Welcome to this video. Today I want to show you my cycling equipment for 2021. Such equipment always lives a little. A few things have been added and a few things have been dropped. What exactly that is, I'll show you. We have several tours planned for 2021. Between 3 – 7 days. For this I have now packed my bags and will later show you exactly what is in the bags. From the outside the bike now looks like this. No big changes compared to the previous year. It's still the super elite. With the black, waterproof bags from Ortlieb. On the sides we have the Back Roller Classic. This is a 13 liter DryBag.
The tent is in there. And here is the camping table. On the back I have a new sign to point out my channel. The stickers that I put on the page last year didn't hold up that well. Here I still have a small saddlebag with handlebar protection and saddle protection. The Brooks. Here is the beverage bottle with the holder and here is the quiver for the GoPro. The mobile phone holder. Up here I have a DryBag with 22 liters. In particular, the sleeping bag is in there. And in the front for the things that I have to wear while driving, I have this outer pocket. Then I can just open this bag and don't have to dismantle everything at the back to get to the things.
By the way, you can remove that. It's a little difficult with one hand. You can clamp it in there via these rails. That's it for the outside of the bike. Now let's get down to the contents of the bags. But I'm not doing that here. Instead, go to the warm and dry. We have no background noise there and I can set up the cameras well. We start with the DryBag at the front. To do this, I have to take off the sign first. I attached it with Velcro. If we reach into it, I'll have swimming trunks. In the event that we pass a swimming lake. And I have a safety vest with me for a danger zone. We had it with us last year, but never used it. We'll take them with us anyway.
It doesn't bother you and still fits in between. Now the tent is still in here. Originally it had its own pocket. Now we pack it directly into the DryBag. It's also waterproof. There we have the poles, which are different in color. So that you know which pole belongs on which side. Pegs. The underlay for the tent is in here. To protect the tent floor from water and dirt. We pack them in a separate bag because of the moisture. So that the rest of the tent doesn't get wet. This is the inner and outer tent rolled up. The tent is just great. It's a 3-person tent, but there are only two of us. Therefore we have a lot of space in the tent. Very well thought out and well made. There are awnings on both sides in which you can put the bags.
That was it. As far as the equipment is available on Amazon, you will find the product links in the video description. You can also follow me on Instagram. On the back there was also the camping table. It's also very practical and resilient. In connection with the camping chairs, which I will also show you, just great. Without it, we no longer go on a bike tour. Let's continue with the DryBag in front. That's the little bag with the drone.
So I have it here while the controls and the battery charger are in the outer pocket. I bought the bag separately and that's the drone. Nice and small. I'll open it up briefly. Unfold the rotors. First up, then down. Here is the gimbal protector. Now it could actually start. These are the ND filters for the drone in six different stages. They lower the brightness and the shutter speed is not that high. It creates more fluid images that are more pleasant to look at. They are new and I will try them out. Now there are only sleeping clothes in here. When the tent is up and the sleeping mat is on, I can go into the tent with it and have everything I need. This is the compressible pillow with a very high sleeping comfort. You take it out of your pocket, open it and hide the cord. That is really good. I am someone for whom the pillow is the most important thing when sleeping. And I can sleep very well with it.
I also tried this air cushion once. The pack size is very small, but the sleeping comfort was not so good. I still have it with me, maybe for my arm. But that's nothing for me. I now have this fabric cover here so that it is a little more comfortable. You can buy it with it. It is also quick to inflate. Three breaths and then that's it. For people who don't care much about the pillow, it's good. But for me it's unfortunately nothing. This is the tent lamp with a carabiner. Has different levels. There is enough light in the tent. This is the headlamp. Especially good for going to the toilet from the tent to the wash house at night.
That is usually a few meters in the dark. Or you can use it to bulge the tent in the dark. Because it is sometimes noisy on the tent meadow, I also have earplugs and sleeping glasses with me. When it gets light tomorrow morning, you can tell through your eyelids that it is light and you wake up faster. Slightly thicker socks for at night or in cold weather in combination with the sandals. This is functional underwear as pajamas. The pants and that is the matching top. Keeps you warm and doesn't take up much space. There is still some space anyway, so there can be in between. Then I still have the sleeping bag. This is the Vaude Navajo 500 Syn. With a comfort temperature of 7 degrees Celsius. It's good in midsummer. Sometimes it was even a little warm for me. But then you can, for example, open the foot ends and stick your feet out. For the transition months of April, May, September and October, however, it was too cold for me. That's why I've already ordered a mummy sleeping bag, the Vaude Siox 800.
It has a comfort temperature of 2 degrees Celsius. So I gain 5 degrees. From 7 degrees down to 2 degrees. I guess I'll get through the transition months with that, but it's good for the real summer. That's it for the DryBag in front. So I have all my sleeping clothes in there, take it into the tent and get ready for bed. And the next morning, I first stay in the tent and put everything back in the bag and then have everything in one place again for the next evening. Then I don't have to look for things from three different pockets. The system has definitely proven itself. We come next to the outer pocket and thus to the technology. There is the iPhone for navigation and Relive, with which I also record the sound separately. I need electricity for that. Then I have the GoPro with this tripod, which can be adjusted. With a windbreak. You can screw on the foot and use it to place the camera.
