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Land Rover Defender V8

What has 518 horsepower, 461 pound-feet of torque, can go 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 149 mph? A Defender? Sorry, what?! Well, you heard right, Land Rover has brought back their iconic V8, but this time it’s more than just a soundtrack. Sure, us English folk are pretty used to…

Expedition Exchange Celebrates 20 Years

While it may feel like overlanding is the hot new thing, there have been companies selling quality vehicle-dependent adventure equipment for decades—the godfathers or original gangsters of the industry. There are few organizations as fitting of this title as Expedition Exchange (EE) in Southern California. EE was incorporated in 2001, founded by John Lee and…

Lets Go Aero, Nelson Trailer Adapter

Necessity is the mother of invention, and at Let’s Go Aero (LGA), it was all the motivation they required to launch their first product in 1998, the Gearwagon AT ‘Herman’ Sport Performance trailer. It was a light and enclosed trailer that could carry five bicycles, among other gear, and still be pulled by a Volkswagen…

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RacksBrax Mounting Brackets Now Available in the US From Adventure Imports

Family-owned Australian company RacksBrax offers an innovative accessory mounting system that allows for the quick removal (10-seconds or less) of roof-rack mounted accessories like recovery boards, jacks, and now awnings too. And the exciting news for US-based customers is that RacksBrax products are now available for the first time in North America from Prescott, Arizona-based…

ICON 4x4s ‘Old School Edition’ FJ44

I’ve always struggled between choosing a modern, reliable vehicle and being seduced by the undeniable charm of older models. I find myself wondering, what flaws can I live with? Are the aesthetics worth the heightened risk of mechanical failures? It’s ridiculous, but I can’t help lusting over the boxy dimensions of classic 4WDs. I’m not…

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New Moab City Ordinance Disrupts ATV-related Events

Sand Flats Recreation Area. Photo by Matt Swartz.   The City of Moab, Utah, which is widely recognized as one of the premier 4WD and off-highway motorized vehicle playgrounds in the world, has recently enacted a moratorium, temporarily putting a hold on issuing new ATV-related business and event permits. This development has quickly grabbed the…

SDi’s Auto-Adjusting Overland Suspension Test

Technology changes everything and provides the types of innovation that ushers in the future. Not long ago, drivers bemoaned fuel injection, then ABS, and, more recently, traction control, and vehicle stability control. All of that technology has transformed vehicle reliability and safety while also (in most cases) improving performance. With current-generation ABS systems, each wheel…

Prometheus Design Werx A.G. Wilderness Quilt

The Prometheus Design Werx A.G. Wilderness Quilt for Rooftop Tents

Want to snuggle with your significant other, your dog, or maybe just get under something cozy after a long day? Prometheus Design Werx has just introduced their A.G. Wilderness Quilt, a premium goose-down comforter you can use in your two-person tent, rooftop rig, or for couch-potatoing.   The quilt is like your down comforter at…

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TruckHouse Unveils Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Composite Expedition Truck

TruckHouse BCT Luxury Overland Rig The BCT from TruckHouse is a composite expedition truck built on a Toyota Tacoma TRD PRO chassis. This niche market has traditionally featured full-sized and heavy-duty trucks but the BCT bucks that trend, filling the void of mid-sized expedition vehicles. But just because the BCT is smaller doesn’t mean that…

ARB Launches Their New Experiences Series

News Feature: ARB has been making quality components for overlanders since 1975, producing racks, bull bars, lockers, and accessories for overland travelers since before overland was even a “thing.” Companies like that are important to our industry, as they bring durability, reliability, and trust to those overlanding the globe. To celebrate their legacy and to…

AEV Launches Their New RX Bumper

Editor’s Note: This is a news release for informational purposes. Although we have used AEV equipment around the world with great effect, we have not tested this specific product. AEV has become a leader in the Jeep accessory market, providing “better than OEM” quality components designed to operate on the trail and in remote locations….

ARB Launches Their Ram 1500 Accessories

There are few overland accessories that are as iconic as the ARB bull bar, which serves to protect the cooling system and sheet metal from animal strikes and light trail damage. They also do a lot to improve the appearance of most modern vehicles, giving stronger lines and that Outback look. The bumper also allows…

BFGoodrich Releases New Off-road Wiper Blades

What’s more off-road than BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires? How about BFGoodrich off-road wiper blades! If you have a confused look on your face, don’t worry, I was a little perplexed as well. Here’s the deal: BFGoodrich has built quite the reputation with their KO2 all-terrain tire, and now they’re taking a stab at wiper blades….

Overland Expo West Postponed to September 24-26, 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana — Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expo event series, has postponed Overland Expo West to September 24-26, 2021. Traditionally held mid-May in Flagstaff, AZ, Overland Expo West has been postponed to ensure the health and safety of fans, exhibitors, staff, and the surrounding Flagstaff community. “Overland Expo West is our flagship and…