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First Test: The iKamper X-Cover Roof Top Tent

Innovation is a rarity, and quality is even more elusive, but this new roof top tent (RTT) from iKamper has them both in spades. At Expedition Portal, we were given the first access to this new tent and took the opportunity to use it in the field, digging into every feature and fabric looking for…

RAM Breaks 1,000 Pound-feet of Torque, but Kills the Last Full-size Manual

Yesterday will undoubtedly be a day remembered in the history books of heavy-duty trucks. For the first time ever, RAM has broken 1,000 pound-feet of torque with a factory full-size, ripping past their previous numbers, their competition’s numbers, and setting a new standard for performance. It’s all thanks to their 6.7-liter Cummins high-output, turbo-diesel, which…

Behind the Feed: Koda’s Tacoma

I love Instagram for so many reasons. It gives people an open view to the world, breaking down borders and barriers through the universal language of imagery. It inspires people to see new things, try new hobbies, and witness sights they would otherwise never be able to experience. Most of all, it is full of…

The Copper State Overland Rally

The clouds of my breath rolled and churned as I trekked alongside the edge of the water. The morning air was crisp, and a layer of frost clung to the ground, shimmering in the pale light as dawn broke over the distant cliffs. I knelt by the edge of the lake, watching the fog dance…

Outback Overlander

[Editor’s Note: I had the privilege of watching Liam and his (step) father David transform this Subaru Outback over a few weeks. David Soza is the CEO of Tern Overland, a company that specializes in expedition-grade doors and windows for the overland industry. David also happens to have serious engineering “chops” and participated in the…

The New 2020 Defender Off-Road!

For what seems like an eternity now, we’ve been waiting for the release of the new Defender, and Land Rover has given us little teasers with a few concepts and even a large-scale sand sketch. The latest came a week ago with an Instagram post that said, “Do not unwrap until 2019,” which sort of announced…

Happy Holidays!

As we round the final bend into 2019, we wanted to take a moment to wish you and your families a joyous holiday season. Wherever you are, whatever you’re celebrating, and whoever you’re celebrating it with, we hope you’re making memories as warm and inviting as a campfire on a cold day. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy…

Flopped Big Bend Unimog Recovered

About two weeks ago, we reported on a Unimog which had unfortunately been flopped in Big Bend National Park, forcing a closure of Old Ore Road. You can read about it here. With the huge increase in park traffic for the holiday season we knew it was only a matter of time before they’d bring…

Video of the Week: Coffee, Wrenches, and a Porsche 356

What could possibly be better than cruising to your local coffee shop in a classic Porsche? Well, if you ask Nico Samaras, cruising down dusty dirt roads first, and making sure that it’s a 356 you restored yourself. That’s because Nico is a lover of journeys and not destinations, of classic and simple things instead…

Expedition Portal Classifieds: A Diesel Suburban Camper for $11K

Alright, I should preface this article by saying I have a serious soft spot for square-body Suburbans. They balance my desire for an old-school feel with dirt cheap maintenance and a wide availability of parts, but they’re also completely underutilized, making each build fairly unique. Something I always appreciate. This particular one, however, has to be one…

2018 Holiday Gift Guide $300+

It’s hard to believe that December is already halfway gone, meaning there is precious little time left before the holidays. Of course, by this time you’ve probably got most of your gifts for friends and family sorted out, but if you haven’t, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with two lists of great outdoor ideas….

Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Your Overlander

You’re sitting in your office, counting down the days until the holiday break when all of a sudden it hits you, you’re almost out of time for gifts! Frantically, you try to figure out what to buy. Well, fret not, as we have two giant lists of last-minute products for the outdoor enthusiast in your…

The Basics of Tread Lightly

Public lands and trail systems are experiencing more traffic today than ever before. Roads that were once little-known secrets amongst locals and enthusiasts are now overrun with four-wheel drives, UTVs, and motorcycles, leaving many of us to wonder what the heck happened to our quiet escapes. The answer, of course, is simple: adventure became trendy…

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