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Field Tested :: Giant Loop Adventure Gear

Giant Loop has been creating innovative motorcycle luggage since 2008 when they hit the trail with their original horseshoe-shaped bag. Beginning with the Great Basin model, GL has used Rugged Bomb Shell vinyl-coated polyester with great success. The 8-liter Fandango tank bag and Pannier Pockets reviewed here are both constructed from it. As you’ll see,…

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…

790 Adventure Returns to KTM Lineup for 2024

KTM’s 790 Adventure has returned from the grave for 2024, but this is no Zombie-cycle. Changes to several areas breathe new life into the retired machine, improving its overall performance while making it easier to enjoy and easier on the planet. Spoiler: $10,990 buys a lot of motorcycle. KTM Motor Mods Known for its quick…

BDR

Backcountry Discovery Routes Teases NorCal BDR

The Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route has a reputation for being one of the most arduous on BDR’s roster. Its 820 miles offer plenty of variable conditions and technical tests to challenge adventure riders from the Mexican border all the way to the central Sierra Nevada. Recently, BDR teased an all-new route for the Golden…

Overland News of the Week

Overland News: Rev’It Launches Lamina GTX Ladies Gore-Tex Outfit In response to female adventure riders’ desire for a more sophisticated and refined riding outfit, Rev’It put together a team of nearly all women to design the Lamina GTX. By developing both the jacket and pants in 3D—directly on a bust instead of the conventional two…

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Presented by Nitto Tire Now that Halloween ghosts have been replaced by twinkling reds, greens, and golds, it’s time to start thinking about the fast-approaching holiday season.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…

2024 Royal Enfield Himalayan

Here Comes a New Royal Enfield Himalayan

Twenty-four horsepower and five speeds. These are two metrics that, despite many of its other charms and benefits, have defined Royal Enfield’s current-generation adventure bike. It may be under six grand to buy, it may be easy to service, it may have excellent ergonomics, and it may be highly approachable as an ADV platform for…

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…

2024 Stelvio from Moto Guzzi

Stelvio Pass is famous as a challenging Italian road over the Eastern Alps. The 2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio is a new, tech-laden adventure motorcycle that looks to be an excellent mount for carving the pass’s 48 tight turns and cresting its 9,045-foot summit. It features Guzzi’s latest liquid-cooled 90-degree, transverse V-twin motor, which delivers a…

BDR Special Edition Ducati Desert X Up For Grabs

Win an adventure-ready Ducati DesertX while supporting Backcountry Discovery Routes. This “Cross Continent Special Edition” has been tricked-out by over a dozen accessory companies. Wolfman Motorcycle Luggage, Scotts steering dampers, and Black Dog Cycle Works have all contributed their specialized adventure products to this one-of-a-kind motorcycle. NorCal BDR Beckons This year’s drawing celebrates the upcoming…

Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Moto Guzzi Stelvio ADV Bike—What We Know

The International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) is the big European motorcycle show that takes place in Milan, Italy, every autumn. It’s often where OEMs, especially the Italian ones, reveal their new bikes for the upcoming model year. In the ADV world, one motorcycle’s return that’s been highly anticipated is the Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Rumors…

What Overlanders Should Know About the Gore-Tex Brand

Photographs courtesy of the Gore-Tex Brand The path to purchasing outdoor gear can feel like a quest for the Holy Grail. There are many factors to consider, including sizing, materials, fit, construction, durability, and brand ethics or environmental impact. Whether it’s a pair of hiking boots or a puffy jacket, the mission always starts with…

FOAM CELL PRO 2.5" SUSPENSION LIFT KIT SUITED FOR TOYOTA TUNDRA 2022+

Overland News of the Week

Born Outdoor Badger Bed 25 Kicking off this week’s overland news is Born Outdoor. The company is now supplying a narrower version of its original Badger Bed 30. Expedition Portal’s Garrett Mead reviewed the latter and concluded: “I could not find a single thing to dislike about this bed system.” High praise, indeed. So, what…

How to Prepare for and Survive Inclement Weather While Overlanding

Lead photograph by Michnus Olivier, Piki Piki Overland More than a decade ago, we camped in a large wooded campsite in Punta del Este, a coastal town in Uruguay. Despite extensive overland travel in Africa, we were relative rookies. It was our first night in South America, the Defender had been released from the port…

Suzuki V-Strom

New Suzuki V-Strom Models Join the Adventure Lineup

The Suzuki V-Strom occupies a sweet spot for a lot of adventure-leaning motorcyclists who also need a bike that can handle more mundane riding duties. With this in mind, Suzuki has introduced two all-new dishes to their ever-expanding adventure menu (there are 12 flavors of the V-Strom now!). The 2024 800 and 800 Touring models…

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