Gear Collections

Gear Collections: Overlanding Jacks
Everybody has seen them: off-road jacks. Specifically, everyone has seen...
Gear Collections: Camp Kitchen Gear
You’ve learned all the necessary skills for exploring the backcountry...
Tough Everyday Carry Solutions from Gerber Gear
The Overland Expo staff tried out a few items from...
Gear Collections: Wilderness First Aid Kits and Training
From splinters to stings to something worse, a well-stocked first...
Gear Collections: Air Compressors
Airing down is critical. But it is a simple skill...
Gear Collections: Campsite Cocktails
Of course, drinking and driving don’t mix, but drinking after...
Gear Collections: Knives and Multi Tools
A good knife or multitool might be the single most...
Best Traction Boards for Overlanding
Traction boards may seem cliched. But they’re absolutely essential recovery...
Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Camping Gear
When you’re packing for a multi-day adventure motorcycle ride, think...
Gear Collections : Overland Vehicle Storage
If there’s one thing in short supply in most folks’...
Gear Collections: Best Overland Camp Chairs
Studies suggest that the average American spends 25-30% of the...
Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Tires
Choosing a set of tires that suit your riding style...
Gear Collections: Overland Lighting
Having the best lighting solutions for your overlanding adventure can...
Gear Collections: Overland Wheels
One of the first mods many vehicle owners go for...
Gear Collections: Overland Trailers
When you’re dipping your toe into the proverbial overland trailer...
Gear Collections: The Best Overland Sleeping Bags and Pads
Getting a good night’s rest is an integral part of...
Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Boots
Don’t leave home without a proper pair of adventure-worthy riding...
Gear Collections: Overland Recovery Gear and Device
Over the decades, the Overland Expo team and trainers have...
Gear Collections: Overlanding Tires
Whether you’re looking to get started in overlanding or you’re...
We Tried a Handful of UST’s Hardy & Affordable Overlanding Gear
Whether you’re looking for a tent, sleeping pad, or head...
Gear Collections: Overland Winches
Anyone who spends any amount of time in the backcountry...
GEAR COLLECTIONS: OVERLAND APPAREL
Even the best overland adventures can be thwarted by packing...
Gear Collections: Overlanding Fridges & Freezers
When you’re ready to step up from a traditional cooler...
Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Jackets
Whether you’re out for a weekend cruise or a long-haul...

Gear Collections: Campsite Cocktails

Of course, drinking and driving don’t mix, but drinking after driving can certainly be awesome. Take your post-adventure happy hour game to the next level with some great gear to add to your camp bar kit.

Gear Collections: Knives and Multi Tools

A good knife or multitool might be the single most useful item you’ll bring with you on an overland trip.

You’ll use a knife in all kinds of situations; from cutting paracord to tie off a tarp, to prepping veggies for dinner, to shaving down a stick for kindling, to filleting a rainbow trout that you caught in a mountain lake. The uses for a good knife are literally endless and a high-quality blade can make your camp life just a bit easier.

Best Traction Boards for Overlanding

Traction boards may seem cliched. But they’re absolutely essential recovery gear that every overlander should carry. Even if you have a winch onboard your rig, sometimes the only thing that can get you unstuck is a good pair (or two) or traction boards. And these are our favorite.

Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Camping Gear

When you’re packing for a multi-day adventure motorcycle ride, think backpacking rather than car camping. Just because space is of the essence in your panniers, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort after a long day on the bike. Here are a few of our favorite moto-camp essentials for extended rides.

Gear Collections : Overland Vehicle Storage

If there’s one thing in short supply in most folks’ overland vehicles and adventure motorcycles, it is storage space.

Truly, you can never get enough. From clothing to sports equipment to recovery gear to cooking/provisioning kit to vehicle parts and tools, there are a lot of items you need to carry with you for a successful overland trip.

Gear Collections: Best Overland Camp Chairs

Studies suggest that the average American spends 25-30% of the day sitting, and this percentage may actually increase while we are overlanding. There are a wide variety of camp chairs available in the adventure travel marketplace, with a product to suit each priority, whether that is minimal weight, ease of setup, or comfort. We’ve identified some of the best seating systems on the market.

Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Tires

Choosing a set of tires that suit your riding style is the key to having great days on the road, whether you’re hitting the trail or tearing up the tarmac. Here are some of our suggestions for setting up your motorcycle for whatever adventure you have in store, plus a few extra tips to get you rolling in the right direction.

Gear Collections: 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.

Gear Collections: 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.

Gear Collections: Overland Trailers

When you’re dipping your toe into the proverbial overland trailer pond, you’ll notice that many of the trailers are designed and manufactured in Australia. While that means they weren’t built by our fellow American’s hands, it does mean they were designed to not just survive but also thrive in the harsh conditions and terrain in Australia. And that’s a good thing.

Gear Collections: The Best Overland Sleeping Bags and Pads

Getting a good night’s rest is an integral part of any overland journey. The outdoor adventure market is full of excellent gear to sleep on and in. While these decisions are highly personal, we’ve identified some leading sleeping bags and pads for overlanders to consider in this article.

Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Boots

Don’t leave home without a proper pair of adventure-worthy riding boots on your feet. Your boots need to be durable, comfortable, and designed to protect your feet and ankles in a variety of conditions. Here are a few of our favorites for keeping your feet happy and safe in even the gnarliest of conditions.

Gear Collections: Overland Recovery Gear and Device

Over the decades, the Overland Expo team and trainers have used every imaginable piece of recovery gear in training situations and in real-world conditions, including mud, snow, sand, rain and heat — all around the globe.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned it is this: Some recovery gear works as intended and some of it just doesn’t. So, how does a novice overlander know how to choose the correct pieces to build their recovery kit?

Gear Collections: Overlanding Tires

Whether you’re looking to get started in overlanding or you’re an expert overlander, it’s important to have the best possible tires. That’s because single best investment you can make in your vehicle, for overland rig or otherwise. So, to take out some of the guesswork, we compiled a list of the best overlanding tires.

Gear Collections: Overland Winches

Anyone who spends any amount of time in the backcountry on an overland adventure is going to get their vehicle stuck at some point. The question isn’t if it’ll happen, it is when it will happen. Here are our top picks for winches for overland travel.

GEAR COLLECTIONS: OVERLAND APPAREL

Even the best overland adventures can be thwarted by packing the wrong clothing. Don’t get caught in a storm without the right jacket, pants, hat and gloves. These are the best apparel choices for overland travel.

Gear Collections: 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.

Gear Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Jackets

Whether you’re out for a weekend cruise or a long-haul adventure, a solid riding jacket is critical for comfort and safety. With countless adventure-centric jackets on the market for both men and women motorcyclists, we’ve narrowed the list down to a few of our adv-equipped favorites.

Gear Collections: Overlanding Awnings

From keeping rain off your camp kitchen to shading you from the sun, even a simple awning can have a big effect on protecting you from the elements. This is a list of some great awnings for overlanding.

Gear Collections: Overland Roof Racks

Whether you’re running an SUV or pickup, your overlanding rig is going to need a good roof rack. Luckily, there are a ton of great designs, styles, and construction-materials to choose from. So, whether you’re just looking for a place to hook an awning to or if you’re planning to strap a couple hundred pounds of gear to your roof, there’s a roof rack to fit your needs, rig and budget.

Gear Collections: Overland Navigation Tools

Navigation tools – both old school and new tech – are an important part of overland travel. Overlanding is always about the journey, but the journey isn’t much fun if you don’t know where you are going. We put together a list of some great overlanding navigation tools for you whether you’re on two wheels, four wheels, or more.

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.

Gear Collections: Overlanding Tents

No matter whether you’re sleeping on the ground in a traditional tent or on the roof of your rig in a rooftop tent, ensuring you’ve picked a high-quality and durable tent is essential for a successful overlanding rig. This is a list of some of our exhibitors’ and brand partners’ top offerings.

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