Gear Showcase: August, 2023

Photo By: CBI

August is halfway gone, and that means for many overlanders, cooler temps are just around the corner. This month we’ve rounded up new gear, big and large, plus a great option for fly-and-drive adventure. 

27North — Venture Van Conversion

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Photo by 27North

Photo by 27North

The Venture Van Conversion is a marvel of engineering and luxury, boasting extreme off-road capabilities and an array of exterior upgrade features. This exceptional conversion is built on the robust foundation of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter® 4 Cylinder Diesel High Output AWD with a 170″ wheelbase high roof, 2500 model, ensuring its readiness for any terrain that dares to challenge it. The Venture stands as a testament to its spirit of exploration, equipped with an array of exterior upgrades that elevate its off-road prowess. 

A remarkable all-weather roof deck with a substantial weight capacity of 400 lbs beckons adventurers to relish in breathtaking rooftop vistas. The powered awning extends at your command, creating an inviting outdoor haven beneath its shade, where you can bask in the wonders of nature. Outdoor enthusiasts will find themselves captivated by the immersive audio experience provided by the Wet Sounds 6.5″ speakers during campsite gatherings. 

The van’s rugged yet sophisticated appearance is heightened by the Summit Racing™ winch, SS5 CrossLink 7-Pod LED light bar, Owl Aluminum Hitch Step, and Roam Built running boards. Furthermore, the 6.3 System, 2″ Lift – Sprinter 4X4 by Van Compass, and CA-tuned Off-Road Sprinter Front Bumper ensure that the Venture is optimally prepared for the challenges of off-road exploration. 

Step inside, and the Venture continues to impress with its thoughtful and well-appointed living space. The versatile dinette to queen bed conversion effortlessly adapts to varying needs, while the two Lagun dinette tables provide comfort for dining and workspaces alike. Toe kick and under cabinet LED lighting, LED ceiling lights, and Dometic 12V air conditioning ensure optimal comfort within the van’s interior. 

No convenience is overlooked in the Venture. The van offers a full interior shower with vinyl tile walls, a heated auxiliary outdoor washdown, and a 2.5-gallon water heater for complete showering satisfaction. The exterior access cassette toilet and consolidated control panel ensure efficient and user-friendly water management. The van is equipped with a 30-gallon fresh water tank and a 20-gallon gray water tank, complete with a switch-activated gray water release valve, enabling seamless water disposal during your adventures. Powered by three 300 AH lithium batteries and a 3000-Watt inverter, the Venture Van Conversion guarantees a steady and reliable supply of electricity, no matter where your journey takes you. 

With its cutting-edge amenities, versatile design, and extreme off-road capabilities, the Venture redefines the meaning of adventure, offering a luxurious haven for those seeking thrilling escapades while indulging in the comforts of home. Embark on a transformative journey with this ultimate companion, and unlock the full potential of your exploration endeavors.

CBI Offroad — Universal Bed Bars

Photo by CBI

Photo by CBI

Photo by CBI

Photo by CBI

The CBI Offroad Universal Bed Bars are crafted from high-quality steel, and these bed bars are engineered to withstand the toughest terrain, ensuring reliable gear storage for all your off-road expeditions. With a universal fitment, you can easily install them on a wide range of truck models. Enjoy the freedom of multiple mounting points, allowing you to customize your setup with rooftop tents, recovery gear, lighting, and more. The bed bars are coated with a resilient powder coat finish, protecting against rust and corrosion, and ensuring long-lasting performance for your adventures.  

Embrace the thrill of off-road travel with confidence, knowing that the CBI Offroad Universal Bed Bars are the ultimate companion to enhance your gear-hauling capabilities. Join the community of overlanders who trust CBI Offroad to equip them on their road less traveled. Don’t miss out on elevating your adventures. Get your CBI Offroad Universal Bed Bars today and gear up for the expedition of a lifetime! 

