The Overlander Gift Guide: Gifts $200 and Up

The Overlander Gift Guide: Gifts $200 and Up

by Stephan Edwards

Is your favorite overland explorer looking to upgrade their rig or camping set up in a big way next year? From trail communications, to recovery gear and light bars, to hard core suspension upgrades, Overlander has you covered. There’s a lot to choose from, and making a significant investment in an overland vehicle can be a daunting task, so let our experts take the guesswork out of your holiday shopping this year.

XO Toyota

Let's take a look at some great options available now on the Overlander shop. Remember, all of our products come with a one year price match guarantee. If you find the same item for sale at a lower price somewhere else, we'll match it. But beyond that, Overlander's Trail Tested program means you can have the confidence that if the gear you order doesn't meet your expectations, you've got 60 days to send it back - no questions asked. Free shipping on orders over $49 is always included.

Oh, and as a bonus, when you spend $600 or more at Overlander this holiday season, you'll receive a $50 gift card absolutely free. If you have any questions about your order or the performance of our gear, don't hesitate to reach out to our crack customer support team. The overlanding community is a small one, and we're here for you!

The Legendary Recovery Tool - MAXTRAX

You know how when a product is so good and so universally adored that the brand name takes over as the word for the thing itself? Think Kleenex brand when you're talking about tissues. That's become the case with MAXTRAX - the original lightweight, super tough nylon traction board. [$299.99]


MAXTRAX MkII Recovery Boards in Olive Drab

MAXTRAX is the easy-to-use vehicle recovery and extraction device that can be carried by almost anything with four-wheels, guaranteeing the best way out if your vehicle becomes stuck. The aggressive large cleats on MAXTRAX sink their teeth into the tire tread and the terrain under your 4WD vehicle to prevent it from slipping back into mud, snow, or sand. Made of UV-stabilized, flexible, super tough engineering-grade reinforced nylon, MAXTRAX provides traction and a firm base to get your vehicle quickly back on track.

MAXTRAX have six comfortable built-in handles and a shovel at either end for removing mud, snow, and sand. They also have an exclusive keyhole accessory points to allow you to securely mount your MAXTRAX to your vehicle. Each MAXTRAX weighs just 8 pounds and comes in 10 different colors for that perfect match to your rig. Backed by a lifetime warranty, MAXTRAX are the perfect gift for any overlander on your list.

Reaching Out - The Garmin inReach Mini

Communication is key to any successful overland adventure. Whether that's among your fellow explorers out on the trail, or staying in touch with the wider  world. The latter can be a challenge in remote places where cell service is non-existent and emergency assistance might be days away. Satellite communication is the 21st century way to reach out when you want to update your friends and family back home on your progress or call for help. 

inReach Mini [$349.99] is your go-to connection for maintaining off-the-grid contact. It’s a palm-sized satellite communicator for adventures where size and weight matter. Send and receive text messages. Track your journey. And, if necessary, trigger an SOS alert.

Garmin inReach Mini
Garmin inReach Mini

The inReach Mini is small, rugged, and lightweight. The inReach's robust satellite communication capability enables 2 way text messaging using the 100 percentage global Iridium network (satellite subscription required). You can access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more by using the free Garmin Earthmate app and compatible devices, both Android and iPhone.

Throw Them a Line - The Warn Epic Recovery Kit

For some overlanders the winch is a can't-live-without-it tool for taking those roads way less traveled. But, a winch is only as useful as the mounting points, safety gear, and accessories that come with it. The Warn Epic Medium Duty Recovery Kit [$449.99] is an all-in-one compact solution for completing any winch set-up.

Warn Epic Recovery Kit

Warn Epic Medium Duty Recovery Kit

All the components in this kit fit neatly inside a modular backpack, which also acts as a winch line damper, and is easy to transport. The Warn Epic Recovery Kit features a limited one year warranty and includes:

  • Epic Tree Trunk Protector
  • Two 3/4" forged Epic Shackles
  • Epic Snatch Block with E-Coat/Powder Coat Finish (for winch capacities of up to 12,000 pound)
  • Winching gloves with kevlar reinforcement and synthetic leather
  • Backpack carrying case made from ballistic material with modular interior, which also doubles as a line damper
  • Recovery strap

Light the Way

One of the best bang-for-the buck upgrades you can make on your overland vehicle is lighting. The E-Series is one of RIGID's [$749.00] most versatile, all-around lighting solutions. Among RIGIDs most popular product lines, the E-Series PRO has recently benefited from several upgrades to improve both looks and performance. Available with your choice of optics, the E-Series features a host of beam options. These and other innovations make it one of the brightest and most efficient LED light bars on the market. Own The Night with RIGIDs E-Series double row LED light bar.

Sprinter Van with RIGID Light Bar

RIGID E Series Light Bar

Oh, the Suspense!

When it's time to get really serious about your off-road adventures, a suspension upgrade is always a high priority. When you're upgrading your suspension components, it pays to do it as a system, rather than piecemeal. That way, you know each component is designed to work together seamlessly for a perfect ride and increased capability.

ICON's staged lift kits for Jeep's popular JL Wrangler platform are a perfect example [$1494.65]. When developing suspension components for a new vehicle, ICON takes a different approach than many others. Rather than focusing in on one particular part, ICON engineers look at the vehicle as a whole, identify inherent strengths and weaknesses, and set a target for performance. This "holistic engineering" philosophy results in the development of several parts designed to work together as a system to provide a balanced on and off-road performance upgrade. Because ICON is designing and manufacturing all of the components necessary to improve the performance of a vehicle from front to back, drivers can rest easy knowing they are dealing with one manufacturer, one standard of quality, and one awesome warranty to back it all up.

ICON Stage 2 Suspension Kit Jeep JL

ICON Stage 2 Lift Kit for Jeep JL Wrangler, 2.5" lift

Looking for more gift ideas? Let us know down in the comments or reach out to our customer support team. Overlander wishes you the best of adventures during this holiday season!

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