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Front Runner Outfitters: Outfit Your Rig For Adventure

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Travel. Dream. Design. Build. Test. Evolve. Repeat.

Overlanders making camp around a majestic Baobab tree.

Front Runner Outfitters was founded between a 1988 Land Cruiser 70 and a 1992 Mercedes G-Wagen in Botswana, around a campfire, near a majestic Baobab tree, amongst elephant tracks, by a handful of friends from South Africa with backgrounds in engineering, design, manufacturing and off-road racing. After suffering through numerous equipment failures on their expeditions around the world, they decided to take their shared passion for vehicle based adventure travel and dream up new, smart gear and build it stronger than… well, as they put it, “stronger than the elephants at the watering hole 1 klick over.”

And just like that, before the moon gave way to the sun, Front Runner Outfitters was born.

With the gruelling African bush as a testing ground, the team at Front Runner focused on a tough love approach to developing products. With both feet facing the future and little sentimentally for mediocre ideas of the past – common approaches to off-road vehicle product design were quickly jettisoned in favor of innovation, new materials, and superior manufacturing practices.

Front Runner has a reputation for applying thoughtful engineering to a line of innovative, space saving, and durable camping products.  Checkout Front Runner’s Camping products here!

Tents & Awnings

Camp gear photo by Front Runner Outfitters.

Front Runner shade and shelter products offer protection from the elements with a focus on quality, style and function. Browse to shop for Front Runner roof top tents, awnings, ground tents, and accessories.

Camp Kitchen

Camp kitchen gear photo by Front Runner Outfitters.

Front Runner has developed a line of tools to efficiently prep, cook, and eat outdoors. Their designers are tasked with a simple mission – to create products that inspire a mini revelation. It is Front Runner’s goal to offer “how did I ever camp without these” products like our campfire cooking grate and kitchen utensil roll.

Camp Chairs And Tables

Camp table and chairs photo by Front Runner Outfitters.

Create a home away from home with gear that is comfortable, sturdy, functional, and travels compact. The Front Runner Expander Chairs fold down to 1/17th their size. The Front Runner line of standard and pro stainless steel camp tables can be stored and locked away underneath all Front Runner racks. Front Runner’s campsite basics are anything but. Checkout Front Runner’s Camping Chairs and Tables!

Camp Storage and Bags

Camp storage photo by Front Runner Outfitters.

Get organized with Front Runner’s carrying and storage solutions for campsites. Wolf Packs and Cub packs are ideal for moving gear in and out of vehicles and stacking for staging, prep, and additional work surfaces. Front Runner’s storage systems nest, collapse, and / or fold for space saving convenience on the road and off.

Camp Tools

Axes, shovels, first aid kits, saws, showers and other specialty camp tool products curated to compliment Front Runner’s camping and rack accessories.

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