ARB makes some of the best equipment in the overlanding business. The CKMP12 features a hard-anodized cylinder bore and a Teflon-impregnated carbon-fiber piston seal for performance and reliability. It also leaves plenty of headroom, if you wish to add an air tank down the road.
Smartphones are invaluable resources for drivers, adding GPS navigation to any automobile. But don’t just leave yours in a cup holder. The Quad Lock Car Mount gives you hands-free access to your mobile device, while wirelessly charging it.
Planning an overlanding adventure is often fraught with difficulty. OnX alleviates some of that. The subscription-based app is like having 5,000 paper maps in a much easier-to-manage package. With over 550,000 miles of trails, it displays pertinent information like difficulty, mileage, and vehicle restrictions. Simply tap on your trail of choice.
Despite technically being a portable shop vac, Milwaukee’s M18 Compact is just as good at keeping your vehicle’s interior spick-and-span. It’s stout enough to capture sizable lumps of mulch and gravel with relative ease. And the collection bin was super easy to dump into a trash can using the trapdoor at the bottom.
While the ARB601 is an exceptionally precise pressure gauge, it also doubles as a deflator and inflator. We found that its digital display is easy to read at any time of day, in various levels of light. And when a product is easy to use, you’re more likely to, well, use it, in this case boosting the performance and life of your tires.
These neat and tidy storage crates from Sidio are an excellent and colorful solution to keep your trunk organized. Using the generous number of crates and dividers, our test editor was able to store all of his drone equipment in his hatchback—with room to spare for groceries and other gear—on a mountain biking trip.
A great pair of sunglasses can be the difference between a good road trip and a great road trip. Unlike traditional sunnies, which have solid arms to hug the sides of your face, the Dolomites use a cinch cord—made using recycled Japanese nylon—for superior fit and comfort. The system doubles as a lanyard, keeping the glasses around your neck when you’re not wearing them.
The Endurance XT is one of the most affordable beam wipers on the market, producing exceptional performance. As it runs along the windshield, the blade applies a water-repellent coating to make its (and your) life easier. Unlike many of the wipers we’ve evaluated, the Endurance XT was also one of the easiest to install.
Many automotive enthusiasts (ourselves included) are in an endless pursuit to improve engagement with their vehicle. Case in point, most casual footwear is too thick to feel any feedback coming from the pedals. Thankfully, Piloti has combined its experience making high-performance race boots with the craftsmanship of high-quality shoes to bridge the gap. Handmade in Portugal using Italian suede, these feature a softer sole at the forefoot to improve pedal feel along with a rounded heel that allows better articulation on the pedals. Along with the appetite for performance, the Shift remains comfortable for all-day wear thanks to additional padding on the tongue, heel, and collar.
Unlike many outdoor outfitters, Off-The-Grid makes clothing specifically designed for, you guessed it, off-road applications. And the Trailblazer 5.0 pants are no exception to the brand’s motor-driven adventure ethos. With clever design elements like a gusseted crotch and nine pockets to hold your things, these pants are equally as capable as they are comfortable.
Whether you’re a keen outdoorsman or Overland adventurer, a knife is one of the most useful tools you can carry. Inherent in its name, Bailout, this model isn’t your average everyday carry accessory. Along with a tanto-style CPM-3V steel blade, the pommel of the knife features a built-in glass breaker.