Gear

Gear Essentials: Storage, Racks, and Trailers
Whether you’re jostling your rig down a rough trail, parked...
Gear Collections: Overlanding Jacks
Everybody has seen them: off-road jacks. Specifically, everyone has seen...
Tough Everyday Carry Solutions from Gerber Gear
The Overland Expo staff tried out a few items from...
Gear Essentials: Lighting, Energy, and Batteries
Since the invention of overlanding, auxiliary lighting and energy have...
Gear Collections: Campsite Cocktails
Of course, drinking and driving don’t mix, but drinking after...
Exploring the New Mexico Backcountry with the SniperX Trailer
There is no need to choose between a traditional camper...
Gear Essentials: Van Accessories — Presented by Storyteller Overland
4×4 trucks and SUVs may have blazed the trail for...
Best Traction Boards for Overlanding
Traction boards may seem cliched. But they’re absolutely essential recovery...
Gear Essentials: Adventure Motorcycles
If you didn’t know from our Ultimate Overland Motorcycle build,...
Survival Food So Good That You Wont Believe It’s Survival Food
Every overland vehicle and motorcycle should have a stash of...
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 Essentials: Vehicle Running Gear
Running gear — it’s sort of a generic catchall term....
Gear Collections: Overland Trailers
When you’re dipping your toe into the proverbial overland trailer...
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 Collections: Adventure Motorcycle Boots
Don’t leave home without a proper pair of adventure-worthy riding...
Gear Essentials: Mountain Bikes & E-Bikes
Whether you’re wanting to combine your overland trips with your...
Gear Collections: Overlanding Tires
Whether you’re looking to get started in overlanding or you’re...
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...
GEAR COLLECTIONS: OVERLAND APPAREL
Even the best overland adventures can be thwarted by packing...
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Overlander On Your List
Shop for the overlander, camper or outside adventurer in your...

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.

Gear Essentials: Van Accessories — Presented by Storyteller Overland

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.

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 Essentials: Adventure Motorcycles

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.

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 Essentials: Vehicle Running Gear

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.

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: 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 Essentials: Mountain Bikes & E-Bikes

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.

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 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.

Black Friday Sales To Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping

We’ve put together a list of Black Friday offers from across the overland industry to kick start your holiday shopping efforts. If you’re looking for deals and discounts on recovery gear, body armor, racks, coolers, radios, and more – make sure to check out these discounts before you look any further.

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.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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