Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Trip Planning
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-21-2012, 05:24 AM   #16
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
poolman's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 754

It looks like you've gotten some good insight from the ADV community. For me personally I prefer to carry on/wear my gear and check my other necessities in a Giant Loop Coyote saddle bag. This makes an easy transition onto the bike.

Here is my entire kit for Costa Rica (the gear bag contained the ATGATT:

For Peru I decided to wear my gear but got some funny looks on the plane:

Have an awesome trip!

poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
Wonna Be ADVrider
AteamNM's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sandia Mountains New Mexico
Oddometer: 4,048
Here is a total ride report from a very recent fly & ride from Richmond Virginia to New Mexico. I mailed my helmet, boots and tools to the owner. I was gone a month, camping and a bit of this and that.
AteamNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 05:02 AM   #18
riderddonald OP
Lost rider
riderddonald's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: SE Ohio
Oddometer: 572
No problems at all at the airports. The first planes overhead was to small but they went under the seat just fine. Next plane they went in the overhead fine. We packed our mesh pants and my wifes boots but I wore my boots and we each wore our coats.
I'd rather be knee deep in a creek pulling a rock out from underneath your bike. : My wife
riderddonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #19
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Jul 2004
Oddometer: 661
It's no problem. You can wear everything on the plane. I've worn almost full gear on the plane on several occasions. Hardly any questions going through security.

I usually use the helmet as a purse. I stick my gloves in there, camera, mp3 player, book, whatever - and hold it by the strap. I think this is ideal. And it fits right under your seat. I don't see the point of carrying extra helmet bag and whatever - it's just extra PIA when you need to be travelling light.

Also, keep in mind that once you're on the plane you're free to do whatever you want. You can wear your bulky jacket/backprotector/whatever getting on the plane - and it doesn't count towards your luggage weight limitations - but once you're on the plane you can just stash all that gear in the overhead compartment.
Witold is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015