With the participants gathered in Four Wheeler's Adventure Camp at Overland Expo West, we unloaded our dusty gear bags and began exploring the show. We joined thousands of adventurers from all corners of the globe as we walked the expansive show, ogling the slew of new products and adventure vehicles that filled the aisles. Have a look at a few of the new and exciting scenes from the 2019 Overland Adventure West show, and watch fourwheeler.com as well as our social media channels for more adventure updates.
The folks at Journeys Offroad lured us in with a Toyota Sienna with a 3-inch lift kit and BFGoodrich all-terrain tires. What we saw next was a pair of lifted Chevy Astro vans—one (pictured) with a solid-axle swap. The company offers lift components for Siennas as well as Astro vans, and it advocates that capable and spacious off-road vehicles do not need to be conventional or expensive.
We know you've used the business end of your knife for prying duties, and Benchmade has designed a blade to help with that chore—in a safe way! The Boost flips open almost effortlessly with the axis-assist mechanism and has a handle made with dual-durometer rubber for a sturdy and ergonomic feel. This 4.83-inch (closed) blade is at home in the toolbox and in your pocket.
Tony Carvallo blended his dreams of Baja speed and overland travel on the fresh canvas that (not so long ago) was a Jeep Gladiator truck. He and his team skillfully sliced the Gladiator in two, frame and all, behind the driver door; added a bed system from PCOR; and dropped in a Hellcat. The color? Tony calls the wrap's hue "Tactical Banana."
Dometic continues the war against melted ice and soggy sandwiches with the CFF 45 portable electric fridge. With 43.5 liters of volume, a lid that opens from both sides, and compatibility with your vehicle's 12V cigarette port, the CFF 45 helps keep the cool stuff cool without burning up your wallet.
We spied Yokohama's new all-terrain at the show and were even more excited to slap a set on our adventure rigs to test them out.