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Field Tested :: Ridge Merino Aspect High Rise Base Layer Bottoms and Convict Canyon Base Layer Joggers

Aspect High Rise Base Layer Bottoms Ridge Merino is a family-owned business, founded in 2014 and based in Mammoth Lakes, California. As the story goes, one of their co-founders worked for a major ski brand and noticed that all of the pros always chose merino layers over synthetics, and thus the company was born, providing…

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Aspen Frontiers Patagonia Black Hole Duffle Bag Hangers I get really excited when I see innovations in the campervan space, mostly because the industry seems to be maturing a bit and unique solutions are a little less frequent these days. But here’s something new: Black Hole duffel bag racks from Aspen Frontiers. This clever solution…

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Let’s Go Aero Moon Unit   In the search for the perfect overland shelter, there are many options to choose from (did you listen to our recent podcast about ground tents?). Personally, I have been intrigued by the hanging enclosures that integrate with some rooftop tents, creating a weather-resistant shelter annex with access to your…

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Snow Peak Home and Camp Lantern Continuing their tradition of designing outdoor gear that bridges the gap between function and form, Snow Peak brings us the Home and Camp Lantern. This camp light has modern features, like dimmable LED bulbs and a USB-rechargeable battery in a retro silhouette. Maximum light output is 400 lumens and…

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Benchmade 5370FE Shootout OTF OTF automatic knives can be deployed single-handed in an instant, making them the perfect blades for use in high-stress situations. But many of them are heavy and prohibitively expensive due to complex mechanisms. Benchmade’s new Shootout aims to change that, with a $300 price point and a lightweight build that is…

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New Gear for Overland Travelers at Outdoor Retailer 2022 Snow Show

Considered by many to be the premier outdoor industry trade show in North America, Outdoor Retailer brings together brands, store owners, athletes, PR, media—pretty much anyone that has anything to do with outdoor recreation. The winter version of this get-together, referred to as the OR Snow Show, just took place at the Denver Convention center….

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Loca Ceramic Pour-over Coffee Filter When it comes to vehicle-based travel, I am always on the lookout for products that can replace consumable items—for instance, this ceramic pour-over coffee filter. Instead of having to rely on paper filters with your coffee system (which you might have to replace while on the road during longer expeditions),…

Overland Gift Guide 2021: 15 Affordable Overland Gifts UNDER $100

This overland gift guide is presented by GCI Outdoor   When giving holiday gifts, it’s the thought that matters the most. That’s why the Expedition Portal team has rounded up this list of 15 affordable overland gifts, all under $100. If you’re shopping on a budget and in need of an affordable overland gift for…

Overland Gift Guide: 15 Gifts OVER $100 For Your Favorite Overland Adventurer

This overland gift guide is presented by iKamper   The holidays are upon us, and if you’re looking for a big overland gift for the road warrior in your family, you’ve come to the right place. The Expedition Portal team has put together this list of must-have overland gifts over $100. From sleeping systems to…

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Thanksgiving Overland Gift Guide

Presented by GCI Outdoor     Beyond Clothing Guide Lite Gloves Gloves are one of those small, crucial items that can protect your fingers from cold weather, winch cables, tool handles, and grime. However not all gloves are created equal, and few (in my experience) are often up to the task of protecting your delicate…

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Ombraz Armless Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an essential accessory for adventures, but they can also be fragile, poor fitting, easy to lose, and fog up the moment you do anything strenuous. Ombraz (pronounced “Ohm-bruhs,” originating from the Italian word ombra for shade) promises to end these drawbacks with their armless sunglasses, designed to be the ultimate outdoor adventure shades. …

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Lavabox Over/Under The Over/Under is a 304 stainless-steel multi-level stand and cooking surface for your Lavabox firepit. When used as a base, it elevates the Lavabox off of the ground (two height settings) to comply with Forest Service regulations as well as Leave No Trace low-impact campfire principles. But if you fold in the legs…

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Toyota Land Cruiser LC80 RTR (1/18th scale) If you’ve been looking for a good deal on a Land Cruiser 80 Series, here it is. This 1/18-scale LC80 is powered by a 7.4-volt LiPO battery and features aluminum frame rails, scale interior features, working headlights, and indicator lights. And for your 1/18-scale overland adventures, it’s also…

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Field Tested: Micro-Start—The World’s Smallest Jump Starter

Created by Antigravity Batteries, known for high-end lithium batteries, the Micro-start is the first, original mini jump starter. These days, we rely on electronic devices more than ever—even in the middle of nowhere—which is what makes the Micro-start an essential item whenever I walk, drive, or ride two wheels off into an adventure. This pocket-sized…

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Toyo Trunk Shape Toolbox T-190 SV In the ongoing search for vehicle organization solutions, the Japanese-made T-190 SV steel toolbox from Toyo is a lightweight and sturdy option that stacks nicely within larger gear containers. These simple metal boxes are pressed from a single piece of steel which means that they have a clean, seamless…

Lizard Skins 4.6mm DSP Bar Tape

Lizard Skins, founded in 1993, has been manufacturing quality cycling accessories for almost three decades. The company initially designed products to protect the bike and rider but has since expanded to gloves and grips. Their continued research and passion meant that in 2008 they created their most innovative grip and flagship product, Durasoft Polymer (DSP)….