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1962 Land Rover Series IIa 88

Goose Gear Announces New Products for Ineos Grenadier

Grenadier Goose Gear overland news In this week’s overland news, our very own Scott Brady is Crossing the African Continent in the Ineos Grenadier and has so far reported that it has exceeded his expectations. Goose Gear similarly understands the vehicle’s significance and potential and has subsequently revealed a lineup of products to further upfit the Grenadier for travel. These include a rear Plate System (the foundation for adding the company’s modules), Second Row Seat Delete, and the Campkitchen 2.2 Module (which houses your fridge and stove in one convenient module). If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for plug-and-play storage for your Grenadier, look no further.


Great American RV Show Featuring the Overland Trax Off-Grid Xpo

Great American RV Show

Tickets for the upcoming Great American RV Show (March 14-16) are now on sale. The event, held at the Colorado Convention Center (Denver, Colorado), is a great opportunity to hang out with factory representatives, manufacturers, and dealers from across the state. In addition, this year, it will host the Overland Trax Off-Grid Xpo, which will exhibit a wide array of off-road utility vehicles and rigs optimized for backcountry travel. Furthermore, the event is run by a third party, which allows vendors to compete for your business and thus ensures significant discounts.


Tailfin, Fork Packs

tailfin fork packs

With such a wide array of bikepacking bags on the market, it takes something decidedly unique to cause a stir. Cue Tailfin’s exciting new Fork Packs, which have found a sweet spot between a fixed fork bag (such as Oveja Negras’ Bootlegger) and a cage/drybag combo (like Salsa’s Anything Cage and Bag). The innovative system is made up of a lightweight aluminum mount and a quick-release Fork Pack that connects using a miniature version of the company’s X-Clamp. Key features include a 100 percent waterproof construction and an internal aluminum frame, and are available in 5- and 10-liter sizes.

$100-$126 | tailfin.cc

Engel, Ultralite UL60 Injection Molded High-Performance Cooler

Engel Coolers UL60

Engel has long pioneered cooler technology and, with this in mind, has recently introduced the Ultralite UL60 cooler, which will provide an impressive seven days of ice retention. Despite the class-leading performance, the cooler weighs just 21.5 pounds, courtesy of “ground-breaking” injection molded engineering and 2-inch high-density closed-cell insulation. Notable attributes include a 60-quart capacity, built-in bottle opener, non-slip base, locking holes, divider, tie-down slots, and a removable wire basket. If you’re seeking a cost-effective and efficient way to keep food and drink cool this summer, then this is a great option.

$200 | engelcoolers.com

Icon Alloys Announce 17-inch Anza Wheels

Icon Alloys Anza overland news

Icon Alloys has revealed its latest offering, the Anza. Named after California’s Anza-Borrego desert, these wheels are designed to perform both on-road and in the backcountry. Showcasing an aluminum alloy construction that is “suited for heavy off-road abuse” and reduces unsprung weight and rotating mass. The wheels will be offered in an 8.5-inch width with multiple offsets and showcase a concave profile with a deep stepped lip. The company also recently released their Hulse wheels that adopt motorsport-inspired styling and are similarly a wheel well suited to both on-road and backcountry applications. Incorporating an aggressive concave profile, twelve deep spokes, oversized ring bolts, and a thick lip.

$284 | iconvehicledynamics.com

Eagle Creek Unveil New Product for Spring 2024

Eagle Creek bag

Eagle Creek has announced new products made from 100 percent recycled materials for their Spring 2024 lineup, such as the No Matter What Duffel and Gear Warrior Wheeled bags. The former is especially useful for overlanding and is supplied in four sizes: 60, 90, 110, and 130 liters. It incorporates trolly sleeves, a front zippered pocket, multiple grab handles and webbing gear loops, lash points, a shoulder strap, lockable zippers, and more. A particularly impressive attribute is that you can pack the bag into its side pocket when not in use; “rolling” 110- and 130-liter variants use an included stuff sack.


