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Boreas Campers Teams up With Garmin

Boreas Campers have teamed up with Garmin on the EOS-12, an off-road, off-grid, four-season camper trailer. The EOS-12 comes standard with the Garmin ONE system, which connects and controls all onboard systems at the touch of a button. The system is accessed via the Garmin tablet, which can be brought into the tow vehicle for navigation and wireless suspension control, carried outside to select music, and operated from inside to turn off lights and set the cabin temperature without leaving the bed. Additionally, when arriving at a campsite, it can automatically level the camper while you relax and take in the scenery.

$80,000 | boreascampers.com

Matador SEG45 Travel Pack and Globerider 45 Travel Backpack

The SEG45 Travel Pack is a versatile yet rugged travel pack that can be utilised as a duffle back or a backpack and is favored by travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. The SEG45 is the perfect size as a carry-on when traveling on a plane, train or hiking the Sierras. The reinforced high-wear panels and rugged carry handles make it more durable when carrying through dense vegetation and long hiking trips are not an issue with adjustable shoulder straps, sternum strap and hip belt. The 45 liter travel pack is divided into five segments, allowing you to store different items separately and with a convenient undercarriage clamshell pocket, you can carry your dirty items separately. The SEG45 allows you to carry your laptop securely in an easy to access laptop pouch.

Matador’s first-ever generalist travel backpack, the Globerider 45, is engineered to be the ultimate primary backpack for travelers, combining the architecture of a traditional travel pack with materials and construction typically reserved for the outdoor backpacking industry. The Globerider 45 features an internal aluminum frame to distribute weight evenly, plus a padded, breathable hip belt, back panel, and shoulder straps to keep loads comfortable for long carrying days. A clamshell design provides ample flexible internal organization options, and the external-access features include a padded laptop pocket, a water bottle pocket, and an admin pocket with layered organization.

$200 | SEG45

$350 | Globerider 45


BCOR NWOR Early Bird Tickets on Sale

This year, the British Colombia and Northwest Overland rallies should be on everyone’s calendar. With a reputation as being gatherings for the truly passionate overland tribe, they have run for over a decade. Over four days, each rally hosts a series of special events inclusive to all adventurers, young and old. Novice and experienced overlanders alike have opportunitues to connect, learn, grow, and explore. Whole event passes (including camping) for solo travelers, couples, and families are available, as are day passes with the early bird special until March 12, 2023.

From $130 | overlandadventurerallies.com

QuietKat Electric Bikes debuts the Lynx

QuietKat Electric Bikes, leaders in off-road eBikes, has released its latest full-suspension electric bicycle, the Lynx. The Lynx continues with the café moto style but allows you to explore most off-road terrains. The Lynx features a two-speed, 1,000-watt hub motor with 24 x 4.5-inch off-road tires and a twist throttle, allowing the riders to easily switch between on-road and off-road modes. The Lynx’s smart features include tracking and remote control and will be available in late summer of 2023.

$4,000 | quietkat.com

Yeti Launches Rambler Lowball

Outdoor enthusiasts and beverage lovers can rejoice as Yeti introduces the latest addition to their Rambler Drinkware Family: the Rambler 10-ounce lowball. This double-wall vacuum-insulated vessel is designed to be the perfect drinking companion for all your adventures, from sipping coffee on a camping trip to enjoying a cold drink by the fire. It’s engineered to keep your drinks at the perfect temperature longer than standard drinkware. With its easy-to-stack design, this Lowball is ideal for storing and transporting. Like all other products in the Rambler Drinkware Family, the lowball and included Magslider Lid is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

$20 | rei.com

Thermacell EL5 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller + Glow Light

Thermacell Repellents have released the E55 mosquito repeller, which features upgraded technology with a dimmable light that illuminates outdoor settings while keeping those pesky mosquitoes away for up to nine hours on a single charge. The 12-hour refill cartridge of metofluthrin, a synthetic version of a naturally occurring repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers, makes this a presumably safe alternative for pets and humans.

