Gear Reviews

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...
Ford’s F-150 Lightning Proves that EV Trucks Are Ready for Overlanding
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: 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...

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.

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.

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.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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