GearJunkie features Pacific Overlander

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GearJunkie - 2/27/18

Try Overlanding Out West Without Buying A Thing

Try overlanding without the heavy investment in a new vehicle or gear. Pacific Overlander rents Toyota and Land Rovers ready-to-roll with Autohome tents and full camping kits.

This spring, open your eyes to a stunning sunrise from a rooftop tent, no big investment needed. Launched in 2016, Pacific Overlander offers 4×4 SUVs with roof-top tents for rent. Plus, the vehicle comes with a large cooler, camp table and chairs, stove, and cooking equipment. Just reserve a campsite or pick a route and go!

Uncrate features Pacific Overlander

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California is littered with outdoor areas worth exploring. Pacific Overlander Expedition Vehicles make doing so highly convenient. Their fleet includes Tacomas, 4Runners, and Defenders outfitted with rooftop tents and full-sized GM trucks with bed-mounted campers. No matter which you choose, you'll be provided with all the gear you need, including a cooler or fridge, cooking equipment, and camping tables and chairs. Based in San Francisco, there are many DIY adventures to be had within their base 150 mile-per-day radius, but if you're looking for something more specific, they offer itineraries personalized to your preferences.

The Manual features Pacific Overlander

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Written by Chelsea Batten

Fulfill Your Road Trip Fantasies with Pacific Overlander’s Fully-Outfitted Vehicle Rentals

Unplug. The brevity of the word belies the intensely complicated nature of actually doing it. You know you need to unplug — now more than ever — but thinking through the details of how (and how much) to temporarily extricate yourself from modern life is just one more thing on an already overloaded list of things to do. Which is why we all talk about leaving it all behind, but none of us actually do it.

Breathe easy. Road trip outfitter Pacific Overlander is here to help.

Consider this San Francisco-based expedition company your escape enabler. For the price of an economy airline ticket, Pacific Overlander tosses you the keys to an overland vehicle packed with top-of-the-line camping gear, outdoor living essentials, and navigation tools. Whether you select the truck-camper or the 4×4, you’ll be riding in style with a vehicle-rooftop tent, 65-liter fridge or Yeti cooler, lanterns and water storage, as well as camp furniture, dining supplies, and linens. (They even include a pour-over cone, bless their hearts.)

Overland Journal features Pacific Overlander

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Check out our recent feature in Overland Journal - Widely Consider the most authoritative voice on vehicle-supported travel and all things 'overland'

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Fly in and Drive–or Ride - The resource guide to self-drive adventures around the world.

In the 2014 Fall Issue we broached the topic of self-drive travel in foreign lands. While most of us dream of motoring across Africa’s Kalahari or the Outback of Australia, the planning and logistics of such an adventure can be quite daunting. Shipping your personal vehicle makes sense if you are planning on a yearlong sabbatical, but for those of us with limited time, hiring a four-wheel drive or dual-sport motorcycle is a prudent option. Sourcing your steed in-country is more economical and eliminates the hassles and paperwork of importation, as well as the long shipping times that will bookend your trip. For this insertion of Fly in and Drive we are reviewing hire companies on seven continents that can put your tires to dirt (or ice) as quickly as you can check through customs and pick up the keys.

While there are hundreds of companies offering these services, as is the case with all industries, a flashy website does not always ensure a great product. For this reason, we are featuring companies that our staff, trusted contributors, or friends have personally used. We’ve reached out to adventure gurus Lois Pryce, Bill Dragoo, and Sam Watson, as well as our co-founder, Jonathan Hanson, and his wife, Roseanne, of Overland Expo fame. I also checked with the editors of international publications I work with in Australia, South Africa, and Europe, as their local knowledge can’t be beat. Additionally, we’ve included some core subjects you will want to consider when planning the “Big Trip.”

Learn more about Overland Journal and pick up the latest issue here.

CARVE Magazine's 2017 Campervan Guide

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Ready for an overland surf trip? Find the perfect rental with Carve Magazine's curated list featuring Pacific Overlander, our Friends at Nomad America in Costa Rica, and many more... 

Once there was only one way to do surf trips. You got in your van, or whatever vehicle you could afford, chucked in a board, wetty and sleeping bag and hit the road. Adventure and misadventures came thick and fast, as did parties with the local crews and fellow travellers, new friends, crazy dawn empty sessions, car park banter, sunset beers and hush hush tips to secret spots. 

In these days of increased airline connectivity and cheap flights most surfers miss the delights of the road trips preferring quick flight and apartments to long stretches of road. Until now.
A new group of surfing entrepreneurs realised there is a gap in the market for those wanting to escape tourist hot spots, crowds and get back to the quintessential surf trip. Now you can fly into amazing destinations, pick up a camper van and explore. It is by far the best way to see a country and score epic sessions. Check out the following pages, and dream of what could be…