It’s always tempting to throw flashy gear and modifications at your overlanding vehicle. If you aren’t careful, then you’ll end up over payload, over budget, and you may not even have resources left to actually enjoy your journey!
We have learned what works and what gear is essential. Learn about our overlanding gear and build right here.
Get started with our article, “Ignore the Hype: What Do You Really Need to Go Overlanding?”
If you’re planning to build out a Jeep Wrangler for overlanding, then don’t start before reading, “3 Obstacles You Must Overcome to Optimize Your Jeep Overlanding Build.” Hint: owners of other makes and models will benefit from this advice, as well.
When you have the basics covered and are ready to bury yourself in the details, we have the Overland Jeep Build Sheet and Master Overlanding Packing List for our Jeep Wrangler, which we built and used specifically for North American travel. We lived out of our Wrangler full-time for about six months total as a family of three. Our review of the iKamper Skycamp roof top tent is one of our most-read articles.
You can also familiarize yourself with our Jeep Gladiator Overland Build, which we completed in 2021 before leaving to drive around the world. In contrast with our Jeep Wrangler, this vehicle was built for full-time, global overland travel for a period of 10-15 years.
We picked up our 2021 Jeep Gladiator Sport S in Denver on May 31, 2021, after ordering directly from the factory. Our overland build process took 45 days, spanning four
Our Jeep Gladiator overland build is done! After four cities, four shops, and seven weeks, we’re ready to live and travel in our Jeep full-time as a family, as we
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Overlander.com. If you aren’t familiar with this website, it’s an ecommerce platform curated by the experienced overland veterans at XOverland. And if
Safety and security are on everyone’s minds, especially travelers thinking ahead to their first overland border crossing. We faced a barrage of fearmongering before the two months we spent overlanding
So you’ve got a Jeep Wrangler, or you are in the market for one, and you want to start an overland build. Overlanding is an incredible lifestyle, but there are
One of the most frequently asked questions during our overlanding presentations is: What do I really need to start overlanding? The good news is you don’t need much, at least
You’ve been asking for months and we’ve kept saying, It’s still a secret. We’ll announce soon! We need to work out a few details first. So many details. Choosing a vehicle,