Presented by Macpac

The brief was simple: head away on a self-supported bikepacking adventure over multiple days, to a location way off the grid. After years of dreaming, scheming and plotting ride trips in this region, we chose the upper South Island. The route would take us across some remote and relentless terrain, encompassing Rainbow Station, St James Cycle Trail and Molesworth Station. There isn’t much in these parts, so camping was going to be our best option.

Some of the Macpac bikepacking kit we used consisted of; Macpac Bush Cocoon Tent, Macpac Merino Top, Macpac Trekker Shorts, Macpac Merino 150 Long Sleeve, Macpac Merino 180 Long Johns, Macpac 5 Panel Cap, Macpac Tempo Jacket, Duo Pot Set and Rapaki 25L Day Pack.