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Field Tested: Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie

Editor’s note: This article was originally posted in Overland Journal’s Spring 2021 Issue.   The Micro Grid hoodie from outdoor clothing manufacturer Melanzana has developed a cult following over the past decade and a half. Perhaps it’s because this synthetic hooded pullover achieves the perfect balance of comfort and technical performance or because its two-tone…

Field Tested: Suunto 9 Baro

Editor’s note: This article was originally posted in Overland Journal’s Spring 2021 Issue.   Finnish company Suunto has been in the game for over 80 years, making compasses, watches, and dive computers. I owned their Vector, the first outdoor, sports-focused wristwatch that incorporated an altimeter, barometer, compass, and thermometer in one chunky housing. For me,…

#WorkFromAnywhere with GMC and Win a Sierra AT4

June 24 is National Work From Home Day, a slightly strange thing to celebrate given the widespread transition to remote work out of necessity during the pandemic. Despite the sobering cause of this change, the transition to remote work has been welcomed by many. And while skipping the commute is great, working remotely comes with…

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Destination: Sisters, Oregon

If you find yourself in central Oregon and want a beautiful destination with free dispersed camping and plenty of public lands to explore, consider a stopover near the small town of Sisters, Oregon. Located on the eastern edge of the Deschutes National Forest, Sisters is home to excellent coffee and baked goods. It also offers…

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REDARC’s New Manager30R Gets Color Display and App Connectivity

The name REDARC is synonymous with off-grid power systems, and the newest version of their fan-favorite battery management system, the Manager30R, has added a handful of new features, including a RedVision color display and app connectivity. *It is also compatible with REDARC’s RedVision Vehicle Management System. The idea behind the Manager30R is simple: bring the…

Overland News of the Week

Calyx Institute Membership + Alcatel LTE Hotspot Whether you work remotely or just like to have access to the internet while you travel, the Calyx institute has one of the most affordable solutions out there. By becoming a member at the contributor level ($500/first year, $400/year after), you’ll receive a 4G hotspot device (5G is…

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Destination: The Shady Dell Trailer Court, Bisbee, Arizona

Photos courtesy of The Shady Dell The Shady Dell trailer court in Bisbee, Arizona, is a little slice of vintage heaven. It dates back to 1927 when it got its start as a rest stop for motorists toting their families, camping gear, and RVs along Highway 80 which runs between Georgia and California. Now the…

Video of the Week: 2021 Sniper X Overland Off-road Trailer

In this week’s video, Scott takes the new Sniper X overland trailer out in the Prescott National Forest for a proper hands-on test. While the profile of this trailer may look similar to other trailers from Down Under, it has some notable differences. The dry weight of this trailer is 1,800 pounds, and with a…

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Featured Overland Trailer :: Oregon Trail’R DoDrop Alpha

Photos courtesy of OregonTrailer.net Raised in the mountains of Southern Oregon, Jon and Sawyer Christianson are the brothers behind Oregon Trail’R. As outdoor enthusiasts, the pair knows what it takes to make an off-road trailer functional and comfortable. Sawyer’s professional building background is in woodworking, and Jon has loads of experience with fabrication, CNC operation,…

Featured Truck Camper :: Global Expedition Vehicles Turtle

Photos courtesy of Global Expedition Vehicles When it comes to designing an expedition vehicle that can traverse continents, having experience behind the wheel in a variety of locations is indispensable. Founder of Global Expedition Vehicles (GEV) Michael Van Pelt understands this well. He’s been refining his expedition vehicle designs since the 1980s in an effort…

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Destination: The Woods Treehouse, Maine

Photos by Media Northeast, courtesy of Nelson Treehouse & Supply   For many adventurous souls, treehouses conjure memories from our childhoods, when we would climb high above the world of adults into our own private treetop retreats. And even though many of us are no longer children (on the outside at least), that doesn’t mean…