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Fjällräven Launches Samlaren Line made from Surplus Fabric

The name Samlaren means “Gatherer” in Swedish and it is a new limited-release clothing line from Fjällräven that is made from surplus materials, aka fabric scraps. The idea behind the new line is simple: reduce waste, create value, and do right by the environment. Fjällräven has always approached its manufacturing process with a concern for…

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Video of the Week: Mitsubishi Fuso with Slide-out Kitchen and Bathtub

In a world that often feels saturated with six-figure overland vehicles, it’s nice to be reminded that you don’t need to spend a fortune to be part of this community of travelers. Pro snowboarder Mike Basich, who called an off-grid stone cabin at the summit of California’s Donner Pass home for many years, had the…

Destination: The Wukalina Walk, Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Image: Taylor and Hinds Architects   The Bay of Fires in Northeastern Tasmania is the cultural homeland of the Palawa people, a group of Aboriginals with a distinctly different culture and heritage from those of mainland Australia, in part due to the fact that they lived in isolation for over 10,000 years. The history of…

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Featured Travel Trailer :: Polydrop P17A

The first Polydrop trailer was designed in 2017 and launched in 2019 with the goal of offering unparalleled thermal efficiency so that users could remain comfortable in both hot and cold environments. The cabin of the first trailer was constructed from a wooden frame, with 8.2 inches of foam insulation encased in an aluminum skin….

Benchmade Knives: Blades Built for a Lifetime of Use

Benchmade knives are frequently found in the hands of outdoor enthusiasts, first responders, military personnel, and collectors, thanks to their outstanding warranty, above-average customer service, Lifesharp program, and web-based knife customization platform. But they weren’t always the pinnacle of success that they are today. Originally incorporated as Bali-song, Inc. in Southern California, Benchmade has come…

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Video of the Week: A 9-foot-tall Mitsubishi Delica JDM Import

Whenever I see a Mitsubishi Delica on the road or trail, it always puts a smile on my face. Those classic angles and right-hand drive are just good old-fashioned quirky fun. However, I’m not even sure how to react to this nine-foot-tall Delica. Is it a spectacle or spectacular? I only wish he’d taken it…

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Stay in this Dreamy A-frame Cabin in Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada

Photos courtesy GlampingHub   Dreamy A-frame Cabin, Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada It’s hard to deny the rustic appeal of an A-frame cabin in the forest, surrounded by swaying pine trees and moss-covered rocks. And thanks to social media (I think) and online booking platforms, more and more A-frame cabins are coming onto the short-term rental market,…

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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…

Overland News of the Week

Mac’s Tie Downs Monkey Face Mac’s Tie Downs’ latest offering is a nifty little device called the Monkey Face, designed to make securing cargo even simpler for folks with stake pockets. The .375-inch laser-cut steel tie-down interface is welded to a .1875-inch square steel tube (which secures in stake pockets with an included linchpin), and…

Living in the Woods: House in the Forest, Hokkaido, Japan

All Photos: courtesy of Florian Busch Architects   Japan is well-known for its spectacular cuisine, vibrant culture, and unique architecture. But House in the Forest, located in the woods outside the city of Hokkaido, is anything but typical Japanese style. This boxy yet organic-feeling dwelling appears as if its structure could be based around shipping…

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Video of the Week: Ricky Gates Runs Across the US in “Transamericana”

Strap in folks, because this is a long one. The first minutes of this film may feel like there’s going to be an obvious political stance or underlying agenda, but I challenge you to keep watching because you’ll find that Transamericana is pleasantly devoid of politics. It’s a story about human connection, and discovering that…

Share a Photo and Win an EPIC Tailgating Gear Package from NEMO

There is no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way that we do some things. Take skiing, for instance. Gone are the days of over-capacity lunchtime crowds in the lodge (perhaps a good change), or post-shred apres with smiling, wind-chapped strangers. And while the latter was definitely one of my favorite ways to wind…

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Featured Campervan Upfitter :: Boulder Campervans

In the world of upfitters offering fully custom campervan builds, there are a handful of businesses that stand out from the crowd, and Boulder Campervans is one. Founded by Anna and Brian Crider in Boulder, Colorado, this business is the culmination of the couple’s life-changing experience living and traveling full time in a campervan. After…

Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office Debuts Following Uptick in Remote Work

Inspired by the widespread shift to remote work that has occurred during the pandemic, Airstream has responded with an exciting new travel trailer specifically designed for those with the new-found freedom to roam. It’s called the Flying Cloud 30FB Office and it’s built on the bones of the Flying Cloud trailer which was originally introduced…

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Destination: Mount Triglav, Slovenia

Photo courtesy of Moon & Honey Travel   Bordered by Italy, Hungary, Croatia, and Austria, the Republic of Slovenia is a mountainous country that’s full of incredible outdoor recreation opportunities. The country boasts an extensive network of mountain huts which allows for exhilarating days of hiking and climbing followed by a real bed and a…

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Video of the Week: Henry’s Legacy

Being a ski patroller is a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. This week’s video is a little bit different from our usual vehicle-focused selections although, with winter upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, it feels appropriate. This official selection from the 2018 5Point film festival (if you appreciate adventure films: 5Point film…