It’s obviously been a while since the Overland “Tribe” gathered in force and the excitement was palpable at Overland Expo West this year! Gone are the days of a few souls braving the elements to chat about their weird pastime. Today, Overlanding has come of age and the “Tribe” is significant with an insatiable desire to learn of new gear and a fervor to get outside and live life without a ceiling.

**** Editor’s note: Let’s make sure we all do it responsibly and Tread Lightly****

Here’s a quick photographic overview of some things, big and small that caught our eye!

The Alterra XL Camper by AT Overland Equipment


The Aterra XL camper is an innovative lightweight fiber reinforced thermoplastic honeycomb composite camper design. Engineered by Tern Overland and collaboratively built with AT Overland Equipment, it combines the best available materials and technology with expert craftsmanship that yields an exquisitely comfortable and practical camper. 

The XDV – Xtreme Duty by Tourig


The ultimate in adventure travel vehicles, the TOURIG XDV is the pinnacle in self-contained, fully habitable, 4-season, off-grid and off the beaten path transportation. These rigs are for the most discerning adventure seeker planning for extended stays in the most remote areas of North America and beyond. Extra capacity, extra capable and extra rugged.

The Falken Series by Loki Basecamp


The LOKI Basecamp Falcon Series is a combination of modern engineering and top tier craftsmanship. Each unit is carefully hand built, from the aluminum frame to the interior finishes. Customers can select from a long list of options to configure their build.  Options include : exterior colors / finishes, interior materials, interior components & interior / exterior accessories. Each LOKI Basecamp is unique and tailored to the end-users specific needs.

The Camp X Pop Up Truck Camper by OEV


The CAMP-X is a lightweight composite slide in pop up camper designed specifically for the full size 1/2 or 3/4 ton truck with either a 5.5 foot or 6.5 foot bed. These campers are designed using our proprietary composite panel and aluminum extrusion system to keep weight extremely light, extremely tough, and extremely warm (or cool!).


The American Safari JXL


The revolutionary design of the American Safari JXL™ allows for all of the convenient uses of everyday amenities including a complete Toilet, Sink, and Shower System. Explore in a true off road vehicle without losing comfort and convenience. 

The Nomad by Vagabond Outdoors


“The Drifter” and the “Nomad”. The all aluminum construction and lightweight campers built for whatever you can throw at them! They’re proportioned perfectly for mid-sized and full-sized trucks, providing space and comfort without compromising weight or drivability.

Mule Expedition Outfitters


Mule Expedition Outfitters isn’t your typical overland vehicle outfitter. Mule has assembled a team with a combined 250+ years of off-roading and overlanding experience. With this kind of experiential knowledge, rest assured, product, and vehicle-outfitting will be recommended based on quality product and hands-on experience.

The Topo2 by Escapod


Escapod was born out of necessity. A need to escape the daily grind at a moment’s notice, to be unbounded by terrain, free to roam. Every Escapod teardrop trailer is built with an obsessive focus on quality and manufactured right here in the USA. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time vagabond, there is an Escapod for you.

The Redtail RTC by Redtail Overland


The Redtail RTC is available in two sizes – the RT 90 and the RT 110, and three trim levels – the Basecamp, Ascent and Summit. Choose your trim level below, then select your RTC size and any additional options at checkout. Our lead time for the next available RTC can fluctuate but is generally around 10 months at this time. 

A true Airlocker for Sprinters from an Agile Off-Road and ARB collab.


With more than 20 years of experience in off-road racing, suspension design, fabrication, and tuning, Agile Off-Road offers custom van suspension tuning “Ride Improvement Packages” and long travel 4×4 conversions.

The Disco Series by iKamper


With endlessly adjustable features to fit any cooking style, the Disco Series cooking system has you and your crew covered whether you’re relaxing in the backyard or exploring in the backcountry. 

The Disco Series comes complete with the Disco Skillet, Disco Tripod, Disco Stove, and Disco Table.

With its wide and concave design, the Disco Skillet is the perfect companion for everything from scrambling eggs to sizzling steaks.

Deadman off-road recovery products


And to anchor this look at Overland Expo West (pun intended), let’s finish with the gear from Deadman Off-Road. They are a testament to a great idea, hard work and tenacity, that truly symbolize our world of Overlanding. Their yellow booth also brightened a rainy last day!


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Raised in beautiful but rainy England, Andy moved to the sunny climes of Southern California in 1995 and hasn’t looked back since. Two and half decades working in the outdoor, bike and surf industries has given him a thirst for adventure and living life without a ceiling. When not working on the website, he can be found surfing Californian beaches, or in remote mountain or desert areas, either primitive camping, mountain biking or embarking upon vehicle assisted adventure in the backcountry with one of The Adventure Portal rigs.