Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Summer 2019. Regular readers may recall that I have spent a great deal of my flexible time as an amateur poisonous snake wrangler and own a Ford F250 that was purpose-built for this task. I know this will come as a shock to many, but I’m considering…
When Lexus launched the GX back in 2003, I doubt that anyone on their team would have guessed it was destined to become one of the overland industry’s most popular platforms. It was comfortable, quiet, and refined, not the sort of vehicle you’d select to kick up dust on an old backroad. Yet enthusiasts all…
Today’s classified is something pretty special. Not only are you looking at one of the few HZJ77s here in the states, but this one is freshly completed with a pop-top and custom camper interior. The seller states that this specific truck was being outfitted for rental service here in the USA, and as you’d expect…
The fourth generation 4Runner is one of my favorite used four-wheel drives. They’re rock-solid vehicles with bulletproof drivetrains, look great when properly built, and the slightly older body style doesn’t attract the wrong kind of attention while traveling. The biggest challenge these days is finding a clean one that hasn’t been driven into the ground,…
Some years back EarthRoamer made a small batch of vehicles they called the XV-JP. These Jeep Wrangler based campers included all of the luxuries you’d want for comfortable road living wrapped in a surprisingly compact and capable package. It was an extremely cool concept, but unfortunately the platform never took off, and they were soon…
Deep into the Colombian savanna, a ragtag team of adventurers get caught in a quagmire of mud, sand, piranha, and gunboats.
Although it had been around for ages, it was high time for REI to retire the Novara bicycle line. Discerning cyclists never really warmed to the label, quick to dismiss it as an entry-level house brand. To be fair, that is essentially what it was. For 2017, REI made the decision to give their bike department…
Give into it. Get fat this year.
My hyper light fatbike gets a funky front end and carbon fiber hoops.
Born on the North Shore but perfectly at home in the Southwest.
The chili pepper bike built for logging long miles
I took Salsa Cycles’ newest touring platform to the high peaks of Southern Colorado for a proper shakedown.
I take the first of many rides to come on Salsa’s latest adventure touring bike.
It’s been around for a long time, and still remains one of the best bike platforms available.
I take Rocky Mountain’s latest bike, one purpose-built for overland travel, on a 100 mile ride on the White Rim.
Who says fat can’t be fast?
We visit one of the most celebrated bicycle builders in the world. Their creations will amaze you.
Fat is where it’s at.
Thanks to brands like Marin of California, proper touring bicycles are once again available at the local bike shop.
We check in on Expedition Portal’s long term bike review