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Helinox HDB Collection

If you’re looking for stylish and luxurious packable furniture for your outdoor adventure, then take a peek at the HDB Collection. A variety of chairs, chef tables, and high cots will ensure a comfortable vacation when camping, glamping, or some time away at the vacation home. The HDB Collection is comprised of lightweight DAC aluminum resin hubs and durable 1200 poly fabric and is protected by a DWR finish ensuring the longevity of the materials. Helinox’s carry cases ensure all their furniture is easy to set up, pack up, and store.


Turkana Gear Introduces Hippo Hips Saddlebags

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The Turkana plate-mounted soft luggage is designed to offer enhanced functionality and adaptability for various riding styles and trips. The plate-mounted system allows for secure attachment to most motorcycle pannier frames for increased balance and stability. The bags are easily installed and removed with a quick-release buckle system, and the Hippo Hips offers flexibility with options to select different sizes and add MOLLE utility pouches and bottle bags for increased capacity. The universal fit design enables easy transfer between motorcycles without the need for a new luggage system. The Turkana Gear Plate mounted system is durable, lightweight, and built to withstand off-road adventures. Available by fall 2023.


Nemo Unveils 2024 Collection with a Focus on Sustainability

Nemo has revealed its 2024 collection, and the lineup showcases the brand’s commitment to sustainability. The Tensor sleeping pad series now utilizes more durable and recycled materials and a new baffle construction for class-leading warmth and thickness. The Mayfly Osmo 2P/3P backpacking shelter/tent features durability and Osmo rainfly fabric that enhances water repellency and strength. The Aurora 2P/3P tent features fire-retardant chemical-free materials, and a 100 percent recycled fabric floor. Lastly, the new Moonlite Elite reclining camp chair weighs only 1 pound 1 ounce and features a suspension system for easy reclining or upright seating, forged aluminum hubs, and molded corner mounts.

$200/Tensor sleeping pad, $160/Moonlite Elite reclining camp chair | nemoequipment.com

Bote Hangout Water Hammock

Imagine drifting along the aquamarine-colored Gallinas River in Tamasopo, Mexico, on your stylish and innovative water hammock while slowly sipping on a piña colada. The Hangout water hammock is a large floater that can comfortably accommodate between 5 and 10 people, with the option of linking to fellow floaters with their genius docklink connection points, making it ideal for large families or groups of friends. The military-grade PVC skin and EVA foam pads make it highly durable, and a mesh bottom keeps you comfortably submerged. All Bote products are inventive and have a distinct contemporary look.

$800/hammock 7, $1,000/hammock 10 | boteboard.com

Mystery Ranch Launches Spring 2024 Lightweight Packs

Mystery Ranch recently announced the official launch of its Spring 2024 lightweight packs, available this coming spring. The three new series of packs are designed for backpacking, technical climbing, and off-trail adventures with tool carry capabilities and a lightweight daypack for hiking, trail running, or travel. The Radix series is designed specifically for those needing a superlight and strip-able backpacking pack, while the Scree series is aimed at technical climbers and off-trail explorers. The Gallagator is an everyday pack, ideal for trail runs, day hikes, and travel, and is the most lightweight of the three newcomers.


OtterBox Launches New Soft Coolers

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With a capacity for 24 cans or food items, the OtterBox Tote Cooler and Cube Cooler are designed for portability. The coolers come with convenient shoulder straps and carrying handles, FDA food-grade liners, an ice pack and bottle opener, and exterior pockets for quick access. Both the Tote and Cube coolers are durable, water-repellent, and easy to clean. The Lunch cooler bag has enough space for six cans and offers two carrying options with built-in handles and a removable shoulder strap. The bag seals with a water-resistant zipper, and its exterior is durable, water repellent, and easy to clean with an interior FDA food-grade liner that is BPA free. All three coolers offer insulation that can keep ice frozen for up to two days under certain conditions.

