When I do need to carry a change of clothes or whatever, I use a Chrome Ivan Rolltop Backpack ($180; www.chromebagsstore.com). Ari wrote about this in our October 2009 issue, and I remember saying to him, "No backpack is worth 200 bucks." Man, was I wrong! I've since worn one for more than 10,000 miles, and it shows no signs of loose stitches or frayed edges. Like my Aerostich suit, the Chrome bag's simplicity is a big part of why I like it so much. The main pocket is seam-sealed, roll-tight and waterproof, and can hold an incredible amount of gear, all while distributing the weight evenly across my back.