MSRP: $600  

EGR — RollTrac Bed Cover

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Photo by EGR

Photo by EGR

Photo by EGR

Photo by EGR

The EGR RollTrac Bed Cover is the ULTIMATE retractable cover on the market for your Jeep Gladiator. Available in manual or electric for Ford F150, Ram 1500, Chevy 1500, and GMC 1500. This electric cover has superior water management that will keep your valuables dry and an Anti-pinch feature to protect your cargo and loved ones. EGR offers one of the smallest canisters available for maximum bed storage, and built into the rails is an accessory T-slot to manage more cargo. The EGR RollTrac install includes heavy-duty brackets to support all the major rack brands and keep them attached to your truck.  

EGR is a worldwide manufacturer of exterior accessories for trucks and SUVs. They build OE quality products that you know well but never knew who built them. EGR also sells its high-quality products directly to consumers and through accessory stores around the US and Canada. 

EGR USA is proud to be a US manufacturer and believes in building the best products possible for our OEM and aftermarket customers. EGR holds our employees to the highest standards when manufacturing and believes in a Customer First approach when it comes to customer service. If you haven’t gotten to know EGR, it’s about time to get to know the world’s best manufacturer of truck and SUV exterior products. 

MSRP: Starting at $2,945 

JumpMedic — Pro Medic Kit

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Photo by JumpMedic

Photo by JumpMedic

JumpMedic first aid kits are the newest, best kits on the market. Compact, clean, neat, and super streamlined with supplies that really help in real emergencies. Designed and packed by a paramedic, these kits are meant for the real world. JumpMedic kits are light and portable and transform into a flat-lay design for easy access to your gear when you need it. 

Not just filled with a bunch of fluff, the JumpMedic Pro comes with true diagnostic tools like a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, glucometer, and pulse oximeter. Of course, they come with all the basics, so you’ll be prepared for nearly any injury or illness. Every first aid kit also comes with a smaller JumpMedic Go bag, so you can make two kits out of one. Keep one at home and one in the car, one in the RV, and take one on your hike. The options are endless. 

Check out JumpMedic.com to see why doctors, nurses, paramedics, and EMTs choose to keep a JumpMedic first aid kit at home, in their car, and wherever they need an abundance of supplies for any emergency. 

MSRP: $279

King Shocks — Sprinter 2500 & 3500 Upgrade Kit

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Photo by King Shocks

Photo by King Shocks

Photo by King Shocks

Go further, explore the trails less traveled, and reach your destination with King’s new Mercedes Sprinter 2.5 performance front coilover and rear shock upgrade kits.  

These O.E.M. replacement kits are 100% designed, manufactured, and assembled in King’s Southern California facility from only the highest-quality materials, providing front ride height adjustment, full rebuild ability, factory tuning for optimal ride quality, and featuring large 2.5-inch shock bodies and external finned reservoirs that dramatically increase fluid capacity and heat dissipation as well as the Wide Range Compression Adjuster, which precisely controls damping to further refine your ride quality.   

These 100% bolt-on suspension systems are designed exclusively for 2019+ Sprinter 2500 & 3500 4WD vans to elevate your on and off-road performance to an unmatched level. 

MSRP: Starting at $1,595

Lance Campers — Enduro Adventure Trailers 

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Photo by Lance Campers

Photo by Lance Campers

Photo by Lance Campers

Photo by Lance Campers

Lance Camper has been building RVs for a long time, including their widely popular slide-in truck campers since 1965, traditional travel trailers since 2007, and now a line of adventure trailers called Enduro. 

A desire to build RV products that are usable by the core of a community is central to their mission of helping people get to the places they want to go and enjoy the journey just as much as the destination. RV travel should be an adventure, and Lance believes that the freedom RVs offer their owners can be a truly transformative way to spend one’s free time. 

They have been working hard on that mission since building those first slide-in truck campers nearly 60 years ago. The truck camper is Lance’s pedigree. The knowledge they have garnered building these has been invaluable in creating their other product lines because truck Camper owners helped educate Lance about focusing on the end user by supporting the journey of what an owner wants to do and where they want to go. This is also in part because of the versatile ability of a camper to go anywhere a pickup truck can go, including dry camping (boondock), off-road, and/or off-grid, and the ability to tow a wide range of toys, vehicles, and trailers. 

