AWOL Gear Roundup #13

2024 harley-davidson cvo pan america touring motorcycle

This time we’ve got two new electric SUVs, new specs & pricing for the Toyota Land Cruiser, and a gorgeous custom adventure touring bike from Harley! I also found a couple of new camper trailers, and some very cool new watches, shoes, and gear from Garmin, Altra, BruTrek and more!

  • Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America
  • 2024 Land Cruiser pricing
  • Wenonah x Space Trailer
  • INEOS Fusilier
  • Rivian R2 debut
  • SylvanSport GOAT
  • Type 2 VW camper trailer
  • Husqvarna x DOOM
  • Garmin Forerunner 125
  • BruTrek coffee kit
  • Altra Timp Hiker
  • Oru electric kayak kit
  • Huckberry contest
  • OutdoorX4 freebies!
  • Best Overland Events

2024 Harley-Davidson CVO Pan America touring motorcycle

Harley-Davidson’s 2024 CVO Pan America is the latest from their Custom Vehicle Operations, which builds limited edition special editions. This CVO Pan America adds just about everything you’d need to take their Adventure Touring bike on bigger, badder adventures.

It gets aluminum luggage cases, Daymaker adaptive headlights, adaptive ride height, clutch-less shifting, 150hp liquid-cooled engine, 6.8″ touchscreen display w/ Bluetooth connectivity, five ride modes (including two for off-road), and a unique HD orange-on-black paint scheme. MSRP $28,399. (video here)

2024 Land Cruiser pricing & details announced

The new Toyota Land Cruiser comes in three variants, the base 1958 model ($55,950), which gets rear and center locking differentials and 2400W inverter. The middle model ($61,950), shown on the right with the rectangular headlights, adds customizable Rigid LED fog lights, disconnecting sway bars, and multi-terrain monitor.

The top of the line First Edition ($74,950, also with round headlights) gets upgraded engine & transmission skid plates, rock rails, and 3/4 length roof rack. Interiors get progressively nicer, too. All have the same i-FORCE MAX turbo 4-cylinder hybrid as the top new Tacoma models, with 265/70R18 (32.6″) tires on the top two models.

Space x Wenonah Adventure Trailer

The Wenonah Adventure Trailer by SPACE Trailers combines your choice of their High or Low Roller cargo trailer with a Wenonah Ultra-light Spirit II Canoe and Thule Portage Rack. The package deal is going for $8,250, about $2k off the individual totals.

The canoe is an ultralight Aramid shell, 17′ length, 34″ width, and made for anything from fishing to boundary water exploration. The trailer’s top shell opens like a clamshell and has a 600lb static load (225lb moving load), and with the dual rear leveling jacks, that means you can throw a small rooftop tent on there, too! The deal’s good thru March 10, 2024, the only catch is you’ve got to pick it up from MN.

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ineos fusilier electric overland off-road SUV

INEOS Fusilier is all electric…sort of

INEOS shows its commitment to being a complete vehicle brand, albeit one with serious off-road, overland intent. The Fusilier will be full electric, but with a generator option to extend off-grid range! Read more...

2026 Rivian R2 electric SUV top rear view

Rivian R2 & R3 electric SUVs debut

Rivian new smaller SUV get a lot of the same tech as the original rally-winning R1T, but at a much more accessible price point, making it a serious consideration as an all-electric overland vehicle. Read more...

sylvan sport GOAT off-road gear hauler trailer

SylvanSport GOAT off-road camper trailer

Light enough for any car to pull, the overland-ready SylvanSport GOAT camper trailer boasts 18″ ground clearance, big tires, and a pop-up fully enclosed tent habitat that sleeps four. Read more...

Type 2 campers T2.3 VW bus style trailer camper shown in different colors

Type 2 Campers VW bus trailer

The lightweight T2 Camper pops its top to create more standing room, sleeps 2-3 people, has an optional kitchenette, and is light enough for almost any car to pull it, even EVs. Read more...

Gear, Gadgets & Tech

Now you can play DOOM on your Husqvarna robot lawnmower

I don’t even have a lawn, but now I want the Husqvarna Automower NERA. Starting in April, the robotic lawnmower will add the legendary first-person shooter DOOM to its tiny screen. Watch the excellent promo video and get ready to slay more than your lawn!

Garmin Forerunner 165 GPS runner’s watch brightens up

The new Garmin Forerunner 165 has a bright new AMOLED touchscreen display, 25 activity modes, up to 11 days battery life, and tracks efforts with GPS, distance, pace, and heart rate. The Forerunner 165 Music adds internal storage for phone-free tunes when paired with earbuds.

