Overland News of the Week

Super Pacific Announces Integration With Truma VarioHeat Furnace

Now available for integration with Super Pacific’s X1 truck camper, the Truma furnace provides a heating solution for year-round comfort. The furnace mounts under the canopy door, while the exterior port allows for an easy propane connection. When paired with the optional ThermaPuff insulation kit, Super Pacific promises the heater helps mitigate condensation while being suitable as a four-season camper, as tested in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The kit includes the furnace, control panel, custom X1 mounting brackets, wire harness, and propane fitting.

$2,500 | superpacificusa.com

Overland News: Super Pacific Expands X1 Camper Offerings for Rivian R1T

More news from Super Pacific comes this week as the brand announced a design program for a new version of the X1 camper to accommodate the Rivian R1T. Due to the R1T’s unique characteristics, Super Pacific has identified a few design changes required to support the new fitment. The company will begin production once it receives 10 deposits, and adopters of the program can expect the first delivery in Q4 of 2024. Those interested are encouraged to contact Super Pacific for inquiries at the link below.

$14,495 | superpacificusa.com/contact/

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) Announces 2024 Product Lineup

Water recreation equipment and apparel supplier NRS has introduced a new suite of products, including designed-to-fit-all life jackets and personal flotation devices, fishing rafts, and packrafts. The overlander may be particularly interested in the brand’s premium inflatable stand-up paddleboards (the Clipper SUP and Clean SUP), the Snooze pad (PVC-free and self-inflating), and the Expedition DriDuffel and High Roll Duffel bags. “We are thrilled to unveil our latest suite of products, which represents the culmination of years of research, development, and collaboration with outdoor enthusiasts,” said NRS Product Manager Danny Mongno.

Various prices | nrs.com

Overland News: Front Runner Launches Rivian Roof Rack Kits

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As the roll-out of Rivian-centered overland accessories continues, Front Runner has launched its Slimline II roof rack kits, which fit the R1S and R1T models. Key features of this product line include high-density aluminum construction, easy installation, and flexibility for various load-carrying capabilities, including heavy storage boxes, bicycles, kayaks, surfboards, or bulky luggage. The R1T and R1S Slimline II roof rack kits contain the Slimline II tray, wind deflector, and two-foot rails to mount the tray to your vehicle.

$1,879/R1S roof rack kit, $1,598/R1T load bed roof rack kit, $1,372/R1T roof rack kit | frontrunneroutfitters.com

Sea to Summit Unveils New Camp Kitchen Collection

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Sea to Summit General Manager of Product Design Dave Thompson says he’s seen a significant rise in the number of vehicle-based campers who want to take gourmet home-cooking to the road yet require products that can be easily stowed. The brand has responded in kind with the new Frontier and Detour camp kitchen lines. The Frontier was engineered for weight-focused adventurers seeking a high degree of packability, nestable and fold-flat layouts, and removable handles for easy stowing. Meanwhile, the Detour collection is tailored for vehicle-based campers and is the first collapsible camp kitchen compatible with both gas stoves and induction cooktops.

$19.95+ | seatosummit.com

Leitner Designs Reveals Ineos Grenadier Collection

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After identifying several gaps in the factory accessory line, Leitner Designs has launched a collection of aftermarket accessories for the Ineos Grenadier, including a platform rack, rooftop crossbars, front bumper auxiliary-light bracket, chase-light bracket, auxiliary air compressor bracket kit, dual cargo-area shelves, and spare-tire relocation bracket. The Active Cargo Systems roof rack, rather than clamping onto drip rails, uses the Grenadier’s factory grab handles, resulting in a more robust design and rattle-free experience.

$36+ | leitnerdesigns.com

Overland News: Say Hello to Rux’s New Steel Blue Colorway

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Reminiscent of Zoolander’s blue steel gaze, Rux’s latest colorway is now offered in the Rux Essentials Set and the Rux waterproof bag. The Essentials Set includes the Rux 70-liter tote, bag, and pocket. It is constructed from high-tenacity 840D TPU-coated waterproof nylon material and features a reinforced floor and unique hook and rail system for internal customization. The Rux waterproof bag is a self-standing 25-liter tote with removable carry straps, grab handles, and an empty weight of 1.2 pounds. Steel Blue joins Green, Black, and Orange in Rux’s color lineup.

$298/70L, $150/waterproof | rux.life

Arctic Trucks AT35 Conversion Now Available for Land Rover Defender

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Arctic Trucks says the new Land Rover Defender AT35 is “the most cool and capable Defender available anywhere” and after reading the spec sheet, you may agree. The build features expansive re-engineering and metalwork to the chassis, body, and bodywork, widened Arctic Trucks fender flares, and matte-black, dual-valve alloy wheels. Your choice of 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrains or KM3 mud-terrains and +15mm elevation of the Land Rover L663 suspension enable greater ground clearance, articulation, and increased approach and departure angles. Additional details include color coding, AT35 badging and detailing, aluminum side steps, enlarged mud flaps, and premium interior mats.

$38,000 + VAT | arctictrucks.com

Outdoor Tech Introduces the Bolt—Magnetic Bluetooth Beats for any Adventure

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The Bolt is a portable, highly magnetic, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that can “bolt” itself to almost any metal surface. Powerful magnets keep the 1-pound Bolt attached, and the hanging strap means listening options are endless. The speaker has a USB-C charging portal and can double as a power bank to charge small devices. Users may also pair two Bolt speakers for an enhanced stereo surround sound, turning any location into your personal amphitheater, hopefully well out of earshot of your fellow campers.

$80 | outdoortechnology.com

Black Diamond Introduces Beta Light Series Backpack Line

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Drawing inspiration from athletes and incorporating features from its distance running lines, the Beta Light series is designed for speed and efficiency without compromising comfort. The packs are crafted with a running-vest-style suspension harness system and constructed from waterproof materials. The series includes the Beta Light 30 and 45 backpacks and the Satellite bag, an accessory pouch that attaches to the Beta Light pack’s chest strap, waist belt, or outside mesh pocket. The backpacks both feature a removable frame pad and hip belt system, a hydration bladder-compatible internal sleeve, and roll-top closure.

$400/Beta Light 45, $370/Beta Light 30, $45/Beta Light Satellite bag | blackdiamondequipment.com

After Much Demand, the Therm-a-Rest Kids Honcho Poncho Has Arrived

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Part blanket, part poncho, the kids’ Honcho Poncho is made from water-resistant synthetic fill, packs into its own pocket, and offers a wet weather barrier with a hood and water-resistant breathable shell. The cape comes in one size, fitting most 5- to 10-year-olds, with fun and funky prints such as Animal, Green, and Space. A kangaroo pocket keeps hands warm, and a top zip pocket helps stow essentials.

$80 | thermarest.com

Overland News: Join the Summer of Magic Campout Series to Experience Free Hipcamp Stays

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REI Co-op and campsite booking company Hipcamp announced the Summer of Magic Campout Series, offering complimentary stays at Hipcamp’s best campsites during peak weekends. Sign up to receive campout announcements throughout the summer and to receive a Magic Pass, which could include experiences such as enjoying a five-star catered meal with friends or arriving at a pre-outfitted camp spot with brand-new REI gear, firewood, and a delicious s’mores kit. The first event allows campers to experience the solar eclipse at a top Hipcamp spot, join a night hike and star talk, and receive a package of REI goodies.

To learn more and sign up for the Summer of Magic, visit hipcamp.com/magic.

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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