Overland Expo WEST 2016: What to See…

Overland Expo WEST 2016: What to See…

The exhibitor list for Overland Expo WEST 2016 has been sent out…and WOW, this event sure is growing!

With well over 250 exhibitors and featured vehicles at the event this year, it’ll like be impossible to see them all. Our editors have put together this list of what they’re most excited about...

Image: Overland Expo

Phillip Jones – Senior Editor

I'm looking forward to researching convenient and time-saving products that enable me to spend more time enjoying the scenery and less time fiddling with camp set up and take-down. The ever-increasing brands of enclosed expedition trailers definitely has my attention, so one of my first stops will be a visit with Hiker Trailers (Booth #103A).

Hiker Trailer Overland Expo WEST 2016


Dennis Lloyd – Senior Editor

Traditional off-road jacks (brand name witheld) have sometimes been referred to as 'window maker'. This year Safejacks (Booth #T07) is expected to up the game in the safe(r) off-road jack market. Based on accessories for bottle jacks, it'll be interesting to see what they offer!

Safe Jacks

Baja Rack (Booth #16) always has something great going on, this year will be no exception. ANOTHER 3rd Gen Tacoma will be on display along with plenty of Baja Rack awesomeness!

2016 Tacoma Baja Rack

Image Credit: Sergio Murillo

Beau Johnston – Editor in Chief

I am excited to be attending my fifth-consecutive Overland Expo. There are few events that are greater than the sum of their parts, and Overland Expo is one of them!

The event has become more than the amazing classes (I might be biased but they bring in some amazing instructors) and vendors.  Like many others, Overland Expo has become an annual reunion of the overland community.

Work schedules and geography often keep us from seeing our friends throughout the year, but we try to make time for Overland Expo.

Overland Expo Camp More.

Image Credit: Scout Equipment Co Booth #110F

Shane Williams – Publisher
For the last year I’ve been helping Hema Maps prepare for the launch of their Hema Explorer | North America Offline 4x4 Adventure Navigation app (iOS / Android-Coming SOON), which will be launching at the event. I’ll be helping the Hema Maps team during the event, so stop by Booth #70 for a first look. Also, we’ve put together a GPS PDF map of the event to help you find your way.

Hema Maps 200 Series Map Patrol
Image: Chris Cordes, Expedition Portal (Booth #07)

Expedition Overland (Booth # 65) will be unveiling their 2016 Tacoma w/AT Overland (Booth #06) Habitat. XO continues to dominate the Overland entertainment space, and their latest build will not disappoint.

Expedition Overland 2016 Tacoma
Image: Expedition Overland Facebook

It seems like ‘roto molded’ high-performance coolers are everywhere this year. Yeti & Engle are the incumbents, but we’ll see plenty of other options at Expo this year. Canyon Coolers (Booth #42) looks like a great option, with prices starting under $140.

Canyon Coolers
Image: Canyon Coolers