And then I have the drone. So there are some things that I have to supply with electricity and I have those things in this bag. This is the controls for the drone. You put your cell phone in there and you can see the picture from the camera. This is the charger with two batteries in it, the third is in the drone. The associated power supply. The iPhone charging cable. This power bank is new. It has the same capacity as the other. 26,800mAh. But it can be charged in a good three hours via USB-C. It took the old power bank more than twelve hours to do this. That way I can be sure that I can charge everything at the campsite. The iPhone, three GoPro batteries, three drone batteries, the power bank and the e-bike. So I can fully charge the power bank and use it to recharge the other batteries, e.g. those from the GoPro, the next day while driving.
This has the great advantage that I don't arrive at the next campsite with empty batteries and I have to recharge first. So I arrive with fully charged batteries and the world is good. The power supply for this is in the backroller. I'll show you later. Moist toilet paper also for the hands, e.g. when cooking. You don't always want to walk 200-300 meters to the next wash house, you just want to clean your hands for a moment. You can then use that for everything and also flush the toilet down. This is a placeholder for sunscreen. Vaseline as a buttock protection cream. That was it for the outer pocket. Let's come to the clothes that I wear while driving or that I was wearing earlier during the intro.
The very practical Teva sandals in plain black with a slightly coarser sole. They have the advantage that your feet don't sweat. And they also dry out faster than sneakers that I wear in a rain shower. Days pass before the shoes are dry. So if the weather permits, always these sandals. Then the next practical one. You will never win a beauty contest on a bike tour. Therefore: function wins. This applies to the sandals as well as to the zip-off pants. It has different colored zippers here. Black and red so that you don't get confused with the pages. So you only need one pair of pants. If it's still cool tomorrow, you wear all your trousers, and when it gets warmer you can remove the trouser legs and stow them in your pockets. The fabric is very easy to care for. You can just rub off dirt, even with a little water. These are the only cycling pants that I have with me. That includes these padded underpants, so it's an item. But I ordered these padded underpants a second time. So I have them twice, while I only have the pants once.
This is my new black, light belt from Tatonka. Inside there is a compartment for money or keys. I will probably not use the subject, but maybe a situation will come one day that I need it. Last year I wore normal cotton t-shirts. This year I will probably wear this jersey most of the time. It's not that tight and still has the three typical pockets on the back. I pull the fleece jacket over there. I have another one in my pocket. I don't take a lot of clothes with me, I use the onion principle. The T-shirt with the jersey or when it's really cold, I can still put on the functional underwear and rain jacket. With the four layers, I'm dressed warm enough. Cycling gloves against falling asleep hands. My normal sunglasses. Let's see if I can get another special one. I also wear the helmet. It's in the garage right now. And the wallet, that's my normal one.
I also have a smaller one that can hold a few bills, coins and cards. I don't think so right now. Now we come to the back roller on the left. Two simple cleaning rags. One for the bike, one for the wet tent. This is the second fleece jacket. Purchased items go into the shopping bag. So they don't have to go in the luggage bags, where for example leaking cream would make the rest of the contents dirty. You have things relatively safe on your back. We can definitely recommend that. This zipper bag with 3 liters is my toiletry bag. You can find these plastic bottles in the drugstore. I filled up shower gel, moisturizer and shampoo there. Deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush. I don't have any more things with me. I have this microfiber towel to dry off. This is very space-saving and you get wet. For the first time it is an unfamiliar feeling, but you get used to it.
There are tools in this bag. Brake pads that I have already used to practice changing. This is the air pressure pump for my rear suspension. This is the air pump for the wheels. Then there are a lot of things in here to tighten various screws. There are multitools, but they never combine what I need. That's why I have a simple screwdriver with various bits with me. The one here for loosening the wheels. There's a patch kit in here. The plastic things to remove the tire from the rim, the repair kit itself and a spare tube. Denatured alcohol for the trangia. This is the camping chair. It's very good. In the beginning, when there weren't any videos of us, we were out without a chair and had to sit on a sleeping mat for hours. It was pretty uncomfortable after a long bike ride. We don't go without a camping chair and table. The chair is also very popular because of the challenge. Martin said we should set up the chairs with the eyes blindfolded next time.
We'll do that next time. This is the sleeping mat, the Exped Synmat UL Lite LW. It's very light, doesn't have a particularly high R-value. So it doesn't isolate from the ground as much as others. She has this bladder that you can step on. This has the advantage that no breath moisture gets into the mat and it cannot go moldy. There are still two clothespins in there because the mat always warps when it is rolled up.
