There are only a handful of good bike packing gear manufacturers, and only about three high-quality ones come in to my mind. I think I got the best one.
I might be biased as a North European, but I have seen the brand ever since I was little, and the fact that everything is 100% waterproof just brings me so much peace of mind.
Here is the transformation:
All the bike packing gear was provided by GS Astuto, so I am more than grateful for this opportunity. (The gear is for test purposes, and will be returned after the trip)
Now the bike weighs like 173,5kg but, it is what it is. Good thing is I have unlimited amount of watts in my legs, so I am sure it will be fine. Just need to get used to the slower pace mentally.