Christmas is the time for giving … bloody fantastic adventure-related presents to everyone.
Having the right gear is an integral part of being prepared for any off-road adventure and there is a mind-boggling variety of 4WD, camping and outdoors stuff available.
Don’t worry though, we’ve boiled it all down to a 10-strong list of absolutely awesome Chrissy presents. Read on and stuff your stocking!
1. An Ironman 4x4 tyre pressure gauge ($18) will help you get a fast accurate reading of your tyre pressure, which is crucial for off-roading. www.ironman4x4.com.au
3. Use MaxTraxx ($299 per pair) vehicle-recovery tracks to help you get unbogged in no time at all. www.maxtrax.com.au
5. The ARB SkyDome Swag, a modern-day take on the old classics, is an alternative to a tent. Comfy (there’s a mattress inside), sturdy and weather-proof, the SkyDome swag ($433 for a single) is a favourite of off-road adventurers everywhere. www.arb.com.au
6. For the person who always needs a tool handy, the Land Rover Defender multi-tool ($22) will fit the bill. It’s a steel, navy-blue, credit-card-sized multi-tool in the shape of a Defender. landrover-merchandise.com.au
7. Every off-road adventurer needs a vehicle-recovery kit. The Ironman 4x4 large recovery kit ($345), with rated bow shackles, a snatch strap and much more, is one of the best ones out there. www.ironman4x4.com.au
8. If you’re keen to be reminded of Land Rover heritage every time you have a sip of coffee, the Land Rover HUE 166 mug ($22) is right up your nostalgia alley. This mug bears the ‘HUE 166’ licence plate in the original heritage green colour of the original Defender. landrover-merchandise.com.au
10. Sure, it’s a bit boring but we reckon a first-aid kit (ARB family first aid kit $199) is an absolutely essential piece of gear to have on any trip – it’s like a pre-emptive strike against calamity. www.arb.com.au