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Six Adventure Riding Boots for Summer

It’s hot. Your feet are a stinking, sweaty mess inside plastic riding boots that don’t breathe. Your girlfriend just said you smell like asiago cheese mixed with Gruyère. When you did that creek crossing last week, the boots took on a bunch of water and never dried out. Now, they’re simmering in a molding cheese…

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Seven Hydration Packs for Summer Riding

Hydration is crucial to the human body. We all know what it feels like to be parched after a long day in the sun exerting ourselves, and it’s not a feeling we can ignore. Maybe some of you, like me, have even suffered heat exhaustion or heat stroke—a life-threatening situation that can be avoided by…

Overland News of the Week

Trestle Aeropress K-cup Adapter Let me ask you a question: are you really an overlander if you haven’t added aftermarket parts to your Aeropress? The Trestle Aeropress K-cup adaptor allows you to utilize K-cup coffee pods with your trusty coffee syringe. Advantages? Well, to start, K-cups are pre-portioned and pre-ground which makes measuring or adjusting…

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Five Lightweight Motorcycle Options for Vehicle Hitch-mounts

There are many reasons why riders might want to transport a motorcycle by vehicle: maybe you need to take your bike to the dealer for repairs or want to get from A to B without riding hours on the interstate. For example, if you live in Washington and want to ride the Colorado BDR, you’re…

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10 Solutions for Carrying Extra Fuel on Motorcycles and Off-road Vehicles

Updated April 28, 2021. Many overlanders have a conundrum—how to carry extra fuel for those far-from-it-all excursions we all dream about. Carrying gas or diesel safely is even more of an issue: gone are the good old days of filling up plastic Coke bottles and strapping them to your overland rig or ADV ride. Even…

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Overland News of the Week

Osprey Talon Pro 30 The comfort of Osprey’s backpacks is well known amongst outdoor enthusiasts, and their new Talon Pro 30 brings that comfort to the world of ultralight backpacking. A lightweight wire frame and injection-molded framesheet provide support for this 30-liter pack. Osprey lists a recommended maximum payload of 15-25 pounds for comfortable carying….

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Hard or Soft? A Quick and Dirty Review of Motorcycle Luggage

Editor’s Note: This post was previously published on SheADV.com One of the most important gear items to have on your bike is sturdy, waterproof luggage. Your gear is useless if it’s exposed to the extreme elements of riding unprotected. Over the course of two years, I tried three different motorcycle luggage setups: one was a…

Rev’it adventure gear

REV’IT’s 2021 Spring/summer Apparel Line

One of the best aspects of Rev’It gear is its diversity; both the male and female menus have many options for riding jackets, pants, jeans, and more. This is one of several reasons I chose Rev’It as my one and only suit while riding through 40 countries around the world. You can read a review…

Field Tested: Scotts Steering Stabilizer

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Gear 2021 Issue.   The Scotts Steering Stabilizer has one purpose: keep you in control of your motorcycle by limiting wobble, weave, and unintended deflection of the front wheel. The device is a hydraulic shock absorber housed in a gold-anodized aluminum box that mounts to…

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Filson Debuts Alcan Moto Collection

A new line of motorcycle apparel has hit the industry, and it’s pretty darn hot. Filson, an established outdoor outfitter since 1897, has launched their first-ever moto collection using toned-down, natural-looking fabrics that blend in well with the outdoors. The Alcan Collection consists of pants and jackets, along with helmets and gloves. You’ll also find…

Overland News of the Week

Mac’s Tie Downs Monkey Face Mac’s Tie Downs’ latest offering is a nifty little device called the Monkey Face, designed to make securing cargo even simpler for folks with stake pockets. The .375-inch laser-cut steel tie-down interface is welded to a .1875-inch square steel tube (which secures in stake pockets with an included linchpin), and…

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Alloy Versus Spoked Wheels on Motorcycles

Up until the late 1960s, most motorcycles came with wire-spoked wheels. That all changed in the ’70s when one-piece alloy wheels hit the market. Nowadays, you’ll find alloys on the majority of modern motorcycles on the road. So what’s the difference? You’ll always see exceptions, but for the most part, alloys, or cast wheels, will…

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Garmin inReach Explorer Satellite Communication

Product Review—Garmin inReach Satellite Communication First off, a disclaimer: my husband and I used Garmin inReach Explorer Satellite Communication during a round-the-world motorcycle trip that lasted 708 days. DeLorme inReach (bought out by Garmin in 2016) gave us two Explorer devices—one we received on loan; the other we paid for at a 50-percent discount. The company…