Overlanding Gear: Here’s a Trio of Products for Your Backcountry Exploring and Camping Adventures
It doesn’t matter if you call it overlanding or something else—using a 4x4 to wheel deep into the backcountry and then having the means to set up camp and spend the night comfortably in the middle of nowhere is awesome. The beauty is that it can be done whether your budget is large or small, and the reward is huge.
Here is some gear that will be helpful in your overlanding pursuits.
The Trail Kitchen from MORrydeBring your kitchen to the trail with the Trail Kitchen from MORryde. This compact, modular bolt-in kitchen system fits right in the back of the Jeep Wrangler, or any vehicle with a flat floor, and takes up minimal space to provide maximum storage in the cargo area. The Trail Kitchen incorporates a sliding tray, along with a collapsible table that provides over 5 1/2 square feet of counter space. The storage compartment provides over 300 cubic inches of space. Owners can also add accessories to the Trail Kitchen to make it their own. Accessories can include a fold-out counter, a clip-on countertop, and a Molle Grid. The Trail Kitchen can accommodate the most popular refrigerators and freezers in use today (Dometic, ARB 50 quart, and others). The Trail Kitchen can be easily installed and is removable for your off-road adventures or tailgating.
More info: MORryde, 574/293-1581, morryde.com
CFX 75DZW by DometicThe Dometic CFX 75DZW is the perfect choice for those who want it all. The dual-zone cooling allows you to set the temperature of each zone independently, so you can have a double fridge, double freezer, or one of each! Ideal for use on an extended adventure when cooling needs may vary, it has a generous cooling capacity for larger groups. With robust design features to withstand the rigors of any adventure, as well as flexible power options, the CFX 75DZW gives you the freedom to travel anywhere. High-tech features such as the integrated USB port for charging your phone and a Wi-Fi app for convenient temperature management complete this award-winning portable cooler. Go farther, stay longer, and bring more with the Dometic CFX 75DZW!
More info: Dometic, shop.dometic.com
ICON Vehicle Dynamics RXT Rear Suspension SystemsICON Vehicle Dynamics’ new RXT Rear Suspension Systems for the ’05-up Toyota Tacoma and ’07-up Tundra were developed to provide unparalleled performance for everything from high-speed desert running to off-the-grid expedition and everything in between. The backbone of the RXT system is a user-adjustable multi-rate leaf spring that offers a major performance gain for almost every expedition or chase setup imaginable. With the exchange or addition of a single leaf, the RXT unit can yield a 10-25 percent increase in spring rate to accommodate the gear typical of an overland-style build. These systems are available with several new RXT-specific 2.5 Series shock options that will provide up to a 20 percent increase in wheel travel when used with an ICON rear bumpstop kit. Available in stand-alone kits or as part of ICON’s staged suspension system lineup (Stage 10 for Tacoma shown here), these RXT components will redefine what a “stock” vehicle is capable of!
More info: ICON Vehicle Dynamics, 951/689-4266, iconvehicledynamics.com