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Each year, Flagstaff, Arizona, turns into an overlanding mecca for a weekend. Last week I set out in search of the sweetest, most eye-catching vehicles at the event. They weren't hard to find.

With an integrated bike rack and durable build, we love the versatility of this off-road ready tent.

Equipped with a water tank, solar panels, and a massive kitchen, the XVenture XV-2 has you covered.

Watch to take a tour of this burly, swoon-worthy RV.

This year's Overland Expo West was full of incredible adventure rigs, but nothing we saw seemed as comfortable or well thought out at Kristen Bor's Sprinter Van.

The Spare Tire BBQ Grate from Front Runner is no-frills, affordable, and mounts easily to your truck's rear spare tire.

Here at Outside, we like to think we have our fingers on the gear pulse, but at the recent Overland Expo West, we saw lots of new, smart products that were new to us

A crew of our editors recently attended the Flagstaff event to check out the latest overlanding gear and the thousands of vehicles that drove in from around the world. Here are 11 of our favorites.

I spent three months camping with the trailer, which costs a fraction of most of its competitors. Here’s what I found.

This 1990 BMY 5-Ton Military Cargo Truck was easily one of the coolest plus-sized adventure mobiles we saw at Overland Expo East last fall.

This truck is one of the most livable truck camping platforms we've seen—they even call if a "five-foot RV."

These two bought a Syncro and spent 3 years building it up before hitting the road for two years (and 51,500 miles). Wow.

Shane and Sandra Young of Aussie Expeditions have built one of the most impressive Land Rover Defenders we've ever seen

Harald Zeller built a custom sidecar for his motorcycle so he could bring his dog Jake along with him.

Last weekend, hundreds of Overlanders converged for the annual Overland Expo East at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. These DIY adventure-travel enthusiasts spend their time and money outfitting off-road trucks and SUVs with state-of-the-art adventure and survival goodies, including rooftop tents, on-board solar, and axes. Lots and lots of axes. For three days, the car owners participated in clinics like “Machete Use: Maintenance and Safety for Overlanders” and navigated a muddy off-road course. Meanwhile, we ogled their drool-worthy rigs—from retrofitted ambulances to burly Subaru Outbacks. Here are some of our favorites.

Ambulances already have a lot of the systems in place that the overlanding crowd looks for, which makes them a great platform to build on.