17 Essential Tools and Accessories for Your Off-Road Adventure
Ben Franklin once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” If there’s any hobby that can find failure points, it’s off-roading. Maybe it was something you forgot to pack back at the house? Or a part blew up on the trail? Either way, you’d do best to check out these off-road adventure essentials so you have peace of mind no matter where you go.
A trusty light is an essential item for any off-road enthusiast. Imagine being stuck in the wilderness with a broken-down vehicle and no light! This rechargeable adventure light from ARB is built to endure the harshest conditions. Made of the highest quality materials, it can fully charge in a few minutes and provide bright LED light for hours on end. Don’t leave home without it.
A small light with a big shine, the Baja Designs’ S1 Amber Wide Cornering LED Pair is built to outshine the competition. Its specialized reflectors and LEDs provide bright, crisp 5000K daylight. The wide cornering pattern cuts through dust and fog like no other. Mountable on your favorite off-road vehicle, you’ll never have trouble finding your way with this powerful little light.
Essential Off-Road Recovery Gear
When you’re in trouble, what’s the first thing you look for? A way out! Off-roading often finds drivers in trouble and looking for a way out. To help them, Warn winches have proven themselves time and time again. And they’ve been doing it for over 60 years!
Nowadays, Warn winches have evolved with the times. Their winches now provide top-shelf functionality and user-friendliness all in one package. This is best seen in the VR EVO 10 .
The VR EVO 10 features an ideal weight capacity and line speed for 1/2-ton pickups, Jeeps, and larger SUVs. The VR EVO 10 touts IP68-rated waterproof construction, an ultra-reliable Albright contactor inside a relocatable control pack, and a state-of-the-art, two-in-one remote for added ease of use and versatility.
With its fast line-speed and lower amp draw, the VR EVO winches are the hardest-working standard-duty winches Warn has ever made. Its tactical styling looks great upfront, and its price won’t pull you out of your budget.
This recovery kit has everything you need for when something goes wrong on the trail. Made for all types of UTVs, it comes with strong synthetic tow rope, shackles, tree saver strap, metal bow shackle, snatch block, and even recovery gloves. All these tools are kept safe in a durable, weather-resistant bag. Altogether, it weighs less than ten pounds. The perfect item to strap onto your vehicle in case of emergencies down the trail.
These Maxtrax recovery boards make getting unstuck an easy task. Lightweight and easily stored on your truck or ATV, these boards are designed with teeth that provide the grip your tires need to get rolling again. Mud, snow, or ice, they work well in all kinds of weather. Made of the highest grade nylon, they’re both tough and flexible. They can adjust to any position and completely wrap around your tire without breaking. When you’re stuck in a ditch, you’ll wish you’d brought these high-quality boards with you.
Accidents can happen anywhere, and the wilderness is no exception. Make sure you’re prepared for the worst with a first aid kit, which you’ll find at all of our stores.
Made by 1Life Trauma Kits, the box contains the essentials that will make the difference between life and death. A tourniquet, splint, elastic bandage, gauze dressing, nitrile gloves and more may come in handy in the event of severe injuries. For minor injuries, burn cream, adhesive bandages, and painkillers will restore comfort. Last but not least, a 1.5-cup pouch of pure water and a mylar blanket could be just the things needed for a lost soul you find wandering the wilderness-rare, certainly, but not unheard of.
All of these items and more are snugly packed into the dustproof, crushproof, and water-resistant case. Make space in your vehicle for this compact, lifesaving kit today!
Spare Tire and Tire Repair Supplies
Ever had a flat tire? Of course, you have, everyone gets them. But have you ever had a flat tire with no spare, out in the middle of nowhere? Talk about a bad situation. That’s why we recommend carrying a tire repair kit in your vehicle. The Speedy Seal Kit from ARB has everything you need to patch up that bad tire and get back on the road. Insertion needle, reamer tool, repair chords, pliers, and more are packed in a convenient, durable case. A great price for what it offers, store this repair kit in the back seat for a safe journey home.
Another handy tire tool you won’t want to be without is a good tire gauge. Off-roading can really put a beating on your tires and lower the tire pressure faster than usual. You need to check your tire pressure often, otherwise, you won’t know about leaks. We recommend this tire gauge kit from OverLand Vehicle Systems. Its easy-to-read digital display shows you the pressure instantly. The integrated air bleeder valve reduces pressure on overinflated tires quickly and safely. Be sure to take this tire gauge with you on your off-road adventure.
Air Compressor and Tire Deflator
Nothing inflates tires faster than this onboard compressor kit from ARB. Its twin motor design delivers unparalleled airflow for quick inflation. Extremely durable and lightweight, its dual motors protect against heat damage. Adjustable to all kinds of air tools, this compressor kit will have your tires infrared in no time.
