I weighed my panniers before setting off and I tipped the scales at 22 kg*. This included food supplies for a few days and some staples for longer, stove, saucepans, clothes (cold weather ones too), tent, sleeping bag, mat, tool kit, spare nuts and bolts, batteries, inner tubes, chain, toiletries, laptop, a kindle and a cuddly toy.
Try fitting that into your suitcase next time you take a flight!
I will be reviewing the performance of the below items in due course
Bicycle and bags
Navigation, Tracking and Communications
I have no cycling specific clothing apart from a pair of padded undershorts*
Icebreaker leggings, 2 base layers, 1 T shirt, boxer shorts, socks
Marmot waterproof trousers
Colombia (fake!) knee length shorts
Halfords Cycling gloves
Arc'teryx lightweight combats