REVIEW: Freespirit Recreation Evolution V2 Rooftop Tent

The FSR Evolution V2 is a premium rooftop tent that has earned its place in the upper echelon of hardshell RTT options. It’s thoughtful design, high quality construction, and four-season performance make it a stand out in a time when overlanders have such a wide variety of options in the market.


The UBCO 2X2 SE offers a unique riding experience that’s plenty capable for off-road exploration and urban use. The bike stakes its claim in the middle ground between electric bicycles and small displacement trail bikes of decades past.

Editors’ Choice: Best Overlanding Jacks

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.

Gear Showcase: June, 2023

This month we’ve rounded up some gear for adventurers that prefer two-wheeled explorations. You’ll find what you need to stay safe, protect your bike, and light the way in the backcountry.

Gear Showcase: May, 2023

Spring is in the air, and summer adventures are just around the corner. We’ve rounded up some awesome products to get you outfitted for adventure and prepared for any contingency.

How Much Water Do You Need for Overlanding?

The single most important thing you need to consider on an overland trip is water. But knowing exactly how much water to bring on an overland journey isn’t always easy — especially if you’re new to overlanding. In this article, we examine exactly how much water to bring for overland journeys as well as tools to make toting large quantities of water on the trail easier.

Gear Showcase: April, 2023

This month we’ve rounded up some awesome products to get you kitted out to be comfortable and capable on your next overland journey.

REVIEW: CBI Prinsu Roof Rack

The Prinsu Roof Rack is an affordable alternative to more expensive, traditional roof racks with a modern aesthetic and a broad range of accessories.


MAXTRAX recovery boards might be expensive. But they are the cheapest, easiest way to get your rig unstuck. The trick to using them, though, is to mount them in an easily accessible spot.

Gear Showcase: March, 2023

Depending on where you’re adventuring, you might currently be facing snow drifts or the muddy, slippery predicament known as the spring thaw.

Editors’ Choice: Overland Trailers

Overland trailers are great options for explorers looking to be ready to roll at a moment’s notice and those that want to set up a base camp and then explore the surrounding area without breaking camp.

REVIEW: Bell MX-9 Adventure Helmet

Bell’s MX-9 motocross helmet has been a rider favorite for years, so Bell gave it a bit of a street-smart massage for adventure riders with the MX-9 Adventure version.

First Drive: 2023 Chevrolet Colorado

We drove the third-gen Colorado on curving California backroads and a tight, technical dirt passage and found the new platform is both capable and comfortable.

Editors’ Choice: Moto Helmets

It’s a good time to get into adventure motorcycle riding, as the market is flush with great gear, including helmets designed specifically for riders who wander off the pavement.

Get 25% Off All Midland GXT Walkie Talkies for Valentines Day

Whether you’re spotting your friend through a hairy part of the trail or keeping up with friends on a hike, Midland’s GXT handheld GMRS radios are a perfect way to keep in touch when you’re away from your hardwired Midland GMRS.

Gear Showcase: February, 2023

We’re back with some great overlanding gear to get your vehicle outfitted and your camp comfortable for some upcoming adventures. It won’t be long before the days are longer, so now is the time to start planning upgrades and future routes. 

The Best Vehicle for Overlanding

There’s no one best vehicle for overlanding. Things like payload, fuel economy and power output, size and footprint, drivability, capability and reliability, and affordability are all factors that one should consider when selecting a vehicle for overlanding.

REVIEW: Midland MXPW500 Ammo Can Base Station

The MXPW500 Ammo Can Base Station from Midland provides overlanders with a mobile home base station to maintain a connection with your party at camp while others in the group enjoy the backcountry.

Campsite amongst pine trees with a rooftop tent on a truck, a camp chair, and campfire.

REVIEW: Roofnest Condor Overland

The Condor Overland from Roofnest takes the hybrid rooftop tent design to the next level providing a compact package when closed but a roomy and comfortable space when deployed. The aluminum shell not only keeps the tent protected, but also offers mounting points for tools and other accessories. 

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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