Who doesn’t love the internet? But sometimes the information is overwhelming, and a trusted source like a branded magazine is way more satisfying. For starters, magazines are full of verified research by experts, and it’s all bundled together to satisfy our quest for up-to-date product resources.
Print and online magazines cover what’s new, what’s the best, and what’s happening. Having a subscription of the best offroading information magazines also gives you something to look forward to each month. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best offroading & overlanding magazines.
If you love ATVs & UTVS and offroading, check out the best magazines and books.
For the publication to survive, Dirt Wheels Mag saw the writing in the dirt and became an eMag and paper subscription dedicated to all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts.
Dirt Wheels provides their readership with up-to-date and tested product reviews. They don’t go by heresy; they test what they review and provide information on all-terrain content from specs, to the newest models, to the bolts, driver accessories, and gears.
Whether you’re looking to catch up on the latest racing info, new technology, safety standards, or exploring new trails, Dirt Wheels delivers readers the info.
Dirt Wheels does the leg work and provides readers with thorough info about upcoming events, races, where to travel close to home or an event destination.
This magazine has something for everyone. The diehard enthusiast gets the insider scoop, and the newbie is introduced to the thrilling world of off-roading for a 20-dollar/12-month magazine subscription.
ATV UTV Action is one of the best all-terrain vehicle information magazines on the market and offers both print, digital, app compatible versions, and back issues. This magazine is packed full of useful information geared toward UTV and ATV fans.
Like its competitor magazines, UTV Action does a great job bringing readers the latest info on all things ATV & UTV. The mag attempts to answer readers’ questions and provides a detailed how-to section for the do-it-yourself projects.
UTV readers get up-to-date articles on anything from Cody Miller’s Texan Outlaw Series and who captured the 2021 Off-Road Championship series. The magazine is full of event and product news.
Action Magazine is about action and where it takes place. Articles summarize everything from Rally on the Rocks to the best 2022 desert series on the radar. It leaves no stone unturned to keep the reader abreast of all pertinent dates on the calendar.
The magazine is well illustrated and informative. The online version is easy to navigate, and formatted heading makes for easy viewing. It’s chock full of info and exciting racing and overlanding articles in twelve timely issues.
ATV World Magazine’s dedication to bringing their off-road reader in North America relevant articles, distributed in six yearly issues, is well known in the industry.
As a leader in the all-terrain world, ATV is recognized worldwide as a power sports magazine that speaks to the professional racer and includes content for hunters, farmers, and occasional rec-rider.
ATV World Magazine reviews products and saves readers the hassle of digging deep into a convoluted marketplace. Read articles about Volcon ePowersports or MR 2000 Mad Ramps and discover the pros and cons. Readers can trust unbiased information.
Click on the BUZZ heading on their online version for what is happening in the ATV world. Relevant news about the off-road world, ATV World delivers coverage on related events like the BPB storage yard fire in Mexico or the Fall Mud Crawl announcement.
Check out the travel section for current and upcoming events. Perfect for gearheads who have a passion for unexplored all-terrain land regardless of the elements.
ATV World Magazine proves that you can be everything to all people and embrace all-terrain riders of all abilities or interests.
Motor Trend has been producing Four Wheeler since 1962, roughly the same time cars were invented (joking). It’s an industry icon and the oldest off-road magazine, and a leading 4X4 authority.
Currently available in monthly print installments for under 15 bucks, Four Wheeler speaks to an international audience.
Four Wheeler reviews such topics as bent tie rods and has podcast features from the last Truck Show. Enjoy articles on the latest test-drive results, interior reviews, or find out who they honored with their prestigious car or truck of the year title.
Car enthusiast and big boy Jay Leno makes a regular appearance in the magazine and features articles on everything from electric cars to the rare Jeep Willys discovered in grandpa’s barn.
This is a category that perhaps Four Wheeler is leaving open for their competition, as I found it challenging to find an off-road events calendar. Under the Motor Trend banner, you can find more specialized articles on ATVs.
Four Wheeler is for the truck, SUV, Jeep loving, rockcrawling all-terrain fan. It’s the grandfather of off-roading magazines and makes a great addition to the collection on the shelf.
This how-to manual is a great companion book for all-terrain motorsports enthusiasts. It’s great to get away to secluded terrain for the ultimate ATV & UTC excursion, but for those hard-to-reach areas, it’s nice to be able to bring the skink, the bed, and kids along too.
This hardcover book teaches you how to build your own adventure vehicle that you can literally take everywhere but the local mall.
Overland Camper explores the trials and tribulations of building an overland vehicle that will get adventurers into unexplored territory where commercial campers can’t reach.
Although not for every ATV rider, this book receives good reviews from people who dream of having a camper that is as versatile on impossible terrain as their ATVs.
As an overview, this book is very inspirational for those toying with the idea of modifying a camper or truck into an overlanding unit. It’s a great starting point.
ATV & UTV enthusiasts never arrive on the scene without some of the comforts of home for obvious reasons. While this book doesn’t review or recommend all-terrain products, it makes for an exciting read. I spent years traveling on the race circuit, and in some seedy locations that we passed through, one of those units would have made me feel safer.
To UTV or ATV? That is the question. UTVs were once considered the workhorse, while the ATV was the party house. But the power, versatility, and passenger-friendly capacity of the UTV is changing those machines riding on a car-like wheelbase into fun off-road family vehicles.
UTV Off-Road is an online magazine that offers a subscription for a bi-monthly emailed copy.
UTV Mag offers their readers a great Buyer’s Guide for every UTV and side-by-side available on the market, including great photos, specs, reader reviews, comparisons, and prices.
Under the Article heading on the website, readers have quick access to Industry News, Press Releases, and How to guides. If you’re looking for the latest 2022 Kawasaki Teryx KRX or Polaris RZR, you’ll find it there.
Also, under the Article heading, the magazine offers information about resort or trail rides and UTV racing and scrambling schedules from Arizona to the Baja.
Other Notable Contenders
It’s difficult to summarize the many great magazines for the off-road and overlander fan into one list. Here are a few more to check out: