Overland News of the Week

Unplugged Performance Outfit the Tesla Cybertruck for Overlanding

Halite Void Pro BagHalite Void 80 Pro Black

First up is overland news from Halite. If you’re not familiar with the Norwegian brand, check out Graeme Bell’s Kraken and Void Bags Field Test. The company recently announced its Void Pro Bag which features intuition foam in shoulder straps for additional comfort, 1000-denier Cordura fabrics, two external zippered pockets (and three interior mesh pockets), a chest strap, and a half moon opening for easy access. The Void is the perfect alternative to a rigid roof box or as additional interior storage and can be compressed and stowed away when not in use.

$220-$300 | halite.no

White Duck Outdoors Announces First-of-its-Kind Resale Program

White Duck Outdoors

I rarely buy anything new, and when it comes to outdoor gear, it makes sense both environmentally and financially to invest in used items. With this in mind, Salt Lake City-based White Duck Outdoors has launched its resale program that allows customers to purchase their pre-owned tents in the hopes of making the outdoors more accessible and sustainable. Each tent will be inspected and refurbished before being sold and assigned a condition scale between 1-5.


Front Runner Dometic Overland News, Toyota Sequoia Roof Rack Kits

Toyota Sequoia front runner rack

Front Runner Dometic produces some of the best-in-class roof racks on the market and has now extended their Slimline II, Slimsport, and Lightbar-ready Slimsport kit systems to the new Toyota Sequoia. These racks feature a high-density aluminum construction, bolt-on installation, and crucially provide access to the company’s catalog of over 55 compatible accessories. Whether you want to carry storage boxes, extra fuel or water, sports gear, or bulky luggage, you can seamlessly and safely secure them to your new Sequoia.

$1,260 – $2,008 | frontrunneroutfitters.com

Nuyarn Merino Is the Future of Baselayers

Overland news from Nuyarn technology

Nuyarn spinning technology drafts superfine merino wool with a high-performance filament to produce an ultralight and durable fabric that outperforms its competitors. It’s five times faster drying, 8.8 times more durable, and offers 85 percent more elasticity than conventional ring or core-spun merino. In short, this technology is very significant and marks the evolution of merino. I’ve personally owned several Nuyarn products, and the performance exceeded my expectations (namely, the KUIU Pro Merino 200 Zip-T for running and bikepacking). Artilect, Trew, Ibex, Black Diamond, and Mosko Moto are just a few of the companies offering Nuyarn baselayers.


Vitaloop On-the-Go Water Filtration

Overland news from Vitaloop

If you enjoy getting off-grid, then chances are you’re familiar with water filters. I’ve used various gravity-fed options but have never utilized an on-the-go system. With Vitaloop, you can activate NanoFlow 5-stage filtration within a sleek water bottle with the push of a button. It takes just 45 seconds for the device to filter the water, and thanks to a long-lasting battery, it will work for two weeks on a single charge (filtering 4 liters daily) and weighs just 17.6 ounces.

$89 | vita-loop.com

Austere Manufacturing Lock Belt

Overland news from Austere Manufacturing

Austere Manufacturing is best known for creating class-leading straps with hardware that’s CNC machined from billet aluminum. Perfection is not a word I use lightly, but their straps truly are a work of art, and now they’ve introduced the perfect belt for overlanding, the Lock Belt. The “most over-engineered belt” was two years in the making and features a patent-pending, double-plate buckle that locks to prevent slipping and self-adjusting, which ensures that once set, it stays there even under high or intermittent loading.

$94 | austeremanufacturing.com

Durston Wapta 30

Overland News from Durston

Durston produces some of the best technical backcountry gear on the market. The company recently released the Wapta, a frameless backpack for the ultralight hiker. Despite numerous features, this 30-liter pack weighs just 12.8 ounces thanks to Aluula Gaflytr material. It showcases a side compression and top strap, padded hip belt, sternum strap, various pockets, and dual air mesh strips for added comfort and ventilation. This is the perfect technical pack for overlanding as it can be easily compressed and stowed away when not in use.

$280 | durstongear.com

Nuke Sunrise Mini-Panniers

Overland News from Nuke Sunrise

As I write this, I’m camping in the mountains of Abruzzo, Italy, where I’m field testing Nuke Sunrise products (spoiler, they’re excellent). Their new mini-panniers are the ideal option when you want to avoid cumbersome full-size panniers but still need extra storage. The lightweight panniers (600 grams) are sold in pairs, and each provides 6 liters of capacity. Additional highlights include a CNC ABS plastic stiffener, three attachment points, a storm-flapped zipper, exterior MOLLE-style webbing, and a reflective tab on the rear for visibility.

$120-180 | nukesunrise.com

Unplugged Performance Outfit the Tesla Cybertruck for Overlanding

Unplugged Performance Outfit the Tesla Cybertruck for Overlanding

Like it or not, the electric revolution is here, with Tesla’s Cybertruck being one of the most hotly anticipated models within the overlanding community. This has not gone unnoticed, with aftermarket manufacturing parts, accessories, and camper solutions in plenty to enhance the Tesla’s rugged credentials. In this regard, Unplugged Performance has unveiled a catalog of upgrades that include a 2.5-inch lift kit, heavy-duty bumpers, carbon fiber fender flares, rock sliders, underbody armor, a bull bar, wheel and tire packages, and more.


Pact Outdoors Overland News, Lite Bathroom Kit

Overland news pact outdoors

As overlanding booms, the importance of Leave No Trace is critical. Fortunately, Pact Outdoors is stepping up with a product that doesn’t just process human waste but transforms it. Their award-winning Lite Bathroom Kit (weighing just 4.2 ounces) consists of an aluminum shovel, Pact Tabs, and Pact Wipes. The compressed plant-based wipes unfold into a towel with a squirt of water, while the tabs use mycelium from fungi to break down poop faster and kill harmful bacteria.

$35 | pactoutdoors.com

Suweeka’s New-concept Lifter Rack available for Pre-order

Overland News Suweeka

Suweeka has introduced an innovative rack ecosystem for a wide array of outdoor applications. The Bike Lifter is their first accessory and incorporates a lift mechanism that lowers for loading and raises for driving. Subsequently, bicycles can be rolled on from the ground, which is especially helpful for heavier setups such as touring or electric bikes. The company has recently announced that they will be taking pre-orders from December 15 and promise delivery early in the new year.


Addax Overland Jeep Gladiator Overland Camper
Addax Overland Jeep Gladiator Overland Camper

This is the second collaboration between Jeep and Addax, following their initial partnership in 2022 to produce a rugged trailer. The new innovative camper features a no-drill assembly, a 16-gauge steel truck shell, an aluminum framed tent shell, 200 watts of solar, temperature control ventilation, and LED lighting. It also showcases a patent-pending retractable roof cap allowing owners to seamlessly swap the tent for a kayak or ski rack. Prices start at $4,750 with a long list of optional extras and will be shipped in early 2024.


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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.