by Christophe NoelPhotography by Christophe Noel, Chris Cordes

The second day of Overland Expo is always the busiest and this year was no different. The walkways between exhibits were filled with people eager to see the latest in overlanding tech, and nearly every instructional seminar was filled to capacity. We are always amazed by how much the overland community grows each year, with travelers, vendors, and vehicle manufacturers all vying for attention. This year saw the public release of Ram’s new Power Wagon. Other vendors like Moskos Moto chose this year to introduce their amazing line of soft luggage for motorcycles. If you haven’t attended Overland Expo before, you need to put it on your calendar for next year.

 

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The driving course is always a popular attraction.

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If you know Equipt Outfitters, you know Paul May. The friendliest guy at Overland Expo, he also has the best products on the market.

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While not exactly armed to the teeth when it comes to overland gear, it was great to see a brand new LWB rolling around for the first time in almost twenty years

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The crew at Iron Clad working hard and giving out tons of free gloves to all kinds of Overlanders.

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Delorme used the event to launch their new inReach Explorer device. We can’t wait to test it in the field.

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Okay, Pronghorns modular front end systems are just plain cool. The design techniques and careful thought process put into every bumper makes them a leading option, but only when it comes to Jeeps. We’re happy to report that is no longer the case as a beautiful system for the Toyota Tacoma was installed and unveiled today. We’ll be doing a more thorough review later, but for now we hope you enjoy looking at this great system as much as we did.

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This is what it looks like to live on the road for years at a time.

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Overland Journal’s Creative Director, Sinuhe Xavier, shares videography tips with Luis and Lacey of Lost World Expedition.

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The Rawhyde Adventure riding clinics are always a big draw. What a great way to get started in adventure riding.

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Schuberth’s new graphics on their C3 Pro are inspired by the road. It sure makes me want to pack up and go.

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This little guy has traveled through 15 countries from Argentina to Arizona. I’d be tired, too

 

As the day drew to a close, everyone began preparations for the night’s festivities. For those of you that haven’t made it out to an Expo yet, the saturday night socials have gained a reputation for being the kind you’ll never forget… or the kind you can’t remember. Either way it’s a fun time with good drinks, great friends, and stories you’ll share for years to come.

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Overland Expo 2014: Day Two

About the Author: Christophe Noel

Christophe Noel is Expedition Portal's Editor and the Senior Editor for Overland Journal. Born into a family of backcountry enthusiasts, Christophe grew up backpacking the mountains and deserts of the American West. An avid cyclist and bikepacker, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel, food and overlanding.