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TREAD May - June 2020

A Guide To Automotive Adventure & Outdoor Lifestyle

United States
Engaged Media
$9.27(Incl. tax)
$26.52(Incl. tax)
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
social distancing, sign me up

As we wrap up this issue and send it off to the printer to eventually land into your hands, our world is going through an interesting time, something most of us have not yet experienced in our lifetime. Mass hysteria, frenzy, hoarding, businesses forced to close their doors, unknown futures for so many … and hope that we all make it to the other side of the Coronavirus scare and can resume back to our regularly scheduled programs. Like everyone else (I hope), I inventoried my home to see what I had on hand, what I should pick up, and, of course, how many rolls of toilet paper were within my walls. I thought, “Oh, I’ll pick up another four-pack and I’ll be fine.” Well, after I visited three crowded stores…

3 min
rock ’n’ roll

Shopping for new wheels is like shopping for new shoes. So many choices out there, when you finally pick out the one you want and they look good on, a small nuance can throw it all off—just like the wrong black shoes with a fancy outfit can ruin the day. Well guys, cry no more because when you need to convince your better half you need a new set of wheels, give her that analogy. Then remind her that a new set of wheels will be cheaper than her black shoe collection. Happy shopping! BLACK RHINO/GRANGE The Black Rhino Grange is their newest wheel offering with 17x8.5, 18x9, and 20x9 sizes available in 5-, 6- and 8-lug. Grange features a strong five-spoke wheel profile accented by angular spoke design elements. The center…

3 min

01. ALPHA EQUIPT/DELTA Alpha’s wheels maximize performance and safety by using diameters and widths that don’t deviate significantly from OEM suspension geometry to prevent wheel darting, tracking, bumpsteer, and excessive wheel-bearing loads. With applications for Toyota/Lexus body-on-frame SUVs/trucks, Ford F-150/Raptor and Ranger, Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator, Land Rover Defender 90/Discovery 1, and Range Rover Classics, each has its own offset and a dual valvestem design for ease in airing up or down. Available in light gray, matte black, bronze, Firecracker Red, or Quicksand finishes. MSRP: $200 (16”), $225 (17”) alphaequipt.com 02. EDGE PRODUCTS/PULSAR A performance product unlike any other is now available for ’20 3.6L Jeep Wrangler Jls and Gladiators. An innovation that has been engineered to keep your stock Jeep PCM with no flash tuning or PCM removal required. Pulsar is a performance programmer, calibration…

3 min
gear box

O1. NEMO/STARGAZE The Nemo Equipment Stargaze is a luxury recliner for the outdoors. It has been re-engineered for more comfort and stability with a lower center of gravity and extended fit range. This is the first camp chair with both swinging and reclining. The chair is designed for use on various terrain from rocks, sand, and uneven ground. Built from aircraft-grade aluminum the chair is both as strong as it is lightweight. Other features include an adjustable headrest, a no-spill cupholder, and a stash pocket. Set up is quick and easy and it packs down for portability in the included carrying case. MSRP: $219.95 nemoequipment.com O2. WILEY X/WX OMEGA Wiley X has introduced the WX Omega frame with new Captivate Polarized lenses. The lightweight frame features a matte black colorway and is built to…

1 min
made the cut

01. KERSHAW /DUOJET Type: Folder Overall Length Open: 7.75 in. Overall Length Closed: 4.5 in. Blade Length: 3.25 in. Weight: 4.8 oz. Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbonitride coating Handle Material: Stainless steel, titanium carbo-nitride coating, dual carbon-fiber inlays front MSRP: $52 kershaw.kaiusaltd.com 02. CRKT /PREQUEL Type: Folder Overall Length Open: 6.56 in. Overall Length Closed: 3.87 in. Blade Length: 2.72 in. Weight: 3.8 oz. Blade Material: 8Cr14MoV Handle Material: Glass-reinforced nylon MSRP: $70 crkt.com 03. RUGER /LCK Type: Folder Overall Length Open: 7.38 in. Overall Length Closed: 4.16 in. Blade Length: 3.22 in. Weight: 2.7 oz. Blade Material: 8Cr13M0V steel, black oxide finish Handle Material: Glass-reinforced nylon MSRP: $49.95 ruger.com 04. SPYDERCO /LIL’ NATIVE Type: Folder Overall Length Open: 5.92 in. Overall Length Closed: 3.47 in. Blade Length: 2.45 in. Weight: 2.5 oz. Blade Material: CPM S30V Handle Material: G10 MSRP: $180 spyderco.com 05. TOPS KNIVES /BACKUP Type: Fixed Blade Overall Length: 5 in. Blade Length: 2.38 in. Weight: 1.6 oz. Blade Material: 1095 RC 56-58 Handle Material: 1095 RC 56-58 MSRP: $75…

2 min
foldable & floatable

1 COMPACT The Inlet features an overall length of 10 feet when unfolded but folds down to become only 40 inches in length when stored in its box. This allows it to be easily stored in your truck, van, or even under your bed at home. 2 BUILT TO LAST The Inlet is manufacturer-rated for 20,000 fold cycles and features a 10-year UV treatment to keep it on the water for a long time. 3 FOLDABLE It uses Oru Kayak’s entirely new “SHINY. NEW. fold pattern.” Their engineers went back to the beginning and developed a new folding system that allows The Inlet to fold compactly and efficiently. 4 MATERIALS The kayak is made of durable, lightweight, 5mm-thick, double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene. 5 DEPLOYABLE The craft is designed so that it can be unfolded and operational in only three to…