Raise the roof
We all know a rooftop tent is downright genius when it comes to quick and easy set-up, but they’re also downright expensive. So a big up to Mellon Camp who have created an affordable version made from lightweight canvas with an aluminium frame and 2 x 1.4m marine plywood base. It’s supplied with a 100mm thick mattress, telescopic ladder, and an awning which extends over the rear. R7500 (launch price incl. delivery to JHB/CT)
Contact Mellon Camp on 082 575 8499 or www.melloncamp.co.za
Head for the Bar
Spotlights are bulky and can make your car look like you’re trying to signal Batman rather than heading off into the African bush. But the minimalist design of this 120W L2 Light Bar is unobtrusive during the day and highly effective at night.
Twelve 10 Watt XM-L2 Cree LEDs are packed into this compact 46cm bar. Aspheric lenses concentrate the beam into a narrow hot spot for increased beam distance, while also channelling enough light to see the side of the road, too. And don’t forget the bonus 12-month warranty. R3995
Contact Extreme Lights in Stellenbosch on 021 886 5479 or www.extremelights.co.za
Take a Bashing
A little extra protection is always a good thing when hitting the trails. LA Sport has developed a neat suit of armour to protect engines and suspension control arms. It’s made from 4mm galvanised steel, with OEM servicing holes. Available for Hilux, Fortuner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser 70/76, Ford T6, Mazda BT50, Triton and Amarok. Bash plates from R2395 Control arm protectors from R1440 Contact your nearest LA Sport branch orLA Sport dealer.
Off-road racer and mountain bikers know all about the ride quality, build quality and re-buildability that comes with Fox Shocks. And now they’re available in a variety of configurations for a range of 4x4s. The bolt-on Factory Series coil-over reservoir shocks are said to improve damping over any terrain. Higher-end units have a Dual Speed Compression (DSC) adjuster to tune ride for any terrain. The Performance Series shocks can be adjusted for preload and ride height and are pre-set to level your vehicle out the box. From R7500 (set of four) Contact Fox on 074 112 0818
Peas in a Pod
Moving camp can become a major mission when it comes to packing up all your gear just to unpack it all a few 100km down the road. Life on the move becomes that much easier when you don’t have to fold a tent and roll up a few sleeping bags. The Big Country POD rooftop tent is a comfy 1.5m wide and opens at the touch of a button in seconds…