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The Best Defender Tease Video Yet!

Many of us are anxiously awaiting the launch of the new 2020 Defender, and this compilation video is the most revealing and exciting one yet. It shows some critical insights, including what are clearly 18-inch wheels over a smaller brake package, long-travel independent suspension, and significant underbody protection. The approach and departure angles are better…

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Did AEV Just Launch the Ultimate Recovery Kit?

Anyone who explores the backcountry has or will get stuck. It is just part of the unpredictable nature of venturing off the beaten path, which can include sudden storms (mud), deep sand, or that snow-filled mountain pass. Being properly prepared as an overlander includes bringing along a comprehensive self-recovery, or vehicle-to-vehicle recovery kit, and AEV…

Jeep Wrangler Supercharger

Supercharge the Jeep Wrangler

The 3.6 Liter Pentastar is a good motor and provides reasonable economy and power for a stock Wrangler. But what about those living at a higher elevation, towing, or hauling a heavy overland load?  This new supercharger is 50-state legal and works on 2012-2017 Jeep Wrangler JKs (maybe a JL option is on the way?…

Happy Birthday To The Diesel Engine (Sort Of)

It’s safe to say that the world we live in today would certainly not be the same without the Diesel engine. We have relied on them to power ships, submarines, tractors, planes, and trains. Used them in generators, construction equipment, and factory machinery, and of course, put them to work behind the bulkheads of countless…

Desert Ops Patriot Camper with Land Cruiser

The Desert Ops Patriot X1-N :: Overland News

When the best* Australian trailer gets better. . . and more affordable. Australian backcountry roads are brutal, and they manage to rip apart nearly any trailer sent down their corrugations. Because of that, Aussie designs and engineering focuses on durability- serious durability. And that was when I first encountered a Patriot Camper, watching one survive…

New Bridgestone Destination

New All-Terrains Launch from Bridgestone

Editor’s Note: I still remember my first major adventure with Bridgestone tires, mounting a set to a Suzuki Jimny and then driving the vehicle from Spain to Mongolia… without a single flat. That included the Middle East and most of the ‘Stans, including the infamous Wakhan Corridor along the border of Afghanistan. It is exciting…

Dan Grec Jeep

Dan Grec and Tuffy Products :: Overland News

Editor’s Note: We are honored to work with Dan Grec of The Road Chose Me, who has been a longtime Expedition Portal forum member and friend to our organization. In the days of Instagram and tag-a-long journalists, Dan is the real deal, having planned and executed his own circumnavigation of both South America and Africa….

ARB JL Wrangler Accessories

ARB Offers It All for the New Wrangler JL

The Australians introduce their full overland product line for the newest Wrangler ARB has one of the best reputations for quality and durability in the overland industry, and consumers have trusted their products for generations. They have been the top choice for accessorizing Toyotas, Land Rovers, and other import brands. Throughout the years, they have…

The New Defender Tested in Dubai

(Editor’s Note: Unedited Manufacturer Press Release) RED CROSS EXPERTS PUSH NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER PROTOTYPE TO THE LIMIT IN DESERT TESTING TO CELEBRATE RENEWAL OF 65-YEAR PARTNERSHIP Expert know-how: Land Rover visits the 4×4 experts at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) global fleet base in Dubai on the next…

Will the new 2020 AWD Ford Transit Dethrone the Sprinter?

For the last five years, the Mercedes Sprinter has quite literally revolutionized the backcountry RV market, upending longtime offerings like the Ford E350. The popularity of the Sprinter was so extreme that inventory backlogs extended into the next model year, and industry leaders like Sportsmobile were ordering 100 units at a time (the most that…

Overlanding Goes Electric!

There is no question that electric vehicles are here to stay, and despite our love for hydrocarbons the popularity of EVs is exploding, and more quickly than most imagined. Car companies that are slow to respond are already suffering, as demonstrated by the recent ousting of BMW’s CEO. It is also easy to dismiss electric…

Rolls-Royce Enters the Cullinan in the Rebelle Rally :: Overland News

Press Release: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars July 1, 2019 (Reno, NV) – Today, Rolls-Royce announced their participation in the 2019 Rebelle Rally. The company will showcase the new Cullinan SUV with experienced competitors and 2018 Rebelle Rally co-champions Emme Hall and Rebecca Donaghe at the helm. This exciting entry will compete in the CUV Class – comprised of street legal vehicles…

The Clean Cruiser Project: June 2019 Update

Paso Robles to Merida, Mexico Twenty-one days in, I can’t help but laugh a bit when reflecting upon our departure from Paso Robles, California. While other teams would be conducting gear layouts, checking and double-checking vehicle documentation, and ensuring that they’ve packed their toothpaste, we were half a bottle of whiskey in, spending time with…

Overland News :: Warn Synthetic Rope and Soft Shackles

Over the past decade, significant improvements in winching component safety has become available to the overland traveler, mostly as a result of synthetic ropes and soft shackles. The primary advantage of these products is to reduce the total mass of the winching components under load, a soft shackle weighing a fraction of a steel screw…

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