This Year in Gear

All the Most Notable Developments in Overlanding in 2019


January 2, 2020 Cars By
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This roundup is part of This Year in Gear, a look back at the year’s most notable releases. To stay on top of all the latest product news, subscribe to our daily Dispatch newsletter.

Audi AI: Trail Concept

Price: N/A
From: audi.com

Audi has made its fair share of cool concept cars over the years, but this alien-looking ride that uses a fleet of flying drones in lieu of headlights might be the most awesome look into overlanding’s future we’ve ever seen.

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CamperHus Land Rover Defender Camper

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Price: ~$15,228+ (plus the cost of a Land Rover, of course)
From: camperhus.co.uk

How do you make the iconic Land Rover Defender even more appealing? Turn it into its own all-terrain camper.

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EarthRoamer LTI

Price: $590,000+
From: earthroamer.com

There are plenty of ways to go about overlanding, but few are quite as luxurious — or expensive — as EarthRoamer’s Ford Super Duty-based off-road camper.

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FiftyTen Midsize Truck Camping System

Price: $32,880
From: goose-gear.com

This simple bed replacement system makes it easy to turn a Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator or other midsize pickup truck into the base of a great overlander.

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Ford Ranger Overlanding Concepts

Price: N/A
From: ford.com

With the overlanding and off-roading market blowing up like never before, Ford rolled out not one but several custom-made Rangers this year to show off just how flexible the company’s midsize truck can be.

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Lexus GXOR Concept

Price: N/A
From: Lexus.com

Perhaps the coolest OEM-made overlander of 2019 came from a very unexpected source: Lexus. (The GX is, for what it’s worth, one hell of a great off-roader in stock form.)

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Ram 1500 Rebel OTG Concept

Price: N/A
From: ramtrucks.com

Just like Ford, Ram also used 2019 to show off how its truck wares could be turned into a kickass overlander. Your move, Chevy.

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Rivian R1T Electric Kitchenette

Price: $TBD
From: rivian.com

Rivian’s R1T electric pickup truck may not even be on sale yet, but features like the extendable battery-powered kitchenette that’ll be available for it already have us excited to test it out.

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Sportsmobile Classic 4×4 Ford Adventure Van

Price: ~$90,000
From: sportsmobile.com

Sometimes, even the gnarliest SUV just isn’t big enough for your off-road adventures. When that happens, it’s time to check out one of these overlanding-ready Ford vans.

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Yakima LockNLoad Roof Rack

Price: $729+
From: yakima.com

A good roof rack is one of the cornerstones of any overlanding rig. Yakima’s newest model is tough enough to handle the Outback, yet easy to mount on your Outback.

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Will Sabel Courtney

Will Sabel Courtney is Gear Patrol’s Motoring Editor, formerly of The Drive and RIDES Magazine. You can often find him test-driving new cars in New York City, cursing the slow-moving traffic surrounding him.

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