Sorry… packing is a tired subject, but this is my first (and hopefully not last) RAGBRAI.
I’ve heard from veterans not to bother with sleeping bags if bringing a sleeping pad and a sheet, but I’ve heard from others not to bother with pads/sheets/accoutrements and bring sleeping bags only. My partner and I are using the standard RAGBRAI bag service, but we’d still like to keep our total gear haul to one duffel and one backpack shared between the two of us. All of our items are somewhat bulky, but lightweight, so they’ll take up lots of bag real estate. We aren’t anywhere near the maximum weight limit with our bags as they’re packed, but I don’t want to schlep a bunch of crap around that we won’t use. So, sleeping gear – what’s your preference and why?
Thanks in advance. Super stoked on the ride.