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Overland News of the Week

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…

Featured Campervan Upfitter :: Coyote Conversions

Coyote Conversions is the creation of Callan and Meghan, two Boulder, Colorado-based adventure seekers who combined their woodworking and customer service skills to create a campervan upfitting business. With a focus on custom, one-of-a-kind builds, this small team works closely with their customers, designing vehicle interiors that complement your interests while simultaneously providing the comforts…

Overland News of the Week at Expo West

iKamper Disco Series Cooking Outfit iKamper makes a strong entry to the cooking game with this modular setup, complete with burner, adjustable legs, and more. What makes this cooking outfit unique? To begin with, the Disco burner (which is manufactured by Korean gear manufacturer Kovea) can be used independently of the tripod, thanks to its…

Redarc Unveils New Line of Adventure-ready Solar Panels

Australian power management equipment manufacturer Redarc has announced its new line of adventure-ready solar panels. Designed to survive the harsh environments that many of us explore with our overland vehicles, this collection of fixed, portable, and flexible solar cells capture additional power to keep your battery system topped off in the backcountry. “REDARC’s solar panels…

Eye-Catching Vehicle Builds of Overland Expo West 2021

Photography by Richard Giordano After a hiatus in 2020, Overland Expo West was back in the saddle this past weekend with a busy event at Flagstaff’s Fort Tuthill County Park. Offering their usual jam-packed schedule of roundtables, educational sessions, trail rides, presentations, and vehicle walk-arounds, the Expo fairgrounds were also filled to the brim with…

2021 Overland Expo West :: Day 1

Overland Expo West is officially underway in Flagstaff, Arizona. Day one brought beautiful weather and an enthusiastic crowd of attendees, all of them eager to see what the 400+ exhibitors from the overlanding and offroad industry had on display. The Expedition Portal film crew eagerly jumped in the mix, visiting a variety of exhibitors, including…

Featured Vehicle :: Makoventure’s 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 Conversion

Photography by Richard Giordano In a sea of Tacomas and rooftop tents, it’s always refreshing to spot a one-of-a-kind vehicle build. This 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 conversion is indeed unique, and like the Creature from Frankenstein, it is a composite of body parts grafted together and reanimated by the use of electricity, a ton of…

micro start sport

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…

Featured Vehicle Interior: Badass Brunette’s 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

Whether she’s skydiving, jumping out of helicopters in a giraffe onesie, or riding her Yamaha TT-R230, at the end of the day, Cristin Whetten returns to the 2015 Toyota Tacoma that she calls home. Known as Badass Brunette on Instagram, Cristin bought the truck brand-new nearly seven years ago, admittedly knowing nothing about offroading, camping,…

Overland News of the Week

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…

The Tilt Test

Since 2015, I have built a few vans on Sprinter 4×4 chassis and have crossed both Canada and the US, accumulating miles and memories, pushing farther and farther on back roads and some challenging trails. They are not rock crawlers, but we managed to go where no RV could go. Being active on social media,…

airstream and pottery barn interior

Airstream and Pottery Barn Team Up for Special Edition 28-foot Travel Trailer

Airstream’s newest collaboration is a special edition 28-foot travel trailer designed in partnership with home-goods retailer Pottery Barn. Positioned at the intersection of comfort and style, this new trailer features the amenities we’ve come to expect from Airstream with finishes, fixtures, hardware, and fabrics from Pottery Barn’s best-selling collections. “It’s a match that makes sense…