Overlander's Top Gear for 2021

Overlander's Top Gear for 2021

by Stephan Edwards

If you can believe it, Overlander is a year old! We’re amazed at how our community has grown in the last 12 months, and we’re more committed than ever to bringing you the best and most trusted overland gear on the market. With Overlander's unrivaled expertise and customer support, you can outfit your rig and your overland lifestyle with confidence. Our 60-day trail tested guarantee, and our one-year price match guarantee means you can rest easy when it comes to all the products we offer at Overlander. When we say "Proven gear you can trust", we mean it!

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Whether you drive the venerable Toyota 4Runner, a Sprinter van, or even the new Land Rover Defender, Overlander has the cutting edge and time tested gear you need to stay out on those remote adventures. We saw some pretty amazing products come down the pipe in 2021, both from long-standing brands and exciting newcomers. Let's take a look at Overlander’s top gear for 2021.

Prinsu Cab Roof Racks

Pickup trucks are the jack of all trades, but one area they can suffer with is roof storage. Look no further than the Prinsu Cab Roof Rack [$699.99]. Custom engineered to bolt directly to your specific pickup, these beefy aluminum racks can take on big loads.

Toyota Tacoma Prinsu Roof Rack

Prinsu Cab Roof Rack for Toyota Tacoma

These racks consist of 2 laser cut side rails constructed of 3/16" 5052 aluminum plate, and the crossbars are made from a 2" x 1" aluminum extrusion that has a top facing T-slot channel. This offers numerous solutions for tie-down options, cargo security, and the addition of accessories such as tool mounts or lighting.  All assembly hardware comes in a black zinc finish so as to match a black paint or powder coat finish on the final product. The rack also includes a wind deflector to help with aerodynamics and prevent wind noise. 

The rack is completely modular in that you choose how your rack is configured. You can also choose the number of crossbars you assemble your rack with. The rack comes standard with 6 cross bars for cargo and 1 additional for mounting of a wind deflector, lightbar or combination of the two.

MAXTRAX Traction Boards

We've spilled a lot of digital ink here at the Notebook extolling the virtues of MAXTRAX recovery devices [$299.99]. That's with good reason - MAXTRAX are the go to recovery and traction solution for adventurers around the globe. Lightweight, supernaturally strong, and available in a wide array of colors, no overland traveler should be without at least one pair.

MaxtraxMAXTRAX Traction Boards

The updated MKII MAXTRAX features,

  • The original, Australian-made recovery board with a lifetime warranty!
  • Manufactured from Australian-made fiber-reinforced engineering grade nylon
  • Six glove-friendly handles, with a built-in shovel on each end.E
  • Easy mounting to most available roof racks with optional mounting pins
  • Robust cleats sink that their teeth into tire tread and terrain under your 4WD vehicle to prevent it from slipping back into mud, snow, or sand and make vehicle recovery quick and easy

Wavian Fuel Cans

Wavian was one of Overlander's top brands this year, and there's no mistaking why. Their super tough fuel and water containers [$74.99 for the fuel container] come in an array of eye-catching colors, and are thoroughly leak proof. An affordable upgrade to keep your fuel range topped up, and your rig looking great.

Wavian Fuel Can


Wavian Fuel Can in blue

These leak-proof steel fuel cans come directly from the Wavian factory that has supplied many NATO countries for over 75 years, and are the highest quality jerry cans on the market today. Rigorously tested, they boast a number of features, including 0.9 mm steel walls, an interior rust-proof Rezol lining, an internal breather pipe for splash-proof pouring, a three handle configuration for easy carrying, a leak-proof bayonet closure, and a locking pin for the cap.

Wavian currently produces the only EPA, CARB, and DOT approved steel fuel cans that are 100% legal in all 50 US states. They include a spout and an adapter for vehicles with smaller filler receivers.

What's Next?

Overlanders are some of the most innovative folks in the automotive industry, and there are always new and exciting products hitting the market every month. You can bet we're constantly keeping an eye out for the best and most trail-proven gear out there, so stay tuned.

How are you outfitting your overland vehicle this year? Let us know down in the comments. 

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