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Storm the South Island: Kit List

These items are noted as ‘ESSENTIAL’ for very good reasons! For your own safety & comfort please bring them all. If you have any queries regarding any item in the kit list please get in touch with us.

Please also note that all your kit and bike must be spotlessly clean for entering New Zealand. Border authorities are very strict about ensuring no foreign organisms enter the island nation, potentially endangering the local plant and animal life.

Personal Safety Essentials

The following items are essential for your comfort and safety on tour and you must bring everything mentioned
  • Insect repellent and bite relief cream
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Mountain biking back pack – 20 litre
  • Hydration system (Camelbak)
  • Windbreaker
  • Light, long-sleeved fleece layer
  • Biking socks
  • Long-sleeved mountain bike shirts
  • Short-sleeved mountain bike shirts
  • Base layers (for riding)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Overshorts (‘baggies’)
  • Padded cycling shorts/ trousers
  • Bike gloves (full-fingered not fingerless)
  • Biking glasses
  • Elbow pads
  • Knee pads
  • Mountain bike-specific shoes (flats or SPDs)
  • Mountain bike-specific helmet (current and fit for purpose)

Personal Comfort Kit

The following items will be useful for your comfort on tour and we recommend you bring everything mentioned
  • Chamois cream
  • Snack bars/ trail snacks
  • International travel adapter and/ converter
  • Small bottle of laundry detergent
  • Packable towel
  • Hat and gloves for cooler evenings/ mornings
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, moisturiser, etc.)
  • Headtorch
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Flip-flops/ sandals
  • Comfortable shoes for walking in
  • Re-usable drinks bottle

Own Bike essentials

The following items are essential for ensuring that we can deal with all mechanical issues on the tour and you must bring/ have on your bike everything mentioned
  • Spare battery
  • Dropper seat post
  • Chain-specific quick link
  • Inner tubes (x 2 ) or bottle of tubeless fluid
  • Multi-tool
  • Bottle of chain lube
  • Bike-specfic rear mech hanger
  • Bike-specific brake pads x2 (set)

Rental Bike Essentials

If you are renting a bike for your tour, these are the things you must bring
  • Multi-tool
  • Pedals
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