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Tesla Launches the Cybertruck Basecamp

Last week, we introduced you to the aftermarket Space Camper for Tesla’s Cybertruck, a $24,000 camping solution. As always, Tesla is ahead of the curve and already has a much more basic and infinitely more affordable camping solution for the Cybertruck. Essentially, the Basecamp is an inflatable, vehicle-specific canvas tent that should take no longer…

Oregon Trail'R DoDrop Alpha

DoDrop Alpha Adventure Trailer :: Field Tested

Adventuresome outdoor enthusiasts set on exploring the more remote parts of North America while keeping their ecological footprint as small as possible, will find the Oregon Trail’R DoDrop Alpha (DDA) off-road teardrop a nice step up from tent camping. The DDA’s small footprint, minimalistic design, robust build, and light weight make it an ideal companion…

25 Holiday Gifts for the Overlander in Your Life

Presented by Küat Racks Have you heard a Mariah Carey song blasting over the speakers at your local grocery store yet? If so, it’s probably time to start thinking about the quickly-approaching holiday gift giving season. From ADV riders to bikepackers, vehicle aficionados, and tent campers, there’s something for everyone in this Expedition Portal gift…

The Aftermarket Space Camper for Tesla’s Cybertruck is Going Viral

Space Campers is an aspirational manufacturer specializing in The Wedge hard shell tent camper and The Cap topper specifically built for the Tesla Cybertruck (this article will focus on the Wedge tent as the Cap topper will likely only be available in 2025). The company introduced the bed-embedded wedge-style tent camper in mid-2023, and now…

A Family Overland Adventure in Greece :: Video of the Week

This week’s video by Slovenian freelance photographer and videographer Uros Podlogar is a sensational tribute to his young family, the spirit of adventure, and the beauty of Greece. From the Acropolis of Athens to beaches with turquoise waters, this family of four traveled in their trusty Toyota Hilux and Alu-Cab camper, taking in every sun-filled…

Patriot Campers Launches the Sublime Back to Basics X2 Tourer

Do not be deceived by that title; the X2 Tourer is essentially the revival and evolution of the original, award-winning Patriot Camper trailer. The new X2 Tourer is designed and built to achieve a balance of simplicity and innovation, offering a lightweight, highly comfortable, and ultra-capable camping experience. The Patriot Camper’s team is nothing if…

Escapod Topo 2 Overland Trailer :: Field Tested

Teardrop trailers are old-school cool, with a lineage that dates back to the DIY plans of the 1930s. The trailer style has remained popular ever since, and for a good reason—they just work. The teardrop perfectly balances compact dimensions, sleep-inside comfort, and timeless style. Most small trailers use a rooftop tent for sleeping, but it…

Tesla’s Polarizing Cybertruck to be Released November 30 with a Special Event in Austin

Marking a pivotal moment in the electric vehicle industry, Tesla is poised to unveil the much-anticipated Cybertruck on November 30, 2023. This major event will take place at Tesla’s Austin, Texas headquarters at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. For weeks, our social media feeds have been buzzing with glimpses of the Cybertruck, whether cruising down highways…

Why You Should Apply for the #GetOutDoStuff Travel Grants

British explorer and author John Blashford-Snell speaking at the 2023 Armchair Adventure Festival. The #GetOutDoStuff grants are available thanks to the event’s fundraising efforts. Applications are now open for the #GetOutDoStuff adventure travel grants. The beauty of these grants is that anyone getting out and doing stuff can apply. A round-the-world trip need not be…

Cozy His and Hers Sweaters from Royal Robbins :: Field Tested

Photography by Richard Giordano Heritage brand Royal Robbins was founded in 1968 by American rock-climbing pioneers Royal and Liz Robbins. Together, they tested unclimbed routes in the Yosemite Valley, Royal specializing in big-wall ascents throughout the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, while Liz was the first woman to climb the face of Half Dome in 1967….

The HUTrv Trailer with Dekpod Offers Compact Space and Convenience

Australians do love their outdoor/offroad trailers. There is a never-ending stream of innovative trailers coming from the land down under, and Australia is arguably the world leader in outdoor trailer manufacturing. The latest offering, the HUTrv Dekpod prototype, checks many boxes for those seeking a travel base camp. The HUT trailer merges the traditional convenience…

25 Black Friday Gifts for the Overlander in Your Life

Presented by Nitto Tire Now that Halloween ghosts have been replaced by twinkling reds, greens, and golds, it’s time to start thinking about the fast-approaching holiday season. Luckily, the Expedition Portal team has been busy amalgamating our favorite gear picks just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While Associate Editor Steve Edwards has…

Top SEMA Products According to One of Our Bosses

Brian McVickers is the Overland International CBDO (Chief Business Development Officer), partner, contributor, highly experienced overlander, and one of the most genuine guys you will ever meet (brownie points, please, boss!). Brian took to the fields of hard carpet at the SEMA event held in Las Vegas last week and returned with sore feet and…

Top Overland Products at SEMA 2023

SEMA has in the past focused primarily on high-performance vehicles with jaw-dropping customizations; however, with the upward trend in overlanding, the Overland Experience at the SEMA show continues to grow year on year with innovative gear, accessories and impressive overlanding builds. In this article, we showcase new products introduced into the overlanding scene for seasoned…

Overland News of the Week

Wrangler Introduces All Terrain Gear In Overland News of the Week, we’re excited to introduce a new line from Wrangler. Dipping their well-known toes into the overland market, the Wrangler brand recently unveiled an extension of its outdoor clothing range, namely All Terrain Gear (ATG) by Wrangler, a selection of state-of-the-art outdoor garments. Featuring everyday…

Toyota, Ford, and Lexus Shine at SEMA 2023

The annual SEMA event, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcases the latest innovations and developments in the American automotive industry, and, naturally, we focused on the overland-related vehicles and products featured. This year, Toyota, Ford, and Lexus took center stage, introducing a range of vehicles and concepts that left a lasting impression. Ford and Toyota…

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