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Arctix Winter Gear :: Field Tested

Arctix is a ski and outerwear company that has been in operation for the past twenty years. I came across their affordable products when searching for sub-zero outerwear for our trip to the Arctic Circle, and we were not disappointed. Arctix has tailored its designs for all shapes and sizes and is a family favorite…

Designed for Marines, Used by Overlanders: The Story Behind Shower Pouch

In 2012, Mike Houston’s father, a retired Navy officer stationed in Afghanistan, shared stories of his travels between forward operating bases with the Marines. Among the many anecdotes, one recurring theme was the pervasive stench they endured inside their transport vehicles. Hygiene was a top priority for soldiers, and baby wipes were the go-to solution…

NEMO Equipment Camping Gear :: Field Tested

They say new ideas come from past experiences, and that’s how NEMO was born. Founder Cam Brensinger’s trip to New Hampshire’s Mount Washington in 2002 left him with the idea to create better gear for adventurers. Cam founded NEMO, short for “New England Mountain Equipment,” three days after he graduated from the Rhode Island School…

General Tire Arctic LT :: Long-Term Review

Born and raised in sunny South Africa, I had minimal experience driving icy winter roads before heading to the Northern Hemisphere. When preparing for a winter expedition to the Arctic Ocean in the darkest depths of winter, I realized I still had much to learn. That learning was the entire point of driving up to…

Full Power: The Wescotts’ Turtle V Gets a Solar and Electrical Upgrade for its Next Adventure

Think back to 1972. Some of you may remember when The Turtle Expedition, Unltd. was exploring the backroads of Mexico and Central America in our trusty 1967 109 Land Rover. At that time, we had one battery, and its functions were to start the 6-cylinder gas engine (that choked on Mexican Pemex Nova regular), turn on…

Norweld Debuts the Elite Tray

Norweld has a reputation for innovation; they produce products that evolve from excellence towards perfection, a benchmark in their industry. That might sound like a mouthful of hyperbole but do yourself a favor and watch the video below, and you will likely agree that the Elite Tray is built to be damn near perfect. At…

The Overlanding Couples’ Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Husband and wife team Graeme and Luisa Bell have put their heads together to come up with a few Valentine’s gifts for all you lovers out there. As a couple who have been together for close to a squillion years, we do not celebrate Valentine’s Day with roses, expensive meals, and lacy underpants. Instead, as…

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Overland News of the Week

Goose Gear Announces New Products for Ineos Grenadier In this week’s overland news, our very own Scott Brady is Crossing the African Continent in the Ineos Grenadier and has so far reported that it has exceeded his expectations. Goose Gear similarly understands the vehicle’s significance and potential and has subsequently revealed a lineup of products…

Columbia Ready to Roam

Columbia Ready to Roam Collection :: Long-Term Review

Columbia’s Ready to Roam Collection is yet another signpost along overlanding’s winding road to the mainstream. The Portland, Oregon-based sportswear giant launched its adventure-travel-focused layers and outerwear last year, supported by a tire-tracked media campaign featuring lots of Jeeps and overland influencers from the depths of Instagram. The company even waded into the “What is…

The Best Remote Communications for Overlanders

The historian Hellanicus recorded the first reference to letter writing, a handwritten note sent in 500 BCE from the Persian Queen Atossa, mother of Xerxes and the Achaemenid Empire (Roberts, 1843). There is little doubt that messages were sent across longer distances in earlier times, but they are lost in the sands. The process changed…

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…

Arksen Labs

Arksen Labs Launches Apparel Line

UK-based Arksen has carved out a unique niche in the adventure travel world. Originally builders of aluminum-hulled ocean-going vessels for patrolling the very ends of the world’s seas, in 2023, they branched out into bespoke overland vehicles based on the original Land Rover Defender and Mercedes Unimog. This lineup even includes an EV version of…

yakima exo system

Yakima EXO System :: Field Tested

When I first laid eyes (digitally) on Yakima’s new EXO system, I was a skeptic. The modular setup certainly seemed groundbreaking, a dual-platform design that could carry all sorts of gear configurations, hauling bicycles, a camp kitchen, and a storage box on two levels mounted to a hitch rack. The company has, of course, run…

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…

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