With that I can prevent that. The lying comfort is really good. I sleep on my side and still not sag. The mat is pretty thin. Absolutely to suggest. This is the storm cooker, I also packed it. Anne actually has that and the kitchen bag with her. But for the sake of completeness I'll show you that too, of course. This is the Trangia 25 for two people. While the Trangia 27 is smaller and is suitable for one person. It's a bit weird that the bigger number means the smaller size. The 25 for two people, the 27 for one. It is not operated with gas, but with alcohol. I once spoke to other people who were not very good at getting gas during the trip.
I think you can get alcohol more easily in a supermarket. I got it from the Edeka. So let's build it up. Above is the pan. The multidisc can be bought separately. This is a pouring strainer and cutting board in one. You can also use it as a lid. So it doesn't fit on the pan. But on the pots. These are the pliers for touching hot things. A cork coaster. There are two burners with alcohol in them. I got the second from my second Trangia. I can then light it up directly. You unscrew it, light it and extinguish it by throwing the lid on. This is an extra bottle for alcohol. This is the fire steel. Doesn't work so well, maybe I'll switch to a normal lighter. So that it doesn't rattle like that, a simple rag. That's two pots, almost the same size. They just fit together so well. Now we're building it up. Pan. If you want to use the pots, you fold them in and place the pots on them. Then you can put the multidisc on top and still reach in with the pliers and pour it out.
This is a very good set and it can also be put together to save space. This is the organizer with the kitchen things in it. Anne has that too. We don't have any food with us. Maximum spices and oils. But no food. We buy that while driving. At the very beginning we also tried to make coffee. But we didn't like it or it was too cold. After a few attempts we gave up and are now looking for a baker to drink coffee. What's in here? Plastic plate, a garlic press. This way the garlic taste comes out better. Dish soap, in a small plastic bottle. Drinking cup glasses for sugar and cinnamon. These three plastic bottles put cooking oil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. This is a drying cloth for the dishes. A dishcloth. A sturdy spatula. We take one garbage bag with us every day at the campsite.
We collect the rubbish there and dispose of it at the campsite the next morning when we leave. Salt and pepper in one. Zip pouch. There are still a few bits and pieces in this bag. Another cutting board. Camping cutlery on sturdy plastic. A peeler. A folding ladle. A knife sharpener. A clipper. A folding knife so that the blade is not open. We cut everything with it. That's it for our kitchen utensils. Now we come to the last bag, the back roller on the right. In there are these organizers from Ortlieb. There are three pieces and they fit exactly in your pocket. This is the bottom. My rain gear is in here. There's casual clothing in there. And here's the rest of the stuff. Stacked like this, it fits exactly in your pocket. Here is the 2 meter loop cable to tie up the bike. Then a thief can't just carry it away. We start with the colonel. As I said, a lot of odds and ends. These are ND filters for the GoPro. Like the drone. Another windbreak for the GoPro.
The previous one is a bit broken by putting it on and taking it off. This is the power supply from the power bank. With USB-C connection on both sides. A zipper bag with clothespins. Power pack from the e-bike. I have this little CEE adapter for the campsite. There is a light 5-meter extension cable attached to it. So I put the current a little in the direction of our tent. It is not officially approved for campsites.
The protection against water is not so good here. There are better cables. But it's nice and easy. I plug this 3-way plug into it and so I have a triple power connection. Insect repellent ointment if something hurts. Handkerchiefs. A 3-way USB-A charger. Lip balm. A Swiss Army Knife. A Velcro cable tie to fasten the bike. With this I set the front brake. Then the wheel won't move. When the train accelerates or brakes, it rolls back and forth. You can prevent that. Then you have to fix it a little laterally.
That's really good. Symbolically, I still have tablets for painkillers, plasters or Fenistil. That was that. I marked the middle organizer with this flag. So I can see from the outside what's inside. I also know that the rain gear is in the bag with these loops in it. If you can see the content from the outside, you save time searching. First the second pair of padded pants. Just two underpants. Then there are two T-shirts and two shorts. So I don't have much clothes with me. There is actually a washer and dryer on every campsite. We will continue to use that. We do a laundry day about every three days. Then one set is in the wash and the other I wear to the campsite.
I think the less clothes I have with me, the easier it gets because you just don't have a choice. We like to use the washing machine more often and travel more easily. Finally the organizer with the rain gear. That's the buff that you can use as a hat or sleep. I slept with it once. Much is from Vaude. These are gloves. These are waterproof socks from Sealskinz. These are rain shoe covers. Quite simply, against damp shoes. These are simple rain pants to pull over. And finally the rain jacket. With the large slits under the arms, you can easily drain the moisture. That's not how you sweat. Even in heavy rain, I opened the slots completely. No water comes in there. That was my equipment for 2021. You may have noticed that the Sony Alpha 6400 was not there. This is the camera I'm filming with right now.
I actually wanted to take them with me and take photos. However, I decided against it. I already have the iPhone, the GoPro and the drone with me. The Sony would also fit the place. But with the Sony, the setting is too complex. It's not quite as fast as with the iPhone. I have now participated in a photo tutorial. So now I know a little bit how to take better photos. And then I'll try to take some photos with the iPhone. Then I'll be happy if you continue to be so loyal to the channel. Say thank you for watching and see you soon..