We had an amazing time at MOORE Expo in spite of the blizzard coming through making things...interesting for the vendors and attendees of the event. We are so excited about how much this event has grown in only a year. In terms of square footage alone, the expo more than doubled! Though there is way too much to unpack in one post, we thought we'd share with you:
The Highlights of MOORE 2021
Roof Top Tents for DAYS!
If you are looking to buy a roof top tent, this is the place to be. With so many options, seeing these camping set ups in person is invaluable. You can get a feel for how much space each tent takes up, how extensive set up and take down will be, and perhaps most importantly, how comfortable that bed will be!
We were impressed by how fast some of the hard top tents can set up and pack back away. These are definitely the way to go if you don't want to have to climb around on your rig shoving in sides and packing up.
Even after seeing so many different tent options, we are still happy with our Roam Vagabond tent. This set up works great for our family of 4. The quick set up of some of these hard shell tents will be pretty tempting when the kids are old enough to drive their own rigs though!
Incredible, Diverse Rig Builds
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Seeing all these different builds in one place is so much fun. It's incredible to see all the different ways off-roaders and overlanders have modified their rigs to make them more functional. They range from practical to over the top, but each one is unique and complete with an owner willing to share all the modifications they have made!
Seeing this clean, low-profile build from Brad at Trail Recon was awesome! With the Patriot Camper in tow, you've got everything you need to tackle the trail then to set up camp without too much trouble afterward.
We also loved the classic look of this Land Cruiser from Expedition Recon. Their simple set up stands out even in a room full of off-road rigs!
We loved seeing the official MOORE vehicle! This GX470 is an awesome vehicle and is sure to be a great launching point for Chris, Megan, and little Rowyn as they explore and adventure for years to come! We loved reading through the story of how this vehicle came to be on Moore's website.
Camping and Cooking Solutions
Seeing all the different ways people go about setting up camp, managing gear, and cooking on the trail is amazing. From the luxurious sprinter vans and overland trailers to the simple Mountain Hatch Swag tents, there are limitless ways to camp while you're out exploring!
One of the camping solutions we were most excited to see was this Helux refrigerator. They have options for single or dual zones and include a battery that can keep your food cold for 3 days! You can also see from this picture that the lid is easy to fully remove. It can be opened from either side without any adjustments. We were so impressed that we decided
to add one of these to our overland build!
Watch for it in our upcoming trips!
Another interesting idea we saw for the first time was the Tailgate N Go box that basically includes an entire kitchen set up in one easy to organize metal box. Each part quickly detaches and moves around for a modular, user-friendly experience. Quick set up and tear down is so important in overlanding, and we can see these being a great solution for many adventurers.
This year was a little more challenging for the vendors and guests at MOORE due to the record low temperatures and snowfall. We were blown away by how many off-roaders and overlanders braved the elements and found a way to get to the Expo Center in spite of the challenges even when that meant traveling through snow-covered highways and back roads. This brings me to our favorite part of the MOORE Expo--the people!
There is something wonderful about being surrounded by people who share our extreme need to get away and to explore the natural world around us. People who understand the importance of getting out, getting dirty, and getting into the places that make this country the incredible place it is. We are so thankful that we got the chance to meet up with so many new and old friends!
No matter what 2021 throws at us, we'll see you at MOORE 2022!
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