Choose Your Own Adventure by Selecting the Right Suspension for Your Needs Like many, I didn’t know where to start when choosing an upgraded suspension for my then-new 2010 Lexus GX460. I knew I wanted something capable with the ability to grow into it. I also come
Bigger usually means better when you're dealing with the Patriot Campers crew. I’m in the middle of the desert in Nevada and heat waves are radiating off the dry lakebed. A black dot appears on the horizon trailed by a cloud of dust. The dot gets bigger,
There's only one thing to do when you get the off-road exploration itch. Wes grew up in small town northeast Nebraska where the only off-road trails were two tracks through random corn fields. After college, he ended up moving to the Black Hills of South Dakota where
A handful of car and truck models have survived through the decades: the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford F-150, and Chevrolet Corvette immediately come to mind. However, none of these legends hews as closely to its original form as the iconic Land Rover Defender. The Defender was developed
Southern Oregon is home to some of the most incredible national forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the southwest corner of the state has its share of impressive examples: Rogue River-Siskiyou, Klamath, Umpqua, Fremont-Winema and more all showcase the kind of natural beauty that has long
This 2007 Lexus GX470 is built for off-roading. While it’s a relatively common sight to see a Lexus GX470 rolling around the local mall parking lot, at a kid’s soccer game, or cruising Rodeo Drive, it’s a rare sight to find one tackling serious off-road obstacles as
Being the backpacking and fishing mecca that Patagonia is, it probably hasn’t been brought to your attention that the way to see it is actually by car. Okay—full disclosure—you’ll have a heck of a time at the border crossings, but you’re reading a magazine called Tread.
The Land Rover Defender is one of the most iconic overland vehicles ever produced, and while not known for its reliability, its capability and field serviceability are renowned. As the very last Land Rover Defender recently rolled off the production line in Solihull, England, in January,