Overland News of the Week

CMM Offroad Delete Pro Quick Disconnect Mounting System

Tennessee-based CMM Offroad recently launched the Delete Pro Quick Disconnect (QD) mounting system, an aluminum accessory mount suitable for attachment to CMM mirror, A-pillar, or universal mount products for Jeep JL, JLU, Gladiator, and JT models. The Delete Pro QD can hold up to 50 pounds and is coated with Cerakote (with custom colors available).

$33 | cmmoffroad.com

Garmin Outdoor Maps+

Garmin recently introduced Outdoor Maps+, a subscription-based platform with access to mapping content of the United States through a single annual purchase. The subscription includes regularly updated mapping data for all 50 US states, downloadable photorealistic imagery for a high-resolution aerial perspective, elevation contours with premium high-density topo maps, and details of parcel boundaries and landowner names. Public Land maps include federal and state ownership details, hunting management unit boundaries, and Bureau of Land Management township and range lines. Outdoor Maps+ is currently available for download on Montana 700, 700i, and 750i devices.

$50/year | garmin.com

Camelbak Horizon Leak-Proof Cocktail Shaker

Those on the hunt for a last-minute holiday gift might be tempted by Camelback’s new Horizon Leak-Proof cocktail shaker. Highlights include a powder-coat finish, vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction, and a non-slip silicone base. The shaker is also dishwasher safe, BPA, BPS, and BPF-free, offering sweat-proof insulation and a cap that doubles as a jigger. A generous 20-ounce capacity means you can share your latest concoction with others, whether in the backyard or camping for the weekend.

$40 | camelbak.com

Roark x Pendleton Collection

Apparel brand Roark has partnered with Pendleton to offer a limited-edition line of flannels, jackets, and t-shirts, a collaboration that “takes the best of both brands.” To learn more about the history of the wool trade and how Pendleton sources wool from American farmers, the Roark crew traveled to Montana—a trip which inspired this limited seasonal collection. Featuring modern patterns and robust materials, products include hoodies, long- and short-sleeved T-shirts, and classic flannels with hearty elbow patches.

Prices vary | roark.com

Dude Candle

Off-road enthusiast Matt Realy developed Dude Candle in response to a gap in the scented candle market. Handcrafted in the USA, the lineup includes scents like Race Fuel, Off-Road Dirt, Motor Oil, Black Leather, and Pipe Tobacco. While many assume Dude Candle is branded for men, the scents are also a favorite among the ladies. Each candle is available in a dual-wick 16-ounce or single-wick 8-ounce amber jar with a soy wax blend and comes in a unique box with memorable tissue that’s worth a read. Vanilla Peppermint, Whiskey, and Aged Bourbon seem like appealing stocking stuffers appropriate for the holiday season.

$17-24 | dudecandle.com

Beyond Clothing Bask Baselayers

Beyond Clothing has introduced the Bask L1 Baselayer line, featuring Polartec Power Grid, a technical fleece woven into grid-like geometric patterns. The weave encourages moisture wicking while trapping body heat with less fabric mass, resulting in a quick-drying, lightweight layer with insulative and breathable results. Other notable highlights include a contoured fit and adjusted shoulder seams, a polyester and spandex blend designed to hold its shape, and flat-seam construction to minimize bulk. Beyond’s baselayer offerings include the Bask L1 L.S. Pullover and Long John in blue or black.

$70/Bask L1 L.S. Pullover, $70/Bask L1 Long John | beyondclothing.com

Nikwax Introduces High Performance Waterproof Down

While you might be familiar with the Nikwax line of cleaners for outdoor apparel, footwear, and gear, the brand recently introduced two high-performance waterproof downs: Nikwax Hydrophobic Down+ and Hydrophobic Down Recycled. These PFC-free options are Responsible Down Certified (RDS), available in 650 to 900 fill powers, and, according to Nikwax, are the world’s “highest performing waterproof down fill.” Current partner brands include Rab, Therm-a-Rest, Canis Hunting, and Haglofs.

The Armchair Adventure Festival Returns for 2023

Early bird tickets are on sale for the 2023 Armchair Adventure Festival, which takes place July 27 to 30, 2023, in Cornwall’s Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Weekend highlights include talks from world-leading adventurers, live music, and delicious local food and brews. Ural rides, survival workshops, mountain biking, yoga, shelter building, and a variety of other activities are included in the ticket price. Festival founders The Side Car Guys believe in adventure for good, continuing to raise money and donations for charity partners in 2023 and planting one tree for every ticket sold.

Ticket prices vary | armchairadventurefestival.com

Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow Cinch

Designed for comfort and packability, the Compressible Pillow Cinch is made from upcycled foam from Therm-a-Rest’s sleeping pad manufacturing lines, 60 percent recycled polyester, and a top insulation layer that eliminates lumps for a smooth sleep surface. Pulling the cinch cord adjusts the pillow’s firmness to tailor the ultimate head and neck support. The Compressible Pillow Cinch is offered in three sizes and is machine washable.

$30 to $45 | thermarest.com

The Gregory Rhune Collection

A collaboration with Gregory Mountain Products’ Japanese design team, the Rhune Collection includes 20-, 22-, and 25-liter packs defined by style, performance, and everyday functionality. An AirCushion mesh back panel provides ventilation and comfort through a 3D structure composed of 90 percent air, while additional details include an integrated shoulder harness pocket, top zippered quick-access pocket, an externally accessed laptop sleeve (Rhune 22), and an interior accessed laptop and tablet sleeve in the Rune 22 and 25 models. Plus, by utilizing recycled fabrics, Gregory reduced the carbon footprint of each pack by 51 to 57 percent (depending on the liter size).

$110/Rhune 20, $130/Rhune 22, $120/Rhune 25 | gregorypacks.com

Women’s Mountain Hardwear Dynama Lined High Rise Pant


Mountain Hardwear’s best-selling women’s stretch pant is now built for cold weather pursuits, featuring a soft brushed mesh lining and nylon Dynama fabric. An adjustable elastic cinch at the waist and zip pockets at the right thigh maximize fit and practicality. Used for rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, and camping, the pant is PFC-free with a DWR finish that repels water.

$90 | mountanhardwear.com

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. As Senior Editor at Overland Journal, you can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or writing about the unsung women of overlanding history. @desktoglory_ash