September 22, 2022
OVERLANDING DESTINATIONS TO TRY
Overlanding is all the rage – and for good reason. It’s the chance to unplug, hit the road with the intention of exploring and the true definition of what it means to roam.
While it has been very much on-trend over the last few years, overlanding has been around for years. Even before Volkswagen vans and the rise in popularity of national parks, overlanding has been in the DNA of American culture. The Oregon Trail and Western expansion are both testaments to how ingrained our desire to roam really is.
However, to embrace this generation’s newfound discovery for overlanding, we’ve found three great destinations to try. Whether you’re new to overlanding or have experienced the joy already, you’ll want to consider these three ideas the next time you hit the road (and don’t forget to pack your favorite Sportiqe pieces):
The Pony Express Trail
For a dose of nostalgia, check out the Pony Express Trail, which runs from San Francisco to St. Joseph, Missouri. Stick to the route or venture away with about 200 historical markers on the way to keep you entertained. In the Western segment, be prepared to ride around on rugged roads and through mountain passes. In the Eastern segment, wide gravel and dirt country roads are there for your exploring pleasure.
What to wear:
For the Guys: Payson Fleece Zip Up
For the Ladies: Women's Sycamore Fleece Zip Up Vest
Try the Payson Fleece Zip Up Vest & Women's Sycamore Fleece Zip Up Vest – both will keep you warm and comfortable along this exciting roadtrip.
Cedar Mesa Heritage Trail
Southern Utah’s beauty and history come alive on this trail, stretching across 264 miles near Moab. Tight technical trails, forest service roads, and cliffside exposure can be expected. You might even come across the ancient homes of the Puebloans. Visitors can find it by starting in Moab and heading south to Mexican Hat when the route begins at a popular trail point known as Chicken Corners.
What to wear:
For the Guys: Bingham Tee
For the Ladies: Women's Arcadia Tee
Opt for a light tee – like the Women's Arcadia Tee or the Bingham Tee – as your base apparel. Add a vest, jacket or hoodie as needed.
The Cascadia Skyline
The Cascadia Skyline area has everything that Oregon is known for – rich greenery, glass-like lakes, and volcano peaks, often with snow at their caps. The roads are minimally paved, creating endless opportunities to roam around this 180-plus mile route. Visitors love to drive around, camp, hike one of the hundreds of trails, or simply take in the dramatic scenery.
What to wear:
For the Guys: Ranger Quilted Shirt Jacket
For the Ladies: Women's Jasper Fleece Pullover
What to wear: Roam in comfort with our new Ranger Quilted Shirt Jacket & Women's Jasper Fleece Pullover – ideal for a brisk Oregon morning.
Now that we’ve given you a few overlanding ideas, where will you roam next? Shop the full Fall '22 Overland Collection HERE.