Overland News of the Week

Harley Davidson Bagger Riding Jacket w/ Integrated Backpack

Heading out on a short motorcycle ride and need a little bit of additional cargo space? Harley Davidson’s new Bagger riding jacket, constructed from 600-denier polyester canvas with a Teflon coating, offers protection from the pavement with a removable integrated backpack offering 20-liters of storage (men’s size large). Additionally, front and back vertical vents help keep you comfortable, while reflective graphics help other drivers to see you.

$325 | Harley-davidson.com


Hawse Pro Roller Fairlead

The Hawse Pro roller fairlead is a reimagined winching accessory constructed from stainless steel and 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum. While available information is currently limited in scope, the low-profile 2- and 4-roller designs have definitely caught our attention. The Hawse Pro is made in the USA.

$TBD | Hawsepro.com


Phokus Research Low Visibility Deployment 2 Trauma Kit

Phokus Research Group brings battlefield-inspired medical supplies and kits to service members as well as citizens. Their Low Visibility Deployment 2 Trauma Kit is designed to be compact and comfortable to carry, giving you no excuses to leave it behind when you head into the field. The kit contains combat gauze, z-fold gauze, two occlusive dressings, a 14-gauge decompression needle, a 3-inch-wide elastic bandage, nitrile gloves, safety pins, and more. The total kit weight is 8.7 ounces, and at just 6 by 9 inches, it’s small enough to fit just about anywhere in your rig (or on your bike).

$173 | Phokusresearch.com


Milestar Patagonia M/T-02 (now up to 42″)

Milestar offers a wide variety of tires, the most popular of which is their Patagonia line that includes an A/T, X/T, M/T, and even an SXS model. Their newest offering within the Patagonia line, the M/T-02, will be available beginning early 2022 in sizes up to 42 inches. The M/T-02 features cross-directional siping, a 3-ply sidewall, and a newly formulated tread material which results in longer life on- and off-highway.

$147+ | Milestartires.com


Rago Fabrication ’90-’97 LC80 Tailgate Antenna Mount

Communication is king in the backcountry. It can mean the difference between spending an unplanned night out or making it back to your home base. When setting up your (90 to 97) Land Cruiser’s communication equipment, be that a GMRS, CB, or dual-band radio system, Rago Manufacturing has got you covered with a rust-resistant tailgate antenna mount. This bracket mounts cleanly to the side of your tailgate without the need for any special modifications.

$75 | Ragofabrication.com


The Light Bull Bike Rack

I don’t often feature new products that are being crowdfunded, but this lightweight bike rack looks like a great solution for anyone living in a campervan or RV who might need to occasionally store their bike rack inside of their vehicle for safety. The Light Bull takes up a diminutive amount of space but promises a secure and rigid mounting solution for up to two bicycles. As a bonus, at 18 pounds, it weighs less than half of what most hitch-mounted bicycle racks weigh.

$TBD | TheLightBull.com


Travel The Planet Overland Edition 2 by the Bells

In addition to being incredibly fun and warm people to be around, the Bells are a seemingly endless well of knowledge when it comes to overland travel. And they’ve collected all of their best tips and tricks from a life lived on the road and condensed it down into a travel book. Now, in its second edition, Travel the Planet Overland is a field manual to help you navigate the challenges of overland travel, from managing your money, to traveling with children, to choosing the right rig. This 300-page, 100,000-word, hard-cover, full-color book is currently live on Kickstarter.

*Editor’s note: the Bells are regular contributors to Expedition Portal and Overland Journal

$60 | Kickstarter.com

Ai13 Billet Products Pax Fuel Nozzle

Ai13 got its start in the oil and gas industry, but due to challenging economic conditions, the company changed its focus to off-road vehicle equipment. Their flexible Pax fuel nozzle, which is a fan favorite, adds function to your Rotopax fuel storage containers, allowing you to easily pour fuel into your vehicle or another container. When not in use, flip the Pax nozzle around and store it inside your Rotopax container like you normally would with the original Rotopax nozzle. Each nozzle assembly includes an engraved aluminum end seal cap.

$25 | Ai13.us


Seasucker Recovery Board Mounts

Have you ever wanted to mount recovery boards to your vehicle in a unique location without needing to drill additional holes? The Seasucker recovery board mount is a suction-cup-based system that lets you do exactly that. Simply clean the desired mounting points on your vehicle (on a body panel), place the suction cups, and pump them until they are secure. Before scoffing at the holding power of this product, note that they have been tested on a track at 140 mph.

$219 | Seasucker.com


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Matt is a paragliding pilot and adventure seeker living full-time in a 25-foot Airstream travel trailer pulled by a Ram 2500. His love of the outdoors has driven him to explore remote destinations across North and South America in search of the most aesthetic peaks and beautiful flying sites. IG: @m.b.swartz