Jonathan Kambskard-Bennett

Jonathan Kambskard-Bennett's bikepacking kit list for The South Downs Overnighter

Jonathan is an experienced round-the-world cyclist, based in London, who loves creating and sharing routes with the local bikepacking community. The South Downs Overnighter is a 100-mile mixed surface ride along abandoned railway paths, through dense woodland and over chalky double track. Connecting well-established long-distance trails through Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, it’s designed to be an accessible introduction to the network of bridleways that crisscross the region. While the ride is accessible, Jonathan chooses to travel well-loaded with camping equipment, preparing for a mixture of weather and slowing down to enjoy nature as he goes.

Select a pack to see kitlist.

Expedition Handlebar Pack (9L)

  • L.K. Bean Microlight UL 2-Person Backpacking Tent
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Backcountry Food Pouch (0.8L)

Pack 1

  • Fold-out Knife
  • Puncture repair kit (in small box with 3 patches, sandpaper and glue)
  • Nasal spray (for hayfever)

Pack 2

  • Difflam throat spray (for hayfever)
  • Snacks (eg raisins & nuts)
  • Sun cream
  • Roll-on deodorant
  • Asthma inhaler
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Expedition Downtube Pack (1.2L)

  • Patagonia Torrentshell Waterproof/Rain Jacket
  • Decathlon Van Rysel RoadR 500 cycling socks
  • Decathlon Kalenji Men’s Breathable Running Boxers
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Expedition Full Frame Pack (6L)

  • Frame Pack Hydration Bladder 3L
  • Decathlon Forclaz Inflatable Trekking Mattress – Trek 700 Air Short
  • Alpkit Concertina Camping stove wind shield
  • Optimus Folding Canister Stand
  • Alpkit Kraku Ultra-Compact Titanium Micro Camping Stove
  • Sea-to-Summit Spork
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • FWE multi-tool
  • Lighter
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Expedition Top Tube Pack (1L)

  • Sunglasses bag
  • Zendure A3 Power Bank
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Lightning-USB cable
  • Keys
  • Hayfever pills
  • Cateye Volt400 Duplex (light)
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Expedition Saddle Pack (17L)

  • L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Sleeping Bag
  • Alpkit Mytipot 900 Titanium Camp Mug
  • Mug (cheap no-brand)
  • GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip (coffee filter)
  • Sponge scourer (cut in half)
  • Coleman 100 gas canister
  • North Face Fleece
  • Inner tube (27.5″x 2.1″)
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Jonathan Kambskard-Bennett - The South Downs Overnighter