$50 | rei.com

Eagle Creek Ranger XE Packs

Eagle Creek, a leading adventure travel company established in 1975, has launched its Ranger XE collection of backpacks, a waist pack and cross-body option made with 100 percent post-consumer recycled approved fabrics and webbing. With customizable suspension and hydration compatibility, these day-carry packs are designed for hiking, cycling, or climbing adventures. Also, with luggage handle pass-through and Pack-It integration, it makes an excellent pack for a weekend getaway.

$40 | Ranger XE 3-liter waist pack

$50 | Ranger XE 7-liter cross-body

$80 | Ranger XE 16-liter backpack

$100 | Ranger XE 26-liter backpack

$130 | Ranger XE 36-liter backpack


Tuffy Security Products Introduces Storage Options for Ford Bronco

Tuffy Security Products has introduced a new line of heavy-duty storage options for the 2021-2023 Ford Bronco. The custom-designed range includes the Center Console Safe, Tailgate Table, Cargo Drawer, Security Trunk Lockbox, and several Deck Enclosure options, providing drivers and passengers peace of mind while keeping valuables out of sight and secure.

Installation of Tuffy’s Deck Enclosures requires no drilling, and all mounting hardware is included. The new line of heavy-duty stowage options from Tuffy is an excellent option for Bronco owners who need secure storage.


Tuff Stuff Overland Unveils Alpine Aluminum Shell Rooftop Tent

Tuff Stuff Overland recently announced its latest product, the Alpine aluminum shell rooftop tent. The new tent will be available in 51-inch (Alpine Fiftyone) and 61-inch (Alpine Sixtyone) models. It is designed with a built-in roof rack, and the tent’s dual-action opening roof features wedge-style and full pop-up functionality thanks to four gas struts. The Alpine’s three entryway options make it an excellent fit for any vehicle configuration. One of the standout features of the Alpine rooftop tent is its ease of use. It can be deployed and set up in just one minute by a single person, making it perfect for solo travelers. The design measures less than 8 inches when closed and latched, making it easy to store and transport.

$3,500 | Alpine Fiftyone

$4,000 | Alpine Sixtyone


REDARC launches new Total Vehicle Management System, The TVMS Rogue

REDARC’s TVMS Rogue is a compact and lightweight total vehicle management system ideal for small campers, overlanding rigs, and camping trailers with limited space. The TVMS has ten x 10amp outputs for additional items such as lights, a water pump, a fridge, fans, and heaters and can be controlled remotely via the RedVision display. It also features analog inputs for light-dimming functions and monitoring water tank levels. The TVMS Roguel will be available in late March 2023.


Innovation award winner GOES puts a wilderness doctor in the palm of your hand

The Global Outdoor Emergency Support “GOES” health app might be your saving grace next time you, your travel companion, or your children sustain a mild injury. GOES gives you 24/7 access to wilderness medicine experts in the case of an emergency and can provide you with a probable cause and/or diagnosis along with the treatment but can also assist in providing you with the particulars of your closest medical emergency facility.

$2 a month for the basic assessment tool and $15 for the premium version


Birda App

Birda was created by a group of ornithologists and dedicated birdwatchers who wanted to bring the joy of the avian world to a broader audience. Birda turns discovering and exploring bird life and the outdoors into a game using challenges, leaderboards, and fun badges. On the app, you can find out what birds people near you have seen, create and curate your bird lists to keep track of all your sightings and use the species guide to help you identify birds you’ve seen. The company partners with The Wildlife Trust to help protect bird habitats.

Free | birda.org

DICK’s to acquire Moosejaw from Walmart

DICK’s Sporting Goods has announced its plans to acquire Moosejaw, a leading outdoor retailer, from Walmart. This move is aimed at expanding DICK’s outdoor portfolio, and it further reaffirms its commitment to the long-term business opportunity in the growing multibillion-dollar outdoor category.

The acquisition of Moosejaw will further enhance DICK’s Sporting Goods’ outdoor offerings, which are currently led by its specialty retailer, Public Lands.

dickssportinggoods.com moosejaw.com

EGR Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

EGR Group, a leading global manufacturer of automotive accessories and building products, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Founded by brothers Greg and Rod Horwill in 1973, the company started in a garage to create stylish, high-quality products using advanced precision-engineered plastics and acrylics.


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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell