From compact tenting gear, to complete canopies, and M/T tyres, turn your ute from a tradie's workhorse into a veritable go-anywhere home away from home with these ute gear.
OzTent has brought its many years of experience building what are some of Australia’s toughest touring tents to the swag market, with the release of its new RS-1 swag.
This king single swag offers the same 30-second set-up time of its larger OzTent brethren thanks to its internal frame, thus doing away with that sometimes painful process of threading swag poles through eyelets.
The RS-1 includes an integral awning fly for additional weather protection, answering that concern of all swag owners of how to stay dry when exiting their swag when it’s raining. The awning can also be flipped over the swag to act as a fly if need be.
The mattress is a 50mm jobbie, ensuring plenty of comfort, while the new ModCan material used is rated CPAI-84 flame retardant. The 350g PVC tub floor keeps you dry, while the No-See-Um fly mesh keeps biters out.
The swag measures 215cm (L), 105cm (W), 100cm (H) and packs down to 154cm (L), 14cm (W) and 39cm (H). The weight is 14kg and it comes with a two-year warranty, four guy ropes, 12 pegs, two awning guy ropes and two telescopic poles (for the awning). It packs in easily to its own zippered carry bag.
Vigilante Power down jacket
Winter is coming and it’s time to think of how to keep warm while still getting outdoors. Vigilante’s Power jacket is super lightweight, easy to compress down to a small packed size, and offers excellent warmth retention for those cold nights around the campfire.
The jacket features woven stitchless quilted down, meaning no stitch holes for wind to pass through. It also includes a DWR (Durable Water Repellency) coating for protection against rain, and the high-denier outer fabric offers impressive abrasion resistance.
Down-filled cuffs minimise cold air getting inside the sleeves, while zipped pockets allow you to warm hands easily if it gets really chilly. The down fill is 80 per cent down/20 per cent feature so you’ll not lack for warmth in winter conditions. The jacket also comes with a small stuff sac for storage.
Sammitr Steel Canopies
Utilising the most up-to-date manufacturing processes, SMM steel canopies are made using high-quality automotive steel to provide maximum strength, durability and security. SMM produce three canopies – SMM V2 Executive, SMM V2 Tradesman and SSM V4 Executive – suitable for a wide range of dual-cab utes.
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Features vary for each model, so head online to check out what each canopy offers. For example, the range-topping V4 Executive features tinted lift-up side windows, a strong-pressed GalvanNealed 0.8mm steel shell and frame, colour-coded baked paint system with EDP coating, twin-rotary door locks, remote control locking, rear window demister, automatic interior light, a fully lined interior, and epoxy-coated roof rails.
The SMM canopy range comes with a full five-year warranty. SMM also stocks a range of 4x4 accessories, as well as a range of roof racks.
TJM SIGNATURE BAR – TRITON MQ
TJM’s all-new bar for Mitsubishi’s Triton MQ has arrived. The alloy Signature Bar design features a large polished centre loop (76mm) bookended by two 63mm side loops (also polished) for optimum headlight protection.
The bar is airbag- and winch-compatible (it can take a winch of up to 9500lb capacity), and includes a high strength steel mount system. The lightweight bar has been designed to ensure the best possible airflow through to the engine bay.
LED indicators and fog lights are included as standard and the recovery points are rated to 8000kg (when used in a straight-line pull, with 8000kg equaliser strap and two 4.75T bow shackles). There is space for two 220mm spotties and two aerial tabs, while the energy/impact-absorbing bumperettes take care of those low-speed nudges.
There are two optional kits available: a LED combo lamp Plug and Play wiring harnesses for GLS and Exceed models, and an identical kit for the GLX model Triton. Available from all TJM outlets.
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Maxxis Razr MT
Highly regarded tyre brand Maxxis has released a new tyre – the Razr MT – and it is packed with the expected toughness and some impressive new tyre technology.
The Razr MT uses an evolutionary cut and abrasion resistant tread compound, in combination with a new three-ply casing construction and the company’s latest in “harsh terrain” tread pattern development. These include a deeply sculpted centre block that retains excellent traction but quietens the on-road noise, along with stone and mud ejectors that ensure the tyre keeps on gripping. This results in a durable tyre that will perform in the most rugged conditions.
The Maxxis Razr MT is available in 22 sizes, starting from 15-inch and going all the way through to big-bopper 20-inch wheels. What’s not to like?
RRP: Prices start from $253.