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Top Apparel Picks for Bikepacking

Spring has sprung and the prospect of a full summer of bikepacking fills us with a unique sort of joy. Whether you camp for the night or go wild and cycle across entire countries, bikepacking is a joyful and transformative pastime that opens up a new way of riding and experiencing the world.

To help you start exploring this summer, not next, we’ve pulled together some top picks ready to accompany you on any adventure this Summer.

Northwoods Windshell

A perfect jacket for cool starts and late finishes that can be easily stashed away when the weather's looking unsure, Northwoods offers reliable protection when you need it most. You store other gear on your frame - why not your jacket? With the Northwoods featuring our StashSystem technology, easily pack it into its pocket and strap it to your bike, freeing up space for snacks and gear without sacrificing comfort. Why it's a top pick for bikepacking? The lightest jacket in our lineup, the Northwoods is a go-to option for bikepackers because of its packability-to-protection ratio. Being so small when folded up, and great to pair with other layers, Northwoods is a versatile option for those covering long distances and a variety of terrains.

MK3/WK3 Cargo Bib Short

Maximize carrying capacity and miles with a solid cargo bib. WK3 and MK3 cargo bibs are for the longest rides of the season and feature leg and back pockets for photos, snacks or tools. And for women, Pull2P offers hassle-free nature breaks! Side-positioned straps allow the bib to pull down without having to remove layers. Why it's a top pick for bikepacking? Extra pockets are always welcome when bikepacking, and thankfully, our MK3s and WK3s have an extra five to choose from. Three on your back and two on your sides, the easy-access storage helps you grab food, phones, and more on your adventures. Also featuring our Space Chamois, MK3s and WK3s prioritize comfort, as they’re designed with a little extra padding for long days in the saddle.

Farside Short

A favorite of the bikepacking.com editorial team, Farside's are always keen for adventure, and ready to ride in either a regular or long inseam version. These shorts are a perfect go to that look at home on the bike or off. Why it's a top pick for bikepacking? Farsides were crafted with summer adventures in mind. Their lightweight and stretchy design helps you stay cool and comfortable when the weather turns warm, while still feeling functional when setting up camp

Desperado Merino

The Desperado series has been a mainstay of the 7mesh shirt line since we first started rolling. And for good reason. Thanks to its 50/50 Merino/polyester blend, Desperado hits the sweet spot of feel, moisture control, and trail-resistant durability while remaining stink free so you can pack light. Why it's a top pick for bikepacking? A favourite amongst the bikepacking community, merino and multi-day adventures go together like peanut butter and jelly. With its anti-bacterial properties and ability to wick away sweat, Desperado stays cool and fresh for days on end.

Atlas Jersey

With a fit that exists at the sweet spot between race and relaxed and a feature set built for all-day escapes and long-way-outs alike, Atlas is the ultimate go-to jersey when you’re not sure where the next turn will take you. Featuring mosquito proof fabric, our fully loaded Anything Pocket System and long or short sleeve options, Atlas is a perfect Bikepacking option. Why it's a top pick for bikepacking? Atlas is a perfect companion for your adventures, with five pockets to store everything you need. Its comfortable in-between fit, along with the aero and storage capabilities, provides the versatility required to take on any big rides with confidence.

Copilot Jacket

Copilot is the ultimate versatile shell - a durable, waterproof, windproof GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus jacket that packs down into its rear pocket AND clips to your bike for bikepacking and trail riding in changeable conditions. When you need a water proof shell for that ‘just in case’ trip, look no further than Copilot. Why it's a top pick for bikepacking? Having a shell that offers complete protection while still being packable is a game-changer for bikepacking. If you can only take one outer layer, the Copilots usually it. With its relaxed fit for easy layering, and over-the-helmet hood for complete protection from the elements, Copilot was specifically designed for multi-day-missions in mind.