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PULL THE OTHER ONE! WINCH MAINTENANCE IS NO JOKE!

Imagine this. All you know is there’s a stuck 4X4, and you need to recover it. You have no idea what 4X4 it is, where it is, or how it’s stuck, but you must go and recover it. Now I’m going to offer you a choice of two winches; a hand winch, Tirfor-style, or I’ll magically install an …

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UNSEALED 4X4 GEAR NEWS – ISSUE 003

We take a look at the four-wheel drive industry’s latest and greatest gear! This month we’ve got a new LED light from Lightforce, a new line of rear bars from Kaymar,  a new awning from Bushmaster, and more! 

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HEY PRESTO! WE REVIEW THE INNOVAN XC CAMPER

The unfortunate reality with most camper trailers I’ve seen, used, and personally abused is that frankly, they’re quite a pain to set up. Usually, by the time my mates are finished setting up their camper trailer, I’ve already set up my tent, inflated my sleeping pad, unrolled my sleeping bag, set up my camp chair and opened a …

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GEAR GURU: ISSUE 003

Gear Guru takes a hands-on look at the latest and greatest four-wheel drive products this side of the moon. This issue we’re looking at some indestructible cases from Pelican, an LED lightbar from Rigid Industries, an awesome dash cam, and more!

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LED LENSER X21 R

If this torch were a gun, it would be Inspector Harry Callaghan’s Smith & Wesson Model 29. Like the iconic .44 Magnum, it’s huge and ridiculously powerful. If it’s not the Rolls Royce of the lighting world, it’s the Bugatti Veyron.

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GEAR GURU – COOL FATHER’S DAY IDEAS

UNSEALED 4×4 scours the entire planet for the latest and greatest gear and kit for your 4WD adventures. Take a look at what we found at the Explore Australia Expo in Melbourne. There might just be something perfect for Father’s Day!

LIFESAVER BOTTLE AUSTRALIA INTRODUCES THE NEW CUBE

The LIFESAVER® cube™ is the perfect family accessory allowing you to have access to instant sterile water for your home and leisure time.  A simple to use portable device, requiring no installation and offering up to 5000 litres of water filtration, the LIFESAVER® cube™ is the latest product in the LIFESAVER® Family.

ARB ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION FLAGSHIP CANOPY

ARB Corporation Ltd, a world leader in aftermarket 4×4 accessories, is pleased to announce the latest addition to their comprehensive canopy line up. The ARB Ascent canopy is establishing an entirely new segment within the growing canopy market, by providing dual cab utility owners with a fully featured, ultra-premium option.

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BEST WINTER GEAR FOR 2014

Scarpa Terra GTX All-terrain tyres for your feet. Full leather construction, waterproof breathable Gore-Tex lining and cushy polyurethane midsole are designed to provide comfort and shock absorption when you venture off road. Known for their comfort right out of the box, these classic Italian-styled boots are ideal for day hikes. Made in the European Union. $259 scarpa.com Blundstone Style …

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FAMILY PLANNER

Fun doesn’t even come close to describing my early years of camping and four-wheel driving!! I was born into it and I often warmly recall those distant childhood memories, fuzzy though they may now be. My Dad had an old Series 2 Land Rover tray back ute and a couple of different sized canvas tents. We’d think nothing …

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GEAR NEWS: ISSUE 002

BlackWolf Turbo Air Tent  Black Wolf claim that the ‘air pole’ technology of their new range of tents saves on weight, time and sanity when it comes to setting up and packing up a decent sized tent. Setup is done by using an air pump to force air  into the poles, which in turn gives the tent its structure …

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GEAR GURU

All the cool and quirky stuff that you want to know about by Unsealed 4X4 gear editor Sam Purcell. Rok Espresso Once you start drinking good coffee, it’s really hard to take a step back. Starting my normal day with a double espresso, I quickly come to miss that ritual when I leave the comforts of home. Sure, …

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THE IMAGE MAKER

A hunting trip turned bad made Michael Ellem pick up a camera instead of a gun to shoot wildlife. Now 4X4 photography is his passion. Who is Michael Ellem? Michael is a man who has been making his full-time living photographing the 4X4 world since 1999. His editorial work has been published in all the leading 4X4 magazines …

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COLD COMFORT

Winter is here, so Unsealed 4X4’s Tim Stanners and Dan Lewis list their five favourite bits of gear for this time of year.   Balaclava Not recommended for wearing into a bank, but always packed alongside my winter camping kit. Wear it rolled up as a beanie, pulled down as a neck warmer or, when the temp really …