Must-Have Overlanding and Camping Accessories for the Polaris RZR!
Mar 10th 2022
With the popularity of overlanding and camping booming over the past few years, utilizing your UTV to explore and enjoy the great outdoors has also come into the spotlight. But what exactly do you need to be able to take your Polaris RZR overlanding and camping?
Quite a bit, as it turns out.
Here are some camping basics that you’ll need with or without your Polaris RZR:
- Camp-safe cookware
- Firewood and fire starters
- Plates, cups and utensils
- Enough food and water for your trip, and some extra just in case! (Especially water)
- Toilet Paper (Trust me on this)
- Deodorant and toothpaste (No need to explain this one)
- Maps of the area
- Battery banks/cellphone chargers
- Polaris RZR Gas Containers (Filled with extra gas for longer trips)
- Sleeping bags and pillows
- Proper clothing for the weather/time of year
- Trash bags so you can bring all your trash back with you (Never leave it in the wild)
Now that we've got the essentials out of the way, let's talk about how to prep your Polaris RZR for your next camping trip.
Polaris RZR Cargo Space
Smaller models of the RZR such as the RS1 and ACE have very little available cargo space, especially once you’ve packed your essentials from the list above.
Adding a Polaris RZR Front Hitch Extra Large Utility Rack by Ranch Armor to the front of your single-seat Razor will give it an instant increase in available storage space, giving you room for all of your Polaris RZR RS1 overlanding and camping gear.
Similarly, installing a Polaris RZR OffRoad Hitch-N-Ride Hauler by Great Day to your rig's hitch receiver will open up a world of possibilities when taking your Polaris ACE overlanding and camping.
Polaris RZR Rooftop Tents
You knew we would be talking about tents at some point, right?
Although you can certainly pickup a traditional 2-4 person camping / backpacking tent from a place like REI or Sierra Trading Post, there are better solutions out there for UTV campers.
Rooftop tents and truck toppers have exploded in popularity, and believe it or not, there are models of tents that fit atop UTVs like the RZR as well.
The Polaris RZR Roof Top Tent by Rough Country is a great option that mounts directly to your cargo rack or even the roof/roll cage itself. A rooftop tent gives you the peace of mind from being up off the ground and away from all the critters that might also be enjoying your campsite. They install in minutes, and setup/tear down even quicker. A rooftop tent is the perfect shelter solution for taking your Polaris RZR 4 overlanding and camping!
Lets talk Polaris RZR Coolers and Refrigerators
For some reason, the food you cook while camping just tastes better. We really can't explain it, but chances are, you know exactly what we are talking about. Hunger must truly be the ultimate spice!
And you also know that food can spoil... especially while camping and overlanding.
Having a solid cooler like the Polaris RZR 60QT Super Cooler by Kolpin Powersports can really come in clutch when trying to keep your perishables from spoiling on that next weekend camping trip. But when you are headed out for an entire week, or even longer, then it is time to level-up your food preservation situation.
We are talking about a Polaris RZR 45L Portable Refrigerator/Electric Cooler by Rough Country. These bad boys not only fit a ton of groceries, but they'll also keep food and beverages cold and fresh for as long as your UTV’s battery holds out. Thankfully, they don’t need to run constantly, only switching on when the temp drops below a predetermined threshold.
For those longer trips, however, you’re going to want to add a Polaris RZR dual-battery kit to ensure that your fridge isn’t draining your main battery. We wouldn’t want you to find yourself stranded 50 miles from civilization with a dead battery your first time taking the Polaris RZR overlanding and camping!
And with that, your Polaris RZR should be set and well equipped to be the ultimate overlanding and camping machine. Time to hit the trails and get back to nature!