Expedition vehicles are often no-expense-spared behemoths combining powerful truck cabs, advanced expandable living modules and upscale interiors outfitted like luxury apartments. Portland's Base 4x4 takes a simpler approach. Conceived, designed and built by industrial designer Mark Schoening, Base 4x4's Mitsubishi Fuso-based pop-top finds a niche somewhere between pop-up off-road camper vans like the Sportsmobile Sprinter 4x4 and more elaborate expedition trucks like the EarthRoamer XV-HD. The aluminum-box off-road motorhome offers a more affordable, more customizable expedition option.Read More
Outrider's eBikes have earned themselves quite a following in recent years, among sensible commuters who want a little boost, and among speed freaks who love the mini-motorbike feeling you get from a fast eBike. Having run a successful crowdfunding campaign in early 2014, Outrider's off-road capable Horizon is now available to buy, regardless of whether you're disabled or able-bodied. Read More
The Mercedes G500 4×4² gained momentum about as fast as you might expect a hulking 4x4 to do, moving from 2015 Geneva show car to confirmed for production in just a few months, then on to an appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show a few months later. That momentum continues, as the 4×4² will make the trip to the United States, where it will be sold as the G550 4×4² and unleashed upon remote stretches of Utah desert, Pacific Northwest forest, North Carolina mountain ... and a whole lot of good old fashioned highway and parking lot in between. Read More
The Rover B14 scooter from Portland's Works Electric is a tough, standup electric scooter built for kicking up dust and chewing through dirt. Like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon or Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium, the all-new B14 Adventure scooter debuts as a high-performance, off-road-tweaked upgrade on an already rugged vehicle. The latest Rover has been fortified for rough ground and tuned for increased speed and fun.Read More
When you think of scramblers, the Mini brand doesn't necessarily spring to mind. That's probably because, until now, the word has only been associated with motorbikes, not four-door crossovers. Undeterred by this fact, Mini's Italian design team has kitted a Clubman out with knobby tires and raised suspension, before slapping a scrambler badge on the back. Read More
The Jeep Wrangler might be the most well-known adventure vehicle in the US, but the Toyota Tacoma is also a very popular choice, as our Tacoma-heavy tour of the recent Overland Expo proved. Arizona's Adventure Trailers Overland already has a neat, integrated flip-top camper for the Jeep, the JK Habitat, and now it's added a Habitat for the Tacoma. The new bed camper transforms the popular small pickup into a capable expedition vehicle.
Mercedes has stripped away some of the luxury trimmings on its long-serving G-Wagen to create the G350d Professional. While some G-Classes look more at home in Beverly Hills than the Rubicon Trail, the Professional's improved off-road credentials, hose-down interior and practical load bay make it more workhorse than show pony.Read More
Teardrops and trailer boxes dominated the exhibitor section of Overland Expo West 2016, but there were still plenty of larger vehicles on display around the show. We've compiled a full photo gallery of everything from basic pickup trailers with pop-up tents, to hulking commercial truck-sized shelters, to the accessories supporting those rigs. If you like off-roading, camping or old-fashioned road-tripping, it'll be hard not to find something you like.
BundutecUSA already offers a solid line of slide-in pickup truck campers for trucks of all kinds. Its latest model, the Bivak, launches as its simplest and most affordable. Built for the off-road market, the compact camper shell organizes your expedition gear, gives you an optional place to sleep and makes the unpredictable backcountry just a little more manageable. The highly customizable Bivak is the camper for 4x4 pickup drivers looking for "something more than a topper but less than the conventional truck camper."
We're just back from a long, windy extended weekend at Overland Expo 2016. In the past when we've made the trip to Northern Arizona, monstrous expedition vehicles like the EarthCruiser FX and EarthRoamer XV-LTS have always made the biggest impression. This year, the big story was really small ... teardrop size, in fact. There was a veritable explosion of interesting off-road trailers, everything from single-person teardrops, to bruising boxes, to simple steel cargo beds with roof tents.Read More
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