Adaptive training plans and daily suggested workouts help you stay on track, and Training Effect shows your progress. Morning Report, Sleep Score, Nap Detection, Body Battery and more keep you in tune with recovery and readiness. MSRP $250-$300, six colors. (video here)

BruTrek Expedition Coffee Bundle

If, by which I mean because, you take your coffee seriously, the BruTrek Expedition Coffee Bundle is worth a look. It includes four stackable tumblers with non-slip rubber bottoms, an Airscape storage canister, and 2oz coffee spoon, all in a sealed aluminum case with latching lid.

But the standout pieces are their double-wall insulated 32oz French Press with BruStop filter to keep grounds from reaching your cup, and the custom-made ruggedized hand grinder. It has a longer lever with oversized handle for easier grinding, adjustable gasket to keep beans inside, and stainless steel burrs for long-lasting precision. $600 for the kit, but all parts sold separately, too.

Altra Timp Hiker finally gives them a zero drop light hiker

Altra’s signature feature is their foot-shaped, zero-drop sole for improved biomechanics. Prior Timp Peak trail runners have offered a mid-top design, but the new Timp Hiker finally gives them proper trail-ready features for more than short jaunts.

It gets a Vibram Megagrip compound with bitey tread pattern to dig in to loose scree, updated EVA midsole for plusher cushioning, plus added ankle support and TPU toe protection overlays. Available in standard and GTX models, which add a GoreTex waterproof liner. MSRP $175-$185. (Men’s on left, women’s on right, both available at REI)

Oru x Bixby electric motor kit for origami folding kayaks

The new Oru Kayak Electric Motor Kit sticks a Bixby electric motor on the bottom, using a nearly flat mounting plate to maintain the boat brand’s signature origami-like ability to fold flat.

The $1,299 kit’s motor easy attaches/detaches with a single bolt. The battery pack and wireless wrist remote both float, just in case. It has 12 forward speeds, 3 reverse, and lasts up to 80 minutes at full throttle. Fits all Our Kayak models, and it looks like you could stick it on any rigid flat-bottomed floatable.

Win two First-Class tickets to anywhere in the world

huckberry 2024 contest to win two first class tickets to anywhere in the world

Huckberry is giving away two First Class tickets to anywhere you want to go. Each order over $75 counts as one entry, and you can enter once every day, so… spread out that shopping spree? Contest closes 3/31, winner announced 4/4.

Full details here, and may we suggest checking out their Proof 72HR Merino Tees for your summer travel? Or shop their bags & packs between March 3-13 for 2x entries.

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These are the Best Overland Events in 2024

best overland expos festivals rallies and events in 2024

We compiled a list (and we keep adding to it!) of the best overland expos, festivals, rallies, and events in North America. Check it out for a short description of each, plus dates and locations so you can plan your travel calendar. See ya out there!

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The results from this experiment are surprising and may have you rethinking your tire selection.

Field Notes

Big Deals

Wandering Thoughts

So, how many of you were looking into ham radios a few weeks ago?

After not having cell service for almost an entire day (thanks AT&T!), I was thinking about how reliant we are on these little pocket computers for staying in touch with… everyone.

And then I read that Russia might be putting nukes into space capable of knocking out thousands of satellites at once. Word on the street, er, Hill is it’s nothing to worry about right now, but…

It made me think.

I’m not a prepper. Far from it.

But (like many, I imagine, hence the popularity of zombie, apocalypse, and zombie apocalypse flicks), I do like think I could figure out basic things like communication and navigation.

Should I send one of my GMRS radios with my daughter to school? Maybe.

Get a fresh Rand McNally to keep in the van? Probably

Download a few seasons of Bob’s Burgers? Definitely.

One of the things that’s come in most handy are my solar generators. We rarely lose power, but when it happens it’s usually out for a few days. Regardless, we’ve been able to keep the fridge running and lights on.

We’ve even helped our neighbors save their frozen goods. And then we can just charge them up in the sun. So we can keep watching Bob’s Burgers.

It’s fun to think up solutions for all sorts of scenarios. But there are basics that I appreciate having, and I encourage you to think about what bare essentials would keep your home base running and how you’d stay in touch.


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About Tyler 66 Articles
I'm a serial traveller and road trip lover who's crisscrossed the US so many times I've lost count. I've owned cars, SUVs, wagons, vans and a 37' class A toy hauler RV, and I've customized them all! I love the open road and getting off the beaten path to find new adventures, mainly traveling with Kristi and the kids to explore the world on our own two feet (and, usually, two to four wheels)!

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