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CarsGuide's Christmas gifts for Adventurous off-roaders

Get yourself some SWAG.
Marcus Craft
Editor - Adventure

6 Dec 2017 • 12 min read

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

Tyre pressure gauge will help you get a fast accurate reading of your pressures. Tyre pressure gauge will help you get a fast accurate reading of your pressures.

2. Being able to swiftly inflate your tyres back to suitable pressures is invaluable. An ARB portable twin air compressor ($879) is a must-have for your off-roading adventures. www.arb.com.au

Being able to swiftly inflate your tyres back to suitable pressures is invaluable. Being able to swiftly inflate your tyres back to suitable pressures is invaluable.

3. Use MaxTraxx ($299 per pair) vehicle-recovery tracks to help you get unbogged in no time at all. www.maxtrax.com.au

These can get you out of any tricky situation. These can get you out of any tricky situation.

4. Carry things in style with this Land Rover Heritage Holdall ($278). This navy holdall has a canvas body and contrasting brown leather trim, base and handles. landrover-merchandise.com.au

Carry things in style with this Land Rover Heritage Holdall. Carry things in style with this Land Rover Heritage Holdall.

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

Get yourself some SWAG. Get yourself some SWAG.

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

Defender owners will get good use out of this multi-tool. Defender owners will get good use out of this multi-tool.

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

Shackles and a snatch strap are good for emergencies. Shackles and a snatch strap are good for emergencies.

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

This mug bears the original heritage green colour of the Defender. This mug bears the original heritage green colour of the Defender.

9. Toughen up your drinks storage solution with this HiLux Tyre Tread Cooler Bag ($38). shop.toyota.com.au

Perfect for your Tradie mate. Perfect for your Tradie mate.

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

First aid is great to have in any car. First aid is great to have in any car.

You reckon you've got some better Christmas gift ideas? I'll be the judge of that – throw your suggestions in the comments below.

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