At Off Road Warehouse, we’re all about dealing with the harshest conditions in the most effective way possible. This tool from InDeflate does just that. Made and tested in the harsh wilderness of South Africa, it can both deflate and inflate two tires at a time. When attached, it equalizes pressure between the tires before adjusting them. Its two 3 meter air hoses can withstand pressures up to 300psi. Easy to use, practical, and the quickest way to adjust your tire pressure, you’ll want to have them in your trunk every time you venture out into the wild.
Off-Road Navigation Equipment
As off-roaders, it’s on us to keep track of where we’re going at all times. Bad things happen when we go off course, whether it’s trouble with Johnny Law, messing up a nature preserve, or both. That’s why we at Off Road Warehouse advocate investing in GPS, like the Garmin Tread.
Garmin is a trusted name in GPS, having been in the business since 1989. Their latest and greatest product is the Tread, geared towards off-roaders thanks to its rugged design and well-rounded list of features.
The Tread is IPX7 rated, protecting it against the weather. Garmin used Military Standard 810 for thermal and shock resistance, too. Beyond its durability, the Tread also allows for Group Ride Radio to keep you and your friends in constant contact.
Out of the box, the Tread comes preloaded with topographic maps of North, Central, and South America. It also includes U.S. Forest Service Roads and trails and Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) for full-sized 4x4s, side-by-side, ATVs, and motorcycles. Additionally, it lets users access public land boundaries for national forests, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wilderness areas, and even some private land boundaries.
With the Garmin Tread at your fingertips, you’ll always have a grasp on where you’re going. Make the investment in your safety and get it today!
If you're an ATV rider or motorcyclist looking for a better way to navigate, then the Garmin Zumo XT is perfect for you. It’s built to withstand even the worst weather conditions. Its bright display shows you the way and keeps track of your path, allowing you to backtrack if necessary.
Pre-load both on and off-road maps for wherever your journey takes you. Connected to handy apps like TripAdvisor and GarminDrive, and with a database of noteworthy sites and locations, you’ll always have someplace new to explore.
Tents for Overlanding, Rooftop or Otherwise
Ever had the perfect view ruined by bad weather or the hot sun beating overhead? With the Nomadic Awning 2.0, you can gaze at nature’s beauty in peace. This awning provides you with 53 square feet of shade wherever you need it. Easily attached to your vehicle, you can set it up all by yourself.
Made of 280G poly cotton ripstop material, it can withstand the harshest weather and strongest winds. Great for camping, tailgating, concerts, or any outdoor event. Make your next outdoor experience memorable with the Nomadic Awning 2.0.
The great outdoors can be beautiful, but sometimes you have to take shelter. Bugs, predators, and weather have a way of ruining sleep, and the camping experts at Overland Vehicle Solutions (OVS) will give you that peace of mind with the Nomadic 3 extended rooftop tent.
OVS’s Nomadic tents start with a double-insulated, one-piece diamond-plate base featuring marine-grade stainless steel hinges and hardware. Mated to this is 600D Premium Double Ripstop Polyester Cotton Canvas, which handles the harshest outdoor conditions. The tent is a cinch to deploy and pack up, ready within a minute or less, and uses a PVC travel cover to stay protected when you’re back on the move.
When you want reliable, an easy-to-deploy shelter that stands up to use and abuse, the OVS Nomadic 3 extended rooftop tent is the way to go.
Other Essential Tools and Accessories Your Off-Road Adventure
Can you really have every essential off-road tool you’ll ever need and find it in one case? That’s what you’re looking at with the Speed Energy tool kit.
This 200-piece set really does have it all. With five storage trays packed to the brim, you have a wide array of instruments at your disposal. Pliers, clippers, screwdrivers, vice grips, wire strippers-you name it, this kit’s got it! You’ll even find safety glasses, a spark plug gapper, digital calipers, and AN line wrenches.
Encapsulating all of these hardcore tools is a case that’s well-protected against the elements. It’s weatherproof and rolls to help get it from your garage to the 4x4 with ease. Not to mention, foam padding keeps the tools quiet as you’re driving to and from the trail.
We all love spending time in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, not all of us give nature the respect she deserves. We’ve all seen trash strewn about our favorite parks or down our favorite scenic drive. Help preserve nature for yourself and others to enjoy with the Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag.
This trash bag can carry up to 50 lbs of weight and has drainage holes to keep the trash from getting waterlogged. Fits tires from 29 to 40 inches. Built tough to last thousands of miles down the roughest roads. Do your part to keep nature clean with the Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag.
We’ve all run out of gas before. It can be a major inconvenience, not to mention a little embarrassing. If only you had been more prepared. Don’t let running out of gas ruin your off-road adventure, take the Roto Pax 2 Gal Gasoline Pack with you.
This heavy-duty gas pack holds up to two gallons of fuel, more than enough to get you out of the wilderness and back to civilization. Easily stored in the bed or mounted on a spare tire, you’ll be thankful you have it the next time you run out of gas on the trail.
These are just a few of the off-road essentials that we recommend. If you want to know more about these and other must-haves for the wilderness, be sure to visit our stores today and talk with our expert staff. In the meantime, stay prepared and safe out there!