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July Must Haves


Hard Headed

Rhino 4×4 Evolution bumper

The Argentinian designed and made Evolution 3D bikini-style wraparound bumper from Rhino 4×4 is now available for the new Fortuner. These bumpers undergo OE specification dynamic crash tests and are airbag compatible. Manufactured from 3mm and 6mm steel, they provide a class-leading approach angle. Evolution bumpers are winch compatible, have two snatch-rated recovery points, and the fitment deal includes not only two 60W LED fog lights, but also a properly strong form-punched bash plate. A white or matt black powder-coated finish is standard, and the centre insert above the winch plate is available in either a chrome or matt black finish. Extras include a winch, spotlight bar, spotlights and a front removable tow hitch.

Price: R31 995
Tel: 010 595 0229

Shine On

Ironman 4×4 camping/work LED lights

Camping or working at night is made much easier with a range of battery-powered LED products from Ironman 4×4, all in the company’s signature green. The 320 lumen area/carry Lantern runs on three D-size batteries (excluded) and has an 80m beam throw and click button to transition between functions – including an SOS flashing option. The lightweight water- and impact-resistant Mini Lantern can be used as a lantern or torch, via a simple twist action. It runs on four AA batteries (included), puts out 200 lumens with an 80m beam, has two brightness settings and a six-hour run-time. The Tent Light clips to a tent interior and features 24 premium white LEDs powered by four included AA batteries with a 30-hour run time. The 220 lumen Sensor Head Lamp has adjustable straps as usual, is powered by three AA batteries, and features a range of output settings peaking at a 120m beam throw, plus a rear red light with flashing option. The magnetic Work Light Combo (both with a torch function, two brightness settings and a hook or clip for hanging) includes a larger 420-lumen light which can be recharged via mains, USB or car charger, and a smaller 80-lumen light powered by three AA batteries with an emergency flashing option.

LED Lantern: R330
Mini LED Lantern: R295
LED Headlamp: R295
LED Tent Light: R110
LED Working Light Combo: R750
Tel: (011) 634 7600

Well Sprung

LHX Twin Blade Stabilisers

If your overlanding vehicle is regularly driven at full load capacity, you might well need a set of LHX Twin Blade Stabilisers. According to the suppliers Load Hog, these are quick to fit, and allow the vehicle to operate safely at full rated capacity while maintaining a comfortable ride and offering an adjustable ride height. The stabilisers are available from distributors in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

Tel: 011 786 8567

Firm Rack

The Bush Company Roof Rack

The Bush Company aluminium roof rack feature a unique three-slot design in the outer extrusion frame, making it highly versatile when fitting accessories. As the industry-standard M8 bolt and nut bracket fitment is followed, brackets regardless of brand will fit this rack. The Bush Company roof racks are also welded together – eliminating assembly with bolts which can come loose on your adventures. In addition, the sturdy ribbed floor sections run longitudinally (in line with the vehicle’s roof) on welded cross-member supports. This construction format helps to keep wind noise low and means there is no need for wind deflectors.

Price: R6 995
Tel: 010 010 0060

Bright & Light

LED Lenser M6 Torch

If high-end equipment is a key call for your camping, hiking and biking expeditions, the artful German engineering of the LED Lenser M6 torch will intrigue. It’s a compact 150mm long by 35mm diameter aluminium tube weighing 250 grams, with three AA batteries included. Light output of 600 lumens and a beam distance of 260 metres is possible for eight hours on the brightest of the three power settings. A focusing head, strobe function and battery status indicator add to the appeal.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Check website for a latest update. Items may not be available at all Trappers Stores.

Price: R899

Smoking like it Hot

Atlasware Vacuum Flasks

We have used them, and can testify that these Atlasware vacuum flasks really do stand out from the crowd. They are made from a double wall of 304 grade stainless steel, with a silicone-sealed screw-down lid over the open mouth. Being stainless, they are rust-proof, and carry a lifetime effectiveness guarantee. In other words, they really are able to keep water hot for up to 18 hours or cold for up to 24 hours, as claimed by the manufacturer. Available in 500ml, 700ml, 1L and 2L sizes, and in a range of colours, they can also be lazer-engraved with your name or company logo.

Tel: 012 345 3108

Charge It

National Luna Intelligent Maintenance Charger

The best way to invest in longer battery life – particularly for batteries in your 4×4, caravan, bike or boat that is not used every day – is by using a maintenance charger. National Luna’s 5Amp Intelligent Maintenance Charger features an eight-step recharge program that includes a diagnosis of the battery’s health, and an automated sequence of recharge rates to recover, restore and enhance battery life. Suitable for wet, AGM, GEL and Calcium batteries from 1.2Ah to over 120Ah. The kit includes battery clamps as well as a quick-connect coupler and a fused cable for more permanent installation. The charger carries a five-year guarantee and is available at leading outdoor and 4×4 stores.

Price: R1595
Tel: 011 452 5438