View Post

Camera Crew Levels up

In Gear by Morgan Lane0 Comments

The real reasons our camera crew wanted a rooftop tent… and what did we learn after installing one? Back in Issue #34 of Unsealed 4X4, we did a comparison between swags, camper trailers and rooftop tents (READ IT HERE). It seems our camera crew were reading (we didn’t think they could read) and decided that a rooftop tent would be the best form of accommodation whilst filming Season 10 of the Pat Callinan’s 4X4 Adventures …

View Post

Proper Off-road Coffee

In Gear by Morgan Lane0 Comments

Never suffer through a cup of ‘instant’ out bush again.   Everyone loves waking up to the gentle sounds of waves lapping at the sand a few feet away, or the tranquility of the forest in the morning, or the natural beauty of the Outback as the first rays of sunlight crest the horizon. We stumble out of our swags, give last night’s fire a bit of a stir to get the coals heating the …

View Post

8 tips to protect your canvas

In Gear, Guides by Morgan Lane2 Comments

Are you rich enough to buy a new tent every trip? We aren’t, so here’s how to protect your investment… Also, can we borrow a few bucks?   Canvas is a lot like underwear; you want it fresh and mould-free. I bet if you’re reading this magazine you have at least one canvas product, maybe (probably) more. A good piece of canvas should last decades, but it will only manage that with a little bit …

View Post

The High-lift Jack – Hero or Hindrance?

In Gear, Guides by Morgan Lane0 Comments

We take a look at how to use the high-lift jack safely; the uses it has; how to make the high-lift jack a hero; and the carnage it causes when not used quite right.   The high-lift jack is arguably one of the most valuable (yet simple) low-tech tools you can carry on your 4X4. However, it’s also one of the most ill-used. Being such a versatile piece of equipment, it’s not surprising how many …

View Post

You saw it here first

In Gear, Guides by Morgan Lane0 Comments

The aftermarket 4X4 accessory industry is going gangbusters. As such, in this digital age, it is important for off-road media outlets, such as this ‘ere publication, to get information out there as quickly as possible. It is good for our readers (cheers for reading by the way), it is good for audiences seeking the latest information and it is good for companies trying to develop hype. Everyone wins! So in this issue, we wanted to …

View Post

First Look: Adventurer Series Lights

In Gear by Morgan Lane0 Comments

Opposite Lock, one of Australia’s largest and most experienced 4X4 specialists, has just launched a new range of driving lights: The Adventurer Series. The lights have been developed in conjunction with Roadvision – one of Australia’s top lighting experts, supplying lighting solutions to suit passenger, 4X4, RV, marine, mining, agricultural, industrial and transport vehicles. The Adventurer Series of lights promises to deliver the combination of value, performance and durability. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY …

View Post

7 tips for buying your next swag

In Gear, Guides by Morgan Lane0 Comments

There is a lot to look out for when buying a modern-day swag. Here is a starting point on your next purchase.   A mate recently asked me which swag he should buy. It got me thinking. I’ve spent a lot of nights under canvas and I reckon I’ve worked out what the most important considerations are when forking out your hard-earned cash. Having a swag that suits you really does make for a great …

View Post

What are you risking? (more than you think)

In Features, Gear by Morgan Lane0 Comments

A popping Question: Should Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems be compulsory in Oz? CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY IN OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE A TPMS can save your life! We were travelling along the Donahue Highway in Outback Queensland, towing our camper behind us. Our speed was good, suiting the road conditions. Suddenly a high-pitched alarm sounded from the stereo and the TPMS monitor started flashing. The rear passenger-side tyre was losing pressure fast! Slowing to …