Gear Reviews

REVIEW: Midland MXPW500 Ammo Can Base Station
The MXPW500 Ammo Can Base Station from Midland provides overlanders...
REVIEW: Roofnest Condor Overland
The Condor Overland from Roofnest takes the hybrid rooftop tent...
REVIEW: Eezi-Awn Swift Awning
The Eezi-Awn Swift is a simple, robust, lightweight, and easy...
REVIEW: 23Zero Bandit 1400 Swag
The 23Zero Bandit 1400 is a luxuriously large swag that’s...
REVIEW: Rhino Rack Batwing Compact Awning
The Batwing Compact awning from Rhino Rack offers plenty of...
Quick Spin: Ducati DesertX
A quick spin on Ducati’s DesertX reveals a powerful, balanced...
Ford’s Bronco Raptor Is the Finest Factory 4×4 I’ve Ever Driven
Bronco’s Raptor, likely the most extreme version of the Ford’s...
ARB’s ZERO 47-QT Fridge Performs as Good as It Looks
The ARB ZERO 47QT delivers the excellent performance I would...
REVIEW: 23Zero Peregrine 270 Awning
The 23Zero Peregrine 270 is a solidly constructed awning that...
REVIEW: Gazelle T4 Hub Tent Overland Edition
Gazelle’s T4 Hub Tent Overland Edition is a quick-deploying tent...
What I Learned on a 480-Mile Pure-Electric Overland Trip
I’ll admit that I went into my Lightning loan expecting...
National Luna’s Legacy Dual-Zone Fridge Lives Up to Its Top-Tier Reputation
National Luna’s Legacy line of fridge/freezers has earned its reputation...
Gear Review: Dometic CFX3 55IM
The Dometic CFX3 55IM is a stylishly designed and efficient...
Truma’s C69 Dual-Zone Fridge Keeps Cool in a Dust Storm
Truma’s C69 dual-zone fridge/freezer can fit 87 12-ounce cans. It’s...
Chevrolet’s First-Ever Silverado ZR2 Shakes Up the Overlanding Market in a Big Way
Over the course of the day, we covered 150 miles...
Triumph’s Tiger 1200 Is a Fully Redesigned Adventure Rockstar
The Triumph Tiger 1200 has been fully redesigned for 2023....
Gear Review: OZTENT RV-3 Ground Tent
OZTENT’s RV-3 tent sets up in 30 seconds (no, really),...
Review: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe
Jeep’s Wrangler Rubicon 4xe is the only plug-in hybrid with...
Consider Ford’s Ranger the De Facto Overlanding Mid-Size Pickup
Ford’s current-gen Ranger might be old, but its compliant capability...
RAM’s TRX Proves that Some Things Are Worth the Hype
What does the R in TRX stand for? Rumble? The...
Gear Chronicles: Midland Radios
Choice of radio communication technology has become contentious in the...
Gear Chronicles: ZOLEO Satellite Communicator
ZOLEO can do more than keep loved ones abreast to...
The Hunt for a Red — or Orange — October with Swarovski Optik’s NL Pure
Sometimes the best-laid plans fall victim to work projects, uncooperative...
Gear Chronicles: Finding Higher Ground with KonTour Seat
With endless miles of dirt roads, expansive wilderness, and the...

REVIEW: Midland MXPW500 Ammo Can Base Station

The MXPW500 Ammo Can Base Station from Midland provides overlanders with a mobile home base station to maintain a connection with your party at camp while others in the group enjoy the backcountry.

Campsite amongst pine trees with a rooftop tent on a truck, a camp chair, and campfire.

REVIEW: Roofnest Condor Overland

The Condor Overland from Roofnest takes the hybrid rooftop tent design to the next level providing a compact package when closed but a roomy and comfortable space when deployed. The aluminum shell not only keeps the tent protected, but also offers mounting points for tools and other accessories. 

REVIEW: Eezi-Awn Swift Awning

The Eezi-Awn Swift is a simple, robust, lightweight, and easy to use awning that warrants strong consideration if you are looking for a rectangular awning.

REVIEW: 23Zero Bandit 1400 Swag

The 23Zero Bandit 1400 is a luxuriously large swag that’s easy to set up, has a thick, comfortable mattress with huge openings for easy egress and wonderful airflow.

Quick Spin: Ducati DesertX

A quick spin on Ducati’s DesertX reveals a powerful, balanced mid-weight adventure motorcycle. Well designed and easy handling, it promises tons of off-road fun.

REVIEW: 23Zero Peregrine 270 Awning

The 23Zero Peregrine 270 is a solidly constructed awning that provides a massive amount of shade for a reasonable price. With its five arm, 270 degrees of coverage, you get shade on one whole side of your vehicle along with your tailgate.

REVIEW: Gazelle T4 Hub Tent Overland Edition

Gazelle’s T4 Hub Tent Overland Edition is a quick-deploying tent with lots of interior volume and enviable headroom. In its base form, it pops up in around a minute and folds away nearly as quickly. However, it isn’t without its foibles.

What I Learned on a 480-Mile Pure-Electric Overland Trip

I’ll admit that I went into my Lightning loan expecting it to fall flat. Instead, Ford’s latest pure-electric pickup proved to me that EVs are indeed ready to take on overland adventures — albeit carefully orchestrated ones.

Gear Review: Dometic CFX3 55IM

The Dometic CFX3 55IM is a stylishly designed and efficient 12-volt fridge with plenty of capacity for a weekend trip backed up by rockstar customer service. 

Truma’s C69 Dual-Zone Fridge Keeps Cool in a Dust Storm

Truma’s C69 dual-zone fridge/freezer can fit 87 12-ounce cans. It’s relatively efficient in both its size and power consumption. And it has a lightning-fast and easy-to-use smartphone app that makes keeping your food and drink cool on the trail a cinch.

Gear Review: OZTENT RV-3 Ground Tent

OZTENT’s RV-3 tent sets up in 30 seconds (no, really), packs down nearly as fast, and can withstand 50-mile-per-hour winds. These bona fides make it one of the best ground tents I’ve ever tested.

Review: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

Jeep’s Wrangler Rubicon 4xe is the only plug-in hybrid with solid front and rear axles, making it a very compelling eco-friendly and capable overlanding rig.

Ram TRXs

RAM’s TRX Proves that Some Things Are Worth the Hype

What does the R in TRX stand for? Rumble? The supercharged 6.2 liter definitely rumbles. Or maybe it’s right-foot-strategy? It seems that using the 702 horsepower is one of the better ways to conquer the trail in the TRX. Or maybe, it just stands for rock and roll because, well, this truck is pretty rock and roll.

Man sitting in truck on a Midland Radio

Gear Chronicles: Midland Radios

Choice of radio communication technology has become contentious in the overlanding community in recent years. Some people swear by CB. Others prefer ham radio. There’s another, easier choice GMRS. And Midland Radio’s MXT115VP3 hits that sweet spot between useful portable and powerful hardwired units in one.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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