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Cake Launches Their Street Legal Kalk :: Overland News

Swedish motorcycle manufacturer Cake has been designing and building some of the most refined and functional electric drive motorcycles that are currently available. With a long-term goal of changing the world of motorcycles to make them more sustainable and easier to own, Cake has its roots in gravity sports (read: downhill mountain biking, motocross). But…

Podcast #16 :: Rooftop Tent or Ground Tent or Wedge Camper for Overlanding?

The Overland Journal Podcast #16 Principles of Overlanding :: RTT vs. Ground Tent vs. Swag vs. Habitat vs. Sleeping in the vehicle Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding podcast, Matt and Scott discuss the best sleeping solutions for an overland camp. They review the options of a Rooftop Tent (RTT) vs. a Ground Tent vs….

Patriot Campers Launches Their New X3

Overland News: Patriot has built a reputation for producing extreme quality overland trailers designed to survive the Australian Outback. From that foundation of reliability and durability, they have also started to evolve their camping systems and solutions, adding comfort and ease of setup.   One of the realities of long-distance remote travel is bad weather,…

Premium Windows and Doors for Overland Vans and Campers

Small Business Spotlight: As overland travel and vanlife become more popular, DIY owners and new camper manufacturers are popping up every day looking for better products, more reliable solutions, and the brands with the best overall value. This is also true with van and camper windows, doors, and hatches. Their utility is wide-reaching, including bed…

National Overland Influencer Award Winner Announced

With 2019 behind us, the Overland Board of Influencing Association (OBASS)  has announced their coveted Overland Influencer of the Year Award. #Hotly contested, this award considers everything from the chosen campsite to the #gear and #patches used to represent the #ultimate #overland #lifestyle. To everyone’s surprise, Azuki the Hedgehog won for an unprecedented 13th year…

Motorcycle Roof (Seat) Top Tent :: News

NEW PRODUCT Giant Loop Introduces First Seat Top Tent for Adventure Motorcycles (BEND, OREGON USA) Adventure proof packing systems innovator Giant Loop has introduced the world’s first seat-top tent for motorcycles, the EXPANDER™ Adventure STT Tent. Weighing in at just under 20 lbs., the EXPANDER™ mounts to virtually any adventure touring motorcycle, providing 100 square feet of hazard free living…

A Letter From Our Medical Editor

Publisher’s Note: We are grateful for all of our Expedition Portal readers, and our subscribers to Overland Journal. These are challenging and defining times for all of us as people and as travelers. Many of our fellow overlanders are stuck behind borders or managing major adjustments to their travel schedules. If there is anything we…

Lexus GX470 and GX460 Icon Suspension :: News

Overland News There is no question that the Lexus GX460 and GX470 have become wildly popular for overlanding, reflecting their near-ideal combination of capability, reliability, payload, and comfort. This breadth of capability makes them as suitable for daily driver duties as it does for driving around the world.  As a result, the aftermarket has responded…

Unimogs Reach 21,961 Feet :: World Record

“After the erection of two shelters in 2017 on the highest volcano in the world, the Ojos del Salado/Chile, we wanted to make a further contribution together with our partners to improve the safety of mountaineers. The High Altitude Truck Expedition 2019 pursued several goals: the installation of emergency radio units in the four high…

Filson Launches their New Motorcycle Line

It is easy to love the Filson brand, a company steeped in the wax canvas and the forests of the Pacific Northwest. In a surprise release, they have launched several new offerings for motorcyclists, including two jackets, a vest, and pants; all with motorcycle-specific features like abrasion and water resistant materials. I met with their…

Off Grid Makes A True Overland Trailer

Overlanding is often about getting remote, and being able to stay longer in the back of beyond. One way to facilitate long periods in the backcountry is with an overland trailer, and there are few companies that make one as suitable as the Off Grid Expedition 2.0. We try to be reserved with our praise,…

Our Most Popular Articles of the Decade

Expedition Portal first launched in 2005, and has over 3,000 articles in our archives, and during the past decade, we experienced nearly 1 billion page views.  With 2020 marking a new decade, we pulled the analytics for the site and found the most popular articles from 2010 to 2019. We hope you enjoy reading them…

Gear of the Decade :: RedOxx Bags

Editor’s Note: This is our first installment of a new series of editorial focusing on the Gear of the Decade (2000-2019). As overlanding continues to expand, there are products and services that stand the test of time—these are our favorites.  Red Oxx Bags I still remember the first time I noticed a Red Oxx bag…

The New Defender Gets A Front Runner Rack

Expedition Portal Exclusive: Front Runner Outfitters Gives the New Land Rover Defender an Aftermarket Upgrade South African overland brand releases roof rack kit for the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 The 2020 Defender has created a tremendous buzz in recent months, the anticipation building since concept models were teased nearly a decade ago. Now that…

2020 Nissan Titan

The Nissan Titan full-size pickup truck has struggled to find sales success in the United States. It’s not because of the quality of the truck or the value it brings to the segment, but rather that it’s nearly impossible to win over fans of other brands in the lucrative segment. That hasn’t stopped Nissan from…

The iKamper Skycamp Mini – Because Lighter

 As the roof tent market continues to evolve, there has developed a clear differentiation between the companies that innovate, and those that seem to just copy other designs. iKamper is one of the innovators, creating unique, quality roof tents for the overland and camping customer like their new Skycamp Mini. We have several years of…

Winter Overland Gear Guide

Winter and polar travel present some of the most challenging and rewarding conditions for the overlander, (often) requiring in-depth planning, logistics, and specialized equipment. Even a trip to the local mountains for some four-wheeling in the snow will necessitate an additional degree of preparedness, which we think is all part of the fun. To assemble…

Overlanding the Olympic Peninsula

                              Thirty-six Hours of Adventure :: The Olympic Peninsula Presented by ARB USA One of the great joys of traveling in the continental United States is the fantastic diversity within our borders, the transition from the densely populated and wooded Northeast to the arid and mountainous…

Expedition Portal Classifieds: 2015 Ford Super Duty

2015 Ford Super Duty Diesel with Fourwheel Camper Asking price is $48,000 Editor’s Note: The vehicle is owned by Ned Bacon, a longtime friend and editor in the 4WD world, known for his Plain Jane truck builds and even more famously for his Killer Bee flat fender.  The asking price is extremely fair and will…