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Kora: Bikepacking China’s Himalaya Inspired By Pilgrimage

Author: Outdoor Research

July 11, 2019

Here are filmmaker Joey Schusler's bikepacking gear picks for a trip like the kora.


Men’s Helium II Jacket 

"I take this with me on almost every single ride. It’s always on hand for when the weather inevitably turns."

Men’s Helium Pant 

"These rain pants are a nice safety net for extra comfort when the weather turns on a bikepacking trip."



Men’s Baja Down Pullover

"The Baja Down Pullover is a warm and efficient medium weight down layer for bikepacking and hanging around camp in the evenings."

Echo Ubertube

"An Ubertube is a must-have for long days on the bike for protection from the sun and dust."

Swift Cap

"A foldable small hat, the Swift Cap is perfectt for evenings in camp while bikepacking."

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