Due to my regular need for quality single track trail rides. I've found my favourite way to get a fix is to head off into the hills for a quick overnighter...

 

 All geared up and heading into the mist.  

All geared up and heading into the mist.  

 My load carrying systems have evolved over the years. I'm now using the Revelate Designs set up of a Handlebar Harness, Saltyroll dry bag and a Periphery Pocket. I also have the Pika seat bag but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

 The Periphery Pocket hanging out at Black Hill Hut.  

The Periphery Pocket hanging out at Black Hill Hut.  

 When faced with technical trail I prefer the handlebar bag set up and a backpack. This set up allows me to use my dropper seat post when the going gets gnarly. The Revelate Handlebar Harness and Saltyroll combo is such a convenient set up, just unclip and walk away with all your gear in one fully waterproof package. The saltyroll has secure anchor points to hold it in the harness.

 Wharfdale Saddle, a place of many 'mishs'. 

Wharfdale Saddle, a place of many 'mishs'. 

The Periphery Pocket is a cute lil add on that can act as your manbag. Easy access stuff, sunglasses, snack bars, compact camera, butt butter. You name it.

 Easy lightweight set up. Totally weather proof.  

Easy lightweight set up. Totally weather proof.  

 I've heard Revelate Designs build good bikepacking bags I reckon they build great bags, well thought out and strongly constructed. I can't wait to shred them some more. Cyclewerks is offering Revelate in NZ along with a boutique smattering of elite bikepacking rides and parts. Check it out.

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 Heading into the jungle... 

Heading into the jungle... 

As this clip shows, even loaded up for an overnighter on technical trail, the Revelate Designs Handlebar bag set up doesn't hold you back at all: