Sleep In The Dirt

Loss Aversion: A California Coast Bikepacking Tale

Essays From the Field
"With limited options at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, I decided to pay a visit to the apartment complex’s garbage room, where I hoped to find materials to remedy this foolish mistake. I found a few size D batteries, which I fashioned to the sides of the pannier rack with electrical tape so the bags would have a larger margin of space from the wheel. The wider the rack, the further the panniers would lie from the wheel." Read the rest

Family Bikepacking Through the Baja

Essays From the Field
"Parents who are considering a family bikepacking adventure have a lot to consider - there is a lot at stake! We want our kids to be safe, happy, and inspired for further family trips. And we want to have fun along the way too. Here are five strategies to get your entire family out on their first bike camping adventures." Read the rest

Behind the Scenes with our Repair and Customer Service Teams

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Big Agnes is committed to providing a repair program to restore damaged gear to full functionality so it can stay in the game for many more seasons. If the gear is beyond repair, we harvest parts to reuse and provide used gear options for adventurers looking for low-cost options to replace retired parts. Our Repair Team works closely with our Big Agnes Customer Service team to communicate directly with our customers to provide timely, low-cost and (hopefully) no-cost solutions to keep our customers stoked and out on the trail. Read the rest

Q & A with BA’s Sleeping Bag Design Queen, Sally Gentling

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Inevitably, when on a long hike I tend work through design problems. I have found that I tend to come up with my favorite ideas when I am moving around outside. Beyond thinking about how to make current gear better, it’s always an opportunity to unplug and soak up the inspiration the natural world can offer. This usually gives my mind the space to think of fresh ideas, especially two or three nights into a trip. Read the rest