If you’re the type that craves off-road or outdoor adventure, Overland Expo West 2022 was the place to be, and any Overland Expo event held near you should definitely be on your radar.
Held at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona, Overland Expo West is a rallying point for all things related to the vehicle-based outdoor lifestyle. It’s a veritable one-stop shop for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to gather information and purchase products from approximately 400 exhibitors of four-wheeled vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, bicycles, and related outdoor gear and services. One of the largest gatherings of its kind, Overland Expo West draws around 30,000 folks worldwide to the perfect setting where they can engage with product manufacturers and distributors. More than that, Overland Expo West offers a variety of activities, including 150-200 classes and programs led by some of the world’s top vehicle instructors and Overlanding experts.
Another unique aspect of Overland Expo is that a large portion of attendees and vendors camp right at the site. This creates a phenomenal atmosphere as like-minded individuals can connect and swap stories with those who share their passion for outdoor recreation and adventure, be it over the campfire or at the show. If you are a gearhead, there is no shortage of amazing rigs to check out. From African expedition vehicles to EarthRoamers, Rock Crawlers to Ultra 4 race vehicles, and from classic Land Rovers to modern luxury sprinter van setups, you’ll find it all here. Even more interesting than all this impressive hardware is the individuals that bring it. Overland Expo is an excellent place to gather knowledge from experts on all related topics if you’re looking to partake in the genre.
SureFire is the innovator in durable, high-performance illumination tools. Overland Expo West 2022 was an excellent opportunity to display SureFire’s trusted line of handheld and weapon-mounted lighting options. From its handheld searchlight, the UDR Dominator, to its most compact keychain-mounted lights–the Titan Plus and Sidekick, SureFire offers a durable, dependable solution that fits every budget. Overland Expo West presents a tremendous opportunity to educate the public about what makes SureFire the most trusted lighting brand by the military, law enforcement, first responders, and extreme outdoor enthusiasts.
The UDR Dominator wasn’t the only SureFire product to garner attention at Overland Expo West. SureFire’s STILETTO, STILETTO PRO, and G2X handhelds also generated interest. SureFire Stiletto models feature a radically sleek, slim form factor that fits unobtrusively in any pocket and allows them to be drawn and activated as fast as a knife. They’re also equipped with a heavy-duty steel pocket clip to keep them secure. When set to max output, the ultralightweight polymer-bodied Stiletto delivers a 650-lumen wall of light with no hotspot that’s ideal for short to medium distances. The Stiletto Pro ups the max output to 1,000 lumens, and its machined-aluminum body is robust enough for any adventure. In addition, stilettos are rechargeable, programmable, and offer three output settings. As a result, they provide a tremendous edge in low-light conditions. SureFire G2X compact flashlights are more traditional in design but unique in their construction. With durable polymer bodies with machined aluminum heads, they can take a beating and survive in virtually any environment, and they’re easy to handle in icy conditions. Powered by SureFire 123A batteries with a 10-year shelf life, G2s can be thrown into any backpack or pouch, and they’re ready when you need them.
SureFire’s booth display also included an Overlander-ready Toyota Tacoma outfitted with SureFire-equipped firearms and gear at the ready. One late-breaking change included fitting the BRAVO COMPANY USA 11.5 AR rifle and GLOCK 17 GEN 5 handgun on display with SureFire’s new TURBO SERIES weapon-mounted lights, which deliver a focused, high-candela beam of light for positive target identification at extreme long range. The entire setup consisted of an RLD DESIGNS USA CANOPY with a cabinet and an insert made by GUNFOAM.COM. The rifle was also equipped with a SUREFIRE SOCOM556-RC2 SUPPRESSOR, SureFire Turbo Scout Light Pro with a DS-SR07 remote switch, DUECK DEFENSE RTS, Aimpoint T2, L3 AN/PEQ15 and MAGPUL STOCK, GRIPS, AND PMAG. Also included were an OAKLEY M-FRAME ALPHA EYE-PRO SET; HALEY STRATEGIC SLING; SUREFIRE SONIC DEFENDERS EP5 HEARING PROTECTION; SUREFIRE HS2-MV MINIMUS HEADLAMP; SUREFIRE FURY INTELLIBEAM; Glock 17 Gen5 with SureFire X300 Turbo handgun WeaponLight, DUECK DEFENSE RBU and AIMPOINT ACRO P1; two Glock 17 magazines with TTI basepads and two Magpul PMAG30 magazines.
It’s a good thing Overland Expo West was a three-day show because it would be hard to visit every booth in just one day. Check out the gallery below for a taste of what makes the event a must-see for anyone who enjoys adventures that can only come from trekking into the outback.
Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire, LLC is the leading manufacturer of suppressors, high-performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm’s way or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations forces than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001:2015-certified company. For more information on SureFire’s complete line of tactical illumination tools and equipment, visit SUREFIRE.COM. To view more episodes of SUREFIRE FIELD NOTES, visit the SUREFIRE CHANNEL on YouTube.
ABOUT OVERLAND EXPO WEST
Overland Expo West 2022 is the rally point for more than 400 exhibitors offering everything from highly specialized turnkey vehicles and parts to tools, tents, cargo cases, food and cooking implements, apparel, and more. It is a one-stop shop for Overlanding enthusiasts seeking specialized products to help them get away from it all. For more information, visit OVERLANDEXPO.COM.