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Overland News of the Week

New Alu-Cab Ineos Grenadier Roof Conversions are Available for Pre-Order In this week’s Overland News of the Week, Alu-Cab announces the Ineos Grenadier roof conversion, available via pre-order to consumers through OK4WD with free shipping to authorized US Alu-Cab dealers. While currently in the research and design phase, Alu-Cab says this game-changing conversion will offer…

Hard-Shell Rooftop Tents :: Buyers Guide

In recent years, hard-shell rooftop tents (RTTs) have gained significant popularity, and there are compelling reasons for this despite their generally higher cost compared to soft-shell models. While both have their respective pros and cons, hard-shell tents are generally more durable, streamlined, and practical for specific applications. The practicality of a rooftop tent is evident…

Jackery Debuts Solar Rooftop Tent Prototype at CES 2024

At CES 2024, Jackery, commonly known for its expertise in solar generators and portable power stations, unveiled its solar rooftop tent. This groundbreaking product is anticipated to inspire numerous imitations due to its innovative design and functionality. Nimesh Patel from Jackery introduced the solar RTT as a unique fusion of comfort and technology. Equipped with…

Westfalia Returns to The US with the Wave Camper

Vanlifers rejoice! The Westfalia Wave Camper marks a significant return for the iconic Westfalia brand to the North American market after nearly two decades. The Wave Camper, based on the ever-popular Ram Promaster (the new gold standard for Vanlife conversions), reintroduces the Westfalia experience with modern enhancements and a design tailored for both comfort and…

Potjie2Pint’s Land Rover Defender 130 : Feature Vehicle

In 2012, Marjan (a skilled Dutch chef) and her partner, Patricia (an astute Belgian financial business analyst), embarked on a transformative journey. They relocated from Europe to the sublime coastal town of Hermanus, South Africa, with a dream to infuse a touch of Belgium into their new surroundings. Their entrepreneurial spirit led to establishing a…

Airstream REI Basecamp 16X :: Field Tested

Since our overland vehicle is also a daily driver, packing and preparing for spontaneous trips has been cumbersome. My family is forced to choose between comfort, preparedness, and the simple ease of minimalism. In the last decade, a new class of capable overland camp trailers has mitigated this trade-off. We now store all of our…

Peak Evolution Sets Solar EV Altitude World Record

The Swiss Peak Evolution team recently set a new world record for the highest elevation achieved in a solar-powered electric vehicle by driving up to 21,325 feet (6,500 meters). The current land vehicle altitude record is held by French race driver Romain Dumas (three-time 24-hour Le Mans winner), driving an off-road adapted Porsche 911 powered…

The Self-Propelled L1 Long Range Lightship is an All-Electric RV Built For Road Tripping

From an overlanding point of view, the Lightship L1 is, in its current form, limited in terms of practical travel unless utilized as a base camp (of the Lightship models available, only the L1 Long Range is self-propelled). However, the technology and design of this self-propelled trailer interest us most, as well as the possibility…

Overland News of the Week

Overland Home Launches Overland International’s co-owner and designer Stephanie Brady has launched a new business called Overland Home. Overland Home aims to provide beautiful, unique, and well-designed products from artisans around the globe with a focus on natural materials and time-honored techniques. All artisans sourced from are paid fair wages, which means when you purchase…

Overland Journal podcast episode 175 - ARB Earth Camper

Overland Journal Podcast :: Principles of Overlanding—Overland and Expedition Trailers

Overland Journal Podcast Episode 175 Did you know that Expedition Portal articles about overland, expedition, and off-road trailers are among the most popular on the website? It’s one of the hottest segments in the overland industry—from tiny teardrops to massive multi-axle toy haulers, there have been incredible leaps in technology across the board in the…

10 Things to Know About Overlanding Spain

Photography by Richard Giordano It might sound cliché, but Spain is truly a country with something for everyone. An easy jumping-off point to France and Portugal, Northern Africa, the British Isles, or beyond, Spain’s convenient location makes it accessible for most overlanders traveling in Europe. While milder wintertime temperatures provide an escape for those from…

On the Rocks: Outdoor Barware for the Happiest of Happy Hours

Lead photo by Richard Giordano I view cocktail-making as a gesture of love. There’s care involved: slicing citrus, preparing ingredients, sourcing ice cubes, shaking or stirring. Time, a precious commodity, is also required. Your personal preferences are attended to. Two shots or one? Too sweet or not enough? The casual mixologist, often a friend or…

The Tufport Overlander Slide-in is Lightweight and Built with Heritage

When purchasing a camper, you simply cannot underestimate the value of experience. Tufport, based in Delta, British Columbia, has specialized in manufacturing industrial-grade truck slide-in units and van tops for the last 50 years. Their products include custom van interior installations, the Adventure slide-in for pickups, the Medical Mobile Treatment Centre (MTC) slide-in for workplace…

Boxio Portable Sink and Toilet :: Field Tested

Photography by Richard Giordano Boxio Portable Camping Sink Established in Germany, Boxio manufactures stackable toilets and sinks made from recycled plastics. Inspiration struck while founder Arvid was building a tiny house for his family. Composting toilets in Europe were expensive and complicated, so with the help of his co-founders and a couple of engineers, a…

Unplugged Performance Outfit the Tesla Cybertruck for Overlanding

Overland News of the Week

Halite Void Pro Bag First up is overland news from Halite. If you’re not familiar with the Norwegian brand, check out Graeme Bell’s Kraken and Void Bags Field Test. The company recently announced its Void Pro Bag which features intuition foam in shoulder straps for additional comfort, 1000-denier Cordura fabrics, two external zippered pockets (and…

Rooftop Tent Skills — Buy, Bolt-on, and Bug Out

In this age of hyperbuilt and overcomplicated overland vehicle builds, it is all too easy to forget that, above all else, your build should be affordable, practical, and straightforward. The rooftop tent (RTT) is not a new invention; we have all seen the images of overland vehicles built in the early 20th century equipped with…

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