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Things I Learned on my Alpine Riding Trip – Packing And Gear

Things I Learned on my Alpine Riding Trip – Packing And Gear

Packing

The Givi box liner worked out fantastically. Packing all of my clothing into gallon ziplock bags then packing them into the Bestem bag kept everything neat and tidy.

This represents all the clothing and toiletries I packed for a 10 day trip:

fuzzygalore bestem trunk liner

Flying

The Oxford Handysack backpack again worked out great for a carry-on bag. I was able to keep all of my electronics close at hand, carry my helmet on board and keep my hands free. I ended up taking it along for the whole trip and found it useful on more than one occasion for toting stuff around.

Apparently Revzilla sells them.  In my opinion – worth the $26.

fuzzygalore oxford handysack

Riding Gear

My Klim Altitude gear is indeed waterproof. Saints be praised! It is warm when it’s hot and being that it has no native liners, you must dress yourself appropriately underneath the shell for the cold. As someone who likes layer dressing, that works out perfect for me. Also –  I look like an astronaut while wearing it.

fuzzygalore in klim altitude

Socks & Undies

Wash & wear clothing really skinnies down your packing list. BUT… having a pair of cotton underwear along is a necessity in my book. Synthetic fibers while wonderful for the easy wash/quick dry that they provide feel… unnatural. Having some cotton skivvies along is nice.

If you’re wearing leggings under your riding pants, you don’t need long socks. A pack of ankle socks works out great and packs at about the same size as 1 plush pair of long socks.

Photos

The telescoping GoPro stick is AWESOME for taking group shots. Being able to get our whole group into photos was great. I’m so happy I have the stick.

fuzzygalore at the neufenenpass

Well, Hello, Bestem 46L Givi Trunk Liner!

Well, Hello, Bestem 46L Givi Trunk Liner!

bestem Givi Monokey 46 Liter ToplinerWhile traveling on my Tiger, I have been using a canvas tote bag with a “recycle” logo on it inside my Givi box as the liner. I’m pretty sure I got the bag as a giveaway somewhere because I can tell you with utmost certainty, I would never have bought and paid for such a thing. Ugly aside, the size of the tote worked well enough and you couldn’t beat the pricetag.

Always on the lookout to make my life just thaaaaaat much more luxurious, my sweetie hooked me up with a very nice Bestem Givi trunk bag.

Swanky, swanky! So long, canvas tote. 

fuzzygalore bestem trunk liner bag

One drawback with my canvas bag was the narrow top load. It invariably meant that something that I wanted out of the bag would be near the bottom. I would have to either be careful about the packing order of things or I would end up packing/unpacking several times to get to something.

The Bestem liner has flat loading just like the Givi box. Open the lid and voila! Your stuff. It’s practically magic.

Two carrying handles, removable shoulder strap, top load, perfectly sized to fit the 46L trunk? Mark me down as “happy.”

Packed for 10 days:

fuzzygalore trunk packing

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