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Front Runner Tent Giveaway :: Overland News

With spring in full effect and summer on the horizon, we know that everyone is eager to air down their tires and hit the trail. But due to the current stay-at-home orders, which are still in effect across the country, we may need to wait a little bit longer. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean we can’t…

Honda Announces Hunter Cub 125cc Trail Bike

Honda enthusiasts rejoice, the trail-ready Hunter Cub CT125 has been announced online and will be available in Japan as soon as June 2020. Previously known as the Trail Cub, this bike is back after a lengthy break from production and comes in at 125cc just like the popular Super Cub C125. Upgraded components and a…

Minimalist Escape: Chalet Poisson Blanc

In the human quest for shelter, the trend has generally been bigger is better. Many builders and homeowners are creating enormous spaces and filling them with technology. WiFi-connected lighting, refrigerators with television screens, heated toilet seats, and voice-activated stereo systems are just a few examples. It would appear that despite our efforts, the perfected living…

Icon 4×4 1970 Ford Ranger Remake is a Stunner

As Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” comes across the radio, you turn up the volume and take a swig from your can of Tab. You’re in your trusty pickup headed to the drive-in theater for a double-feature. If this nostalgic picture has you yearning for the decade of disco, denim, and Watergate, then chances are…

Featured Camper :: Taxa Cricket

I generally shy away from consumer products named after insects, but in the case of Taxa Outdoors’ Cricket travel trailer, I must admit, I like what I see. The Cricket fits into Taxa’s lineup of campers as a mid-sized offering at 15 feet long. Taxa’s “mobile human habitats built for adventuring” all share the familiar…

Featured Camper :: The Living Vehicle

In the plainest of terms, the Living Vehicle is a luxury camper. But I wouldn’t be doing this towable tiny home justice with such a simple explanation. An extremely robust electrical system and elegant design choices make this travel trailer one of the most unique off-grid living solutions I’ve seen. The Living Vehicle Replaces Your…

BMW R 18 Moto is an 1800cc Cruiser

BMW has a rich motorcycle history, characterized by innovation and reliability. Starting with their first production bike in 1923, the R32 was ahead of its time, both in form and performance. It was fitted with a flat-twin boxer engine, which stuck out laterally on both sides of the bike (still present on many BMW bikes…

iKamper + Front Runner Announce US Partnership and Gear Giveaway

Overland News:  Overlanding accessory makers Front Runner Outfitters and iKamper have just announced their new US partnership: iKamper as Front Runner’s preferred rooftop tent partner, and Front Runner as iKamper’s preferred rack partner. The Washington- and California-based companies have had an ongoing partnership in South Africa and they are excited to expand their collaboration to…

Feature Vehicle: EarthCruiser Mercedes Benz G-Pro Escape

There is no way around it, the EarthCruiser Mercedes Benz G-Pro Escape is an object of desire. This tightly integrated pop-up camper mated to a Mercedes Benz G Professional chassis has serious off-road capability combined with a refined and compact living space. EarthCruiser Australia Builds A Beast With offices in Bend, Oregon, and New South…

Cake Launches Their Street Legal Kalk :: Overland News

Swedish motorcycle manufacturer Cake has been designing and building some of the most refined and functional electric drive motorcycles that are currently available. With a long-term goal of changing the world of motorcycles to make them more sustainable and easier to own, Cake has its roots in gravity sports (read: downhill mountain biking, motocross). But…

Find Camping Nirvana with the Zenvanz Modular Sprinter Conversion

The explosion of first-time campervan owners over the past few years has been met eagerly by upfitters, who offer everything from basic to boogie van builds. Want a simple bed and some cabinetry? No problem. Want radiant in-floor heat, on-demand solar-powered hot water, and satellite communication? Yep, that’s also available. As you can imagine, the…

COVID-19 is Leaving Overland Travelers Stranded Abroad

Overlanding During a Pandemic The novel coronavirus has swept across the world at exponential rates, infecting over half a million people already. In Denver, Colorado, and across the US, shelter-at-home orders are going into effect weekly, in a dramatic effort to slow the rate of infection. As someone who traveled extensively in my RV, I…

AEV’s 2-inch Spacer Kit Is the Affordable Way to Run 37s on Your Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator is one of the most popular four-wheel drives on the market today, but the long chassis length can leave something to be desired from the factory breakover angle and ground clearance. Thanks to AEV’s new 2-inch spacer kit though, Gladiator owners can gain some additional height and clearance for 37-inch tires, at…

Texino Will Build Your Custom Campervan, and Manage Rental of it Too

Campervans enable amazing travel experiences and the ability to escape to remote destinations in a self-contained home with everything needed for comfort. But many of the challenges that accompany ownership can be non-starters for would-be adventurers. Storage, maintenance, and cost are a few unavoidable roadblocks which, for the average user (who won’t ever live in…

The Coolest Cause You’ll Read About All Week: Rally For Rangers

Imagine a motorcycle rally where riders tackle rugged, challenging terrain, delivering new motorcycles to park rangers across the globe, enabling them to protect endangered species and precious cultural resources by performing their duties more efficiently and effectively. This ride exists and is called Rally for Rangers; it’s making an impact across the globe “one motorcycle…

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