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TerraScout :: A New Clothing Company With Overland DNA

Bend, Oregon, is shockingly beautiful, a remote nirvana positioned between mountains and grasslands, bisected by the Deschutes River and tributaries of breweries and coffee shops. We were in town to test the newest EarthCruiser and were introduced to Rob Williams of Terrascout, a local startup crafting premium adventure clothing and luggage in North America. The…

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Luno Seatback Organizer The problem with those knee-height pockets in the back of your vehicle seats? Eventually, they just become one big pocket full of food crumbs, old tissues, and who-knows-what-else. That’s why the Luno Seatback Organizer is a breath of fresh air. It attaches to your seat’s headrest, putting it at eye level where…

Exploring with the Hasselblad X1D

The Hasselblad is a compact, durable, and exceedingly elegant travel camera. The dust in the Namib is extreme, a vast expanse of the oldest erg system in the world. We had stopped the diesel 2020 Defender 110 for a moment to investigate a roadside stand of Himba, their handcrafted wares besting anything from Etsy. There…

Max Adventure Tyre Sealant Stops Flats in Their Tracks

Used by British Special Forces to prevent flats when you can’t afford to have your vehicle disabled, Max Adventure Tyre Sealant immediately plugs punctures up to 25mm in diameter when installed pre-emptively. The water-soluble formula is non-corrosive, won’t damage your tires or rims, is shelf-stable, and can be reused between tires.   Plan Ahead for…

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Kahtoola EXOspikes If you’re one of those people who don’t like to let snow and ice slow you down, having traction devices for your footwear is a simple, low-cost investment that will go a long way. Kahtoola makes many high-quality devices, but their new EXOspikes seek to improve on previous designs with better traction and…

Pelican Cargo Cases have Landed

Pelican got its start in 1976, designing and manufacturing lighting and other waterproof items for the SCUBA diving industry. But when customers began repurposing their waterproof Pelican first aid kits to protect a wide range of delicate items, founder Dave Parker saw the future of his company. Over the years, a range of strategic business…

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Berkey Water Filters Finding potable water on extended road trips is fairly easy if you pass through developed areas. But just because water is safe to drink doesn’t mean that it tastes good. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve filled the tank in our RV only to be overwhelmed by the taste of…

The Combar Adventurer Tool

Simplicity affords adventure, as the more we reduce complexity, the greater the opportunity for discovery. This is true of most things in our lives, but it is even more significant with the gear we use. Any opportunity to reduce, combine, consolidate, or simplify will typically reward us with more time to enjoy the moment. It…

Sony Alpha 7C is the Worlds Smallest Full-Frame Camera

The phrase “the best camera is the one you have with you” is attributed to photographer Chase Jarvis who wrote a book about smartphone photography. Basically, he’s saying that even if you own the highest-resolution camera with the best-quality lenses, it won’t do you any good if you don’t take it along on your trips….

Overland News of the Week: Photography Edition

With fall approaching, this is the perfect opportunity to dust off your photography gear in anticipation of changing leaves, dynamic golden-hour light, and scenic overland adventures. To help you prepare for spectacular photo opportunities, this week’s Overland News of the week is all about photography gear.   Breakthrough Photography Filters Based in San Francisco, Breakthrough…

Field Tested: Warn Epic Bags

Photography by Scott Brady   Warn has been adding to its vast array of products over the past 72 years. Though best known for manual and automatic hubs, winches, and mounting systems, Warn now offers a series of Epic Bags that help any overlander organize for their next journey. So, let’s review their lineup of…

Into the Field: Terrain 365 Introduces New Terravantium Knives

Header Photo: Terrain 365 knives with Terravantium blades are heading out to the field for testing. Top to bottom: The new STS-AT framelock folder with black G-10 scale (framelock side is titanium); the new Mako Flipper-AT with titanium handles; and already in their collection, the Otter Slipjoint with Marine Gray G-10 scales.   Terrain 365…

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HyperJuice GaN 100W USB-C Charger Even those of us that bring a minimal amount of tech on the road need to keep our devices charged. But not every charger is created equal. With the higher density batteries in modern smartphones, tablets, and computers comes the need for higher output charging solutions. The HyperJuice GaN charger…

Goodbye, Transmission

In my mind, destroying a manual transmission is an act of violence. It is something that involves loud grinding, clunking, maybe even a stalled engine. I believed it was something that would leave you stranded on the side of the road waiting on a tow truck. It turns out, it wasn’t anything like that. Olivia…

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Pelican Commemorative First Aid Kit Pelican Founder Dave Parker, who recently passed away April 2020, started the now-global company in his garage in Torrence, California, back in 1976. One of his first products, a first aid kit specifically designed for divers, initially put him on the map after customers began repurposing the waterproof, crushproof housing…

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