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Space Acacia Camping System

In this week’s overland news is the Space Acacia camping system; a unique glamping tent that gives you a cozy interior while camping out in the wild. The tent is made with ultra-durable 300D Oxford cloth with a waterproof coating and can withstand wind speeds up to 45 miles per hour. The unique inflated PVC flooring (similar in construction to an inflatable stand-up paddleboard) has a weight limitation of up to 1,102 pounds for the two-person tent and 1,764 pounds for the four-person tent. If you purchase the canopy additionally, the Space Acacia becomes a four-season tent that will shield you from rain, snow, or sunshine. The tent can also be used on land and (stable) water surfaces, and add-on accessories, such as LED lighting, a power station, and an electric pump, are available for purchase.

From $400 | theacacia.com

Snow Peak’s Limited-Edition Festival Items

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Snow Peak is a well-known and respected outdoor retailer with a knack for designing stylish outdoor furnishings, and they recently released a limited edition of new camping products that we would love to add to our collection. The Mosquito Pig Coil in Red holds your mosquito incense coil snugly in its belly, repelling those pesky bloodsuckers. The Mesh Luxury Low Beach Chair in black is built to withstand the challenges of camping, made with mesh fabric seating and armrests made with natural wood. In black, the Stacking Shelf Container 25 is a functional grab-and-go storage option for small or large camping items.

$130 | Mosquito Pig Coil in Red

$275 | Mesh Luxury Low Beach Chair

$240 | Stacking Shelf Container 25 in black


MXT105 Micromobile Two-Way Radio

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The MXT105 MicroMobile GMRS two-way radio lets you create your own GMRS base station or communicate effectively with 5 watts of GMRS power. Its compact design and easy installation make the MXT105 the perfect two-way radio for beginners or overlanders with limited space. The range of this radio is twice as long as that of conventional portable two-way radios and can connect to all Midland FRS/GMRS walkie-talkies and features 15 high-power channels and 142 privacy codes, including a 40-mile Xtreme Range and NOAA Weather Alert.

$110 | midlandusa.com

Eagle Creek Travel Gear

The Cargo Hauler Duffel, made with recyclable water-resistant nylon, is a lightweight and robust duffel bag with padded backpack straps and is equipped with separate end pockets to store dirty, damp gear or allow quick access to other gear. The duffel neatly shrinks bulky items with compression straps and is available with capacities ranging from 60 liters to 110 liters. The Cargo Hauler XT Wheeled Duffel, made from recyclable fabrics, combines the most outstanding features of the original Cargo Hauler, including a retractable handle, heavy-duty wheels, and several handles located around the duffel, and is available in 21.5- to 32-inch sizes.

From $190 | Cargo Hauler Duffel

From $300 | Cargo Hauler XT Wheeled Duffel


Princeton Tech’s Snap 450 RW Headtorch

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The Snap 450 headtorch has a magnetic base that allows you to detach and reattach the headlamp, allowing you to use it as a separate handheld torch that can attach to magnetic surfaces. With 450 lumens of brightness and three modes that include flash mode, a fully dimmable spot beam, and a red LED to maintain night vision, this headlamp is ideal for camping and outdoor activities. Included in the box are the magnetic head unit, a headlamp attachment, a two-way carabiner mount and clip for attaching to your pack or using as a lantern, and a handlebar adapter to install on your bike or any other similarly sized pole.

$50 | princetontech.com

Looprope Tiedown System

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If you’re looking for an alternative to bungee cords or ratchet straps, the Looprope tiedown system might be ideal for your everyday requirements. The looped rope has a 1/4-inch heavy-duty shock cord with eight evenly spaced loops, 450-pound cord strength, and is 5 feet long. Brian McVickers, a senior executive at Overland International, reviewed the Looprope and stated, “I recently used it to secure some items in a truck bed for a 3,000-mile round trip, and then have it in place holding a bunch of camping items from falling off of a storage shelf in the shop. I have not used it a lot, but each time, it has worked.”

$25 | looprope.com

Get Joy Fresh Freeze-Dried Food

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Freeze-dried food has taken over the pet market, and a vast array of healthy choices are available for dogs. Get Joy’s fresh freeze-dried food contains pre, pro, and postbiotics and nutritious ingredients such as chicken, chicken liver, kamut, and salmon oil, with no fillers or artificial preservatives. Add a splash of water to Get Joy’s fresh freeze-dried food, and your favorite pet can enjoy a wholesome meal (it can also be used as a meal-topper) on the road. Get Joy also offers worldwide real-time televet services 24/7 with on-demand information from licensed veterinarian professionals.

