John Watson has made a career out of exploring. His bike culture blog, Prolly is Not Probably, is easily one of the most in-depth examinations of worldwide city culture, framed in a perspective from behind two wheels. It’s one thing to have necessary items, but when constantly on the move, one must be especially discerning when deciding what to carry. Watson is currently traveling the Chinese countryside on a journey to Shanghai, having already made an extended stop in Suzhou, and joined by San Francisco-based bag company Mission Workshop. Here we document what Watson needs to keep the wheels turning in this edition of HYPEBEAST Essentials.