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Overland Home Launches

Overland International’s co-owner and designer Stephanie Brady has launched a new business called Overland Home. Overland Home aims to provide beautiful, unique, and well-designed products from artisans around the globe with a focus on natural materials and time-honored techniques. All artisans sourced from are paid fair wages, which means when you purchase from Overland Home, you are bringing exceptional products into your home and helping to make a meaningful difference in others’ lives half a world away.



Four Wheel Campers Expands Product Offering

Four Wheel Campers has recently announced enhancements to its product range. Key developments include the introduction of Truma VarioHeat furnaces and Truma AquaGo Comfort water heaters, which are noted for their reliability, quieter operation, and efficient performance in various conditions, including high altitudes. The company has also introduced new roof lift assist products, making it easier for users to raise the camper roofs and an efficient air-conditioning option in most models. A further significant addition is the under-bed storage feature, previously only available in flat-bed models and now included in slide-in models. This provides extra storage space, improves aesthetics, and increases the interior height, enhancing the spacious feel inside the camper.



Total Chaos Introduces Cam Tab Gussets

The Total Chaos Cam Tab Gussets, designed for the 2022 and newer Toyota Tundra models, offer enhanced durability and performance. These gussets are CNC laser cut from robust 1/8-inch thick 4130 steel, with the side lugs, which bear most of the force, crafted from even sturdier 1/4-inch-thick steel. These cam tab gussets are engineered to maintain alignment specifications both on and off the road, helping to prevent premature tire wear. Installation of these gussets does require welding. The gussets are not limited to the latest Tundra models; they are also compatible with previous versions of the Tundra, as well as other Toyota models like the Tacoma, 4Runner, and FJ Cruiser, along with the Lexus GX460 and GX470.

$124 | chaosfab.com


Yeti Hopper M15 Soft Cooler

The M15 Soft Cooler is an attractive, rugged, soft cooler designed for practical use and durability. It’s crafted to be both functional and rugged, suitable for various outdoor activities. The tote features a sturdy construction and is made from materials that ensure it can withstand different environments while keeping contents secure and at the desired temperature. The design prioritizes ease of use and portability, making it an ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts who need reliable and convenient cooling solutions. The M15 in Navy Blue is giving us the fizz.

$300 | yeti.com


Triple Aught Design M-65 Field Jacket Shell

The M-65 Field Jacket Shell is a modern reinterpretation of the classic M-65 jacket, first issued in 1965. It’s designed for durability and adaptability, featuring a relaxed fit, a bi-swing back, and articulated sleeves for movement. The jacket includes a stowable hood, adjustable cuffs, and a waist cinch. Made with Halley Stevensons P200 Hybrid Aero fabric from Dundee, Scotland, it has a 100 percent cotton shell and a C6 DWR finish for light rain resistance. The M-65 shell features various functional details, including a locker loop, branded woven label, satin care label, and signature slotted buttons with lace tape at the collar and cuff. We are hoping to field test this jacket soon.

$385 | tripleaughtdesign.com


2024 Jayco Granite Ridge

The Jayco Granite Ridge Class C is a premium motorhome designed for off-road adventures and is an excellent fit for that retired couple driving carefully down to Patagonia. It’s built on a sturdy Ford Transit 350HD AWD chassis, enhanced with a 2-inch Van Compass lift kit on both the front and rear. The motorhome is also equipped with all-terrain tires and custom, matte-black wheels, further emphasizing its ruggedness. The Granite Ridge’s driving experience is improved with the JRide package, which includes Hellwig helper springs and a rear stabilizer bar, offering a stable and smooth ride. It’s well-suited for weather conditions, thanks to its 2-inch-thick walls, comfortable and well-equipped interior, and enclosed holding tanks, ideal for extended trips. Additionally, it boasts ample exterior storage, perfect for carrying adventure gear.

