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This is the Thinnest Rooftop Tent on the Market

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>Lightweight, thin, and packed with user-friendly features, the GoFast Campers Platform is a new rooftop tent that will take …

Lexani LM-EXTV Camper Goes Off-Road With Extreme Opulence

Blurring the lines between utility and luxury.<p>Lexani Motorcars has built some of the wildest and most luxurious interior projects in the automotive …

Campers

You Don’t Need a Big SUV to Tow These New Lightweight Adventure Trailers

The world of overlanding needs more lightweight adventure trailer options. And the offerings from new guys on the block TetonX are looking pretty …

Camping

Bote Rover Aero Paddleboard

It fits in a bag, yet supports up to 500 lbs. The Bote Rover Aero does a lot of surprising things. Its inflatable body is made from military-grade …

Paddleboarding

EarthCruiser makes ultra-capable off-grid motorhomes out of Mercedes' most rugged

In the United States, EarthCruisers come built on Mitsubishi Fusos or pickup trucks. Over in the company's original stomping grounds of Australia, …

Motorhomes

Build an Ultralight Backpacking Kit for $600

Going ultralight just makes sense. The lighter your gear, the longer, faster, and more comfortably you can hike. The problem is that ultralight gear is usually bitterly expensive. If high costs have been keeping you from shaving ounces from your kit, you're in luck. Through the end of the month, …

Backpacking

Battle of the Tents: Budget vs. High End

Is it worth it to splurge $600 for a tent when there are $100 models out there? Absolutely. Except, of course, when it isn’t.<p>Bear with me. A tent with a higher price tag often comes with more features and better construction, but that could mean complicated, time-consuming setup and accessories you …

Backpacking

From tiny trailers to huge RVs, a definitive guide to every type of camper

We break down RV classes and more<p>There’s a lot to love about campers and RVs (<i>That’s why we started a</i> <i>new community group</i> <i>just for camper addicts,</i> <i>join us</i><i>!)</i> But even the most enthusiastic camper aficionado can get confused: What makes a Class C different from other RVs? Why is a fifth wheel trailer …

RVs

Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer – $11,750 USD

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• American<br>• Camping<p>The Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer is a new offering from the highly-regarded Colorado-based …

Campers

iKamper makes vehicle adventure easier with coverless, gear-hauling roof tent

When Korean camping/overland outfitter iKamper ventured out onto the US market, it didn't just bring a "me too" roof-top tent (RTT) with it. Instead, …

Camping

Pelican Soft-Sided Cooler

Ideal for packing to the beach, swimming hole, or golf course, this Pelican Soft-Sided Cooler is a lightweight alternative to hard-sided rigs. Thanks …

Stainless Steel

Thinnest Rooftop Tent? Go Fast Campers ‘Platform’ Gets Skinny

The Go Fast Campers Platform Tent takes the rooftop tent (RTT) to new heights of quality. This new RTT is lightweight, crazy thin, feature-rich, and …

Off-roading

Sync Custom Conversion Van

This is not the hulking van with captain's chairs and miles of stuck on bits fiberglass you remember. Sync conversion vans are made with a purpose …

Mercedes-Benz

The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers of 2018

<i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>There was once a time when exploring the great outdoors on wheels …

The Stik Boat is a fisherman's dream

Never make an excuse to not go fishing<p>The Stik Boat from G5 Marine is a small personal fishing craft. It was created by fishermen so they could fish in the shallow water. The boat starts with the push of a button and is navigated by a joystick.<p><b>Transcript:</b> A Stik Boat is a hybrid of a kayak, skiff, …

Fishing

Tenacious Tape is the Best Gear Repair Tool Out There

My job has me taking on a lot of adventures with steep learning curves. For example, my first mixed climbing outing was on a trip in Chamonix, France, in the winter of 2012. I was just getting my feet under me using crampons on rock when a guide asked me about my experience with exposure to big …

Repairs

The 9 best sleeping bags:

“Yes, I slept in my 0-degree bag in my 70-degree living room, happier than in my bed.”

Backpacking

The 9 Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking

Going on a bikepacking trip? Consider these options<p>There’s nothing like a home away from home, and a great tent is a key part of a successful campout or bikepacking trip into the backcountry. We’ve gathered a range of our favorite tents, from small and lightweight ones that are easy to carry while …

Backpacking

Wavian NATO Jerry Can

Built to withstand everyday use as well as extreme situations these rolled steel cans from Wavian are the highest quality fuel cans on the market …

NATO

Seventy2 Survival System

After a very successful crowdfunding campaign, the Seventy2 Survival System by Uncharted Supply Co. is now available for purchase. They say the first …

Crowd Funding

Flatbox kit turns the Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland camper

Ququq already offers affordable all-in-one camper solutions for some of the world's most rugged off-roaders, with its Land Rover Defender box and …

Campers

Puna offers much to do beyond viewing Kilauea eruption

ADVERTISING<p>It’s not every day you get to see a volcano erupt.<p>Check that: Actually, you <i>can</i> see a volcano erupt every day if you happen to be in the …

Hawaii

Yakima & Poler Team Up on a Rooftop Tent

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>Yakima’s Skyrise Rooftop tent offers a lightweight and easy-to-pitch design, weatherproof 210D nylon construction, dual …

Airstream Launches Lightweight Fiberglass Nest Camper

Posted in Rides and Trailers<p>There’s no gleaming aluminum exterior but the all-new Nest camper is a true Airstream in spirit and design. Its …

The Tipoon Camper is Modular & Modern

Posted in Rides and Trailers<p>The Tipoon Camper is an expandable pod that transforms from low-profile tow mode to a modular mobile living space with …

Being a Skate Dad Sure Isn’t Easy

Posted in Best Books for Men and Media<p><i>Kickflip Boys</i> is the story of a father’s struggle to understand his skateboarder sons, both willful challengers …

This Cargo Carrier is Tough Enough for the U.N., NGOs, & Overlanders Everywhere

Posted in Gear<p>Designed for rooftop, truck bed, or car trunk transport, this stackable, 31-liter hard case from Front Runner is made of …

The Waterlily Turbine Charges Your Phone with Wind or Water

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>With the Waterlily Turbine, you can charge up your USB devices using wind or water. When you’re off the grid and the clouds …

The Koala is a Hammock & Camp Chair In One

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>The hammock craze shows no sign of slowing down and we can totally hang with that. The latest standout is the Koala from …

This Camping Hammock Sleeps Two, If You Can Hang

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>Designed to sleep two campers comfortably, the Vertex Double Person hammock from Clark Outdoor is built around a patented …