About Southern Overland Outfitters

Southern Overland Outfitters has been building Overland vehicles for about a decade and we just opened up Hickory’s first and only Overland Showroom! Now you can come in and pick up Overland supplies locally and get to check out some of the equipment you have been thinking about.

We specialize in off road trailers, vehicle modifications, camper shells, storage solutions, roof top tents and accessories. 

If you are new to Overlanding we do not recommend running out and buying everything that you see! Everyone of us utilizes similar kit. However, not everyone uses the same equipment to accomplish the task at hand. Therefore, be prepared for us to ask a ton of questions about how you camp, what your specific need is and how we can make that a reality!

We are conveniently located near the intersection of

Interstate 40 and 321 in Hickory, North Carolina.


We have made so many life long friends in the Overland community. Our guests become a part of our family and we look forward to new adventures with you and your new rig!

Overlanding describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal. Typically, but not exclusively, accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping; often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and often spanning international boundaries. While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose.


Overlanding is about exploration, rather than conquering obstacles. While the roads and trails we travel might be rough or technically challenging, they are the means to an end, not the goal itself. The goal is to see and learn about our world, whether on a weekend trip 100 miles from home or a 10,000-mile expedition across another continent. The vehicle and equipment can be simple or extravagant – they, too, are simply means to an end. History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency – these are the rewards of overlanding.