Editors’ Choice

Editors’ Choice

Editors’ Choice: Campsite Gear & Accessories

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a good trip great. While we’re strong proponents of keeping your packing list under control, we also like to be prepared, and that includes preparing to be comfortable. 

Editors’ Choice: Overland Lighting

Having the best lighting solutions for your overlanding adventure can make or break your trip. Build quality, lumen output, and affordability are all concerns when picking out overland lighting solutions. We have compiled some of our favorite lights for your overland vehicle and around your campsite.

Editors’ Choice: Traction Boards

Traction boards quicker and easier than hooking up a recovery strap or unspooling a winch. A good a set of recovery boards can get you unstuck in a matter or minutes.

The Adventure Portal crew around a campfire.

Editors’ Choice: Overlanding Camp Kitchen Accessories

At the end of a long day on the trail, it’s tough to beat a nice meal in the wilderness. It’s easy to fall into the trap of carrying a ton of kitchen gear, but with some careful planning, you can take care of prep, cooking, and cleaning up with a relatively simple kit.

Editors’ Choice: Overlanding Fridges & Freezers

When you’re ready to step up from a traditional cooler and ice setup to a fridge freezer, it’s hard to know where to start. So, we compiled a list of great options for overlanders shopping for a fridge freezer for their overlanding rig.

Editors’ Choice: Best Overlanding Jacks

Everybody has seen them: off-road jacks. Specifically, everyone has seen Hi-Lift Jacks, the fire-engine red jacks that are bolted to virtually every 4×4 vehicle in America. Although they may be perceived as visual flare more than a trail-recovery tool, they do serve a purpose if used properly.

Editors’ Choice: Overland Trailers

Overland trailers are great options for explorers looking to be ready to roll at a moment’s notice and those that want to set up a base camp and then explore the surrounding area without breaking camp.

Editors’ Choice: Moto Helmets

It’s a good time to get into adventure motorcycle riding, as the market is flush with great gear, including helmets designed specifically for riders who wander off the pavement.

The Best Vehicle for Overlanding

There’s no one best vehicle for overlanding. Things like payload, fuel economy and power output, size and footprint, drivability, capability and reliability, and affordability are all factors that one should consider when selecting a vehicle for overlanding.

Woman powering camp with the Goal Zero Yeti Lithium 1500X Portable Power Station

Editors’ Choice: Overland Generators

Vehicle-assisted adventure has a different look than it did just a decade ago. Specifically, our reliance on wayfinding electronics, camp lighting, and satellite internet makes it much different than simply loading your rig with a tent, your headlamp, and a cooler of food and heading off into the backcountry for the weekend.

Editors’ Choice: Overland Wheels

One of the first mods many vehicle owners go for is a new, shiny set of wheels for their rig. But aside from aesthetics, there are a lot of things to think about before you click the “buy now” button.

Woman working on planning an offroad route on the Tread XL by Garmin

Editors’ Choice: Best Overland Navigation Tools

Overlanding is always about the journey, but let’s be honest – the journey isn’t much fun if you don’t know where you’re going. That’s where a combination of navigation tools like paper maps, GPS and SOS devices, digital apps, and planning tools come in.

Editors’ Choice: First Aid Equipment and Training

A first aid kit is one of those pieces of equipment that you should definitely have but hope you never need. However, if you’re in the backcountry enough or even wrenching on your rig, you’ll inevitably need a band-aid or two.

Editors’ Choice: Overlanding Coolers

Insulated coolers are a great alternative to fridges and freezers inside of your overland vehicle. These are some of our favorite overlanding coolers.

XOverland vehicles on a dirt road in Alaska

Editors’ Choice: Best Overlanding Tires

Buying overland tires is a confusing and sometimes daunting experience for folks who are new to overland travel or those looking to make a change.

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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