September 07, 2016


While water bottle tech may not be an issue that sits at the forefront of most of our brains, it’s true that all of us feel some sort of affinity for the unique and beautiful landscapes we experience.
Pollution in the form of plastic waste is one of the major threats to our terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and one small way we can all make a difference is to stop introducing plastic waste to the places we visit and to start using a reusable water bottle.
Klean Kanteen has been in the biz of building eco-friendly beverage containers for over a decade, and their environmental crusade was up and running well before the impacts of single use plastic bottles had made their way into the public eye.
Constructed from dependable 18/8 stainless steel, the Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic Water Bottle is fitted with vacuum insulation tech that can keep liquid hot for 12 hours and cold for twenty-four hours.
Available in four sizes and a range of colours, a Klean Kanteen water bottle is a simple way to make a big difference with a small outlay.
  •  355mL RRP $42.95
  •  592mL RRP $49.95
  •  936mL RRP $64.95
  •  1900mL RRP $99.00
September 07, 2016


Toyota’s gutsy 70 Series LandCruiser range comes standard with bucketloads of offroad cred, and following the news that Toyota’s Australian engineers have subjected the upcoming 70 Series upgrade to more than 100,000km of testing in some of the harshest conditions around the country, the range’s tough rep is only set to grow.
Around 70 percent of the testing was conducted in offroad conditions, covering everything from corrugated dirt roads to rugged cattle properties with severe washouts.
The rigorous testing regime, which focused on the popular single cab ute, has confirmed the new vehicle will be even stronger due to the adoption of a stiffer new frame with thicker side rails, reducing vibration and improving handling.
The engineering team have tuned new safety features including stability and traction control for optimum performance on dirt roads, country highways and rural properties.
All the 70 Series variants – single and double cab-chassis, wagon and troop carrier – will be equipped with these safety features as well as
hill-start assist control, trailer sway control, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, and cruise control.
The single cab is expected to attract the maximum five-star safety rating with five airbags, including curtain-shield airbags and a driver’s knee airbag in addition to the existing driver and front-passenger airbags.
September 07, 2016


 Then do it before the end of the month.

Well, that’s if you want to win an epic $240,000 prize from Engel.
Us long-time Engel fridge users need no extra incentive to buy one of their fridges, but this is such a crazy prize that we will probably end up buying another one just to enter.
If you purchase any new Engel compressor fridge/freezer before the end of September in the ‘All Geared Up!’ promotion, you’re a chance of taking out first prize…
A Brand New Landcruiser Sahara, a Jayco Swan Outback, a Stabicraft 1600 Fisher Carbon boat and trailer and an All Geared Up pack!
There are also four All Geared Up Packs to win as well, each one worth $17,000, so the odds are definitely in your favour when it comes to walking away with some loot.
Don’t put off that fridge purchase any longer, and don’t put off registering online at

September 07, 2016


The eighth edition of the supremely popular Camps Australia Wide directory is back, bigger and better than ever. This latest edition of the spiral-bound tome comes packed with over 3,900 listings for free and low budget campsites, covering everything from rest areas to remote station stays.
The paperback guide comes with a complete national Hema road atlas as well as thoughtful entries for each listing. Each site and its facilities have been revisited and thoroughly researched, while the included atlas mapping allows readers to pinpoint sites along their intended route and map out their journey in advance.
This is an invaluable resource for 4WDers and tourers who need to travel freely and limit stopover costs. Head online to the Hema site for this and their complete range of mapping essentials.
September 07, 2016


Been searching for a jockey wheel that’s built for use in the toughest offroad conditions? A product that’s just a glutton for punishment? Then look no further, because that’s exactly what ARK’s Extreme Jockey Wheel was built for.
The product features a magnetic removable side-winding handle for safe and convenient stowage in transit, as well as a heavy duty square body and swivel clamp to
increase load capacity and eliminate bending under weight.
The product is treated with a rust resistant finish and features four height settings, a variable yoke lock, easy pivot trailing yoke design, sealed bearings, an offroad tyre, and a powder coated finish. Head online to ARK’s website to check out their great range of trailer accessories and offroad gear.
September 07, 2016

