It’s really easy to get caught up in the decision process of buying “gear” which will usually involve checking the weight, the fibres, the type of material it is made out of, the type of technology used, etc. You don’t want to make the wrong decision as you may have to stick with the piece of kit for 12 months.
It caused me a little bit of a headache at the start. As a general rule, some bits of kit you need to spend a little on and don’t forget to do some research. For other items, you might get the top of the range product or just one from your local supermarket. It’s best to save your money for your actual travels rather than blowing it before you have even left the county.
The list of links below features some items that we took, some items we saw other people with and some items we wish we have. We start with the most important.