Overland News of the Week

Scout Leather Co. Hex Bit Driver

If you’ve worked with high-quality hand tools, you’ll appreciate Scout Leather’s titanium hex bit driver. It accepts 1/4-inch hex bits and makes detailed work a pleasure, thanks to a ball bearing assembly that sits snugly in the palm. The knurled thumb grip provides purchase when you need to put extra torque into your project, and a recessed magnet securely retains the working bit.

$85 | Scout Leather Co.

 

White River Knife and Tool Ursus 45 Bushcraft Knife

This small, family-run knife manufacturing company is based out of Fremont, Michigan, where they produce beautiful cutting implements backed with a 100-percent, no-questions-asked lifetime warranty. The majority of White River’s materials are USA-sourced, and the Ursus 45 is a perfect example of the resulting high-quality products that they manufacture. This 9.5-inch-long knife has a full-tang blade forged from S35VN steel, regarded by many to be the Holy Grail of knife steel. Burlap or linen micarta scales and a Kydex sheath round out this workhorse of a blade.

$250 | White River Knife and Tool

 

Voyager Offroad Overland Roof Racks

These expedition-grade roof racks are built from 1-inch, cold-rolled, galvanized zinc steel that is acid-washed and powder-coated black. The result is a lightweight yet highly durable frame with a 900-pound capacity that can be mounted to factory roof mounting points or rain gutters with mounting brackets. These racks are contoured to follow the vehicle lines precisely, come with a front wind deflector fairing, and won’t affect sunroof functionality. Voyager racks are available for a wide variety of vehicles: Disco Series II, LR3, LR4, Disco Sport, Disco 5, and a slew of Range Rover models.

$1,189+ | Atlantic British Ltd

 

iLAND V2.0 Bluetooth Diagnostic Tool and Smartphone App

While we’re on the topic of Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles, here’s a vehicle diagnostic tool that’s sure to come in handy at some point. The iLAND V2.0 is designed to work with iOS and Android devices and will provide detailed diagnostic information for vehicles from 1987 to current. This wireless system provides in-depth ECU-based functions and programming, lets users read and clear DTCs, displays live dynamic data, as well as additional special functions that can be configured in the app. Note that this module and app will NOT function outside of North America.

$400 | Atlantic British Ltd

 

Expedition Essentials Recovery Board Quick Mount

This might be the coolest way to mount your recovery boards that we’ve come across yet. The powder-coated steel and aluminum recovery board quick mounts (RBQM) are designed specifically for MaxTrax recovery boards and take advantage of the MaxTrax design to securely grip the boards. Proprietary hinges and an actuating arm create a vise-like grip and provide a mechanical kick-out when opening, freeing your recovery boards quickly and efficiently. A padlock standoff backs up the system’s compression lock, so you don’t need to worry about thieves. The base of the RBQM has a grid of pre-drilled holes to allow for a variety of mounting options, depending on your rig.

$355 | Expedition Essentials

 

Overland Gear Guy Revel Insulated Window Pillows

New from Overland Gear Guy, these insulated window pillows for your Revel RV will take the chill out of the air. Offered in either foam or Havelock wool, the window pillows fit into your existing Revel windows between the window and window shade. This set of three window pillows come pre-sewn to fit the standard Revel lounge, bedroom, and sliding door windows.

$190+ | Overland Gear Guy

 

Black Diamond Spot 350 Headlamp

This award-winning waterproof headlamp features a 350-lumen LED and an optical lens to deliver bright, focused light wherever you need it. The Spot has an adjustable elastic headband, runs on three AAA batteries, and offers multiple modes, including strobe, distance, proximity, and night-vision red. On high, the Spot throws a beam 85 meters and will run for four hours. On low, the Spot gets up to 200 hours of run time.

$40 | Black Diamond

 

When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.