The holiday season is upon us and it is time to start thinking about what to get the overlander in your life.
We’ve compiled a list of some fun and essential gear at a variety of price points that make the best gifts for overlanders.
Overlanding gifts under $100
LA Police Gear Molle Elite Tactical Christmas Stocking
Guaranteed to make your overland fanatic smile! Equal parts holiday whimsy and practical use. This tactical stocking is made of durable material and includes integrated molle webbing, a marsupial pouch, and multiple hook points.
Bonus suggestion: Customize your gift with a Velcro patch of their name.
Leatherman Style PS- Travel-friendly Leatherman
Let’s face it, all outdoor enthusiasts and gearheads LOVE Leatherman products. The Style PS is a small multi-tool that fits easily in a pocket and has a 25-year warranty. BONUS! No knife means it’s airline carry-on friendly!
H3R Performance MaxQuench Water Bottle
Don't forget to hydrate! Our MaxQuench™ super-premium, one-of-a-kind water bottles are super popular. Equal parts fun and function, they feature stainless steel, vacuum insulated construction with copper lining and BPA-free insulated lids.
Not only do they keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours, but they mimic the look of our MaxOut™ fire extinguisher!
The perfect stocking stuffer!
Klymit Camp Pillow
This travel pillow is particularly good for overlanding. Not only is it portable but it comes with a durable, easy-to-clean, water-resistant outer shell. The pillowcase is soft jersey cotton and the filling is shredded memory foam. Make sure your overland adventurer gets a good night’s sleep, no matter where they lay their head.
Bully Tools 12-Gauge Round Point Shovel
A good shovel is essential when traveling off the beaten path – useful for everything from clearing a debris from a campsite to making sure that campfire is out before you leave. This commercial-grade shovel is made in the USA and features an extra thick, 12-gauge steel plate, D-grip handle, and a limited lifetime warranty.
Olsa Tools Ratcheting Wrench Set
This is no ordinary ratchet set. The patented box end works on bolts, even if they are up to 80% rounded, and prevents stripping. The 100-tooth gear provides a 3.6-degree swing arc, allowing precise work in tight spaces. Made from unbreakable steel. Includes TPR Wrench organizer.
Overland gifts $100 to $500
This high-powered USB-C rechargeable LED lantern can telescope up to nine feet and illuminate a 50-ft plus area. Over 3.5 hours of run time on high, 16 plus hours on low. Includes charging cord, carry bag, pole, tripod and ground stake. Folds to a compact 43”.
This lantern provides a LOT of versatility! From lighting up the campsite to making after-dark repairs, your outdoor enthusiast will never be without the light they need.
Molle Panel from JCR
There are a lot of great companies making molle panels but JCR is one of our favorites. Selecting the year, make and model on their we and year to see the available options. These are super rugged and usually utilize existing mounting points on the vehicle.
Molle panels create a lot of useful storage options and allow you to keep essential items within reach, even when the vehicle is packed full for an off-road adventure.
H3R Performance Fire Extinguisher and Mounting Options
Proper fire protection is SO important when off on roads less travelled, far from the nearest fire station. With all the modifications - light racks, refrigeration, and more - overland vehicles have a higher risk of fire.
Every overland vehicle should have at least one, heavy-duty extinguisher. See below for our recommendations:
- A 2.5 lb. HalGuard HG250 mounted within reach of the driver for engine fires. This extinguisher contains a clean agent gas, which means if there is an engine fire, it can be doused quickly without having to worry about corrosion or clean up. Just repair the fire damage and keep moving!
- An ABC-rated, 2.5 lb. MaxOut MX250 in the rear for fires outside the vehicle. Overlanding comes with additional fire danger from parking over tall grass, campfires and more. Having a secondary A rated (wood, paper, brush, etc.) extinguisher will ensure preparedness no matter where a fire breaks out.
The above extinguishers all come with standard steel mounting brackets, but overlanders often prefer quick-release style mounts ProLock or Extreme Duty brackets.
Use any of our brackets with our Bracket Backing Plates and a molle panel and completing the installation takes minutes, with no drilling required.
Our highly adjustable Seat Mount attaches to the seat mount bolts on most vehicles, and provides the perfect platform for any of our extinguisher/mount combinations. Best of all, it places the extinguisher in reach of the driver.
Bluetti EB55 Portable Power Station
The Bluetti EB55 was voted best full-coverage camping lantern by Men’s Health. The compact and lightweight design make this power station ultra-portable and perfect for overland trips. With a 537WH capacity and built-in 700W (surge 1400W) strong inverter, overlanders can be in the middle of nowhere and still enjoy mini-freezers, radios, smartphones, and more!
Recharging is possible via a wall outlet, generator, car outlet or solar panels (sold separately).
Overlanding Gifts $500+
Garmin Overlander GPS Navigator
No overland setup is complete with Navigation and Garmin is the go-to for many overland enthusiasts. This rugged, all-terrain navigator provides guidance both on and off-road. Comes with 64 GB of built-in storage, and a powered magnetic mount, and is preloaded with iOverlander POIs and Ultimate Public Campgrounds.
Built to U.S. military standard 810 for thermal and shock resistance.
ARB Classic Series II Fridge Freezer
When traveling off-road for days at a time, a cooler with ice is not going to last. That’s where ARB Fridge Freezers come in! Features include an advanced electronic control system, 12V power input readout for simple voltage monitoring, and a wireless transmitter allowing remote display and control via smart devices.
Keep food and drinks organized with a reversible basket and a convenient drain plug. Comes in 37, 50, 63 or 82 quart size.
Rooftop Clamshell Tent from Inspired Overland
It’s the lightest rooftop tent on the market, and Global Media Award winner at SEMA 2022. The result of a year of research and development, this tent weighs only 87 lbs. It includes a telescoping ladder, memory foam mattress, heavy weather rainfly, and plenty of internal storage compartments.
We hope this list has helped you find the best overlanding gifts for your off-road adventurer to enjoy during this holiday season, and many to come.