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.
Out of all the motorcycle gear you should never leave home without, your helmet is the top of the list. There is no piece of gear more critical to your safety, well-being, and comfort than your trusty head-protector. With a vast array of helmets on the market that take into account fit and features, we’ve narrowed the list down to a few of our favorites.
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.
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.
The Overland Expo staff each snagged a pair of Wildly Good socks and tested them out on an overland journey (or three). These are their reviews.
Wildly Good Lightweight CoolMax Neck Gaiters are hyper-functional and a perfect match for your active and outdoor lifestyle.
Light up your campsite with the lightest light. Weighing only three ounces, the Crush Light Chroma by Goal Zero is tiny, portable, and charges on a built-in solar panel.
Keep your sand out of your sandwich with a sturdy little camp side table. The Stoic Dirtbag Table is lightweight, easy cleaning, and packs up small.
Insulated coolers have come a long way in recent years. They are a great alternative to permanently-wired and mounted fridges and freezers inside of your overland vehicle. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best coolers for your overland adventures.
Hydro Flask’s 12 ounce mug is the perfect vessel for hot camp coffee with incredible insulation and sturdy construction.
I’m sure everyone reading this knows how MISSION CRITICAL good coffee is to start your day out on the trail. All too often it is something that we forego because of the time consuming clean up.
After three years of testing, research, design and hard work, our friends at Planetary Design came up with the OVRLNDR Press, a truly easy-to-clean French Press perfect for commutes, road-trips, or just brewing in the kitchen.
The Hydro Flask 64oz. Beer Growler features the Fresh Carry System – which is designed to keep beer cold and carbonated for multiple hours, though, there’s a fair chance the beer won’t be there longer than an hour. This durable, sweat-free powder coated finish growler is BPA- and phthalate-free and it keeps beverages hot up to 6 hours and cold for up to 24 hours.
Waterproof and well-vented, Klim’s Artemis jacket is the ultimate women’s adventure jacket for all riding conditions.
The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite SOL is a lightweight, closed-cell foam pad that delivers a great night sleep.
Easily the comfiest riding boots on the market, the Forma Terra EVO is well protected and waterproof.
Anyone who has been on a multi-week or longer overland trip knows the importance of a solid way to organize your clothes and outdoor gear in your vehicle. I’ve tried backpacks, multiple duffels, and suitcases in the past and I finally landed on a favorite. Patagonia’s 55L Black Hole Duffel Bag.
Outdoor adventurers must be prepared for all weather conditions in mountainous terrain. Lightweight, windproof, waterproof, stretchy, and durable, the KUHL Stretch Voyagr Jacket is perfect for biking, hiking, running, climbing, paddling outdoors this Fall.
You don’t have to be a 5-star chef to wow your friends and family with outstanding meals while camping, overlanding or hiking. Chef Corso prepares delicious simple and flavorful meals that consist of less than 10 ingredients and can be cooked in 30-minutes or less.
The EDC knife for the wine or beer lover in mind. Open bottles, cans, and cut things with the Gerber Armbar Cork.
Check out all of the best Labor Day sales of outdoor and overlanding gear. From camp kitchen to survival and everything in between, you can find something on our list for less than retail prices.
Navigate roaring rivers or peaceful lakes with the ultra-light Rogue Lite packraft from Kokopelli. The Rogue Lite packs down small and weighs nearly nothing making it the perfect overland companion.
Somewhere between a lightweight backpacking tent and a heavy duty mountaineering tent is the Sierra Designs Convert 2. The Convert line has a low pack weight, a roomy vestibule, and tough four-season characteristics that make it a great overlanding ground tent.
We all know our friends at Snow Peak make incredible gear for backpacking and overland travel, but nothing in their line up gets as much use from me than the Titanium Double Wall Mug 600 (Ti-Double 600). Use the Ti-Double 600 during your overland trail days or add it to backpacking kits for a reliable drinkware staple. The double-wall insulation will keep beverages hot or cold and the foldable handles offer compact storage.
The folks at VSSL Gear make incredible, compact adventure and survival gear to help you out of the stickiest situations, and there is no situation as sticky as running out of your favorite libation.