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New 4x4 Gear: Decked storage system; Black Wolf tent; ARB jump starter

08 Feb 2018 Gear

4x4 australia february gear new stuff feature

Jump starter kit, tents, and Hema Maps guides for your travel needs.

Complete your last-minute summer plans with these tenting equipment, bullbars for Holden's big rigs, and the latest up-to-date Hema maps. 

TJM Signature bar – Trailblazer

TJM has expanded its popular Signature bar range with the addition of a model for the 2016-onwards Holden Trailblazer and Colorado. The lightweight Signature bar features a beefy 76mm polished centre loop tube and two 63mm polished outer loops designed to protect the headlights of the vehicle, along with two bumperettes for those carpark nudges. The bar’s design ensures airflow to the vehicle’s cooling system is uninhibited to prevent overheating.

A winch of up to a 9500lb rating can be fitted, and the bar also includes two 8000kg-rated recovery points. LED fog lights also feature, as do two aerial tabs and enough space for fitment of full-size 220mm HID or LED driving lights.

RRP: $2629 (excl. fitment and freight)
Website: www.tjm.com.au

ARB Jump Starter Pro

The compact Jump Starter Pro from ARB includes the latest intelligent sensing and charging technology and can be used on all 12V vehicles (with a capacity of up to 6.0L for petrol or 5.0L V8 for diesel). The unit’s inbuilt sensors prevent over or undercharging of the lithium battery. The high-tech heavy-duty jump cables are designed to monitor the battery’s voltage, polarity and its charge condition as you recharge it. If it senses a fault, or any potential installation problems, it will alert the user via a series of LED lights.


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The Jump Starter Pro offers the ability to be charged from your rig’s 12V or from your home, ensuring you will never be left stranded without power. Along with these features, the unit also includes two USB ports for charging of phones or tablets, and a separate 12V port.

RRP: $249
Website: www.arb.com.au

Black Wolf Turbo 240 X-Lite LF

Black Wolf has added to its popular Turbo series of tents with the new Turbo X-Lite LF 240. As the name suggests, this family-sized tent is super lightweight (14kg; 35 per cent lighter than previous-gen models) and retains the Rapid Pitch Turbo Frame that allows for a very fast set-up.

The tent’s light frame doesn’t sacrifice strength, as the main poles are 23mm aluminium, with the roof poles 12.7mm composite material. The tent has a full fly, roof vents and a breathable inner lining aimed at minimising condensation, as well as a decent-sized vestibule. The tough 5000-denier polyester floor includes waterproof-taped seams. The doors and windows feature No-see-um mesh and the windows are gusseted so you can close the covers down but still maintain some airflow.

RRP: $800
Website: www.blackwolf.com.au

Hema Maps Kimberley Atlas & Guide

Hema Maps has released the sixth edition of its popular The Kimberley Atlas & Guide, edited by our own Ron and Viv Moon. This is Hema’s best-selling guidebook and it’s now better than ever, with all-new cartography, 188 new maps (including those with more detail of the Kimberley’s coastal areas) and a clear, easy-to-read style.

The guidebook includes 10 of the best Kimberley off-road adventures, explored and updated by Ron and Viv. There’s also tons of info on where to go, trip prep, a concise listing of tour operators, and a section on the history of the region. This spiral-bound, 208-page guidebook is a must for anyone looking to explore the mighty northwest. We can’t wait for our copy to lob at 4X4 HQ!

RRP: $49.95
Website: www.hemamaps.com.au

More 4x4 Australia Gear news and reviews

Decked storage system

Decked, a rolling-drawer storage system made in the USA for the most popular Australian dual-cab utes, is built to deal with harsh Australian conditions. The SEMA-award-winning design is made from 100 per cent recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) that sits atop a galvanised steel skeleton. The system is extremely lightweight at just 105kg, and all the hardware is coated in inhibitors exceeding industry standards. The drawers roll on large rubber wheels and are 100 per cent waterproof.

The Decked system can handle up to a true tonne on top and 100kg in each drawer. You can find the Decked system at Opposite Lock stores. There’s even an in-built bottle opener at the back of the drawer system – gold!

RRP: $2640
Website: www.deckedaustralia.com.au