On Two Wheels – Jason Bognacki
Started biking a few weeks ago, and I put together a way to carry gear that I am pretty happy with. I purchased a Jandd (touring handle bar pack). This thing is extremely rugged, well made, and should last a life time. The bike pack has loads of pockets consisting of 1 large main compartment pocket, two front pockets, two water bottle holders and dual compression straps. It even has a top flap clear insert pocket for a maps (I use it for my iphone GPS). The whole thing attaches to the bike via a quick release bracket for easy on-off with one click.For the camera gear I’ve coupled the Jandd with a Mountain Smith (Kit Cube). The Mountain Smith adds the padded protection the Jandd lacks and leaves me with a nice portable shoulder bag. The Kit Cube is a pretty tight fit. The two are almost made for each other. I wouldn’t normally travel this heavy but for this ride I wanted to test the load bearing capacity of the bag on the front handle bars.
– XPRO-1 + LENS + Extra Battery
– GX1 + LENS
– LENS CASE +4 LENSES
– 1 x FILTER WALLET
– 1 x Money Wallet
– 2 x iphone
– 1 x Car Keys
Even with all this gear the load was not an issue for me or my balance. It even has a draw string that cinches the unit closed and safe from the elements. I love this set up.
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