Launched earlier this month with prices starting at $13,750, the VenturePack comes in different sizes and weights depending on the size of the bed of the pickup truck it’s for. It’s basically a powder-coated aluminum kit slash drawer box that slides into the bed of the truck. As a note, it’s compatible with the most popular pickups in the U.S. including the Ford F-150 / 250, Chevrolet Silverado / 2500, Ram 1500 / 2500, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger and the Jeep Gladiator.
It includes camping essentials like a complete back-garden kitchen with a two-burner stove, sink with running water, a water pump hooked up to a water tank and water filtration system, a refrigerator drawer and counter space. There’s an external hose that allows you to use the water supply for stuff like hosing down muddy gear or your muddy self after a long day out.
The VenturePack includes several drawers for storage but, most importantly, it comes with dedicated electrical system that includes 200-Ah battery, inverter, battery charger, 120W folding solar panel, and outlets for plugging in and USB ports.
The VenturePack doesn’t include the proverbial roof over one’s head, but it comes close: Talus has partnered with 23Zero to allow customers to choose from a variety of pop-up tents that can sit just fine on top of the VenturePack. The cheapest model is $1,099 and there’s something for every budget and the kind of overlanding you have in mind (weekend, seasonal, all-year).
“We understand you don’t want to go home,” Talus says. “With the VenturePack, you don’t have to.” Not when you have all the comforts of home with you, no matter where you might end up.