Overland Industry News: April 14, 2015

Here are the top headlines from the Overland, Off Road, Photography, and Outdoor Industries for April 14, 2015.

The Toyota Cruisers and Trucks April, 2015 issue is out!

It's here, so make some time to read this amazing issue of Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine cover to cover!Our team has gathered some of the best articles you'll see this year for our April 2015 issue, including:

  • Land Cruiser Roundup
  • Comet Chasing in a 4Runner
  • National Parks
  • 2015 CrewMax Tundra
  • Rear FJC LED light mod
  • 5th Gen 4Runner Snorkel
  • Long Term Cooper Tire Review
  • Overland Baja California
  • Hiking Survival
  • 2Way Air System
  • Rokmen Off Road

You can also get TCT delivered straight to your iPad or iPhone via the TCT Magazine app. At just $2.99 per issue, or $9.99 for an annual subscription, it's the best way to experience Toyota Cruisers, Trucks, and SUVs. We include videos & slideshows for many articles, and everything is fully interactive!
We're also excited to welcome a new sponsor for this issue: Give a warm welcome to XVenture Trailers!

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Tamron Announces the Release of the 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD

January 22, 2015, Saitama, Japan. - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces the release of a groundbreaking F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras.
Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) was the world�s first F/2.8 high-speed standard zoom lens to include image stabilization, followed by the development of the unique SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009), SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004), and SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) lenses, all of which have been highly acclaimed among the photo enthusiasts around the globe. Now, we have developed SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) to expand the world of imaging possibilities in the wide-angle range.

Blue Ridge Overland Gear Announces MOLLE Panel for Engel MT45

Your kitchen at home should be as organized and precise as the one you take on an expedition. So we’ve designed our newest MOLLE panel to fit the MT45 Engel fridge. This panel is MOLLE/PALS compatible. The front is also made entirely of hook and loop Velcro, which allows you to attach any combination of small MOLLE/PALS pouches.

Attaching the panel to you ENG45 cooler is a breeze. Two brass eyelets at the top corners allow attachment to the fridge handles with the original screws. We also provide a strip of stick-on Velcro to secure the panel’s bottom edge to the fridge. Now you can store your cooking supplies with ease!
Made of 500D cordura. 12”x12” square grid. Made entirely in the USA.

Pelican announces the new iM3410 Pelican Storm Case‏

I will be honest, when I first saw Pelican's announcement, I emediatly though about how this might be a perfect case to store camping gear on a low-profile roof rack.  Even better would be to combine the new iM3410 case with a set of the (EO)2 mounting systems we reviewed last year.  
Tripod, musket, pogo stick, there is nothing too long for our new iM3410 Pelican Storm Case. At 54.50" (over 4 1/2 feet) in length, it will go the distance.  Guaranteed for life and made in the USA, the long and trim iM3410 features built in wheels and handles for easy transport. And, as with all Pelican Storm cases, it is watertight and dustproof.

Our Overland H2O System Featured on Expedition Portal

Chazz Layne featured Living Overland's 12-Volt Overland H2O System on the front page of Expedition Portal.  In his write up, titled 'Water System in a Can', Chazz installs one of the DIY kits on a Scepter water can.  Living Overland has been selling the water systems, a design developed by our very own Beau Johnston, since 2013.

We are truly thankful for Chazz's coverage of our little water system project!  Be sure to check out the below link and Chazz's other work -- great stuff!

Article Link: http://expeditionportal.com/water-system-in-a-can/

Tiktaalik™ announces the The Field Knife Set

The Field Knife Set consists of a 3.5” pairing knife, a 6” serrated knife, and a 6” Chef’s knife made from Sandvik 12C27 Swedish Stainless Steel. Sandvik is a Swedish steel manufacturer founded in 1862 who has been perfecting this speciļ¬c steel, originally intended for surgical blades, for over 45 years.

The Field Knife Set was born out of a desire to evolve, simplify and distill the traditional cooking knife into a tool equally appropriate for indoor and outdoor use without compromising on performance or quality.

The Field Knife is designed based on how chefs utilize their knives, using the pinch-grip holding method, which results in less reliance on the handle. The unique design makes the Field Knife compact, lightweight and easy to clean, with improved ergonomics and balance. The Field Knife Set is scheduled to launch on Kickstarter in June of 2015.

Press Release: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwab0bumr7adn71/Tiktaalik%20Press%20Release%20-%20Field%20Knife%20Set.pdf?dl=0