RBD Event Mandatory Gear Lists

January 9, 2019 gzaalno 0 Comments

Red Bull Defiance Mandatory Gear Lists

Most of these items are available for purchase from Racers Edge in Wanaka. Mandatory equipment, including bikes will be checked and signed off at race registration. All equipment must be in excellent working condition.

PLEASE NOTE

The mandatory gear list is the MINIMUM required while racing. Please adapt what you carry according to the conditions. Even though the event is run at the height of summer, athletes should be aware that snow, wind and rain are possible at any time in the high mountains.

NUTRITION

Food, drink and other supplies are left up to individual athletes to decide what to carry. All fluid, water and food requirements should be carried by each competitor. There will be some fruit and lollies supplied by New World Wanaka and Pure Nutrition energy drink available at some aid stations at TA areas. Please do not rely on this. There is very little water available on the run and bike stages so plan with this in mind.

 

 

Red Bull Defiance & X4 Mandatory Gear

Backpack – at least 1.5L capacity

Waterproof jacket – seam sealed and durable material

Waterproof pants – seam sealed and durable material

Thermal/merino long sleeve top – must have insulating properties

Thermal/merino long pant bottoms – must have insulating properties

Survival bag – Foil/silver bag, no foil blankets

Mountain bike

Bike helmet – must meet AS/NZS 2063 standard

First aid kit with the following items:

Crepe bandage 1.5m x 5cm, Strapping tape 5m x 2cm, Band Aid strips (various sizes) x10, Triangular bandage + 2 safety pins, Small scissors, Wound dressing 20cm x 20cm

 

Plus:

White water helmet – water specific, no bike helmets

Spray skirt – provided by organisers

Kayak –  AR Duo provided by organisers for RBD. X4 teams to bring either double or 2 single kayaks.

Buoyancy aid/PFD – secure fit, minimum 55N buoyancy

Extra Buoyancy aid/PFD – for barge crossing only

Paddle – Double blade

Mobile phone (full charge at start) – Spark network has best coverage

YB Tracker – provided by organisers

 

Giant Minaret Burn MTB Mandatory Gear List

Waterproof jacket – seam sealed and durable material

Backpack/bike pack – at least 1.5L capacity

Thermal/merino long sleeve top – must have insulating properties

Thermal/merino long pant bottoms – must have insulating properties

Mobile phone (full charge at start) – Spark network has best coverage

Survival bag – Foil/silver bag, no foil blankets

Mountain bike – will be safety checked at registration

Bike helmet – must meet AS/NZS 2063 standard

Buoyancy aid/PFD – for barge crossing only

First aid kit with the following items:

Crepe bandage 1.5m x 5cm, Strapping tape 5m x 2cm, Band Aid strips (various sizes) x10, Triangular bandage + 2 safety pins, Small scissors, Wound dressing 20cm x 20cm

 

Salomon Skyline Traverse Mountain Run Mandatory Gear List

Waterproof jacket – seam sealed and durable material

Backpack/bike pack – at least 1.5L capacity

Thermal/merino long sleeve top – must have insulating properties

Thermal/merino long pant bottoms – must have insulating properties

Mobile phone (full charge at start) – Spark network has best coverage

Survival bag – Foil/silver bag, no foil blankets

First aid kit with the following items:

Crepe bandage 1.5m x 5cm, Strapping tape 5m x 2cm, Band Aid strips (various sizes) x10, Triangular bandage + 2 safety pins, Small scissors, Wound dressing 20cm x 20cm

 

 

 

 

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