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South of the Border

If you’ve been dreaming of exploring Mexico’s Gran Desierto Altar—and the pandemic has you pining for a south-of-the-border experience—the Sonora Rally Adventure Raid might be your escape to a world of missions, sand dunes, and tacos. As a Dakar-style venue, the Yokohama Sonora Rally has emerged as North America’s premier rally raid—a multi-day event that…

Jeep Brand Creates Jeep 4xe Charging Network

Jeep reveals plans to take electrified propulsion beyond the paved road with the 2021 Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid. The company is partnering with Electrifying America to create the Jeep 4xe charging network; these EV charging stations will be installed at, or near, trailheads of Jeep Badge of Honour off-road routes. Stations are scheduled to open…

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Can Portable Power Packs Replace Dual Batteries?

For decades, dual-battery systems have been the go-to solution for anyone seeking auxiliary electrical power in their four-wheel drive or camper van. They make it possible to run accessories like refrigerators without draining the vehicle’s starter battery, but they’re also costly, permanent, and complex systems that can be prone to failure or even fire unless…

Aether Apparel Alpine Alfa

Che Bello! Aether Apparel has unveiled their all-terrain restomod of the legendary 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6, dubbed the Alpine Alfa, and it’s beautiful. This “safari-ready” machine “was born from a desire to create an unorthodox tool for adventure that celebrates the space where streetcar meets backcountry skier.” Well, it’s arrived (unusual for an Alfa; sorry, couldn’t…

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Hummer EV SUV to join GMC’s Supertruck Lineup in 2024

GMC captured our attention in the fall of 2020 with their Hummer EV announcement, complete with a list of futuristic features like CrabWalk…yes, seriously. If you are late to the party, learn why Scott Brady calls the EV Hummer “Electric Overland Nirvana”, here. I think it’s fair to say that we’re equally excited for this…

Overland News of the Week

Helinox Toasty Lightweight camp furniture has come a long way, and the brand Helinox is a perfect example of the intersection between smart design and modern materials. For instance, their Chair Zero is a 17-ounce camp chair that adds huge amounts of comfort in the backcountry despite its diminutive weight. But this week, it’s actually…

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ARB and Ford Partner on New Bronco Accessories

ARB 4×4 Accessories has just announced a strategic partnership with the Ford Motor Company in developing a complete line of aftermarket accessories for the new Bronco platform. Not only have these accessories been developed to match Bronco’s heritage and performance, but they will also flawlessly integrate into the vehicle’s original design, thanks to a collaborative…

Front Runner Load Bed Rack Side Mount for Bike Carrier

Try saying that product name quickly. Front Runner (FR) continues to be a market leader when it comes to overlanding accessories. Legend has it that the company was conceived between a 1988 Land Cruiser 70 and a 1992 Mercedes G-Wagen in Botswana. A handful of friends with backgrounds in engineering, design, manufacturing, and off-road racing decided…

Nemo 2021 Collection

Nemo was born after its founder, Cam Brensinger, spent a sleepless night on Mount Washington in a poorly designed bivy. He realised that evening how much opportunity there was in creating quality functional gear that enhanced the outdoor experience. As a result, just three days after graduation, he founded Nemo (New England Mountain Equipment). Seventeen…

The 2021 Ram TRX Review

So, why are we talking about a 702-horsepower truck for overlanding? Because you can drive everything from a 9-horsepower Citroen 2CV to a 702- horsepower TRX around the world. Eccentricities can and do exist on either end of the spectrum. More importantly, we find it relevant to test a broad spectrum of off-road vehicles to…

Rumpl Blankets

Necessity is the mother of invention, and quite often, the best-selling products offer solutions to everyday problems. I’d not heard of Rumpl Blankets before writing this piece, but within 10 minutes, I was sold. Rumpl began their journey “in the back of a van,” where on a surf/ski trip through California, the founders awoke to…