From $50 | otterbox.com

Lance Camper Opens Enduro Facility, Announces Second Floor Plan

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Lance Camper made a significant step into the adventure trailer market with the launch of their 12-foot Enduro off-road trailer, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by suppliers and dealers. The company, known for its experience in manufacturing RVs, recognizes the potential in the overlanding and off-road camping community, and following the successful launch, Lance is introducing the Enduro 1200IK floor plan, featuring an interior kitchen space. They are also open to expanding their Enduro dealer network.


Rugged Rocks Unveil Atlas Transfer Case Adapters and ARB Front Locker for Nissan 4x4s

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Rugged Rocks have launched two new Nissan-compatible products. The Atlas transfer case adapters, developed for Nissan 4×4 vehicles manufactured between 1988 and 2019, provides a boost to off-road capabilities. By replacing the stock transfer case with an Atlas transfer case, owners gain strength and deeper gearing, enabling their vehicles to conquer challenging trails and rock formations. In addition, Rugged Rocks have introduced the 2020 and New Nissan Frontier front ARB locker, a collaborative effort with ARB. The locker, explicitly designed for the latest Frontier models, including the 2023 variants, significantly improves the off-road capabilities of these vehicles.

$3,070+/transfer case adapter, 1,050+/ARB locker | ruggedrocksoffroad.com

Kuiu Introduces Northridge Rain Gear

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The premium Northridge Jacket and Pant set by Kuiu is perfect for unforeseen rain. The lightweight rain gear offers complete protection and is designed to excel in various conditions. It features pit zips for ventilation and a streamlined design for backpacking convenience. The Northridge set is Kuiu’s lightest rain gear, and the jacket includes Toray fabrics, raglan sleeve patterning for comfort, zippered hand pockets above the pack hip belt, a single chest pocket, elbow articulation, and an adjustable storm hood. The Northridge rain gear set is available for $458, or you can purchase the Northridge rain jacket for $259 and the Northridge rain pant for $199 separately.


New Indeflate Digital Edition

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With an easy-to-read backlit LED display, the Indeflate Digital Edition takes the guesswork out of inflating and deflating tires. The patented pressure release technology allows rapid deflation to the desired pressure while ensuring balanced pressure between the tires. The Indeflate Digital Edition has two options: the two-hose and four-hose versions. The 2-hose model enables simultaneous inflation or deflation of two tires, making it perfect for maintaining different pressures between the front and rear tires. Meanwhile, the four-hose model allows for the inflation or deflation of four tires at once, catering to those with high-powered compressors.

From $180 | adventure-imports.com

Joolca Ensuite Shower Base

When convincing your reluctant family members to camp for an extended period of time, the compromise of having a portable toilet and shower on hand is a good incentive. Joolca has a wide range of portable hot and cold showers, and with this elevated bamboo ensuite shower base, you don’t need to be standing in the dirt while getting clean. Along with the ability to drain the water away from your campsite or alternatively recirculate it back to your HotTap. Measuring 3.3 x 3.3 feet with a weight capacity of 330 pounds, even a large burly man can take advantage of the shower base.

$251 | joolca.com

Ural rolls out special paint and accessory for the Gear Up “Green Tanager”

Ural recently upgraded the engine and drivetrain to their Gear Up sidecar motorcycle. Along with these changes, Ural went bold and now offers special paint and accessories for their Gear Ups by using International Klein Blue as an inspiration and adding a striking bright green livery. Heavy-duty luggage racks, a rear taillight, a skid plate and bumper for the sidecar, and protective brackets for the lights are included in the package, along with accented trim.

Accent package from $2,250 | imz-ural.com

Snow Peak Partners with Sundance Mountain Resort

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Snow Peak has recently partnered with Sundance Mountain Resort in Sundance, Utah. The collaboration aims to create an exceptional camping experience at the resort. Beginning the design phase this year, Snow Peak and Sundance Mountain Resort will work together to bring refined and cozy campsites to life. They will also establish a community gathering center to foster unity and provide a break from modern life through outdoor activities. Overnight guests will enjoy a fully equipped Snow Peak elevated camping experience, complete with a custom platform tent, premium bedding, and a comprehensive collection of Snow Peak equipment. Delectable food and beverages and curated nature and creativity-focused activities will be provided, all overseen by an on-mountain camp host.


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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