From $204,300 | jayco.com


Arc’teryx Monitor Down Coat

The Monitor down coat by Arc’teryx combines performance and style for the well-heeled. Insulated with 850 fill-power European goose down, it provides exceptional warmth in a thigh-length silhouette. The coat is made from the toughest Gore-Tex Pro for durable waterproofing, windproofing, and breathability. Features include an insulated StormHood for added warmth without compromising visibility, Down Composite Mapping for strategic insulation placement, and innovative construction for reduced bulk. It also boasts internal stretch-knit cuffs, a notched rear vent, and ample pocket space. The coat adheres to sustainability standards, meeting Bluesign criteria and the Responsible Down Standard (RDS).

$1,600 | arcteryx.com


Aether Launches the Snow Collection

The 2024 Aether Snow Collection features high-quality, technical winter apparel designed for snow sports and cold weather activities. The collection includes items like insulated jackets, snow pants, and accessories that combine functional design with modern aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on materials that offer warmth, durability, and weather resistance while maintaining a sleek, contemporary look. This collection is generally aimed at those seeking performance-oriented gear that doesn’t compromise style. The waterproof, wind-resistant Mission Snow shell jacket, constructed from a 3-layer Gore-Tex canvas shell and seam-sealed, looks to be an excellent fit for winter adventures.



Nemo Equipment Racks up Awards in 2023

Nemo Equipment’s Endless Promise line has been recognized as one of 2023’s greatest innovations by Popular Science, following their recent accolades at the ISPO (The Internationale Fachmesse für Sportartikel und Sportmode, the world’s largest trade fair for sporting goods and sportswear) for the Tensor Extreme Conditions sleeping pad and the upcoming Resolve technical daypack series. Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award, ongoing since 1988, celebrates products that significantly enhance people’s lives across various categories, including health, engineering, auto, aerospace, emergency service and defense, and sports and outdoors. This year, only 50 products across all these categories were honored with this prestigious award.



Watershed Drybags Launches New Technology and Color Range

Watershed Drybags, based in Asheville, North Carolina, has launched a new material technology named Kryptothane Plus for its airtight, fully submersible, and waterproof dry bags. This material marks a major advancement in Watershed’s recreational drybags’ durability, performance, and aesthetic appeal. Kryptothane Plus utilizes an 840-denier-nylon base fabric, known for its strength and resilience, coupled with an advanced extrusion process applying pigmented polyurethane on both sides. This process creates a thicker coating with enhanced UV resistance, extending the product’s longevity and reliability in tough outdoor conditions. Alongside this innovation, Watershed has also introduced three new colors for the first time in seven years: Safety Orange, Royal Purple, and Smoke Green.



Super Pacific Launches the Switchback X1 Camper

The Super Pacific Switchback X1 Camper is a spacious, adventure-ready truck designed for all-weather comfort and various outdoor activities. Constructed with aerospace fabrication techniques, the X1 features laser-cut sheet aluminum and aircraft-grade rivets, and its canopy, the Fuselage, is made from 5052 aluminum sheets. At the same time, the clamshell housing the tent combines proprietary extrusions and custom-machined 6061 billet aluminum, supporting composite panels for the floor and ceiling. The composite material comprises fiberglass layers over a honeycomb polypropylene core, providing strength; the tent features adjustable ventilation, rain flies, screened vents, and 270-degree views with three doors. The X1 includes universal T-slots, three tent doors, locking canopy doors, and tailgate and cab-side window options and fits most mid- and full-sized trucks.

From $13,500 | superpacificusa.com


Suweeka Bike Lifter Rack

Suweeka has recently introduced the Bike Lifter, a racking system designed to alleviate the stress of loading, unloading, and transporting e-bikes and e-motos. The Bike Lifter assists you in raising your bike into the transit position and lowering it when you reach your destination. The Bike Lifter has a quick-connect hitch cleat, anti-rattle cam, and Rollercam wheel straps. When not in use, it folds up and locks away at 90 degrees. The Bike Lifter has a maximum load capacity of 240 pounds, and the bike tray can accommodate tires up to 5 inches and wheels up to 29 inches in diameter. A 2-inch receiver is required for installation.

From $2,099 | suweeka.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