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Overland News: Rev’It Launches Lamina GTX Ladies Gore-Tex Outfit

In response to female adventure riders’ desire for a more sophisticated and refined riding outfit, Rev’It put together a team of nearly all women to design the Lamina GTX. By developing both the jacket and pants in 3D—directly on a bust instead of the conventional two dimensions—Rev’It focused on riding comfort that raises the bar on women’s adventure travel outfits. With 100 percent waterproof construction of lightweight and laminated Gore-Tex fabrics and premium waterproof zipper technology, the Lamina GTX also incorporates ventilation with an eye-catching outer shell design and aesthetic appeal.

$680/jacket, $500/pants | revitsport.com

Redarc Introduces New Smart Battery Monitor

Redarc’s BSEN500 measures current battery charge, time remaining, and current flow, taking the guesswork out of tracking your battery levels. Adding this battery monitor to your existing 12-volt setup means the monitor is compatible with all standard chargers and battery types and with the RedVision smartphone app via Bluetooth. Measuring 4.7 x 2 x 1.8 inches, its compact design and simple installation prove effective for mounting in tight spaces. Redarc’s Product Management Team Leader, Dylan Pinkard, explains, “We focused heavily on ease of use, with one-touch access and data that doesn’t require an electronics degree to understand.”

$189 | redarcelectronics.com

The Roadie: Redi’s Essential Road Trip Kit

As Marie Kondo would say, being organized means supporting your future self. Dancing to the same tune, the Redi’s Roadie is an “essential readiness kit for all moments.” More than a first aid kit, the Roadie includes 114 items that blend lifestyle with helpful tools and everyday must-haves, including everything from a lint roller to hand sanitizer, 6-inch trauma shears, bandages, medications, and peppermint chapstick. The book-style opening, color-coded pouches, and zippered pockets mean everything has a place. Finally, a velcro mounting pad, velcro strap, and buckle strap allow three attachment options for in-vehicle mounting.

$135 | redi.co

Overland News: Say Hello to Nemo’s First Fully Recyclable Sleeping Bag

Kicking off its Endless Promise collection, Nemo recently announced the launch of its first 100 percent recyclable three-season synthetic sleeping bag: the Forte. Filled with 100 percent post-consumer recycled Zerofiber PCR synthetic insulation, the bag packs down small, maintains loft, and provides warmth even when wet. Additional details include the Blanket Fold draft collar, integrated pillow pocket, and Classic Spoon shape for extra room at the elbows and knees for side sleepers. Bags are available with a temperature rating of 20°F (-7°C) or 35°F (2°C) and in regular and long sizes.

$180+ | nemoequipment.com

Danner and Filson Release Limited Edition Lightweight Hiker

A collaboration between the Northwest brands and inspired by the 2,650 Pacific Crest Trail spanning Washington and Oregon, the Danner x Filson Trail 2650 Mid is a lightweight, waterproof hiking shoe designed with comfort and reliability in mind. Featuring full-grain leather and a textile upper, the hiker is built with an Exo Heel System and a cushioned OrthoLite footbed. The Vibram 460 outsole with Megagrip technology offers grip on wet and dry hiking days. Available online and at select Danner and Filson stores, these boots are a limited release and, like the cold weather, won’t be around forever.

$218 | danner.com | filson.com

Beyond Clothing Introduces the Drilight Rain Jacket

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A culmination of Arctic field trials and rigorous in-house testing, Beyond Clothing has undoubtedly put this “no-holds-barred” winter jacket through the wringer. Durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable, the jacket uses USA-made materials and features ripstop construction, dual-slider pit zips, and a helmet-compatible hood. It is adjustable at the face, waist, and wrist, thanks to draw and cinch cords. The Drilight is upcycled using surplus material from Beyond’s military line, thus minimizing waste and reducing environmental impact.

$300 | beyondclothing.com

Overland News: Meet the SMMT PowderLoft Tote

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A cross between your favorite puffy jacket and a traditional tote, SMMT’s PowderLoft is lightweight, featuring a waterproof exterior shell, water-resistant construction, aircraft-grade aluminum hardware, and a full-zip enclosure. The lofted and insulated body keeps contents cool or warm and is made from recycled materials. Stash your stuff in several pockets, or use the exterior stow straps to gather your gear. SMMT recommends the 35-liter version as an all-day adventure bag, while the 20-liter is built for work, a coffee date, or as a carry-on. Through 1% for the Planet, the brand donates one percent of every sale to the Summit Land Conservancy.

$248/35-liter, $198/20-liter | smmtoutdoor.com

Pearly’s Hugger Sweater is Made From… Possum Fur?

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When Pearly’s founders, Duke and Margo, traveled to New Zealand on a cold and rainy mountain biking trip in 2011, they fell in love with a local specialty: possum fur knitted into a set of performance socks. Now, the brand offers a variety of products, from beanies to shirts, and the latest Hugger sweater, made from New Zealand possum fur, merino, and silk. Soft, warm, comfortable, and durable, the sweater features a tall collar and partial zip.

$225 | pearlypossumsocks.com

OSET Launches New Generation of Electric Dirt Bikes

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OSET’s TXP (Trials, Xplore, Play) electric off-road motorcycles feature a brushless drive system and lithium battery, delivering additional power and torque and up to 4 hours of runtime. Dual seat options offer a choice of configurations while the optimized chassis with adjustable air suspension enables rapid personalization for a range of riding abilities and sizes. The TXP-20 is suitable for children aged seven to nine, and the TXP-24 is aimed at pre-teens, teens, and adults. Bikes will be available globally in early 2024.

$4,495/TXP-24, $3,995/TXP-20 | osetbikes.com

Ineos Grenadier Set to Take on the 2024 Alcan 5000 Rally

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The Grenadier Trailmaster 4×4 will be piloted by Andy and Mercedes Lilienthal, who will take on 10 days and over 5,000 miles of competition, sleep deprivation, and harsh Arctic winter conditions in Canada and the US. The Grenadier will be equipped with 265/70 R17 Michelin X-Ice snow tires and factory-optional accessories including a RED winch, rock sliders, rear roof-access ladder, and a full-roof platform rack. The Lilienthals have taken the advice of rally founder Jerry Hines to heart, leaving the vehicle in stock condition for optimal performance in Arctic conditions. To read more about the Alcan 5000 winter rally, visit alcan5000.com.

Overland News: Rev’It Launches Echelon GTX Adventure Travel Outfit

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Rev’It’s Echelon GTX jacket and pants blend 2L and 3L Gore-Tex fabrics to offer durable waterproofing and lightweight comfort with stretch-enhancing elements to suit the ADV rider. While the jacket’s waterproof main zipper hides an extra large ventilation panel, the ensemble wouldn’t be complete without Rev’It’s proprietary CE-level back protector and shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee armor. The outfit has a Class AA safety rating that blends protection with style.

$700/jacket, $500/pants | revitsport.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