Rab Photon Hoody
Gore active shell trousers
Spare warm gloves
Leg and arm warmers
Map and compass
First aid kit and knowledge of how to use it
Rab waterproof jacket
Spare mech hanger
Spare gear cable
Tiny container of chain lube
Dry bags to hold them all in
It sounds like a lot but they pack easily into an Alpkit Gourdon 20 with plenty of space to spare and to be honest, it’s not that heavy.
Add in a couple of spare shorts and tops and toiletries and that’s what I take for Alpine hut to hut trips. All of the gear has been used and I’ve often been very grateful that I brought it when the weather has gone to shit or a mate has had a mishap or mechanical.
The one thing I will add is a small shock pump. Riding down the Col de la Possette last September after the air had slowly pissed out of my forks had me kicking myself for not bringing one. You only need for it to spoil a ride once for you to decide to take one.
plastic pill case with some chamois cream inhowever much you put on,it never lasts more than 5hs.
broadsheet newspaper page-you can stuff it down the front of your jersey on downhills if you get cold.,like you do on the road.folds up smaller than the smallest gilet.you can use it as bog paper if you need,you can read it if you sit down somewhere.
little camping hammock,when it’s hot.
ziplock bags (small)with sugar/salt mix.
multitool,pump.bit of cash.bit of a bar of soap,good for washing your hands/wounds.