For the second installment of our new Every Day Carry series, we take a look at what the legendary Hans “No Way” Rey loads into his hydration pack for a typical ride. While we imagine there’s quite a bit more stuffed in there for the amazing backcountry, world-spanning adventures that turn into insane videos and galleries, he had a representative spread while at Sea Otter this year. Here’s what he’s packin’…
His mid-sized loads are stuffed into the Deuter Compact EXP 12 hydration backpack. In the main compartment is mostly soft goods including an extra jersey and extra set of gloves, plus a tube, pump and…
…his signature iXS knee guards. Called the Flow Knee, they use their X-matter closed cell, slow rebound foam for protection and Air Mesh all around to keep you from getting clammy. A Crank Brothers mini pump with pressure gauge ensures everything’s set where it needs to be for the best possible traction.
The front compartment has the smaller stuff.
Wallet, car key, adidas sunglasses, tire levers and Clif Bloks for energy. He’s also got a Presta-to-Schrader adapter and a really small allen wrench, just in case. A GT sticker on the wrench’s handle keeps it easy to see and easy to grab in the depths of a pack. Smart.
The waist belt has zipper pockets on both sides. On the right is a Crank Brothers mini tool and sunglasses cleaning cloth pouch.
On the left are more snacks from Clif Bar. In another internal zip pocket is a baggie with spare derailleur hanger and Shimano chain pins.
The Deuter pack expands to increase storage (or compresses to keep things from bouncing around) and has a built-in rain cover.
On his GT Force Pro carbon full suspension trail bike, Hans uses his signature SQ Lab ergonomic grips and saddle. The handlebar is a prototype carbon fiber bar from SQ Lab that’s wide and gets a nice bend to create sweep for a more comfortable hand position.
The dropper post is Crank Brothers’ new Highline.
And the pedals come from CB, too, but are the Stamp non-clip in flats.
The drivetrain is a Shimano XTR 2×11 and suspension is Fox, but the brakes come from TRP in the form of their newer Slate four piston stoppers.
Hans’ adventures have literally taken him around the world, and now he’s giving back through his Wheels 4 Life charity. It helps deliver bicycles to those who can use them to work, get to school or otherwise improve themselves or their community. He’s also helped several areas develop flow trails and was one of the drivers behind that concept many years ago. So, big thanks for all that and for taking the time to show off his every day carry!