Buying that awesome off-roader is your first step towards a dream overlanding vacation. Here’s the gear you need to stay comfortable and safe.
Sure, you can buy a purpose-built off-road beast like the Jeep Gladiator or the Toyota 4Runner to go overlanding, but the vehicle is only the first step toward your dream adventure. If you plan to leave the pavement and the grid behind, you’re going to need plenty of gear—whether it’s basic camping supplies, an awesome rooftop tent to keep you high and dry, or vital and durable safety equipment.
Below are 5 essential gear items you need to start your dream off-road trip.
1.Falcon Rooftop Tent
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The Roofnest Falcon is one of our favorite rooftop tents. It’s a high-end model that has a low profile, yet is surprisingly roomy. It makes car camping a breeze.
2.E-Z Deflator Kit
You’ll probably encounter rocks or sand on your overland excursions. For maximum traction, you’ll want to deflate your tires. This ARB unit removes the valve core from the tire in order to do so quickly.
3.CKMA12 Air Compressor
Once you deflate your tires, you’ll need to reinflate them. This lightweight, compact compressor from ARB can be easily installed under the hood of your truck or SUV.
4.Pro Sport Gravity LED Lights
If you’re tackling terrain at night, you need as much visibility as you can get. KC Hilites has long been the go-to name for off-roaders, and their LED offerings shouldn’t disappoint.
Warn winches have been a mainstay in the off-roading community for decades. The M8000 is a perfect fit for a Jeep Wrangler or similarly sized off-roader.