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Super Pacific Campers Launches Network for Installs, Demos, and Support

Super Pacific has announced a satellite network of shops in Oregon, California, and Colorado, offering delivery and installation, and, beginning in April 2023, in-person demos, warranty support, and customer service. Prospective buyers may choose between several delivery and pick-up options, including installation at one of the satellite locations, custom delivery by LTL Freight shipping, or factory pick-up with free fitting in Portland, Oregon.

For more information on Super Pacific’s satellite locations, visit superpacificusa.com.

Dainese Presents 2023 Motorcycle Touring Collection

The Dainese touring collection offers five new jackets, four pants, and a pair of Gore-Tex adventure touring boots for the 2023 season. The Dainese Seeker moto boots are constructed from premium leather and include sliding injected TPU Flex Dynamic Armor plates on the instep, an Ortholite-cushioned footbed, and a flexible shin protector. Focusing on ergonomic protection technology, ventilation, and thermal insulation, the jackets include waterproof lining and plenty of external storage pockets.

$440 – $960 | dainese.com

National Luna Unveils Legacy Smart Fridges and Freezers with Bluetooth Connectivity

National Luna has unveiled its new Legacy Smart fridges and freezers, which change temperature readings from Celsius to Fahrenheit via Bluetooth connectivity with the NL Connect app and control individual zones in dual models. The app allows users to monitor live fridge temperatures and status, control temperature set-points, adjust fridge operating modes, and opt-in for fault condition notifications.

$1,465 – $2,145/dual control (50L to 110L), $1,345 – $1,975/single compartment (40L to 125L) | equipt1.com

BearVault Launches New Adventure Ambassador Program

Portable canister brand BearVault recently introduced its new Adventure Ambassador Program, which aims to sponsor social media-savvy explorers on their outdoor journeys. “While we’d love to go on all these adventures ourselves, it is just not humanly possible—so why not join outdoor enthusiasts on their amazing trips through a sponsorship program,” said Grant Breridenbach, BearVault’s marketing manager. The program will spotlight various BearVault food storage systems during activities such as fishing, climbing, paddling, hiking, hunting, and backpacking. To learn more about ambassador perks and deliverables, or to fill out an application, visit bearvault.com/ambassador/.

QuietKat Electric Bikes Introduces 2023 Ebike Models

QuietKat’s 2023 Ebike collection includes four new models suited to everyone from entry-level riders to hunters, anglers, and those looking for ultimate power on demanding off-pavement trails. The Apex Pro suits riders seeking upgraded front suspension and a 16Ah battery, while the Apex Sport features a more budget-conscious fork, battery, brakes, and drivetrain with up to 38 miles of range. QuietKat’s best-selling hunting bike is the Ranger; this year’s model is upgraded with two-piston hydraulic brakes. Finally, the Pioneer is the brand’s entry-level bike, which provides up to 29 miles of range with assisted pedaling and 14 miles of full throttle unassisted.

$1,999 – $5,599 | quietkat.com

Mystery Ranch Launches Fall 2023 Line

The pack and bag brand Mystery Ranch has unveiled its Fall 2023 line, which features 100 percent recycled post-industrial waste materials. Available in August, the new Catalyst Series is well-suited to both the daily commute and adventure travel, with a three-zip design, six colors, and offered in 18-, 22-, and 26-liter volumes. The three-zip design allows instant access to the bag interior, a padded laptop pocket, and internal zippered pockets.

$179/26-liter, $149/22-liter, $139/18-liter | mysteryranch.com

ComeUp USA Introduces Solo Series Self-Recovery Winches

ComeUp has announced its Solo Series integrated-style winches in 9,500- and 12,500-pound ratings. Both models come with a synthetic rope, cord controller, and wireless remote. The control box features a thermal warning system and a digital voltage display to monitor battery levels. The cord remote now includes a built-in magnet to secure the controller to any steel surface.

$1,950/Solo 12.5rs, $1,750/Solo 9.5rs | comeupusa.com

Rev’It Releases the Stratum GTX Motorcycle Riding Suit

When Rev’It began developing its Spring/Summer 2023 adventure travel collection, it aimed to create a riding suit that would offer “the highest levels of comfort and protection in all conditions, on all surfaces, anywhere in the world.” The Stratum GTX two-piece riding suit uses a modular layering system with a Class AA CE-certified air layer, a Class B CE-certified shell for ultimate ventilation and protection, and a waterproof, windproof outer layer. The jacket and pants are padded with Seeflex protectors at the shoulders, elbows, and knees, Seesmart protectors at the hips, and a kidney belt that covers the spine.

$1,400/jacket, $1,100/pants | revitsport.com

Eibach Announces New Kits for Ram 1500 Models

Performance parts manufacturer Eibach has announced new coilover lift kits for 2019 to 2023 Ram 1500 models, including front coilovers and two coilover lift systems. The Pro-Truck Coilover 2.0 system, equipped with Eibach Ero race springs, allows various combinations to fine-tune ride height and load capacity, while the Pro-Truck Stage 2 Lift features a complete system of front coilovers, rear shocks, and rear lift springs. Finally, the Pro-Truck Lift Stage 2R system includes front coilovers, rear reservoir shocks, and rear lift springs, offering the highest off-road performance and capability.

$905+ | eibach.com

Sea to Summit Launches 2023 Product Line

Adventure equipment brand Sea to Summit expands its line in 2023, introducing the Ikos tent, Big River Dry Pack, and eVac Compression Dry Bag HD. The Ikos tent includes an optional mode that turns the tent into an open-air shelter to protect against inclement weather or heat. Offered in two or three-person models, the tent features a wider floor volume and first-to-market Dac Mx poles, and a non-PFC water-repellent finish. The Big River Dry Pack and eVac Compression dry bag include easy-repair field buckles, an optional sling, and 420-denier ripstop nylon.

$429/Ikos TR2, $529/Ikos TR3, $40-$80/Big River dry pack, $40-$60/eVac Compression dry bag | seatosummit.com

HydraPak Expands Hydration Reservoir Lineup

HydraPak has broadened its product line by introducing the Contour reservoir and updating the Velocity and Force models. Ideal for backpackers and bikers, the Contour is lightweight, low profile, and features a 3D welded bottom and side tube exit port. A soft and flexible handle lends well to easy filling and carrying. Designed for runners, the Velocity is comfortable with a slim profile soft grab tab for fast loading and unloading. The Force reservoir now features a rugged 840D nylon handle.

$35+ | hydrapak.com

REI Co-op Introduces the Trailmade 20 Sleeping Bag in Six Sizes

The one-size-fits-all sleeping bag is a thing of the past thanks to REI’s Trailmade 20 sleeping bag, available in six sizes: short, short wide, regular, regular wide, long, and long wide. The bags include a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on the polyester shell made from recycled materials. Recycled polyester fill provides water-resistant insulation, and differentiated drawcords on the hood and neck allow users to make easy adjustments. While the temperature rating is 21°F, the bag has been tested for comfort at 31°F, making it a decent choice for most backpacking and camping pursuits in the spring, summer, and fall.

$100 | rei.com

VSSL Launches New Collection in Preparation for Summer Adventures

Outdoor gear brand VSSL recently introduced a multitude of new products to its Outdoor Essentials and Provisions Collections, including its Camp Supplies II gear kit, which is packed with over 50 essentials for outdoor preparedness. Other new items include a military-grade aluminum Camp Supplies Stash Light, Mini Stash Light, and Mini Stash Speaker. The company has also added to its Insulated Flask series, introducing the stainless steel, double-walled Insulated Flask and Insulated Flask + Light, which features a four-mode LED lantern.

$80+ | vsslgear.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