New Issue Is Out! Tread July/August 2021

Tread Magazine July August 2021 Cover with Lexus GX470

Endless Journey

Tread July/August 2021: Thirty-Second Issue

 

The July/August 2021 issue of Tread brings international travels, tips for travel with your doggo and need-to-have dog gear, features of unique and impressive builds, winching know-how and more. Another well-rounded issue with something for everyone, this issue will inspire, engage, and impress.

 

Photo by Richard Girodano

Vehicle Features

A couple spins on vehicle features this issue, we take a closer look at some more unique off-road setups in Tread July/August 2021. Bryon Dorr gives a closer look at the Can-Am Commander XT-P Adventure. He compares what it’s like driving one of these side-by-side machines versus a 4WD vehicle. Mercedes and Andy Lilienthal share their experiences with owning two generations of Mitsubishi Delica vans, the Star Wagon and the Space Gear. A Subaru Crosstrek built to camp anywhere impressed us at King of the Hammers 2021. Kelly Nomura shares its tale of creation and of its owner, Andre Vasquez. Not to be missed is the Tread July/August 2021 cover vehicle, a Lexus GX470, owned and photographed by Brian McGee.

Can-Am Commander XTP Adventure parked on dirt with sun beaming down on it.

Photo by Bryon Dorr

White Lexus GX470 with roof top tent and red storage boxes is parked in forest.

Photo by Brian McGee

Side view of white Delica Star Wagon parked on road.

Photo by Mercedes Lilienthal

Green Mitsubishi Delica van parked on dirt with bushes in forground.

Photo by Mercedes Lilienthal

From Tread July/August 2021 a White 2019 Subaru Crosstrek with overland accessories parked on dirt in mountains.

Photo by Andre Alvarez

Adventure Features

Adventures abound in Tread July/August 2021 with international stories from Peru and Australia, while we also take a closer look at fishing and pet travel safety. Ashley Giordano shares her journey through Northern Peru complemented with husband Richard’s eye-catching photography we relish and admire. We are introduced to outdoor cooking extraordinaire, Sophie Hollingsworth, who resides in Australia. Mercedes Lilienthal shares the story of how this city slicker moved to the Outback and learned to cook simply over an open fire.

 

Woman cooks fish on beach next to SUV.

Photo by Bianca Jordan

 

And if cooking over open fire is your forte, then brushing up on how to obtain your own fresh catch in “A Fish Out of Water” will appeal to you. New to the Tread contributor lineup, Matt Hardinge shares with us his advice on why fishing is the perfect pairing to overlanding. He explains why fishing can give something to look forward to on your next trip. And what would an overlanding trip be without your best friend? In Tread July/August 2021, Matt Hardinge also shares his tips for safe travels with your dog, a great read for any dog owner. To supplement the travel tips, Tread July/August 2021 also includes a dog product buyer’s guide to keep your pup’s camp kit complete.

 

Man hold fish just above waterline.

Photo by Matt Hardinge

 

How-to and Industry News

Any good auto magazine isn’t complete with out any tech tips or industry scoop. Tread July/August 2021 provides both. Mercedes Lilienthal provides a detailed write-up about the basics of winching. We also take a closer look at the man and his story behind the famous Active Cargo bed rack by Leitner Designs. Learn why innovation and detailed design comes naturally to its founder, Bernhard Leitner.

 

blue recovery ring and soft shackle

Photo by Mercedes Lilienthal

 

Gear

And last, the gear lineup in Tread July/August 2021 is unstoppable and sustainable. John Pangilinan shares with you gear from companies that put the environment first and do their part to lessen their carbon footprint and create goods from sustainable products. And as always, we give you the latest in automotive accessories, camp gear, and pocket knives.

 

person lays in red hammock tied between two trees next to a lake

Two trucks parked on beach that have Decked drawer system.

Decked keeps sustainability in mind when manufacturing their products.

  

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Tread July/August 2021 – FEATURES

Tread Magazine July August 2021 Cover with Lexus GX470

36 MAUL-CRAWLER

CHASING THE PERFECT MEMORY

48 ENGINEERING THROUGH BLOODLINE

LEITNER DESIGNS PROVES HOW GENERATIONS PUSH INNOVATION.

56 OFF-ROAD READY

WINCHING KNOW-HOW AND TECHNIQUES

62 FOUR WHEELS AND FOUR LEGS

TIPS TO ENSURE SAFE AND SMOOTH ADVENTURES, ON- AND OFF-ROAD

70 THE UTV OFF-ROAD EXPERIENCE

A CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P ADVENTURE

82 THE PATH LESS TRAVELED

AN OVERLAND JOURNEY THROUGH NORTHERN PERÚ

90 REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE.

A GUIDE TO REYCLED PRODUCTS

102 A COMMUNITY-BUILT 2019 SUBARU CROSSTREK

THIS COMPACT COMMUTER VEHICLE TURNED INTO OVERLANDING EXPLORER.

114 A FISH OUT OF WATER

OVERLAND ADVENTURES BECOME MORE FULFILLING WHEN YOU’RE FISHING.

122 STARS VS. SPACE

DUELING DELICAS OF THE 1980s AND 1990s

136 ‘PAW-SOME’ CANINE GEAR

THE LATEST PRODUCTS FOR YOUR ADVENTURE PET

142 FUELED BY FIRE

CREATIVE, HERITAGE-STYLE CAMP COOKING

 

Tread July/August 2021 – DEPARTMENTS

8 EDITOR’S LETTER
14 OUTFITTED

A ROUNDUP OF THE LATEST AUTOMOTIVES ACCESSORIES

16 GEAR BOX

SUPPLIES FOR LIFE OFF THE BEATEN PATH

20 ROCK ’N’ ROLL

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD.

22 MADE THE CUT

POCKET KNIVES FOR EVERYDAY USE

24 WATERBORNE

BOTE DEUS AERO 11’ CLASSIC TEAK INFLATABLE KAYAK

28 VIEWFINDER

THE ART OF AERIAL IMAGING … AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

150 COOKING IN STYLE

COMPACT VERSATILITY

154 LAST

 

 

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