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.
At the end of the day where you rest and relax can make or break the rest of your journey. We appreciate tents and awnings that are durable, secure, and easy to use.
Whether you’re jostling your rig down a rough trail, parked in a sketchy area of town, or just looking to stay loaded and ready for the next trip, hauling, organizing, and securing your gear is a priority.
Everybody has seen them: off-road jacks. Specifically, everyone has seen Hi-Lift Jacks, the fire-engine red jacks that are bolted to virtually every 4×4 vehicle in America. Although they may be perceived as visual flare more than a trail-recovery tool, they do serve a purpose if used properly.
The Overland Expo staff tried out a few items from Gerber’s catalog and review their first impressions with the Multi-Plier 600, the Fastball, Fastball Cleaver, and Center Drive.
Since the invention of overlanding, auxiliary lighting and energy have been paramount. After all, you can’t be truly self-sufficient in the backcountry for very long without either. And the market for these segments has changed dramatically in recent years. Heck, Just a decade ago, most of the products on this list didn’t exist. If they did exist, they weren’t half as powerful or robust as the products we enjoy today.
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.
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.
4×4 trucks and SUVs may have blazed the trail for overlanding, but a great deal of folks are heading off into the backcountry in overland-kitted vans. And this is the month we give them their much-overdue attention. With the help of our friends at Storyteller Overland, we have collected our favorite overlanding vans — and van accessories — to get you comfortably out on the trail and exploring.
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.
If you didn’t know from our Ultimate Overland Motorcycle build, it’s Moto Month here at Overland Expo. Accordingly, in addition to the awesome — and ultimate — gear we’ll be bolting to our Africa Twin, we found a few other must-have items for all you adventure motorcyclists. As usual, they’re listed in alphabetical order.
Every overland vehicle and motorcycle should have a stash of emergency food. Our editorial staff has tried a few of the offerings from Nutrient Survival and we review our experiences in this new gear roundup.
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.
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.
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.
Running gear — it’s sort of a generic catchall term. But, for us at overland expo, we see it as the essentials you need to outfit your rig to both distinguish it from the crowd and also effectively outfit it for the trail. This includes wheels, tires, suspension, and even an exhaust system.
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.
The all-new Land Rover Defender 110 has big shoes to fill, following 23 years later after the original left U.S. shores. It shares a nameplate and some exterior styling with the original. But can the 2021 Defender hold a candle to the old one?
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.
Whether you’re wanting to combine your overland trips with your passion for mountain biking or if you’re simply shopping for a satellite vehicle to strap to your rig for shorter, two-wheeled excursions, these are the best mountain bikes and e-bikes for overlanding.
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.
The New SOUNDBOKS is the world’s loudest Bluetooth speaker. But is it overlanding tough? Nick Jaynes took one on his latest overland journey through the Oregon backcountry to find out.
Whether you’re looking for a tent, sleeping pad, or head lamp, outdoor gear brand UST has affordable offerings of must-have gear.
When you’re outfitting your rig for overlanding, the best place to start is with heavy-duty bumpers and a winch. If you’re building a Jeep JK, few options are better than the Rugged Ridge HD Series full-width bumpers and Trekker winch.