With most of the country slowly emerging from a quarantine-induced coma, we thought it a good idea to round up a cadre of off-road accessories that’ll get you in gear for your first off-road trip in what probably feels like an eternity. From portable power stations to a hot cup of coffee, these are products well worth adding to your off-road kit.
Goal Zero Portable Power Stations
This brand’s Yeti power stations offer the ability to power anything on the go including phones, Dometic fridges, GPS systems, laptops, wood-pellet grills and other electronic devices that are commonly taken on an overland adventure. These things are quiet and portable, even permitting one to collect and store power directly from the sun by pairing a Yeti with their portable and rugged solar panels.
Ranging from the lightweight 200X all the way up to mighty 3000Wh units, they’re a great pairing for your next adventure and will ensure you have accessible power throughout longer trips. Since they’re battery powered, Yeti power stations are quiet and require no fuel.
SureCall Signal Booster
Most of us end up driving to a part of the world in which there is little cell service. Despite our claim of wanting to get away from it all, there is some security in having a reliable signal when you need it. The Fusion2Go Max is an in-vehicle cell signal booster that helps improve cell signal and reliability for voice, text, and 4G LTE data in the areas where the signal is normally weak.
Just because you’ve newfound cell coverage doesn’t mean one needs to check their email every ten minutes. It is, however, important for safety while offroading; after all, it’s reassuring to know one can call for help if required. The Fusion2Go Max supports multiple users simultaneously within the vehicle and works across all North American cell phone devices and carriers.
Before you call us out for recommending a coffee machine, consider that the vast majority of off-roaders and overlanders with whom your author has journeyed definitely do not fire on all cylinders until they’ve had a sufficient jolt of java to start the day. To call them bleary eyed would be an insult to, well, eyes in general.
There’s a lot of power packed into this compact unit, able to pump itself up to greater than 260psi of pressure during the extraction of coffee from the beans. In fact, that measure is more than what many home machines can deliver. Measuring about six inches and weighing just a few ounces, it’s easy to chuck this thing in the kit bag for a fully caffeinated crew.
Can-Am Warranty Extension
While this isn’t a product you can hold in your hands, it is no less important than a good set of tools or riding gear. In response to challenges imposed by the global pandemic, Can-Am has applied a 90-day extension to all to all limited warranties and B.E.S.T. extended service coverage which were set to expire between March 15 and June 30, 2020. This should give riders a bit of extra assurance when hitting a trail for the first time in a few weeks.
Nitto Tire 360-degree Videos
If you’re in a place where getting out and enjoying the off-road trails isn’t an option right now, don’t forget that Nitto Tire has assembled a few 360-degree riding videos for some of the nation’s best trails. They’ve broken out the camera for Sand Hollow Reservoir and Schnebly Hill plus the Willow Creek footage shown here.