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N A V I G A T O R UNISEX HERITAGE BELT GEARED UP Another gem from the Land Rover Heritage Collection, this unisex belt is inspired by the original finishing of the British Trans-American Expedition first-generation Range Rovers. Woven with leather trim and brass finish, the belt features the classic Land Rover Heritage logo and is available in sizes S/M or L/XL. landrover.com/shop The Darién Gap has been conquered, as have most of the world’s highest summits and deepest oceans. But the pioneering spirit lives on, as new outdoor gadgets, accessories and hi-tech gear hit the market. For those who continue to seek what lies beyond the daily rat race, we offer a selection of contemporary must-haves, built for the next generation of modern explorers. ORU FOLDABLE KAYAK Originally launched on Kickstarter, the Oru foldable kayak has taken outdoors fans by storm and has even secured a spot in the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Stable enough for beginners to use, while still fast and sporty enough to satisfy the demands of expert kayakers, the Oru offers easy handling and enough stash room for full day trips or camping excursions. And for those who are in a hurry, transforming it from box to boat takes only a couple of minutes. orukayak.com GARMIN MONTANA 680T The Garmin Montana 680t is a GPS for the future. Equipped with a 4-inch, glove-friendly touchscreen display, a barometric altimeter, a compass, an 8 MP camera and preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps, it tracks both GPS and GLONASS satellites – all running on good old AA batteries. garmin.com 10
LEICA ULTRAVID BLACKLINE BINOCULARS Weighing in at less than 700g, Leica’s Ultravid Blackline 42mm binoculars are a stylish and powerful choice. Crafted in the classic Leica design language, the Ultravid 42 Blackline was built for heavy handling while still being among the lightest binoculars in their class. And all of course with Leica’s heralded first-class optics and timeless retro finish. leica-camera.com OUTDOOR TECH RHINOS Outdoor Tech’s new Rhinos over-ear headphones are as rugged as they are smart. These durable headphones stream wirelessly over Bluetooth 4.1 and have a certified IPX6 water-resistance rating. Thanks to a built-in mic they can even operate as a walkie-talkie when using the ODT’s own app. outdoortechnology.com HUE 166 A6 NOTEBOOK Part of the Land Rover Heritage Collection, the HUE 166-branded A6 notebook offers true Land Rover fans a handy way of keeping track of thoughats and plans. Designed with explorers in mind, the book features off-white waterproof stone paper pages for keeping your field notes dry and tidy in all conditions. landrover.com/shop 11
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.