama in cold nights
ClothingJacketDecathlon Travel Jacket-Men's 3-in-1Travel 100 - RedWater repellent jacket suitable for winter (removable fleece inlet)
ClothingFleece InletDecathlon Travel Jacket Fleece inlet
ClothingRain jacketVaudeSent back /replaced with winter jacket
ClothingRain pantsVaude
ClothingShoesSneakers (Nike)Replaced with new pair when worn out
Clothing4x Socks
ClothingSpeedos
ClothingShortsShorts (green)Since Italy
ClothingSwimming glasses
Clothing4x T-Shirt
ClothingThick fleece sweaterAdidas
Clothing4x Underwear
ClothingWool sweaterNoname / Uniqlo
ClothingHead mosquito net
CookingCamping stoveMSR - Whisperlite International V2Love how quiet it is, but the (much more expensive) Primus is easier to handle and more compact
CookingCutlerySea to Summit - Polycarbonate CutleryLost the spoon
CookingDish towel
CookingDishesWildo - Camp-A-Box Complete - Geschirrset - Light GreyDay 150: Hardly ever use this, mostly eat straight from the pot Day 240: Left with my Couchsurfing host
CookingFuel funnelCoghlans - Trichter - Brennstoffflasche - YellowUnnecessary, bottle opening is big enough
CookingGas bottle for stoveMSR - Fuel Bottle - Brennstoffflaschen - 591 mlLasts me for about 7 days under moderate use in warm climate
CookingGas bottle for stoveMSR - Fuel Bottle - Brennstoffflaschen - 591 mlBigger bottle, since Tbilisi
CookingPot setMSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set
Cycling equipmentA dozen screws and nuts
Cycling equipmentAir pumpTopeak Racerocket MTMy first pump "Lezyne Pressure Drive M" broke down in Antalya, after about 20 flats
Cycling equipmentArm warmersSportful Lycra Arm Warmers white (Größe M)Day 250: Using those a lot, just great.
Cycling equipmentBicyclePatria Terra
Cycling equipment4x Brake padsMagura Schwarze Bremskloetze f. Alufelgen HS11/22/33
Cycling equipmentZip ties
Cycling equipmentChain lube
Cycling equipmentCycling padded inner shortsEndura Singletrack III Short Herren mit Innenhose Marineblau (Größe L)Sent home
Cycling equipmentBootsDay 200: Replaced my cycling shoes "Mavic Alpine black Size 10.5 (US)" who had become worn out/slippery with some generic water proof boots from Decathlon.
Cycling equipmentCycling shortsEndura Singletrack III Short Herren mit Innenhose Marineblau (Größe L)It's great but I feel like I shouldn't have spent so much money on a simple shorts.
Cycling equipmentDry bagExped - Fold Drybag - Packsack - Sky Blue | 13 Liter - LUsed for washing clothes and as additional bag for food Day 300: The bag has meanwhile developed a few small wholes at one end.
Cycling equipmentDuct tapeScotch Gewebeband Supreme, 48 mm x 18.2 m
Cycling equipmentGlovesCycling gloves- Lost in Bergama - replaced with Decathlon noname (broken) - replace with Iran noname (broken) - replaced with Decathlon noname
Cycling equipmentHandlebar bagOrtlieb Ultimate 6 Classic L (8.5L)It's annoying that I cannot adjust the handlebar easily anymore without taking the mount off
Cycling equipmentHelmetAlpina Mythos 3.0 white/silverHardly in use since Summer 2018
Cycling equipmentHelmet rain coverVaude Universal Raincover
Cycling equipmentLeg warmersRed Cycling Products Thermo Leg Warmer black (Größe M)Day 250: Using those a lot, just great.
Cycling equipmentLowrider bags (front)ORTLIEB Sport-Roller Classic, schwarzDay 397: couple of holes fixed (I tend to run against curbs every now and then...). Overall want bigger bags, will swap Back rollers to front.
Cycling equipmentPump adapterAbsolut - Adapter von SV/DV auf AVConvenient so you can use gas station air pumps to fill your presta tubes
Cycling equipmentAir pressure checkerSKS Germany Air checker duo headOccasionally shows erratic pressures. Re-inserting battery seems to help, but altogether not very trusty device. Battery CR2032 3V
Cycling equipmentReview mirrorNonameSmall mirror that is easily swappable
Cycling equipmentRoller bag (back)Ortlieb X Plorer MDay 397: Not comfortable at all to wear on the back with much weight. Gear not accessible, today I would probably buy a bag which can be opened on the top. Small hole.
Cycling equipmentSaddle bags (back)ORTLIEB Back-Roller Classic, rot-schwarzAll bags have holes now. 1 bag torn up because lost a screw which I noticed to late, resulting in bag almost falling off. Too small, upgrade to PRO is warranted
Cycling equipmentShoe rain coverVAUDE Bike gaiterDoing a good job the few times I used them
Cycling equipment4x Spare spokes2 spares per wheel
Cycling equipment2x spare tubes
Cycling equipmentSpeedometerSigmaBattery: CR2032 lithium 3v Lost my Sigma 500 in Uzbekistan; the new Sigma was more expensive and is not nearly as good :( (no thermometer, no average speed, no total time etc.)
Cycling equipmentSpoke tightenerRed Cycling Products SpokeWrench Nippelspanner universal
Cycling equipmentSun glassesDay 397: 3rd pair of sunglasses bought in AZ cost me 1 EUR
Cycling equipment3x Tatonka bagsTATONKA Flachbeutel Set assorted
Cycling equipment2x Tie down straps
Cycling equipmentTire levers
Cycling equipmentU-LockKryptonite Kryptonite because of the extended warranty (which has many pitfalls, but oh well); Lost 1 key and another one was bending. Received 2 (free) spare keys from Kryptonite without problems.
Cycling equipmentWind glassesLost in Gargano, replaced in Istanbul and lost again in Bandirmas. Now going without.
Cycling equipment2x Shifting cables
Cycling equipmentPatch kitMust have bought 5 or so by now
Cycling equipmentSpare tiresMarathon Mondial Evo (folding tyre)Day 397: used on of the 2 tires
ElectronicsActioncamGopro Hero Session 4
ElectronicsBackup PhoneMotorola G5S PlusLost, broke and found my phone in Milano, now carry the one with broken display as backup
ElectronicsCameraYi cam 4kLost/stolen in Como
ElectronicsLaptopDell XPS 13 9360
ElectronicsLaptop bagCaseLogic SlimLine LAPS (12")Day 150: a hard case would've been better. I can see the imprints from the Ortlieb bag screws on my laptop screen!
ElectronicsPhoneMotorola G5S PlusDay 550: Right side touch screen unresponsive, GPS sometimes not working. Battery fading. Using mostly in flight mode with battery saver enabled. Altogether really happy with performance. Upgrading to G7 power soon.
ElectronicsHard drive1 TBUsed for all my backups, working great.
Electronics3x Micro USB cables
ElectronicsSmall PowerbankSent home
ElectronicsSolar panelAnker PowerPort Solar Ladegerät 21W 2-Port, USBWorks great in the Kazakh sun
ElectronicsBluetooth speakerAnker SoundCore Mini Super (Bluetooth)Day 397: Radio functionality / mode button is broken. Playing from SD card works fine, skipping songs is tedious. Yet love the device, important motivator Day 440: Sd card slot broken as well, now playing from bluetooth only

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