Nissan is throwing a multi-day overlanding bash ahead of America’s excellent Overland Expo show in Flagstaff, Arizona, this week. In 2017, the Japanese company introduced a ‘bad ass’ Titan Project Basecamp overlanding pickup, but this year they are coming up with this superb ‘survivalist SUV’ named the Armada Mountain Patrol. When it’s time for good living at the campsite, the interior’s been fitted with a Dometic ‘fridge and freezer, Otterbox Venture coolers, and ARB pull-out drawers.
Cascadia Vehicle Tents provided the four-person rooftop tent, extra lounging and bedding for everyone in the eight-person Armada.
Part of that crew can roll out their sleeping bags in the Alps Mountaineering pop-up tent and lounge in chairs under the Rhino-Rack Batwing awning.
The ugliest trails lead to the best views, so there’s a Calmini six-inch lift with Icon Vehicle Dynamics coilovers, 17-inch Icon Rebound wheels on 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler tires, an ARB air compressor to get the most remote views.
A 12,000-pound Warn Zeon Platinum winch with Factor 55 closed-loop shackle mounts inside a custom Calmini front bumper should get all recovery jobs done.
A Calmini spare tire swingout on a custom Calmini rear bumper makes for easy access, and spare fuel in RotoPax jerry cans keep it all moving.
Calmini rock sliders complete the heavy duty set up.
When the trail is back-breakingly nasty, the Rhino Rack shovel, MaxTrax, or Hi-Lift jack come to the rescue.