Toby Price is the King of the Desert

Australia’s own Dakar legend Toby Price has retained his ‘King of the Desert’ title in a record-breaking Finke Desert Race outcome.
Price finished 1st outright in the bike & quad division as well as 2nd outright in the car & buggy division at the Northern Territory’s iconic Finke Desert Race over the June long weekend.
Price competed in what has been called the ‘ironman’ division, and took out 1st and 2nd in the two divisions he competed in. Trackside bystanders were amazed when the now five-time bike champ of the event recorded a lap time in his ARB trophy truck that bettered (by one minute) the time of his event winning bike lap.
June 15, 2016


Always with a finger on the pulse of the Aussie offroad community’s needs, ARB have come to the table with a simple, user-friendly tyre monitoring system that is available in both internal and external kits.
The system is available as a DIY external sensor kit, as well as an internal valve replacement kit. Both systems feature a 12V socket-mounted display that’s compact and easy to read.
As well as displaying the pressures of all four tyres in real time, the monitor instantly detects punctures or excess temperatures, which could lead to problems. Once potential hazards are detected, the monitor delivers visual and audible warnings to alert the driver and reduce the possibility of an accident occurring.
Utilising the vehicle’s 12V socket, the monitor also includes a USB output which allows you to charge devices such as mobile phones and GPS units, without having to remove the tyre pressure monitor from the socket.
For further details and to check out ARB’s full range of vehicle accessories head on over to
June 15, 2016


Back in February the winner of the 4WD Touring Australia Ultimate Escape promotion was drawn, and the prize couldn’t have gone to a better bloke.
Grant Lawler is a family man who works for a non-profit housing organisation and he couldn’t believe his luck when first notified of his big win.
With the paperwork and formalities finished up and out of the way, Carlisle made his way up to the mid north coast of NSW in late March to drop off Grant’s prize to his home in Port Macquarie.
As you can see, Grant is absolutely stoked with his new rig and had this to say when we interviewed him following his big win: “This is the best prize I’ve ever won, it’s still sinking in. I’d really like to extend my sincere thanks to Carlisle and the whole team for making my dream a reality, and to your awesome sponsors for getting this competition off the ground.
“As a long time reader of the mag I’ve got plenty of inspiration for getaway destinations, I can’t wait to get out there and see them all!”
June 15, 2016


REDARC have been the heaviest hitter in the Aussie outdoor tech market for a long time now, so it was no surprise when their
recent announcement of a new range of pure sine wave
inverters generated immediate industry excitement.
Sophisticated appliances will only run at their best when
operated on a pure sine wave input. When run on REDARC’s new range of inverters, all your sensitive electronics will runsmoother and longer, while producing less heat and noise.
The new range of inverters are available in 350W, 700W, 1000W, 1500W, 2000W and 3000W ratings in both 12V and 24V models.
All inverters in the range feature multiple levels of protection, including overload, short circuit and over-temperature and a load controlled cooling fan, which is engaged when power consumption reaches a certain level.
REDARC Pure Sine Wave Inverters come with a two-year warranty and prices start at $425. For information on the full range visit
June 15, 2016


The company that produced the first all terrain tyre way back in 1976, have now launched their latest and toughest all terrain tyre ever – the T/A KO2.
Toughness, durability and traction are the qualities that really matter when it comes to designing a good all terrain tyre. They have to live up to their name and function perfectly in all conditions – from the highway to the beach to the bush.
BFGoodrich’s offroad motor racing connections allow them the greatest testing grounds imaginable to hone their designs before they’re mass-produced for the public.
These new T/A KO2 tyres made their way through the proving grounds of Australia’s toughest offroad rallies before being made available to non-competitive 4WDers around the country.
The KO2 all terrain is a tyre designed for superior traction in sand, mud, gravel and snow, while still functioning well on the highway.
Head online to check out the full range of BFG all terrain and mud terrain tyres at
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