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Arc’teryx Introduces the ePE Beta

Arc’teryx Introduces the ePE Beta

First up in this week’s overland news, Arc’teryx has updated its best-selling Beta lineup with new PFAS-free Gore-Tex ePE in select models (the Beta Beta Lightweight jackets). Not only does this remove PFAS chemicals from their products but the new membrane provides enhanced performance. It’s lighter and thinner, which allows for higher denier, yet offers the same breathability, waterproofing, and durability, and is softer to the touch. Crucially, these changes drastically reduce the carbon impact required for producing both garments. Better performance with reduced cost to the environment—what’s not to love?


Yakima OverHaul MOLLE Panel

Yakima OverHaul MOLLE Panel overland news

The OverHaul MOLLE panel is a new accessory for Yakima’s OverHaul HD rack, which further maximizes versatility and storage. The panel is made from aluminum and powder coated for lightness and corrosion resistance and is certified to carry up to 100-pounds of gear (which can be mounted both to the inner or outer side). It features a universal grid and slot pattern for optimal flexibility and enjoys a limited lifetime warranty. It also works as part of a wider ecosystem of Yakima products, which allows the user to uniquely configure their setup for the job at hand.

$200 | yakima.com

Sea to Summit Detour Stainless Steel One Pot Cook Set

Sea to Summit Detour Stainless Steel One Pot Cook Set

Storage space in a vehicle is at a premium, so the ability to flat pack your bulky kitchen items before stowing them away is welcomed, even better when they nest inside one another. Cue Sea to Summit’s Detour cook set, which comes complete with a 3-liter pot, two large bowls, and two mugs. Highlights include a stainless-steel pot that’s suitable for both gas and induction stoves and dinnerware that’s food-grade, heat-resistant, and BPA-free. This set is part of a wider Detour range, which is all of premium quality and designed with induction cooking in mind.

$200 | seatosummit.com

Goose Gear Unveils Storage Solutions for Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 2021-Present

Goose Gear Unveils Storage Solutions for Nissan Frontier

Goose Gear is unquestionably the go-to company for premium made-to-measure vehicle storage solutions, and they recently extended their offerings to the latest Nissan Frontier. These include a 40 or 60 percent second-row seat delete, which replaces the factory seats with useful storage and a flat platform that’s perfect for securing gear and requires zero modification or relocation. In addition, the company is producing a Go Fast Camper Bed Plate System with everything you need to optimize your Nissan for travel. The Frontier is a fantastic platform for overlanding, so it’s great to see more companies uprating it for travel.


Biolite AlpenGlow Family Pack

Biolite AlpenGlow Family Pack overland news

I’ve used Biolite products for a decade and have always been impressed with their quality and innovative functionality. I recently returned from a bikepacking ride in Italy, during which I field-tested the company’s AlpenGlow Mini, and it proved to be the perfect lightweight camping light. The company has since released more powerful models, which include the AlpenGlow 250 and 500. The full lineup provides multiple modes (like white and multicolor), IPX4 weather resistance, the ability to stand or hang, and up to a 200-hour run time (mini up to 40 hours). The new bundle is a perfect cost-effective solution for all overlanding/camping scenarios.

$162 | bioliteenergy.com

Tailfin Frame Bags

Tailfin Frame Bags

Tailfin has been on quite a roll recently with a range of innovative products that redefine bikepacking luggage, and their new frame bags look to be no exception. Three years in the making, they promise to be “the most technically advanced frame bag in the world” and are available in Half or Wedge configurations (with various sizes available for both). Highlights include no “jangle” zip pullers, welded construction for exceptional waterproofing, TPU mounting straps, a carbon space frame to eradicate sag, internal pockets, a hydration/electronics cable port, pump mount, and more. It’s everything you know and love about traditional frame bags but with notable improvements.

$varies | tailfin.cc

Geyser Systems RV EcoShower

Geyser Systems RV EcoShower

I own the Geyser Systems Portable Camping Shower, and it has proven to be a total game-changer for washing inside my compact overland rig. The company has recently introduced its RV EcoShower, which incorporates the same water-saving technology but is offered in a kit to convert a traditional RV shower. There are two options (Full and Half-Kit) available depending on your existing setup, with both replacing your inefficient showerhead with the company’s water-saving EcoSponge. The kit promises to save up to 15 gallons of water per shower and can be installed in just 5 minutes.

