The “Gathering of the Tribe” of Overlanders once again came together this May 12-14,  for Overland Expo West. This year it was held at a new venue, Fort Tuthill County Recreation Park, in Flagstaff AZ.  Many of the people we spoke with felt the new venue created a less intimate and more commercial vibe than previous years, however it also provided must needed and ample room for vendors, demos and camping amid the pines. Hey change is inevitable as our little industry flourishes and in our opinion it was a great event. Here are some highlights of the show in the form of a photo journal.  This is simply meant to give you a taste of the weekend and a brief view of various products that were showcased.  We highly recommend you go check it out yourself in 2018, and TAP into Adventure!

Here are a few cool products that caught our eye:

The new Borah Wheel from AEV with it’s  beadlock or non-beadlock capability.

The Deadman Recovery Anchor:

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Aluminess new product: The Bike Rack Swinger.
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Wilco released it’s three part, ADV modular rack system.
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The Tembo Tusk Mini Skottle, a backpack friendly version of their classic Skottle grill.
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The Kariba stove/shower combo; compact and functional.
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Tepui Tents released it’s “Zipper Gimp”which allows for an interchangeable canopy, making it easy to adapt from cold to warm weather.
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Trail Kitchen an impressive addition to any JKU

There was a vast array of Off-Road Trailers:

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Nuthouse Expedition Trailers
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New from Australia, Patriot Campers
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The Turtlebacker: The ultimate combination of Turtleback Trailer‘s Expedition and a Toy Hauler.
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Conqueror Trailers North America

“Eye Candy”-Expedition Vehicles:

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Turtle Expedition: Husband and wife world travelers and bloggers.
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A beautiful beast.
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Earth Cruiser :Overland expedition vehicles
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Roambuilt :Sprinter van conversions
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Global Expedition Vehicles: The name says it all.
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Four Wheel Pop Up Campers :we still miss ours.

Roof Top Tents as always were all the rage:

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Alu-cab
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James Baroud
Treeline The Adventure Portal
Treeline Outdoors
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The James Baroud Discovery Series
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Cascadia Vehicle Tents
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Conqueror Trailer RTT combination.

There were trainings all day every day and a multitude of round table discussions, areas to test drive vehicles, product discounts and much much more.  We encourage you to join the Tribe at Overland Expo 2018 and TAP into Adventure!

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New York born to SoCal via Puerto Rico and San Francisco, partner in crime and co-founder of The Adventure Portal, Lori has over 15 years experience in partaking of adventures in the American southwest, primitive camping, hiking and exploring in her Rubi. She welcomes new challenges and is always pushing the envelope of adventure in her Jeep.

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