Hand-Picked Gifts for the Overlander in Your Life
We’re making gift-giving easy this season. If a friend or family member is always talking about overlanding, this is a good place to find the perfect gift for them.
From camping equipment to overlanding experiences, we’ve hand-picked a variety of gifts for all types of overlanders from the weekend-warriors, the expeditioners, and even those who are just curious about this new craze called overlanding.
Plus, the cherry on top: our team has used all of the gear on this list! So this isn’t just a list of cool overlanding gifts, but rather a list of our tried and tested top recommendations for the ultimate overlanding experience.
SUBSCRIPTION TO Overland Journal
Go-to magazine for overland inspiration and reviews of the newest gear
This expedition and adventure travel magazine is inspiring, informative, and will have you daydreaming about your next overlanding adventure. It’s exceptional writing and photography make it the perfect gift for those who are looking for an overlanding resource or want a beautiful coffee table magazine. Overland Journal is produced five times annually and includes a Gear Guide, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter issue.
Special offer: Buy a one year subscription, get a bonus issue for free!
THE BOOK: I can. I Will. Women Overlanding the World
Inspiration, photography and life-lessons from women overlanders.
I Can. I Will: Women Overlanding the World, published by Vagabroads Media, is a photo-rich collection of stories and life-lessons from women overlanding in their cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and bicycles. This book will not just inspire you through the adventures of these unconventional heroes but it is also an artifact— a collection of photos taken in places that most people don’t get an opportunity to see and stories of women doing things most people will never do!
Front Runner Camp Kitchen Utensil Set
High quality kitchen utensil set specifically made for overlanding and car camping.
This roll up utensil set by Front Runner has everything you need for cooking and eating – from extra sharp knives, to a cutting board, and even a wine opener. This camp kitchen set can be easily hung to your car or campsite, and rolled up for safe, rattle-free transport. As with all of Front Runner’s gear, expect quality. These aren’t your typical easy to break, “throw away” camp utensils – they are so good you’ll want to use them at home!
Adventure Base Camp Cooking Set
Take camp food to the next level with an epicurious cooking set.
This 19 piece cooking set from Stanley packs all the convenience of your home kitchen down into a small, convenient package that is perfect for overlanding or camping. Made of stainless steel, this cook set maintains the performance of a pricey cookware set while still able to handle the wear and tear of outdoor cooking. Plus, it’s extremely easy to clean (just use an SOS Pad and it’ll look like new!).
WaterPort DAY TANK
Self pressurizing H2O to go.
Showering is one of the biggest challenges (and pleasures) of overlanding for an extended period of time. The WaterPORT portable shower holds up to 3.85 gallons and can easily be mounted to your vehicle in seconds. With this portable water carrier, you’ll have plenty of water for showering and cleaning while on the road. Features: self pressurizing, hands free use, multiple mounting options, 9 pattern spray nozzle.
JEEP WRANGLER LED Rear Light Bar
The ultimate rear glass lift light bar for Jeep overlanders
Light up the cargo and rear area of your Jeep with the click of a button. The Bawlee Lift Gate Dome Light Bar, available through Done Right LED, provides the perfect amount of light as you unload your cargo or cook in the back of your Jeep– even in the darkest of nights! This light is precision shaped to match the curve of your Jeep Wrangler’s rear window and comes with a remote control so you can easily adjust the brightness. Perfect for those that have a kitchen/overlanding set up in the back of their Jeep.
DOMETIC COOLFREEZE PORTABLE FRIDGE
A powerful and uncompromising electric cooler for your overland rig.
There is nothing better than a quality 12V fridge to keep your food and drinks cold 24/7. We’ve tested all types of fridges for our overland vehicles, and Dometic portable fridge/freezers are our favorite! With over 80 years in the RV industry, Dometic has become a leader in manufacturing innovative, high-quality products for off-the-grid living. It’s no wonder they’ve created one of the most efficient portable fridges on the market with an incredibly low power draw, at a reasonable price. Dometic CoolFreeze Coolers are durable and loaded with features like a digital control panel, LED interior light, USB port, drain plug, removable wire baskets, and wifi connection to control through their app
CLICK IN ROOF TOP TENT RACK
A no-drill roof rack that can support the weight on a roof top tent.