$50-75 | geysersystems.com

Alu-Cab Modcap Cabin

Alu-Cab Modcap Cabin overland news

Alu-Cabin has unveiled the new Modcap Cabin with an emphasis on a modular and interchangeable design and enhanced aerodynamics. The company explains that the “core strength” of the new canopy camper is in its “unmatched modularity.” Whether you want a simple cargo area, sleeping space, work area, or a multi-purpose configuration, then the new Alu-Cab Cabin can be tailored to your needs with a range of standalone accessories (even the tent and flat roof are interchangeable). This is a great solution for multi-purpose vehicles that are both enjoyed at the weekends for recreation but also required as a daily driver or work vehicle during the week.

$varies | alu-cab.com

Tune Outdoor Cold Weather Comfort Accessory Package

Tune Outdoor Cold Weather Comfort Accessory Package

The new Cold Weather Comfort Accessory Package optimizes the company’s M1 lightweight truck camper for all-season camping and consists of a Heater Kit and Insulation Package. The former utilizes a Truma VarioHeat system that mounts to the driver’s side of the M1 camper and draws air/vents through the bulkhead. It supplies even heat distribution and is controlled via a thermostat. It also includes an external propane mount and a 10-pound tank. The insulation package seamlessly integrates 600-gram thin laminate insulation panels into the four sides of the canopy, which enhances the thermal properties of the camper.


Plumb 4×4 M-one Series

Plumb 4x4 M-one Series overland news

Plum 4×4 is a relatively new company in the space and produces high-end parts and accessories for the new Land Rover Defender. Their M-one Series comprises an array of top-tier products that include storage solutions, wheels, armor, camping accessories, interior upgrades, and styling parts. Its latest offering, the Dry Carbon Side Case Equipment Set, is an alternative to the factory Side Storage Box and showcases unique features such as a slide-out folding cap table, camping lamp, MOLLE panel, and when opened, turns into an external worktop.

$3,308 | plumb4x4.com

Big Agnes Mica Basin Camp Chair

Big Agnes Mica Basin Camp Chair

As I prepare for another eight months of living on the road, I realize just how obsessive I’ve become about minimalism and saving weight. I’m, therefore, always on the lookout for innovative products that will replace old gear with hyper-lightweight and compact alternatives, such as the Mica Basin camp chair from Big Agnes. The new offering weighs just 2 pounds and incorporates patented hub-less frames for a smaller pack size. Other highlights include color-coded shock-cord architecture for a simple setup and a self-equalizing center pole that levels the chair on uneven ground. Finally, enhanced comfort is supplied via pre-bent poles that create a wider, more stable seat.

$150 | bigagnes.com

Super Pacific Glow-In-The-Dark Zipper Pull

Super Pacific Glow-In-The-Dark Zipper Pull overland news

Living in Norway, I’ve often found myself half-dressed outside the vehicle with a torch and a furious scowl, trying to find an incessant tapping or jingling noise. It sounds insignificant but it’s little things like this that can ruin a night’s sleep. Fortunately, Super Pacific is here to help with their new zipper pull, which will fit most factory zipper slides and promises to be jangle-free. In addition, the zipper features the brand’s black lightning bolt, a reflective pull cord, and glow-in-the-dark for ease of use at night. A simple cost-effective solution for a good night’s sleep!

$2.25 | superpacificusa.com

Front Runner Pro Bed Rack System

Front Runner Pro Bed Rack System overland news

Front Runner has introduced its Pro Bed Rack System, which allows you to add gear to the truck’s load bed area without intruding on in-bed space. The system is easy to install (using factory mounting points), lightweight, robust, and features various accessory channels and T-slots for easy fitment of accessories. A key highlight is that it’s also compatible with the iconic Slimline II roof rack, which attaches seamlessly to the top of the bed rack and provides access to more than 55 accessories. This might be the most modular and versatile bed rack system on the market.

$varies | frontrunneroutfitters.com

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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.