We make every effort to tour light. We each carry two panniers and a bar bag. I have a saddle bag for bike-related bits (tools and spares) and our wet weather gear. We start each trip with 4.5 kilos in each pannier. They tend to lose weight over the weeks as consumables get used up and older stuff gets discarded.
However, we seem to carry a ridiculous number of chargers. At a rough count we have different chargers for: two cameras; two phones; two iPads (we have different versions of each); one for our bike coms system and one for our Garmins. In addition, we carry one three-way UK extension lead with a euro-plug converter – an excellent idea that helps manage the nightly cue for charging in hotels that only offer one socket.
Every trip away I think I ought to be able to do better, but somehow it never happens. Any idea how I might improve things? Don’t suggest leaving the electronic gear at home please – that’s a non-starter!