If you like camping, travel, off-roading, exploring, other cultures, adventure, getting lost, and well designed vehicle accessories that support such pursuits, you’ve just found some new friends.
Front Runner Outfitters is the exclusive importer of Front Runner brand overlanding gear. You can find a bunch of cool toys to make your next trip shine at our web store and also through our select dealer network.
In addition to the Front Runner line, we also carry premium refrigerators from National Luna, Roof Top Tents from Eezi-Awn, and rescue gear from Viking Offroad.
FRONT RUNNER VEHICLE OUTFITTERS FAQ
WHAT IS A VEHICLE OUTFITTER?
There is a rapidly growing movement in outdoor recreation known as “Overlanding.”
An “Overlander” is someone who accessorizes their vehicle to properly support the ultimate road trip.
Whether for a day trip to the beach or a year drive through South America, the properly outfitted overlanding vehicle will provide such amenities as an instant and comfortable sleeping space, running water, powered refrigeration, rooftop storage, spare fuel, a table, chairs, options for cooking… all elegantly and effortlessly accessible off of one vehicle.
Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters offers extremely strong and lightweight organizing and living systems for any automobile based adventure. Our products are built to be used both on-road and off-road while providing the ultimate in vehicle-based camping comfort.
WHY IS OVERLANDING BECOMING SO POPULAR?
We are seeing a unique convergence of tight economic times in an era of environmental consciousness.
People currently have the desire to get back to basics. Back to nature. And to take advantage of the luxuries they already have – like the great outdoors.
Overlanding is both environmentally friendly and affordable. Traveling with a lighter footprint (compared to a gas guzzling RV or using jet fuel) while camping supports National Parks and protected wildlife areas and is easier on the pocketbook.
Reuters reports that in this year alone, despite a weakening economy, camping is up 11% over 2008. Overland adventures are the cheapest way to have fantastic vacations. How else can you have affordable access to beachside accommodations one night, then lakeside, mountainside, river side, canyon side or wherever-you-want accommodations each night there after?
WHY DON’T I JUST GET IN AN RV AND HIT THE ROAD?
The true adventurer should not be satisfied with a vacation that is married to the asphalt. Leave the unwieldy RV behind and free yourself up to traverse the world, on the road and off, with a Front Runner outfitted vehicle. And just because you have the ability to live off of your vehicle and camp comfortably and effortlessly, doesn’t mean you have to. Stay in a lodge one night, then camp the next. If you stumble upon an affordable and charming resort on the beach, why not stay there? And what if at the end of that dirt trail to that rural mountain village there are no hotel rooms? Just pop open the tent and camp. A Front Runner outfitted vehicle gives you the FREEDOM to travel HOW you want, WHEN you want, WHERE you want.
With Front Runner Outfitter’s gear your camping trip will be elevated to a new level of comfort and convenience. Women have referred to vacationing in a Front Runner Outfitted vehicle as “Glam-ping.”
A thrifty traveler could spend years visiting the beyond beautiful American park systems without ever crossing a border. Throw in a trip through Canada to Alaska. Or why not take a month and mosey down the beaches of the Mexican Riviera — and if no one is missing you back home, take a detour. Just punch Peru into the GPS. You can even have your vehicle shipped to another continent (ask us for details). There’s a lot traveling to do!
I’M IN. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
It’s as easy as taking your SUV, Truck or Jeep of choice, and outfitting it with a lot of Front Runner Outfitters’ cool toys (our accessories work on most vehicles – it’s just more fun to take an overland adventure in a 4×4 vehicle with off road capabilities!). Front Runner Outfitters offers a full range of accessories designed, built and tested by Front Runner in the wilds of Africa.
Start with our Slimline Roof Rack, the heart of the system, and find out which rack size and mounting system works for your vehicle. Visit the OUTFIT YOUR VEHICLE section of the website. And if you don’t see your vehicle there, don’t worry! While we will be adding new vehicles to the website regularly, we may already have a solution for you. Call us!
TELL ME ABOUT FRONT RUNNER OUTFITTERS?
Los Angeles based Front Runner Outfitters is the exclusive importer of products from the South African based company Front Runner. We also carry a very select choice of premiere overlanding equipment that compliments the Front Runner line and meets the same high standards in craftsmanship, design, and durability.
We at Front Runner Outfitters believe we are very lucky to have so much stunning open space on this planet. We say — “use it!”
TELL ME ABOUT FRONT RUNNER SOUTH AFRICA?
Already established as the premiere expedition vehicle outfitter in Africa, Europe and Australia – Front Runner is a 12 year old South African based company founded by a team of engineers, designers, outdoor enthusiasts and professional off-road drivers. There isn’t a country in Africa they haven’t navigated through or camped in. Their combined years of experience in the bush — dreaming up, designing, building, and testing innovative products — is the reason Front Runner has quickly grown to become one of the top 4×4 accessory companies in all of Africa.
Renown for their superior quality, intelligent design, and durability, Front Runner products are built for the tough and grueling African bush. Their equipment is favored by the U.N., Safari operators, and the most serious expedition drivers. You may have even seen Front Runner roof racks and water tanks featured in the Ewan McGregor, Charlie Boorman documentary “The Long Way Down” about their overland journey from Scotland to South Africa.
By utilizing the very latest technology and materials, together with CAD (Computer Aided Design), in-house laser cutting, powder coating and bending, Front Runner has developed the most versatile and advanced range of 4×4 accessories. Front Runner has even earned the distinction of having many of their products recognized as official accessories by Land Rover.
Throughout Africa, Australia and Europe, casual campers to the most serious expedition leaders have trusted Front Runner roof racks and accessories, and now, it’s America’s turn.