Lance then took the lessons they learned serving the truck camper community and moved that expertise into traditional travel trailers nearly 20 years ago. Their line of lightweight, high-quality towables is now a favorite among state and national park explorers all over North America. 

Fast forward to today, Lance has combined all that tribal knowledge with extensive research at almost ten overland expo events to create their Enduro line of overland trailers. 

The Enduro trailers are designed for active outdoors people. Those who want to get a little further out there than the rest of the crowd. Two different floor plans are centered around bringing the comforts of traditional RV travel off-road with an interior wet bath, a full stand-up shower, Lance’s massive u-shaped dinette, state-of-the-art solar and battery technology, and onboard hot and cold fresh water supply. The additional suspension capabilities overlanders want and the added comforts and quality Lance is known for. All with dry weights of 3,500 lbs. 

The 1200IK (Interior Kitchen) includes a rear wet bath area and a spacious inside kitchen with a bamboo countertop extension, a bunch of prep space, and tons of storage. This fully enclosed, hard-sided, and trail-ready trailer brings Lance’s new next-generation exoskeleton frame design with isolator bushing to market. It might be exactly what you are looking for to take you on your next adventure. 

MSRP: Starting at $66,326

N2 Explore — Camper Van Rentals

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Photo by N2 Explore

Photo by N2 Explore

N2 Explore offers Camper Van rentals from their North Phoenix, Arizona facility. These N2 Explore vans are not only eye-catching but offer people the ability to enjoy a unique and elevated camping experience at very affordable $175/day rates and unlimited mileage. 

N2 Explore’s mission is all about providing customers with an exceptional adventure experience. N2 Explore truly goes above and beyond to deliver rental customers with a memorable, fun adventure. N2 Explore vans are built to deliver an elevated “glamping” experience both on and off-road. Their team will outfit your rental based on your specific adventure needs. They will assist with your adventure planning, logistics, camping areas, State and National Parks, coastal trips, lakes, unique road trips, historical sites, hiking trails, and sightseeing ideas. N2 Explore customers receive 24/7 guide support. If you have vehicle questions, need help with finding camping areas, or have questions about what to do or see, N2 Explore will ensure you have the ultimate adventure experience. For the N2 Explore team, it’s about delivering customers with the most comfortable, exciting, fun, and memorable adventure experience.  

N2 Explore rental vans are designed to comfortably accommodate 1-2 people. All vans have a robust power system to provide 3-4 days of power without charging, so customers can go remote without worry. Van interiors are built with residential-grade materials for ceilings, walls, flooring, lighting, plumbing, and electrical. Vans include high-quality and very comfortable Tuft & Needle full-size beds plus quality linens. LED lighting, plenty of storage, fridge/freezers, two-burner cooktops, sink, fresh & gray water tanks, windows, skylights, fans, bug screens, and swivel passenger seats. Every van comes with all the cooking accessories you’ll need. Additionally, vans come with awnings, camping tables, camp chairs, a private shower, and a toilet system. N2 Explore rental vans are outfitted and equipped with virtually everything you need for a top-quality camping experience. 

N2 Explore van exteriors truly set these camper vans apart. The vans feature a two-tone full paint protection vinyl wrap, 360’ external lighting, upgraded front grills, skid plates, 3” lifts, a side ladder leading up to a rooftop deck, all-terrain tires, custom wheels, and tinted windows, to name just a few. Rent an N2 Explore camper van, and you’ll appreciate the thought, quality, and craftsmanship that goes into these vans, not to mention amazing service & support.   

MSRP: $179 per night

Orvis — RecoveryZone® Dog Beds

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The ultimate recovery tool for active dogs, Orvis RecoveryZone® Dog Beds are built on the belief that a lifetime of health and wellness starts with rest and recovery. The result of 45+ years of expertise in designing and developing dog beds, 12 prototypes tested, five vet experts consulted, and three years in development, RecoveryZone® Dog Beds are the pioneer in the next generation of dog beds. The goal? Revolutionary recovery that helps dogs rest better and rebound faster, fueling tomorrow’s adventures—because with the right support, dogs can play hard and rest easy from puppyhood through their golden years.  

