NO RUNWAY REQUIRED
$8.5 MILLION – BELLFLIGHT.COM
Designed for comfort and safety, the BELL 429 is a multimission, lightweight, twin-engine helicopter that can ferry up to seven passengers with a cruise speed of 155 mph, a range of 411 nautical miles, and 74 cubic feet of cargo room. Thanks to the Bell 429 Designer Series interior, the spacious cabin can be completely customized, including top-end leathers, enhanced flooring, upscale metal finishes, and three coordinated color schemes. Bell’s legendary avionics include technology for single-pilot instrument operations; industry-leading aftermarket support is a given.
$112,839 AS SHOWN – HUMMER.COM
Behold the GMC HUMMER EV PICKUP EDITION 1, a zero-emissions electric super truck that dominates the terrain with its 4WD air-ride adaptive suspension and 4-wheel steering that “crab walks” for diagonal motoring. The three-motor performance pickup puts out 1,000 hp and can catapult from 0 to 60 in three seconds. The high-end cabin has a 12.3” Driver Information Center and a center-mounted 13.4-inch color touch screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bose audio, OnStar, heated/vented seats and heated steering wheel, plus hands-free Super Cruise. Of note are the trailering package and Ultravision with front and rear underbody cameras with washers.
$127,925 AS SHOWN – LANDROVERUSA.COM
This short wheelbase SUV is long on elegance. The 2023 RANGE ROVER SE has a 3.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine that produces 395 hp and shifts through an 8-speed auto transmission with nickel-plated paddle shifters. Backcountry capability aids include a twin-speed transfer box, all-wheel steering, and terrain response systems with off-road modes. Top features include adaptive air suspension, deployable door handles, sliding panoramic roof with power Sunblind, Windsor leather seats that are heated up front, Wi-Fi hot spot, remote emergency collision notification, and stolen-vehicle locator.
$70,450 AS SHOWN – FORD.COM
Thanks to its wider track and 10-plus inches of ground clearance, the 2022 FORD EXPEDITION TIMBERLINE is the most off-road-capable Expedition to ever roll off the assembly line. Ford’s flagship SUV is designed for large families (or those with oversized adventures in mind). It’s available in six trims; the Timberline features orange exterior accents. Powered by a high-output twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, it produces 440 hp and includes 33-inch all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, underbody shielding developed for the F-150 Raptor, and Trail Turn Assist, which tightens turning radius to handle tricky trails.
$75,525 AS SHOWN – JEEP.COM
Powered by a 2.0-liter Turbo PHEV engine that produces 375 hp and is mated to an eight-speed transmission, the environmentally friendly 2022 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND 4XE gets 56 mpg equivalent (MPGe), 23 mpg on gas, and has a 6,000-pound towing capacity. (The color combo of the Baltic Gray Metallic exterior and Global Black interior on the model I test drove was a stunner.) Nappa leather seats, wireless charging, 12-way power, and adjustable front seats with memory are augmented by a long list of technology and safety features, including active driving assist, head-up display, night vision with animal detection, rear backup-camera washer, and an integrated off-road camera.
MIGHT AS WELL JUMP
STARTS AT $5,469 – POWERSPORTS.HONDA.COM
The motorcycle industry’s best-selling dual-sport model, the 2022 HONDA CRF300L ABS is a low-weight, high-power ride designed for on- and off-road performance with head-turning styling cues from Honda’s CRF Performance line. Powered by a 286cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, it has a light-clutch lever pull that is matched to a 6-speed gearbox. Notable features include antilock brakes and 10.2 inches of front suspension travel, 10.2 inches rear, and a riding position that enhances rider input and allows good vehicle maneuverability.
FROM $26,999 – TUATARAVEHICLES.COM
The all-steel TUATARA 1500E is an electric vehicle that can motor up to 30 mph with a 50-mile range and 2,020-pound towing capability. Engineered with advanced industrial-vehicle battery technology for farmers, hunters, and adventurers who spend the better part of their lives on the land, it has a standard 4,500-pound front winch, a 1,200-pound bedlift, top and front storage, and a five-year battery warranty. A gas-powered version that travels up to 50 mph is also available.
BEST IN SHOW
FROM $21,499 – POWERSPORTS.HONDA.COM
Honda’s flagship recreational utility lineup gets more power, a smoother-shifting, dual-clutch auto transmission, and improved power steering, plus added storage, beverage holders, improved door nets, and better equipment integration. The 2022 HONDA PIONEER 1000 TRAIL brings comfort and convenience with FOX Quick Switch shocks, a 4,500-pound-capacity winch, aluminum cut-contrast wheels, and an in-bed accessory outlet. P.S. It’s available in three- and five-seat versions to accommodate family and friends.
$128 – ATLANTICRANCHER.COM
Handcrafted by Ray Smith and his crew at Sheffield Pewter Craft Company in England’s Steel City, the 6-ounce AR PEWTER FLASK is 100 percent lead-free and features hand-stamped embellishments. Aiming Juice may well improve your success while out in the field tracking ring-necked pheasant. Other species include bobwhite quail, canvasback duck, Canada goose, and blue marlin.
$185 – TOMBECKBE.COM
The WOMEN’S QUILTED VEST from Tom Beckbe does double duty: a top layer in mild weather or a middle layer when the temperature drops. The 100 percent polyester shell is lined with Thermore polyfill. Windproof and water resistant, it features a flattering length and shape with handwarmer pockets both outside and within. Available in navy, olive, and charcoal gray.
READY TO ROLL
FROM $96,874 – FORD.COM
With a 300-mile range and a 8,500-pound towing capacity, the 2023 F-150 LIGHTNING PLATINUM continues to set the pace in the increasingly crowded all-electric pickup truck market. Standout features for enhanced operation include Ford BlueCruise, which facilitates hands-free driving on more than 130,000 miles of divided highways in North America, and the Tow Technology Package, which includes Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Trailer Reverse Guidance, and a 360° camera.
$225 – FILSON.COM
Filson’s RIPSTOP NYLON BACKPACK is equally at home as a daypack, a backpack, or a travel bag. This lightweight carryall stows goods and gear in a covey of compartments designed for everything from your laptop to soft goods and water bottles. No Filson product would be complete without a long list of thoughtful design elements, and this pack includes a padded rear panel, contoured shoulder and sternum straps, cinch closures, a buckle-down storm flap, and zippers, plus attachment points and D-rings for accessories.
SLEEPING BAG SIZED PADDLER
$1,299 KAYAK – KOKOPELLI.COM
Weighing in at just 13 pounds, the KOKOPELLI TWAIN PACKRAFT KAYAK inflates to more than 10 feet and is ideal for fishing, backpacking, and all your travel adventures. The dual-chambered design offers security and rigidity, and the 600-pound payload easily accommodates two paddlers plus gear. Upgraded with a toughened hull and valves, it’s puncture-resistant and ideal for navigating remote waters.