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Hest Foamy and Camp Pillow

Hest Foamy and Camp Pillow :: The Dreamy Camping Mattress

Hest’s five-star reviews come from expedition sea kayakers, sailboat captains, avid campers, vanlifers, car campers, sleepers with hip problems, slide sleepers, you name it. Their single biggest issue is a lack of comfortable sleep outdoors. Hest has the answer. I discovered Hest Foamy and Camp Pillow when I needed a break from venturing around the…

Women in Moto

Women in Moto :: Buy the Right Insurance and Practice Braking

Scott O’Sullivan considers himself to be a motorcycle lawyer first and a personal injury lawyer second. The Denver, Colorado-based attorney created the group, Rider Justice, five years ago as the motorcycle advocacy arm of The O’Sullivan Law Firm, P.C. and has since advocated for and helped injured riders for more than 20 years. What’s to…

Eva Rupert

Women in Moto :: Anatomy of a Female Rider

It wasn’t easy for Jocelin Snow to start riding motorcycles. As a teenager, she lived in a small town where girls just didn’t ride motorized bikes. But most of all, her parents disapproved. “My father was a principal, and my mother was a nurse. He said, ‘No daughter of mine is going to ride a…

Shad TR40 Terra Adventure Saddlebags

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2022 Issue. For its 50th Anniversary in June, Shad debuted its newest motorcycle soft bag in Barcelona, Spain, and now Shad TR40 Terra Adventure Saddlebags are available in the United States. Each lightweight bag offers a 32-liter capacity and up to 22 pounds of…

Ellen Gines

Women in Moto :: What Challenges You?

We asked some prominent, active female riders about what challenges they face in a male-dominated industry. We also asked them to share the more advantageous aspects of being a female rider. Here is what they had to say: Katrina Corcoran, Motorcycle Adventurer, Digital Creator, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Challenge The biggest challenge I faced…

The Great Gravel Boom :: 4,000 riders expected at Garmin UNBOUND Gravel 2023

unbound adjective un·​bound | \ən-ˈbau̇nd\ 1: having no limit The gravel race that began with 34 participants in 2006 will boom through the scenic rolling hills of Kansas’ Tallgrass Prairie in 2023, with thousands of cyclists clamoring for a lottery ticket to ride. Although participants will hit blacktop roads in smaller sections, the vast…

Exploring America’s Swampiest State :: The Florida Adventure Trail

It took a lot of dirt to raise Jon Birkmire. A lot of water, too. As a child growing up in Florida, there’s hardly a river, beach, or dirt road he hasn’t explored in the peninsula state known for its abundance of coastline, swamps, alligators, and snakes. So ten years ago when he discovered Florida…

Moto Guzzi :: 101 Years and Counting

In 2022, Moto Guzzi’s newly unveiled V100 Mandello with 115 horsepower and 77 pound-feet of torque is a certain far cry from your great grandfather’s original 8 horsepower Normale. After 101 years in the making, what else could one expect from one of Italy’s favorite motorcycle companies? To continue with its centennial celebration, on September…

Destinations :: Paradise on the Gulf of Mexico

The sand along the sea coast stretching from San Destin to Rosemary Beach, Florida, glistens like crystallized powdered sugar. Beyond these beaches lie the crystal clear and intoxicating Aegean-colored waves of the Gulf of Mexico. There is no other sand like this wind-weathered quartz which originated in the Appalachian Mountains hundreds of miles away. Over…

Expo Gear You Will Want to Explore: Savvy Creations for Outdoor Comfort

Amid massive builds with habitat boxes, larger-than-life bumpers, rooftop tents, and overlanding gear at this year’s Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado, the displays of homegrown and sustainable-minded companies punctuated the landscape. These are the companies and products that always garner my attention for their creative ability to meet industry demands and emerging markets….

Making it Out Alive: Learn to save your own life or the one you love

Fieldcraft Survival and TacMed Solutions, companies providing industry-leading medical, simulation, and protection solutions for combat military personnel and first responders, collaborated on this comprehensive trauma kit, the MTK (Mobility Trauma Kit), with everyday mobility, off-roading, and overlanding in mind. The kit includes everything you could need in a life-threatening emergency: a tourniquet, modular bandages, combat…

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