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Gear: SA4x4 Must Haves Selection

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January 2017

Light Fantastic

HELLA Value Fit Design Series Light Bar 11-inch and 31-inch

HELLA Value Fit Design Series Light Bar 11-inch and 31-inch

 

 

If you’re keen on nocturnal adventures, you’re going to need a decent off-road light. HELLA offers a powerful LED light strip which is designated strictly for off-road use only. The LEDs are arranged behind two different types of lens, creating a light bar that has both reach and spread. The light strip comes in an 11-inch 289mm (L) x 90mm (W) x 65mm (H) 60W option, with a combo beam that produces 5400 RAW Lumens and 3077 effective Lumens. It also comes in a 31-inch 797mm (L) x 90mm (W) x 65mm (H) 180W option with a combo beam that produces 16200 RAW Lumens and 8500 effective Lumens. Mounted behind your bull bar or on the roof of your vehicle, these powerful bar lights are set in a die-cast aluminium housing and supplied with an alloy mounting-bracket.

Website: www.myhellalights.com


Now We’re Cookin’

Front Runner Spare-Tyre-mount Braai Grate

Front Runner Spare-Tyre-mount Braai Grate

 

 

Big, heavy and – more often than not – covered in bits of last night’s dinner, your average braai grid is a pretty nasty thing to carry around. For this reason, Front Runner has come up with an ingenious spare-tyre-mounted unit that can fit to almost any size of tyre, thanks to its adjustable legs. The grate includes grilling and frying sections and also folds into thirds for compact transport.

Price: R995
Tel: (0)11 466 0155 / 087 310 1761


Pop-Up Shade

The Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo

The Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo

 

 

Prefer shade that can move with you? The new Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo has an easy-to-erect dual push-up roof construction with an easy push button locking system that makes for speedy set-up. The Bottle Green gazebo with UV reflective backing is available in a standard 3m x 3m version and a double 4.5m x 3m version. Side walls are available for both sizes.

Standard Price: From R2 395
Double Price: From R3 300


Alpha & Omega

NBB Alpha 225 Pro Xenon

NBB Alpha 225 Pro Xenon

 

 

Bring out the big gun of spotlights with the Alpha 225 Pro Xenon auxiliary light. The Alpha 225 shines an extremely bright pencil beam that extends over 400m, while using three times less power and lasting three times longer than a halogen of equivalent brightness. Housed in a robust aluminium casing with a bezel, the Alpha 225 offers superior vibration-resistance on corrugated roads.

Price: R6 495
Website: www.safaricentre.co.za


Magic Carpet Ride

Ironman 4×4 Foam Cell PRO Shock Absorber Range

Ironman 4x4 Foam Cell PRO Shock Absorber Range

 

 

By working with the military and armoured-vehicle sector, Ironman has set out to create the largest and most robust shock absorbers on the market. With a massive 1-litre oil capacity for cooler running, 360-degree welds for strength, height-adjustable strut and fully rebuildable design, the Ironman Foam Cell PRO range is the ultimate in reliable suspension technology for your 4×4.

Price: R3 300 per shock absorber
Tel: (011) 634 7600
Website: www.ironman4x4.co.za


Camping Toys

Awning Peg Kit

Awning Peg Kit

 

 

Relive your days of playing with a Meccano set with the plastic screw-in peg kit from Motorhome World. These plastic pegs screw into soft, sandy ground when you use the special key that is included in the kit. (For the more “grown-up” version, you can connect the pegs to an electric screwdriver). These pegs are lighter than standard pegs and are easier to remove, as you simply unscrew them. The kit comes in a zip-up bag with eight 20 cm peg stakes, eight 14 cm peg stakes, eight hooks, one handle, two awning plates and two steel hooks.

Price: R704
Tel: (011) 395-1020 | (021) 577-3863


Power Up

Red-E RS80 Solar Powerbank

Red-E RS80 Solar Powerbank

 

 

A cell-phone battery dying during an emergency can spell the difference between life and death when you’re out in the middle of nowhere. The Red-E RS80 Solar Powerbank is a compact mobile charger with two 2A outlets that can charge most 5V devices. The 8000mAh lithium polymer battery can be recharged using the solar panel or via the 1A/5V Micro USB port. It can simultaneously charge two devices – such as a smartphone, GPS or tablet – and is supplied with a 30cm Micro USB cable.

Price: R549
Website: www.trappers.co.za

* Prices are subject to change without notice. Items may not be available at all Trappers Stores.


Main-Satchel

Trailite Tog Bag

Trailite Tog Bag

 

 

We know it’s not the most exciting piece of off-road gear available, but it’s a great way to keep your clothes or activity gear all in one place. The Trailite Tog Bag has 50 litres of packing space and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap as well as quick-grab padded handles for comfortable and convenient carrying. It has an easy-access external pocket and two external utility pouches. Rugged and reliable, the Trailite has a reinforced base with scuff pads, a lockable main zipper, and compression straps over the main zip.

Price: R295
Tel: (011) 634 7600
Website: www.campworld.co.za

 

December 2016

Great Shade

Alu-Cab Shadow Awning

Alu-Cab Shadow Awning

 

 

Make sure that your shade doesn’t run away from you with the Alu-Cab Shadow Awning. Built in the stormy Cape, this awning is designed to stand up to strong winds and inclement weather. Its aluminium-coated canvas provides 10 square metres of the coolest shade, spread across 270 degrees (and covering both the side and rear of your vehicle). Set-up is a simple one-man operation. The unit has just four arms, each containing a tie-down strap for really serious weather (a peg bag and pegs are also supplied). It weighs in at 24kg and can be attached to roof racks or load bars.

Price: R12 995
Website: www.alu-cab.co.za


Two-wheeler Problems?

Fork Mount Bike Carrier & Thru Axle Adapter

Fork Mount Bike Carrier & Thru Axle Adapter by Front Runner

 

 

Tie down your two-wheeler with Front Runner’s Fork Mount Bike Carrier. The Fork Mount Bike Carrier is an easy solution to your cycling conundrums that won’t restrict access to the boot, nor leave your bicycle at the mercy of road debris. The carrier can be mounted on the Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack, using the bolt- through slat system. The kit is made from robust black powder-coated stainless steel and consists of an upright twopiece carrier and a rear wheel channel with a Velcro strap. The twist locking brace for the front fork keeps it securely locked in place and it fits almost all size bicycles.

Price: R650
Tel: 011 466 0155
Website: www.frontrunneroutfitters.com


Lights, Clutch, Action!

HELLA Value Fit 7-inch LED Driving Light

HELLA Value Fit 7-inch LED Driving Light

 

 

As a quality manufacturer, Hella lights will ensure that your off-road adventures are experienced in high definition for longer. The 178mm long x 106mm wide x 199mm high 20W driving light puts out up to 2700 raw Lumens and 1077 effective Lumens, and is both dust-and water-resistant.

Website: www.hella.co.za/offroad


Neat Freak

Fiamma Pack Organiser

Fiamma Pack Organiser

 

 

Make sure you utilise every square centimetre of packing space inside your 4×4 with the Fiamma Pack Organiser. This 43 x 66 x 2cm organiser conveniently fits onto the back of most drivers’ and passengers’ seats, freeing up leg room on your off-road adventures. The organiser is made of strong UV-resistant polyester in order to survive the wear-and-tear of long journeys.

Price: R427
Tel: (011) 395-1020 | (021) 577-3863


Pop-Up Shade

The Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo

The Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo

 

 

Prefer shade that can move with you? The new Campmor Pop-Up Gazebo has an easy-to-erect dual push-up roof construction with an easy push button locking system that makes for speedy set-up. The bottle green gazebo with UV reflective backing is available in a standard 3m x 3m version and a double 4.5m x 3m version. Side walls are available for both sizes.

Standard Price: R2395
Double Price: R3300
Website: www.campmoroutdoor.co.za


Locked in the Dark

Coleman BatteryLock Flashlights

Coleman BatteryLock Flashlights

 

 

Nothing could be worse than a dead battery in your emergency flashlight when Eskom decides to turn the lights off. The Coleman BatteryLock technology ensures that even when the device is switched off, the battery will not be drained of power. Not only does this preserve battery life, but it also reduces toxic battery corrosion. Coleman BatteryLock Flashlights are available at Cape Union Mart and Campworld stores across South Africa.

Coleman Flashlights From: R299
Coleman Headlamps from: R499


Human Traffic Light

Petzl Actik Headlamp

Petzl Actik Headlamp

 

 

Safety is always a priority – especially when mucking about in the dark. The Petzl Actik headlamp from Trappers has a red light function (which prevents blinding other members of the group), a reflective headband (which makes you visible to passing traffic), and is equipped with an emergency whistle just in case you’re ever in need of rescue. The Petzl Actik comes with three standard batteries, and is also compatible with the Core rechargeable battery.

Price: R649
Website: www.trappers.co.za

* Prices are subject to change without notice. Items may not be available at all Trappers Stores.


Full Charge Ahead

40A DC to DC Battery Charger

40A DC to DC Battery Charger

 

 

Maximise the charge to your auxiliary battery with the new Ironman 4×4 DC to DC 40amp boost, three-stage battery charger. Using a boost technology that automatically senses voltage drops, the charger increases the voltage to ensure the batteries are maintained at 100%. The Ironman 4×4 charger is encapsulated in a weatherproof polymer and has been designed to cope with under-bonnet heat and vibration. Its unique heatsink also maximizes cooling and efficiencies. A neat little dash-mounted LED indicates the charge status of the battery. The charger has the ability to charge all types of batteries, including Flooded Cell, AGM, Gel and Lithium.

Price: R3735
Tel: (011) 634 7600
Website: www.ironman4x4.co.za


Get Laid

Large Folding Table

Large Folding Table

 

 

Camping tables might seem like an inconsequential purchase – until one of the legs on your cheapo deal gives way and sends your steak sliding into its sandy grave. Campworld offers a sturdy solution to your flimsy table troubles. Their 70cm long x 60cm wide x 64cm high collapsible table has a sturdy aluminium construction with melamine top for easy cleaning, which makes this a tough and practical surface for all your outdoor adventures.

Price: R660
Website: www.campworld.co.za


4×4 Straw

TJM Air Tec Snorkels

TJM Air Tec Snorkels

 

 

Not only do they assist with water crossings; their primary purpose is enabling clean air induction when the vehicle is immersed in dust. This has a number of benefits: air quality at roof level is cleaner and cooler than air travelling via the bonnet, so this means both greater fuel efficiency and less clogging of air filters. These are very important factors, particularly when four-wheeling on dry, dusty roads.

Price from: R6995
Tel: (011) 634 7600
Website: www.safaricentre.co.za


Get Ratcheting

SmartStraps RatchetX Range

SmartStraps RatchetX Range

 

 

Designed to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions, the SmartStraps RatchetX Range of straps offers you a quality solution to all of your towing, camping and loading needs. The straps come with oversized aluminium die-cast handles, sewn in loops for motorbikes and similar loads, and polymer-coated hooks that won’t scratch fragile surfaces. Available from 340kg to 4.5 ton capacities.

Website: www.smartstraps.co.za