Nomad Travel & Outdoor Gear Guide
We’ve asked the experts at Nomad Travel & Outdoor to give us some suggestions on the essential kit to take with you when embarking on a cycling holiday. All the items can be ordered from Nomad Travel & Outdoor’s website or you can visit one of their seven travel stores. Don’t forget, if you are an Exodus client, Nomad Travel will give you a 15% discount off all their equipment and a 10% discount on vaccinations.
Clothing - Berghaus Relaxed Crew Mens
A wicking fabric top is great for drawing perspiration away from your skin, keeping you comfortable and cool. The Berghaus Relaxed Crew is made using silver ion technology for permanent odour reduction; the bright colours are great for cycling.
Footwear - Merrell Maipo Ultra Light Mens
If you are unsure about going for purpose-made cycling shoes and would like something more versatile, then your priorities should be weight and grip. We think the Merrell Maipo’s are a great option. They are ultra light and breathable, great for active pursuits. The soles are designed to be used for water sports like rafting so the grip is second to none. Even when soaking wet you can be sure these won’t slip of the pedals.
Water and Carrying
The best solution to carrying water is to use a water chamber with drinking hose that fits in to your daypack. The Camelbak Cloudwalker Bladder combines the two. With a 2 Litre Water Bladder and 21 Litre Bag you’ll have plenty of water, with no compromise on space. It has a great back system which will keep you cool. It’s a good idea to take a back up water container; a bottle with a neoprene cover will keep your water cool for a much longer period.
A good medical kit is obviously essential; take a kit with a good number of bandages and plasters just in case you fall off. A good pair of sunglasses will make all the difference when cycling; the Julbo Explorer Sunglasses include a secure strap so they don’t keep slipping. A head torch can be a great addition to conventional bike lights; the Petzl E Lite has a flashing red light setting, which can be great if going through an urban area.