From $30 | getjoyfood.com

Roark’s Fall 2023 Collection

We recently traveled to the Arctic Circle in -45°C temperatures and had the opportunity to test out the Roark Axeman Jacket, and we were delighted with it, so I am excited to mention their new range of fall garments. The Campover hiking pant is made from ripstop stretch cotton with a high-rise waist, an adjustable belt and ease of use pockets. The ripstop cotton makes it an ideal pant for beach walking, hiking, or everyday use. Made from soft organic cotton canvas, the Passport Jacket looks stylish while being practical. This lightweight jacket can be layered or worn daily with its functional eight pockets and two hidden zip pockets. The Canyon Hybrid Romper is lightweight, with 4-way stretch material, and is ready for adventure. The romper has several loose-fit and mesh-lined pockets to hold all your adventure goodies.

$95 | Camperover hiking pants

$129 | Passport jacket

$99 | Canyon Hybrid Romper


Exped Ultra Mummy Mats

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If you’re looking for an ultralight and practical yet comfortable mat for your long-distance summer hike, then the Exped Ultra Mummy should be at the top of your shopping list. This 2.7-inch-thick sleeping mat is made with recycled 20D ripstop polyester and is quickly inflated via the Schnozzel pump bag. With a usable temperature range of -20°F to 50°F and its small footprint, this mat should serve you well in both summer and winter.

From $140 | expedusa.com

Airmoto Portable Air Pump

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For some overlanders and campers, a high-pressure compressor is not at the top of the “to buy” list. The compact Airmoto portable air pump retails for less than $100 and will free up some space in your overland rig. The Airmoto portable air pump has a long-lasting rechargeable battery with an output of up to 120PSI, ample amount of pressure to get most tires back on the road (will not be suitable for large rigs or RVs) or for a fun time on the lake with your standup paddleboard.

$69 | getairmoto.com

Mountain Hardwear’s Camp Tough Duffel and Tote Bag

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It has to be said, we love the versatility, color, and range of Mountain Hardwear gear and garments. The Camp Tough 50-liter duffel is a car-to-campsite bag made from 1200D recycled polyester, with exterior loops for lash points, two webbing grab handles, and four Velcro pockets along with a Velcro closure on the top lid allowing ease of access. The interior boasts a collapsible/removable modular organizer with a clamshell opening. The Camp Tough Tote Bag can be utilized as a beach bag, a grocery bag, a toolbag, well, just about any bag that requires quick and easy access. Six exterior pockets, comfortable carry straps, and a cavernous interior make this an ideal addition to your other Mountain Hardwear bags.

$160 | Camp Tough Duffel 50-liter

$75 | Camp Tough Tote Bag


Osmo Action 4

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The DJI Osmo brand is world-renowned and is used in almost every sport, overlanding, motoring, and non-sporting activity. The Osmo Action 4 has a 1/1.3-inch image sensor, large f/2.8 aperture, and 2.4 m-equivalent pixel size and can shoot in 4K at 120 frames per second. The 155° ultra-wide field of view enables you to take photos in dim lighting, and the 360° HorizonSteady stabilization modes allow you to shoot in any environment. The ultra-long battery last for over 2.5 hours and fast-charges within 20 minutes.

From $400 (Standard Combo) | dji.com

The Aether + Bamford GMT watch

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Aether and Bamford London have launched a high-end Swiss timepiece, the Aether + Bamford GMT, an ultra-limited-edition automatic watch motivated by travel, adventure, and the adage “You only get one spin.” It has a stylish matte-black casing, a distinctive geographical map, and a staggering 56-hour power reserve with self-winding movement. The watch is made with corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel, making it wind and water-resistant. The ability to display two time zones makes it ideal for travelers.

$2,500 | aetherapparel.com

Filson’s Tin Cloth Bag Collection

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Filson, the original Alaska outfitter, is set to introduce its new Tin Cloth Bag collection on September 7. Tailored for various purposes such as urban commuting, academic pursuits, global travel, and even hunting expeditions, this assortment of Tin Cloth bags seamlessly merges time-honored materials with contemporary design. Constructed utilizing Filson’s renowned waxed canvas, these Tin Cloth bags boast exceptional resistance to water and remarkable durability. Given their robust construction, designed to withstand multiple generations of use, these bags come at an affordable price. The collection encompasses a range of options, including a medium duffel Bag, small duffel bag, compact briefcase, tote bag with zipper, and travel kit.

From $195 | filson.com

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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