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Gerber Gear Launches More Than Ready Camp Essentials

As part of its More Than Ready campaign, Gerber Gear has released a wide range of multi-tools, knives, axes, and other camp essentials for 2023. Lightweight items like the Stake Out and Armbar Scout multi-tools feature a plain edge blade, bottle opener, and scissors in a compact size. The Pack stainless steel hatchet offers full-tang construction, while the Ultimate knife’s half-serrated drop-point blade rounds out the collection.

$10+ | gerbergear.com

Dometic Expands Go Product Line with Personal Camp Heater

Dometic has introduced a portable camp seat heater powered by a 5-volt USB-A or 12-volt socket with adjustable heat levels—perfect for taking the edge off during cold weather camping, tailgating, outdoor concerts, or used to pre-warm your sleeping bag at night. Adam Donahue, Dometic’s Vice President of Outdoors, says the Go Collection is all about making car camping more enjoyable, and the Go Camp Heater is no exception. “It’s compact, portable, and easy to use, making it an essential accessory for any outdoor adventure.” Three heating modes allow users to find their perfect level of warmth.

$79 | dometic.com

New Denali Cansmart Controllers for Triumph 1200 and Husqvarna Norden 901

Powersports retailer Twisted Throttle now carries Denali Cansmart controllers for Triumph 1200 and Husqvarna Norden 901 motorcycles. Providing plug-and-play installation and integrated control of up to four accessories, the controller Gen II model fits the Triumph Tiger 1200 GT, GT Pro, and GT Explorer bikes, as well as the 2023 Husqvarna Explorer and 2022 and 2023 Norden 901 motorcycles. Settings can be controlled from the bike’s OEM hand controls or the Cansmart Accessory Manager Software.

$285 | twistedthrottle.com

Guzzle H20 Introduces Stealth Flex Water Purifier

After watching customers disassemble their Stealth purifying systems, installing them as two-piece installations to save space, Guzzle responded to the call by recently introducing the Stealth Flex, a water purifier optimized for installation in tight spaces. The 5- or 10-inch carbon filter and LED UV are separated, creating an easy fit in tight spaces. The Stealth Flex can be installed on the cold water line at your faucet for purified water at the point of use.

$565 | guzzleh20.com

Award-Winning Van Conversion Bible Launches in North America

Riding on a wave after winning the UK/Europe Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award and Best Indie Book Award in 2022 for the Van Conversion Bible, overlanders Charlie Low and Dale Comley have launched the North American version of this 331-page guide. The book provides step-by-step instructions on converting a campervan for travel with chapters on planning, design, materials, and build tips. Low and Dale have also partnered with Ecologi to plant a tree for every book sold.

Hardcover/$40, Ebook/$12 | climbingvan.co.uk

Opinel and Monbento Introduce New On-the-Go Meal Kit

Opinel USA is pleased to announce its collaboration with Monbento with the launch of the Monbento x Opinel On-the-Go meal kit. This collaboration between the two French brands creates a smart and sustainable food ware solution that eliminates the need for disposable cutlery and non-recyclable plastic containers. The meal kit includes an airtight lunch box container, a cutlery set (fork and spoon attachments and a microfiber napkin), and a limited-edition Opinel stainless steel folding knife.

$95 | opinel-usa.com

GTFOverland is Now a US Distributor of Nomad Fox Cargo Box

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Based on the South American ammunition can, the Spanish-made Nomad Fox cargo box features double-walled reinforced corners for maximum strength, two locking clasps, and two lift handles for easy stackability and transport. Weighing 7 pounds, this box is available in black, olive, and sand colors and is manufactured with polypropylene copolymer (CPC), a highly stress-resistant material that retains well at low temperatures. It is highly stackable, and the exterior measures 20.35 x 15.9 x 9.17 inches. Long Beach, California-based GTFO is now a proud US distributor.

$129 | gtfoverland.com

67 Designs Unveils Pro Series Arms Jointed Arm Packs

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Dallas-based mounting system manufacturer 67 Designs recently unveiled its Pro Series Arms Jointed Arm Packs, designed to lower a phone, tablet, or other devices below the dash. Benefits of this positioning include optimal airflow for device cooling and vehicle occupants while allowing customers to have an arm coming from a 20-millimeter ball (sold separately). Note that the packs do not contain any base, trackball, or rail.

From $128 | 67d.com

Fifteen52 Releases Alpen MX Adventure Wheel

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Fifteen52’s new Alpen MX aims to strike a balance between handling rough terrain and providing a smooth ride on paved roads. Built to withstand the rigors of off-pavement driving while still providing handling and stability on the highway, the wheel’s multi-spoke design comes from A356-T6 aluminum alloy and a hub-centric design. Offered in frosted graphite or desert bronze, the Alpen MX is available in 17- by 8-inch sizing and boasts a 1,834-kilogram load rating.

$305 | fifteen52.com

American Expedition Vehicles Introduces Prospector XL Limited Tray Bed Edition

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With only 10 limited-edition Prospector XL Tray Bed trucks available, American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) recently previewed the first Prospector XL in Moab, Utah, to commemorate the continued success of the tough-as-nails truck model. The tray bed edition is equipped with AEV’s HD front bumper and front bumper low tube, diesel intercooler shroud kit, and a 16,500-pound winch system engineered into the front bumper. Other features include HighMark front fender flares, a three-inch Dualsport RT suspension system, an AEV Ram HD rear bumper, and more. The Prospector XL tray bed is available in RAM 2500 or 3500 configurations.

$80,000+ | aev-conversions.com

Boreas Campers Offers Standalone XT Chassis for DIY Builds

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“We’re excited to support DIY camper builders with this rugged frame, built for going offroad,” said Matt Reichel, owner of Boreas Campers. The heavy-duty, powder-coated frame is designed for Cruisemaster CRS2 independent suspension and DO35 articulating hitch. BFGoodrich AT tires and Pro Comp wheels round out the chassis, while add-ons such as a spare tire holder, fenders, and a 30-gallon water tank are available. Dimensions include a 16-foot-long frame constructed with laser-cut tube steel.

$6,500+ | boreascampers.com

Adventure Journal Launches Long Weekend Coffee Company

Adventure Journal founders Stephen and Joni’s new endeavor, Long Weekend Coffee, is currently open for business, making its debut with four blends and a small lineup of brewing tools and merch. The blends were developed with the help of Idaho’s DOMA Coffee and include varieties such as 72 and Sunny (the house blend), Sacred Handshake (medium roast), and High Five Espresso. All coffees are roasted to order.

$18.50+ | longweekend.coffee

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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