Gear Reviews

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: 2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door Black Diamond
I saddled up a relatively fresh (only 2,300 miles on...
Forrest Tool Max Multipurpose Tool Kit Review
When you find yourself needing a taste of adventure and...
Tough Everyday Carry Solutions from Gerber Gear
The Overland Expo staff tried out a few items from...
Exploring the New Mexico Backcountry with the SniperX Trailer
There is no need to choose between a traditional camper...
Does the New Defender 110 Hold Up to the Legacy of the Original?
The all-new Land Rover Defender 110 has big shoes to...
Gear Chronicles: New SOUNDBOKS Echoes in the Oregon Backcountry
The New SOUNDBOKS is the world’s loudest Bluetooth speaker. But...
We Tried a Handful of UST’s Hardy & Affordable Overlanding Gear
Whether you’re looking for a tent, sleeping pad, or head...
Gear Chronicles: Bumpers and a Winch Can Make All the Difference
When you’re outfitting your rig for overlanding, the best place...
Start Your Build from the Ground Up with a Superlift Suspension
When it comes to building out a vehicle there are...
Trekka’s Element Jacket Is Tough Enough for the Office & the Trail
Most outdoor jackets offer windproof and waterproof designs but few,...
Pendleton Craftsman Collection
There is nothing better than pulling out your wool blanket...
Snow Peak Solid Stake #30
You know those cheap, aluminum tent stakes that you get...
MSR Flex 4 Cooking System
If you spend lots of time living, working, and camping...

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.

Ford Bronco 4-Door on a scenic lookout

Review: 2021 Ford Bronco 4-Door Black Diamond

I saddled up a relatively fresh (only 2,300 miles on the odometer) Bronco 4-Door Advance 4×4 in Black Diamond trim finished in Antimatter Blue Metallic paint and grey/black vinyl seats.

Exploring the New Mexico Backcountry with the SniperX Trailer

There is no need to choose between a traditional camper and an off-road trailer. The SniperX by Off Road RV is a lightweight, ultra-capable, hybrid trailer sporting a shower, sink and stove, and a queen size bed. We take the SniperX on an overland trip around Southern New Mexico chasing the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route.

Start Your Build from the Ground Up with a Superlift Suspension

When it comes to building out a vehicle there are lots of opinions about where to start, from skid plates to snorkels to solar, but I decided to start from the ground up. With a new Superlift three-inch suspension lift, I headed deep into the Sonoran desert to put my Tacoma to the test.

Pendleton Craftsman Collection

There is nothing better than pulling out your wool blanket to keep you warm in camp. The Pendleton Craftsman Collection combines quality construction and cozy feels for classic campsite lounging.

Snow Peak Solid Stake #30

You know those cheap, aluminum tent stakes that you get with nearly EVERY piece of equipment you buy? You know, the ones that bend if you look at them funny? If you’re sick and tired of tent stakes that disintegrate if you get a hammer near them, it’s time to upgrade to the Snow Peak Solid Stake #30.

MSR Flex 4 Cooking System

If you spend lots of time living, working, and camping out of your overland rig, you’ll know the need for durable, easy-to-clean, and large enough for your backcountry culinary creations while not taking up a lot of precious cargo room. The folks at MSR have developed the perfect companion for the backcountry chef in your group with the MSR Flex 4 Cooking System.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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