Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Cycling

An all-inclusive downloadable packing check list of what to bring with you on your cycling journey.

All Eagle Creek gear is specified with a diamond

Checklists

Pre-Departure

  • Passport/Visa(s)/Personal Identification
  • Cash & Credit/ATM Card(s)
  • Check expiration dates on Passport, Drivers License, and Credit Cards
  • Inform bank/credit cards companies if you’re traveling abroad
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Documents
  • Health Documentation/Vaccination Card
  • Prescriptions in original packaging (and copies of prescriptions just in case)
  • Student ID Card and/or Frequent Flyer Cards
  • Reservations & Itineraries
  • Hotel/Tour Contact Info
  • Hotel Loyalty/Hostel Membership Card(s)
  • Transportation Tickets
  • Printed copies of Tickets/Passports/ Emergency Information
  • Email yourself a copy of a your passport, drivers license, medical cards & itinerary

Cycling Gear & Basics

  • Comfortable Lightweight, Easy Care Clothing
  • Rain Jacket/Outer Shell/Windbreaker
  • Warm Jacket/Fleece
  • Base Layers/Clothes for layering
  • Jersey & Bibs
  • Cycling Underwear
  • Cycling Shoes& Cleats
  • Cycling Gloves & Helmet
  • Cable Lock
  • GPS/Compass
  • Mini Air Pump
  • Spare Tire & Tubes
  • Spare Brake Pads
  • Chain Lube
  • Tire Pressure Gauge
  • Replacement Cleats
  • Multipurpose Tool
  • Rag
  • Water Bottle and/or Bladder
  • Brimmed Sun Hat/Sunglasses
  • Head Scarf/Bandana
  • Multipurpose Footwear/Travel Shoes

Travel Gear

  • Rolling Luggage/Duffel
  • Ride Pack/Day Bag/Carry-on Bag
  • Money Belt or Security Pouch
  • Sleep Sac/Hostel Sheets
  • Headlamp/Flashlight & Batteries
  • Pocket Knife (pack in checked luggage)
  • Lightweight Binoculars
  • GPS/Compass
  • Water Purification System, SteriPen or Iodine Tablets
  • Permethrin-containing insect spray (for clothing, tent, bed net)
  • Sleeping Bag & Mat
  • Lightweight Insulated Gloves/Hand Warmers
  • Wool Beanie

Everyday Accessories

  • Phrase Book, Guide Books & Maps
  • Smart Phone/Tablet & Chargers
  • Travel Apps: Currency & Distance Conversion
  • Camera/Video Camera, Memory Card & Charger
  • Music Player, Headphones & Charger
  • Electrical Converters & Adapters/Travel Alarm
  • Water-Resistant Wristwatch
  • Travel Pillow/Blanket/Eye Shade/Ear Plugs
  • Travel Journal & Pen(s)
  • Reading Material & Games (download to tablet)
  • Sewing Kit/Clothing Care Kit
  • Clothesline & Detergent
  • Duct Tape

Toiletries

Travel Health

*Consult your health center or physician for help in planning your trip’s medication needs.

  • Travel Health Information
  • First Aid Kit (Bandages, Gauze, Adhesives, etc)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Pain & Fever Relievers/Thermometer
  • Diarrhea/Laxative Medicines
  • Allergy Medicines
  • Antibacterial Ointment/ Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Cold Medicines & Throat Lozenges
  • Multi-Vitamins
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm with SPF
  • Sunburn Relief
  • Insect Repellent/Mosquito Net
  • Sting Reliever
  • Motion Sickness Pills/Bands
  • Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines & Vaccinations
  • Oral Rehydration Salts
  • Energy Bars, Blocks & Electrolyte Water Tablets

Home Checklist

  • Reconfirm/check-in online with airline
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a trusted friend
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a relative
  • Post Office to hold mail
  • Stop Newspaper
  • Arrange care of pets, lawn & plants
  • Pre-pay bills
  • Prearrange school absences for children
  • Clean out refrigerator
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off heater/air conditioner
  • Turn down water heater
  • Turn off washing machine taps
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set up timed light system
  • Store valuables in a safe place

*If gone for more than 30 days check with homeowner’s insurance for specific directives

Download PDF Travel Checklist

Suggested Gear

Luggage & Packs

You’re doing different types of things on your trip, which requires you to travel with a different mix of gear and clothing. Think through your activities to determine how large of a bag you’ll need:

A Large Wheeled Gear Bag or Duffel – fits all your gear and clothing in one space. As your bag gets bigger, make sure you don’t go overweight when packing.

Gear Bag with Zip-off Backpack – ideal for multisport trips, bring a gear bag that helps separate and organize gear from clothes.

A Two-In-One Bag Solution – with a zip-off gear bag for clothing and a bin for carrying damp or dirty gear, it’s perfect for multi-activity travel.

Pack-It™ System

When traveling with gear and clothing for lots of activities, staying organized becomes very important.

Pack-It™ Cubes – maximize packing space by rolling t-shirts, undergarments, clothes and accessories; multiple sizes offer versatility.

Pack-It™ 2-Sided Cubes – separate dirty from clean clothing or different types of gadgets and clothing in one contained space.

Pack-It™ Sacs – tuck away all the little things that seem to get lost.

Pack-It™ Compression Sacs – compress bulky items or store dirty laundry up to 80% of their original size.

Pack-It™ Gear Organizers – a Protect-It™ Cube to give you structured, padded protection for your gear and electronics, a Mud Box to store your bulkier items.

Necessities

Stay well-rested and comfortable and keep your valuables away from greedy hands.

First Aid Kit

Travel Neck or Back Pillow

Eye Shade & Ear Plugs

Music Player, Headphones and Travel Speakers

Travel Alarm

Travel Locks

Luggage ID Tags

Day Travelers™

Your day bag should be sized right and will accommodate your daily travel needs well. It should be organized and durable especially if you’re logging serious mileage.

Backpack – perfect for hands-free convenience and organization.

Shoulder Bag – a small cross-body bag is perfect for exploring new places and with the ability to tuck away inside your backpack if needed.

Waistpack – everything you need right at your fingertips.