Made in the USA. Made specifically for Jeeps. This patent-pending, cross bar roof rack package by Exposed Racks at SMS Parts is by far the best roof rack on the market for Jeep Wranglers with roof-top-tents. The crossbars easily snap in place and evenly distribute the weight, allowing you to load a variety of items on your hard top- including a roof-top-tent, ski rack, etc. No drilling necessary, installation is a breeze!
self-standing retractable ARB awning
If you’re familiar with overlanding, you’ve probably heard of ARB before. A leader in the space, ARB manufactures some of the best 4×4 and overlanding vehicle accessories. Attaching neatly to most vehicles, their self-standing, retractable awnings fit onto the side of most roof racks and roof bars. These awnings are specifically designed for harsh wilderness conditions and can be paired with other accessories (e.g. awning room or mosquito net enclosure), creating the perfect basecamp wherever your adventure takes you.
GOOSE GEAR STORAGE
Modular vehicle organization and storage for Jeeps, 4Runners, and Land Cruisers.
California-based, Goose Gear specializes in premium vehicle-based storage solutions. While their products aren’t cheap, they are by far the best vehicle cabinetry systems available! Made to fit the precise measurements of your vehicle (Jeeps, 4Runners, Land Cruisers), Goose Gear’s custom cabinet systems are durable enough to accompany you on any off-road adventure. Start off with a plate system or drawer. Or splurge on an Ultimate Chef Package – you’ll never want to go back!
ROOFNEST ROOF TOP TENT
Elevate your camping experience.
As a local Colorado company, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention our partners at RoofNest. These roof-top-tents (RTTs) are weather-proof, aerodynamic, and attach directly to the roof rack of any car or truck. They instantly expand to create a cozy, protected bedroom in the sky. With a variety of models to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect RTT for your overlanding adventure.
CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION BY VANLIFER
A piece of art to represent your home on wheels.
Does your overlander has everything they need for their vehicle? Why not get them a custom doodle of their rig, or dream rig. Based in the UK, Vanlifer will create a simple drawing or detailed sketch based on a real image. Just choose the type of illustration, upload an image, and Vanlifer, Jason, will take care of the rest. Purchase funds go towards Jason’s vanlife travels and camper conversation. So enjoy feeling like you’re playing a part in helping this vanlifer get one step closer to living his digital nomad dream!
Weekend Camping Pass to Overland Expo
Get outfitted, trained, and inspired at this overland-specific event.
Overland Expo the premier event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts and overlanders. With hundreds of classes, inspirational programs, and speakers from all over the world, this yearly event is a must for anyone interested in overlanding. Bring your own vehicle and partake in a weekend full of overland-specific activities and events with a Weekend Camping Pass. Choose from three event dates and locations:
Overland Expo West 2020 (Flagstaff, AZ) – May 15-17th, 2020
Overland Expo Mountain West 2020 (Loveland, CO)- Aug 28-30, 2020
Overland Expo East 2020 (Arrington, VA)- Oct 9-11, 2020
OVERLAND DISCOVERY gift card
Give the gift of adventure and experience.
For those who want to try overlanding before buying or building their own rig. With a gift card from Overland Discovery, your loved ones can experience true adventure without breaking the bank. With our local knowledge, stellar customer service, and unique campers, your family and friends are bound to have the experience of a lifetime. Available in preset amounts of $100, $250, and $500, or for any amount of your choice with a custom gift card.
As the gift giver, you’ll receive $50 credit to use towards your own overland adventure!
WOMEN OVERLANDING THE WORLD RETREAT
An overlanding retreat for women, by women – in Costa Rica!
Explore the beauty of Costa Rica as you drive your own fully equipped adventure rig with a group of other bad ass women. Making stops at beautiful camps and boutique hotels across lush Costa Rican jungle, you’re bound to have the adventure of a lifetime on at this Women Overlanding the World retreat. Learn the basics of overlanding and new skills in a safe group of like-minded women! Retreat includes: food, snacks, booze, entrance fees, and accommodation. Not included: flights and insurance.
2020 Retreat Dates to be Announced Soon!
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Who is Overland Discovery?
Overland Discovery offers overland Jeep rentals and campervan (class B RV) rentals in Denver, Colorado. Our Jeep camper and campervan rentals come equipped with everything you need for the ultimate camping trip. With locations in Denver and Las Vegas (coming soon), you’ll get to explore, camp and adventure throughout amazing national parks and across the beautiful, rugged landscapes of the Western US. Just bring a sense of adventure, and we’ll take care of the rest. Learn More About Overland Discovery