Rig’D Supply RambleRack-1 Bike Rack ($900)
Rig’D calls it an all-terrain bike rack, because it’s for people who want to transport their bike over dozens or even hundreds of miles of bumpy, rutted dirt roads, without worrying about the bike rack or the bike. They assured us that the bike would absolutely stay locked in place and not warp thanks to a number of factors including a symmetrical front wheel tray and a sturdy front arm that locks in place at 90 degrees and never touches the frame. The rack itself will take plenty of abuse thanks to high quality steel construction. The RambleRack-1 is designed to work in conjunction with the company’s swing-out tire rack, but can also be mounted directly into a rear receiver. At the moment they only offer a one-bike version, but they told us that a two-bike model is on the way.
Trelino Composting Toilet (from $500)
Most camping toilets have a catch basin that combines liquids and solids, creating a mess that your vehicle stinks of. But Trelino, which is based in Germany, has cleverly divided its small camping toilet into two compartments so that each type of waste is separated. Liquids go in one plastic and solids in another which is lined with compostable bags. If you throw a little ash or sawdust on the solids, they dry out almost immediately and won’t stink up your rig. For disposal, consult municipal regulations. Some allow you to put the dried, bagged solids in the trash, while others, including Moab, Utah, don’t (you can usually take them directly to transfer stations, though). As for liquids, you can empty them into a dump station, a vaulted toilet, or your toilet at home.
Go Fast Campers Hunting Frame ($2,100)
Go Fast is best known for creating a lightweight yet bombastic motorhome shell that incorporates a well-designed rooftop tent (keep your eyes peeled in the West and you’ll see them everywhere). Now the company is launching a lightweight but bomber bed stand. The benefit of a bed rack is that it allows you to keep your truck bed open for hauling lumber, boxes, building materials, etc. But the Chase Frame has mounting points so you can also carry all the gear known to man, including bikes, roof top tents, surfboards, Maxtrax, jerry cans, awnings and whatever. you’re thinking of bolting down or tying down.
Geyser system (from $260)
The Geyser creates a very efficient way to wash yourself and/or your dishes on the go. Using less than a gallon of water pumped through a tube into a connected sponge, it gives you approximately 15 minutes of use to wash away dirt and grime. The water flow is just enough to thoroughly soap and rinse your whole body. It also comes with extra sponges so you can use one for baths and another for washing camp dishes. If you buy the cheapest model, you’ll need to boil one-third of your water in a camp stove, then mix it with two-thirds of room temperature water. The most expensive comes with a built-in heater that brings the water between 99 and 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Both models must be plugged into an external battery for power.
Factor 55 HitchLink Pro 2.0 ($135)
If you have a vehicle with a two-inch receiver in the rear, it would be a good idea to carry one every time you go off-road. It slots into the receiver, locks in place via a pin (purchased separately, starts at $15), and acts as a recovery point that another vehicle can use to get you out of a jam. The Pro version has just been launched and it is designed to work with both hard and soft shackles and is drilled so you can rotate it 90 degrees in your receiver for horizontal or vertical orientation. Made from machined aluminum and tested for over 50,000 pounds of breathing resistance, this is a high quality product that will help you get unstuck.
TruckVault Base Camp 1 Drawer System ($4,420)
There are several truck drawer systems on the market, but this one caught our eye because the passenger side drawer is specifically configured as a camp kitchen. When you arrive at camp, you just have to remove it and you immediately have access to a platform with your camping stove as well as a built-in cutting board, several small lockers that store all your spices and dry ingredients , and drawer space for cooking utensils and other items. The driver’s side drawer provides storage for camping gear and the top of the system becomes a sleeping platform or storage area for additional gear. TruckVault says the Base Camp 1 can be customized to fit all the most common truck bed designs and lengths on the market.
Step 22 Quoll HD Packing Cube Multicam—Small ($27)
Regular packing cubes prove their worth in your suitcase or backpack by organizing small items. The same is true here, but the Step 22 Cubes are made from a 500 denier Cordura to hold much heavier items, from tools to kitchen utensils to extra nuts and bolts for your vehicle. Step 22 also makes organizers for your tech gear (GoPros, drones, etc.) and bomber toiletry bags.
Colfax Design Works QD Camera Strap ($69)
The QD camera strap stands out in a very crowded field for several reasons. First off, it’s made from one-inch mil-spec webbing, which means it qualifies for heavy-duty military use and is ultra-durable so it won’t fall apart. breakdown and doesn’t leave your expensive camera on the floor. Next, Colfax makes a super-reliable and fast quick-disconnect system, so it’s easy to remove the strap if you want to hook your camera up to a tripod or gimbal. And finally, the adjustment is fluid, so it is easy to lengthen or shorten the strap.
Hest dog bed (from $149)
Your dogs are probably more tired than you on a camping trip because they spend all day running and jumping in the water. To ensure they are rested, Hest has developed a dog bed lined with two layers of premium memory foam. The exterior is covered with a tear-resistant and waterproof layer, and when not in use, the dog bed rolls easily with built-in compression straps for storage.
Eezy Supplies Rig Caddy V2 ($200)
It is simply a metal shelf that attaches to your truck via magnets. But we thought it was one of the shiniest gear models we saw at Expo, as it cleverly organizes a bunch of disparate gear. The shelf is the perfect spot for important small items like keys, sunglasses and cameras, and it also works with a range of additional accessories that hold everything from beer to kitchen tools and more. by fishing rods. Each Caddy comes with one accessory of your choice, then additional accessories can be purchased separately. The magnets, which can hold up to 15 pounds, are rubber coated so you never have to worry about scratching your paint.