Hi, my bag complete with tent weighs in at 15 kg. I just finished packing this afternoon, and although the bag feels like it weighs a ton, 15 kg is what the scales read. Panniers will be attached to your bike during the day, therefore will not count towards your bag weight limit. I have a backpack that I will be strapping on to a rear rack to carry gear I need during the day. Having done most of the previous BV rides in the company of my husband, having to pack the tent and fit it all in one bag was a bit of a struggle, after being used to sharing the tent between the two of us. However, there was still room for the one luxury I badly need - a chair!!