New MTN Collection Colorway for Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe

Ignik Gas Growler overland news

Ignik’s Gas Growler Deluxe is now available with a limited edition MTN Colorway. Designed by artist and Canadian backcountry guide, Jessa Gilbert, the artwork celebrates the company’s ethos to live adventurously. The award-winning Gas Growler Deluxe is a “refillable, long-lasting, zero waste” alternative to single-use green propane bottles. The tank lasts for 12 years before requiring re-certification and can be refilled at any propane service station for the price of one single-use green bottle (roughly five times the cooking or heat for the cost of one disposable bottle). Good for the planet, good for your wallet, and now better looking than ever. What’s not to love?

$130 | ignik.com

Garmin and Kawasaki Collaboration on All-New Ridge Side X Sides

Overland News as Garmin and Kawasaki Collaboration on All-New Ridge Side X SidesGarmin will supply a custom, factory-installed solution for the new 2024 Kawasaki Ridge Limited side x side. The unit will incorporate the same technology used by the Tread Navigator series and will also supply info on engine data (such as RPM, engine temperature, battery voltage, CVT temperature, and more), rider settings, and alerts. The rugged system will incorporate a glove-friendly, 8-inch display with turn-by-turn navigation and integrates both OpenStreetMap and USFS Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Finally, it will be pre-loaded with topographic maps, satellite imagery, and US public and private landowner information.


Firestone Unveils “Airide” Suspension with Smartphone Controls

Firestone Unveils “Airide” Suspension with Smartphone Controls

The new Airide system allows users to seamlessly control “air helper springs” via an app called Air Command. It offers single or dual-channel adjustments on the fly and will be debuted at the upcoming King of the Hammers in California. The event attracts approximately 80,000 people, many of whom tow trailers and RVs in vehicles that would benefit from the technology. Subsequently, this will be an opportunity for Firestone to better understand what their target demographic thinks of the new product. Smartphone control certainly marks a leap forward in air suspension technology and will undoubtedly make Airide more attractive to haulers and travelers alike.


Legacy Overland, 1962 Land Rover Series IIa 88

1962 Land Rover Series IIa 88

Do you love classic overland vehicles but not the oftentimes antiquated mechanicals, handling, and comfort? Well, fear not, as Legacy Overland is a purveyor of reimagined classic 4WDs that retain all of the charm without the drawbacks. Today’s 1962 Series IIa, finished in Land Rover’s AA Yellow 584 color, is a masterclass in engineering and is ready for your next adventure. Fitted with a 3.9-liter EFI V8 motor, R380 5-speed manual gearbox, LED headlights, power steering, parabolic leaf springs, Old Man Emu shocks, heated seats, an uprated head unit and speakers, and much more, traveling around the world never looked so good.


Active Overlanders Announce the 2024 Nordic Expo

Nordic Expo

In June 2023, DID Extreme Expeditions launched a new Norwegian-based overlanding community called Active Overlanders. Since then, the organization has gone from strength to strength and, in 2024, is holding its first event, the Nordic Expo. The four-day event (June 27-30) will be attended by the likes of Arctic Trucks, Jeep, Toyota, Garmin, Dometic, ARB, and many more. There will also be live music, a new car test track, a two-kilometer 4WD trail, a ski lift safari, mini golf, fishing, lectures, a mini October Fest, and various workshops. The Expo will be held in the picturesque Brokke Alpinsenter, with the closest airport located approximately 2.5 hours away in Stavanger (Sola airport).


Nemo Reveals Major Updates Across All Product Categories for Spring Collection

Memo Equipment 2024 Spring season

Sustainability, ethical practices, and uncompromising quality are at the heart of everything Nemo Equipment manufactures, and the 2024 Spring collection is no exception. Notable updates include all-new bluesign duffels, which seamlessly transition from a duffel to backpack to tote, making it a fantastic multi-function bag for overlanding and outdoor adventures. In addition, they expanded the fully recyclable Endless Promise Collection (now includes their top-selling down sleeping bags) and updated their Tensor sleeping pad series. Nemo also introduced the Mayfly Osmo, a super lightweight 3-season backpacking tent, and an ultralight reclining backpacking chair called the Moonlite Elite.


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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.