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Overland Classifieds :: 2014 Ford F-150 Overland Build

The popularity of full-size trucks for overlanding has grown exponentially in recent years, as discussed in Scott Brady’s article Full-size Revolution. So, why have these vehicles become so popular? There’s more than one answer to this question, but I consider it a reflection of the growing interest in overlanding. As your love of vehicle travel…

Overland Classifieds :: 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD Manual

The Toyota FJ Cruiser was a huge hit when unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in 2003, and despite the concept being almost 20 years old, it still looks contemporary and purposeful. The Cruiser doesn’t just have the looks to match its modern-day rivals but also demonstrates go-anywhere performance, making it both a unique and…

Video of the Week :: Vanagon Syncro “Journey to the Arctic”

I remember the call like yesterday. “Hey, is this Jack? You left your details with us in Lofoten [Norway] last summer. Would you like a job?” In my excitement, I exclaimed, “Yes!” After all, life has taught me that if I grab exciting opportunities with both hands, the minor details have a way of figuring…

Overland Classifieds :: 2001 Nissan Patrol GU

Shipping an overland vehicle has always been pricey, but during the pandemic, costs skyrocketed. Amidst the global chaos, I heard countless stories of vehicles being stuck at sea or damaged in transit. For those planning to visit a country like Australia, there’s a possibility your vehicle will be further detained upon arrival for assessment (which…

Overland Classifieds :: 2015 AEV Brute Jeep Rubicon Double Cab w/ Overland-Ready Bed Rack

The Jeep Wrangler is highly regarded for its go-anywhere capability and rugged dependability. Subsequently, it’s a popular platform for overlanding, with recent examples including this $41,000 2013 AEV Rubicon Unlimited, a $43,000 AEV Build w/ Overland Extras, and a $37,999 JKU w/ AEV Components. The key abbreviation in these listings is AEV, or American Expedition…

Overland Classifieds :: 1994 Mercedes 1824 AF 4×4 Expedition Truck

Classifieds have been getting a little too sensible recently, so I figured it was time for another rolling mansion. Over the past few months, we’ve shared several go-anywhere luxury apartments, including a $329,000 2019 Acela Monterra Expedition Build, a $529,000 GXV Patagonia, and a $675,000 6×6 SLRV Expedition Vehicle. While I wouldn’t recommend going out…

Overland Classifieds :: 2004 Ford E-350 4×4 Quadvan

We’ve had several E-350 4x4s listed on the forum recently, and one can’t help but wonder whether it’s linked to the high fuel prices we’re currently experiencing. Unfortunately, owning one of these vans may no longer be viable for many, but for overlanders, the E-350 remains a great option. Sure, the cost of gas is…

Overland Classifieds :: Mercedes Sprinter T1N 4×4

The Mercedes Sprinter is one of the most popular vans on the market, and for good reason. The Sprinter is reliable, relatively economical, comfortable to drive, offers excellent interior living space, and both OEM and aftermarket parts and accessories are readily available. Furthermore, the 4WD variant is impressive off-road, with the original T1N Sprinter (with…

Overland Classifieds :: 78-Series Toyota Troopcarrier

Well, the day has come. I’ve finally met the love of my life, and it has a custom aluminum welded Alu-Cab interior and a rebuilt 1HZ diesel motor. My heart is racing, my palms are sweaty, and my Volkswagen T3 Syncro looks nervous, but there’s no denying this Toyota Troopcarrier is the one. If you’re…

Overland Classifieds :: 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Adventure Motors is building quite a reputation for exquisite, no-expense-spared overland builds, with recent examples including this $67,500 2021 Tacoma TRD Off-Road Double Cab, a heavily modified $47,500 2005 Lexus GX470, and a $72,500 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road Limited. From what I’ve seen, the vehicles they produce are always exceptional and considering the attention…

Destination :: Sella Pass, Dolomites, Italy

They say that life is as much about the journey as the destination, so when it comes to vehicle travel, I often avoid the highways, instead opting for the more scenic route to reach my journey’s end. With this in mind, I ditched the main roads in Italy and crossed as many of the Dolomite’s…

Overland Classifieds :: 2013 AEV Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited

The Jeep Wrangler is a popular choice for overlanding, with recent examples including this $43,000 2014 AEV build and a $37,999 2014 Wrangler with AEV components. Over the years, most iconic 4WD vehicles have been somewhat watered down (Defender, I’m looking at you) as manufacturers prioritize on-road handling, tech, and comfort over rugged all-terrain capability….

Bikepacking News :: Kokopelli Will Launch All-New Bikepacking Bags for Spring 2023

Industry-leading packraft and kayak company Kokopelli has announced its ultra-durable Durango bike bag collection designed to revolutionize the bikerafting experience. Bikepackers will already be familiar with “bikerafting,” which, as the name suggests, refers to a trip that merges adventure cycling with packrafting. This style of human-powered exploration has exploded in popularity in recent years, as…

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 Backpacking Tent

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. Few brands in the world of bikepacking have an equal reputation for quality, innovation, and functionality as Big Agnes. The Colorado company was established 20 years ago with a mission to “build better gear for sleeping in the backcountry” by a team who…

Overland Classifieds :: 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Off Road Limited

Half-ton trucks have grown in popularity in recent years, with many overlanders recognizing that their considerable payload and towing capacities are well-suited to expedition builds. Sure, there are advantages to smaller trucks like the Tacoma and Hilux, but if you want to incorporate a camper, accessories, and load up with supplies, you’ll quickly discover their…

Overland Classifieds :: 2005 Lexus GX470

This Lexus GX470 is a popular choice for overland builds, with recent examples including this $29,000 2006 GX470 and an expedition-ready $30,000 2005 Sport. The GX470 is one of the few vehicles that combines on-road comfort and interior luxury with class-leading all-terrain capability. Subsequently, it’s as comfortable on the school run as it is crawling…

Overland Classifieds :: 2009 Ford E-350 4×4 Full Conversion

The Ford E-350 4×4 is a popular choice on our forum, with recent expedition-ready examples including this $82,000 7.3-liter 4×4 Diesel XLT, a $75,000 2002 4×4 Hightop Campervan, and a $55,000 2003 4×4 Diesel. What makes the E-350 such a revered overland platform? First and foremost, the Power Stroke diesel motors are exceptionally long-lived, with…

Overland Classifieds :: 1999 Chevy Astro AWD

When we think of overland rigs, the Chevy Astro AWD probably isn’t the first vehicle that comes to mind. However, there’s something undeniably charismatic about a vehicle that has been carefully modified for a purpose it was never really intended for, and today’s offering is a fantastic example. Make no mistake, this is no Land…

Destination :: Lake Sorapis, Northern Italy

Located in the Italian Dolomites, Lago di Sorapis sits below the towering 10,515-foot Mount Sorapis (or Punta Sorapiss). The summit is reached via a 13.5-kilometer (8.4-mile) round-trip hike from designated parking at Passo Tre Croci. Considered medium to hard in difficulty, the hike features 2,378 feet of elevation, some narrow-exposed sections, and several small metal…