Here’s What Gear You Need for Your Overlanding Trip
Overland camping has become increasingly popular over the years, and for good reason! Overlanding is a form of self-reliant, vehicle-based travel where the journey is just as important as the destination. If you’re like us, your favorite part about overlanding is the exploration. Traveling over rugged terrain, in search of new or little-known destinations where the journey getting there is half the fun.
However, experienced overlanders know that not every trip goes as planned. One of the most important aspects of overlanding is being prepared and having the right gear. Here are our favorite products for your next overland adventure.
Overland Roof Rack
Overland roof racks are an essential piece of gear for any overland camper. They provide a convenient way to transport large or bulky items, such as a rooftop tent or spare fuel canisters. Overland racks are designed to withstand the harsh conditions of off-road travel and are typically made from durable materials like aluminum or steel.
Fab Fours Overland Racks include multiple mounting points and multiple tie-down points so you can rest assured that your gear is going to stay put no matter how harsh the trails get. These racks also include integrated pod mounts for added visibility at night.
Trail doors are a must-have for any overland camper who wants to enjoy the scenery while still feeling safe and secure. Trail doors are designed to replace the factory doors on your vehicle and provide a more open-air experience. Fab Fours trail doors are made from US Steel and finished in 2-stage matte black powder coat.
Tubular or trail doors are metal tubes welded into a frame, including hinge pins to attach to the vehicle’s door hinges and standard latches to stay shut while in motion. Jeep, Bronco and Tacoma trail doors offer a unique look to your vehicle but still provide the perfect balance of protection and freedom.
Overlanding involves lots of off-road travel and exploring remote locations, which means a winch bumper is essential. When you’re off-roading, it’s common to encounter challenging terrains like steep inclines, deep mud, or rocky trails. In these situations, a winch can be used to pull your vehicle out of a stuck or stranded position. A winch bumper provides a secure mounting point for the winch and helps distribute the weight of the winch and cable.
Fab Fours winch-ready bumpers are designed to protect your vehicle’s front end from damage while also providing a mounting point for a winch. These bumpers are made from heavy-duty steel and are designed to withstand the toughest conditions. Fab Fours offer 4 different types of winch-ready, each with their own unique features. Check out their best-selling lines of winch bumpers below.
Need a winch but not a bumper? Check out our hidden winch mounts here.
Rock sliders are another important piece of gear for any overland camper. Rock sliders are designed to protect the underside of your vehicle from damage while navigating rocky terrain. They typically feature a steel or aluminum construction and are mounted to the frame of your vehicle. Rock sliders can also serve as a step for easier access to your vehicle’s roof or doors.
Overlanding requires a variety of specialized gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Overland roof racks, trail doors, winch bumpers, and rock sliders are just a few examples of the gear you may need to have a successful overland camping trip. It’s important to choose high-quality gear that’s designed to withstand the tough conditions of off-road travel. With the right gear, you can explore the great outdoors with confidence and peace of mind.