RecoveryZone’s innovative bi-component construction combines two solid foam layers for the optimal balance of immediate comfort and long-term support. Made with low-VOC CertiPUR-US® foam, the four-inch medium-density base provides enduring support while the temp-regulating, responsive one-inch Serene Foam™ top-layer promotes airflow, enhances breathability, and refuses to sag over time. Pressure-map tested, RecoveryZone® Beds combine two foam densities, enabling the bed to maximize weight distribution, improve circulation, and minimize pressure points and stress on dogs’ joints and muscles. Ideal for all sleep styles, the Couch features a full-height, solid foam bolster that’s gently sloped to accommodate multiple head resting positions and is specifically shaped to cradle a dog’s body, helping them feel secure and at ease with one open side for easy on-and-off—ideal for dogs with mobility issues or puppies. For dogs who prefer to stretch out, the open-sided Lounger offers plenty of room in a versatile, go-anywhere shape.   

Built for performance inside and out, RecoveryZone® Beds feature a water-resistant liner made with eco-friendly 100% post-consumer recycled polyester to keep the foam protected. The durable, human-grade upholstery cover is made with 90% post-consumer recycled polyester that’s quilted for comfort with a fur-masking microweave that keeps the bed looking cleaner longer and is machine washable with a faux-leather tag for easy cleanup. Built-in no-chew handles keep the cover streamlined and easy to move while reducing chew targets. Available for embroidered personalization with nine thread options across each of our cover types, including guaranteed chew-resistant ToughChew® and soft yet durable FleeceLock®, and in a range of colors, customizing this bed is easy. The modern, streamlined design makes it a natural fit in any setting—no more hiding the dog bed away.   

MSRP: Starting at $169

Vision X Lighting — 6-Inch Surface Mounted Scene Light

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Photo by Vision X

Photo by Vision X

If you have been camping out of your vehicle for very long, you have undoubtedly had a camp light begin to leak and fill up with moisture. Once the electronics are exposed to water, the life of your camp light is severely limited, and the performance will suffer, and eventually, the light will quit altogether. The Vision X 6″ Surface Mount LED Scene Light is a compact yet mighty lighting solution that delivers exceptional brightness and rugged construction with an IP68-rated waterproof and dustproof design. 

This light is built to withstand the harshest off-road conditions and not allow water ingress like many other lights. Whether you’re slogging through the rainforest in Belize or simply heading out for a morning bike ride before work, the VisionX 6” Surface Mount LED Scene Light will perform when needed! Featuring a high-intensity LED array, the Vision X Scene Light produces an astonishing 6,000 lumens of pure, white light (5700 K). This impressive output ensures that every nook and cranny is illuminated, giving you unparalleled visibility in even the darkest environments. 

Say goodbye to stumbling in the dark or struggling to set up camp; with this light, you’ll have a clear view of your surroundings. What sets the VISION X Scene Light apart is its wide beam pattern and advanced optics. The precisely engineered reflectors and lenses disperse the light evenly, providing a broad illumination area. Whether you’re setting up camp, working on your vehicle, or simply enjoying an evening around camp, this light will flood your surroundings with brilliant illumination, ensuring nothing escapes your attention. 

Installation is a breeze with the VISION X 6″ Surface Mount LED Scene Light. Its compact size allows for flexible mounting options, whether you choose to attach it to your vehicle, trailer, or rooftop tent. The durable aluminum housing ensures a secure and vibration-resistant installation, so you can focus on your adventure without worrying about the light shifting or coming loose. Whether exploring remote trails or setting up camp, turn on your lights with confidence, knowing that you won’t find a water-filled lens. The Vision X 6″ Surface Mount LED Scene Light will soon become your favorite light around camp. With its unrivaled brightness, wide beam pattern, and durable construction, this light will transform your off-road activities, providing unmatched visibility and reliability in any environment, no matter how extreme.

MSRP: $109

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