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36 Hours of Adventure :: An Origin Story

This 36-Hours of Adventure is Presented by: Origins I remember the first fish I caught, my grandfather smiling as I pulled the heavy (to my six-year-old frame) trout out of the pond. I am not sure how many fish my sister caught, but it was likely several more than me, my reputation as a dubious…

Prometheus Design Werx Travel Down Jacket

With the days getting shorter and the last of the fallen leaves gathering on the trail, we start to look toward winter travel and more time in the brisk outdoors. With so many of us trying to minimize our kit and find equipment that serves many purposes, jackets like the Kepler Down Cardigan from Prometheus…

Overland Journal Black Friday Sale!

At expeditionportal.com, we also have a print publication called Overland Journal. Each fall we launch a Black Friday special and announce it on ExPo first, providing access to our readers some of the best subscription, back issue, and equipment discounts of the year. For 2020, we are offering 35% off everything in the store, including the…

We Are Hiring! Senior Editor 4WD, and Director of Operations

At Overland International, we are grateful to have experienced growth during the challenges of 2020. As a result, we are expanding our team with two new positions. The Director of Operations is a functional and technical role that will focus on solving (in cooperation with our CTO) operational needs through technology solutions. The Senior Editor,…

TerraScout :: A New Clothing Company With Overland DNA

Bend, Oregon, is shockingly beautiful, a remote nirvana positioned between mountains and grasslands, bisected by the Deschutes River and tributaries of breweries and coffee shops. We were in town to test the newest EarthCruiser and were introduced to Rob Williams of Terrascout, a local startup crafting premium adventure clothing and luggage in North America. The…

Exploring with the Hasselblad X1D

The Hasselblad is a compact, durable, and exceedingly elegant travel camera. The dust in the Namib is extreme, a vast expanse of the oldest erg system in the world. We had stopped the diesel 2020 Defender 110 for a moment to investigate a roadside stand of Himba, their handcrafted wares besting anything from Etsy. There…

Building A Wrangler For Someone Who Gives

These are challenging times, with hardly a week in 2020 passing without a notable disruption to normalcy. However, there are also wonderful joys that have transpired, like reconnecting with family, or the daily acts of kindness and sacrifice from public servants, neighbors, and medical professionals. Recognizing this, our team sought out a small way to…

Overland Classifieds :: 1995 LWB Range Rover Classic

This Range Rover Classic hits close to home, as it is a vehicle that I owned for several years and sold back to the same traveler I purchased it from (Andy Biggs). Andy spent a few years refurbishing the Range Rover to its current condition, which included significant body and frame restoration. Here are the…

Camp Fare

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2020 issue.   While many of us travel with dehydrated meals, a shelf-stable meal can be a good alternative. What they give up in shelf life, they make up for in ease of heating and convenience. Notably, they also require no additional water, as the fluids used…

The Combar Adventurer Tool

Simplicity affords adventure, as the more we reduce complexity, the greater the opportunity for discovery. This is true of most things in our lives, but it is even more significant with the gear we use. Any opportunity to reduce, combine, consolidate, or simplify will typically reward us with more time to enjoy the moment. It…

Field Tested: Grayl Geopress OnePress Water Filter

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2020 Issue.   When we travel remotely or in the developing world, it is critical to prepare for accidents, spoiled supplies, and survival scenarios. I started carrying a water filter in every vehicle after a leak in my primary supply tank emptied all of…

Sportsmobile West, Inc.’s License Agreement With Sportsmobile IP, Inc. Has Ended

As a significant development in the overland and #vanlife industry, Sportsmobile West’s license agreement with Sportsmobile IP, Inc. has ended. This represents 30 years of vehicle builds and product development from SMB West, including their targeted focus on building highly capable and durable vans for backcountry travel. Alan and Liz Feld are quite literally luminaries…

The Jeep Wagoneer Returns

The all-new Grand Wagoneer concept marks the rebirth of a classic and premium American icon, providing a vision of what the modern expression of the original ultimate premium SUV can be. The Jeep Wagoneer has always served backcountry travelers, providing the storage volume and payload needed to haul a family or group of adventurers into…

ARB Launches Their New Upper Control Arms

There are numerous reasons to upgrade your suspension, including managing increased load, achieving additional ground clearance, and improving ride/handling/control. As we add additional lift, it often affects alignment, including reaching the limits of factory alignment ranges. This is where the new ARB upper control arms (UCAs) come in. Unfortunately, most aftermarket upper control arms do…

MaxTrax Releases Their Newest Color :: Turquoise

Overland News There are few overland products as recognizable and as universally useful for backcountry travel as a few sets of MaxTrax. For over a decade, we have used MaxTrax for remote travel. And when we needed them, we really needed them. In recent years, they have expanded the product line to include the new…