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American Expedition Vehicles Unveils Custom 2022 Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler

Vehicle parts and accessories manufacturer American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) unveiled two custom builds now available for purchase, a 2022 JT370 Gladiator and a 2022 JL370 Wrangler. Each package is equipped with off-road armor, DualSport suspension, and LED lights. 2022 Gladiator Rubicon AEV JT370 “The 2022 Gladiator Rubicon AEV JT370 is an adventurist’s dream machine, a…

Overland Singles Celebrate New Loverlander App

Lonely in your roof-top tent? In need of a navigator? Searching for a partner in khaki? The new Loverlander app has shocked the industry with its innovative new features for connecting overlandy singles. The user can set preferences like vehicle make (because everyone knows Land Rover and Land Cruiser owners don’t quite “fit”), color of…

The All New Brabus 800 Superwhite

Have you ever heard of Klaus Brackmann? No? He was an initial 50% shareholder in Brabus back in 1977 and sold his stock to Bodo Buschmann, the driving force behind Brabus, as Klaus had no interest in modifying vehicles. He sold the shares for 100 euros. The company is now worth billions of Euros and…

Old Versus New : A Real-World Perspective

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2021 Issue. It’s common wisdom in overlanding circles that older vehicles are the smart choice for exploring remote and seldom-visited corners of the globe. Because they were built without computers, function perfectly fine without the need of fancy gizmos, and are made with virtually…

Overland Iran

After extensive travelling in many parts of the world, we more and more started to look for areas less travelled, especially since we started venturing in our Land Rover Defender. When focusing on the Middle East, we were intrigued by Iran. Once part of Mesopotamia and known as Persia until 1935, this “far away” country…

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Lineup Announced for the 2022 Adventure Travel Film Festival

Offering several opportunities for fun-filled weekends this summer, the Adventure Travel Film Festival has returned with two locations for 2022: Perthshire, Scotland (July 8 to 10, 2022) and Cotswolds, UK (August 12 to 14, 2022). The Festival’s lineup includes a tantalizing array of independent adventure travel stories. Filmgoers will join Naresh Kumar’s tandem bike journey…

Overlanding with a “Big Rig” is a Game Changer

Photo by Jorge Gonzalez (with opinions from Gary Wescott and Ron Moon) I engaged low range and squeezed our Dodge Ram camper up the trail between wild, clawing thorn bushes and tall cacti. I could hear the paint protest as pinstripes streaked across the doors. The tires crunched wide. I was unfazed; pinstripes add character,…

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Overland Journal Presents: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a 3-part Video Series by Desk to Glory

I am thrilled to announce that Overland Journal has launched Episode One of a three-part original fly-and-drive video series titled Destinations: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Episodes two and three will be released later this week via the Expedition Portal YouTube channel on Wednesday, March 23, and Friday, March 25, 2022. This series follows the…

Overland News of the Week

Snow Peak Home and Camp Lantern Continuing their tradition of designing outdoor gear that bridges the gap between function and form, Snow Peak brings us the Home and Camp Lantern. This camp light has modern features, like dimmable LED bulbs and a USB-rechargeable battery in a retro silhouette. Maximum light output is 400 lumens and…

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Feature Vehicle :: Girl Gone Glamping’s 2014 Ram 3500 w/2016 OEV X10 Camper

Lindsey Kszos was sitting in the Philadelphia airport, celebrating the sale of her Airstream and half-ton GMC with a glass of wine and a lobster roll, when she received an unexpected call. Months earlier, Lindsey found a build thread on Expedition Portal congratulating “Kevin,” the first owner of a 2016 Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) X10…

IVECO Daily 4×4: Marcus and Julie Tuck’s Overland Vehicle for Softies

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2021 Issue. Photography by Richard Giordano We’re parked in a dry riverbed within the Ghost Public Land Use Area of Alberta, Canada, where Marcus and Julie Tuck have kindly opened their home to us for the evening. A chill autumn wind howls outside, but we’re…

Marking the 10-Year Anniversary of Expeditions 7

“First is forever,” reverberated through the air on the night the Expeditions 7 team celebrated becoming the first to drive a 4×4 vehicle on all seven continents. The moment Expedition Leader Scott Brady congratulated his team, those in attendance simultaneously played a personal reel, mental images flashing in quick succession: narrowly avoiding jail in Russia;…

Mercedes-Benz Vans USA Unveils all-new Sprinter AWD System with an Advanced Engine Line-up

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday introduced the new all-wheel drive (AWD) system and 4-cylinder Sprinter diesel and gas lineup that will be available for the US market early next year. We expect the new configuration to be ideal for camper and touring conversions but do have some concerns that the 1.9l OM654 engine will have the…

Overland News of the Week

Decked x Pathfinder Cooking Kit Decked and Pathfinder Survival have been busy. Since we featured the Pathfinder survival kit two weeks ago, a new module has already been released: the Decked x Pathfinder. This all-in-one cooking kit solution is neatly organized in a Decked D-bag and designed specifically to fit in the Decked truck bed…

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Acela Straya: A New High-mobility 4×4 Cab-over Truck for North America

*Editor’s note: The original title of this article was changed to avoid confusion surrounding vehicle capability. Acela calls the Staya the most capable class-5 cab-over truck in North America, according to their press release. Truck classification takes into account GVWR as well as other factors which may include permit requirements, DOT number regulations, maintenance needs,…