When driving a Defender, its thirst for adventure will soon spread and you will love the feeling of freedom and excitement of discovering what’s around the next corner.
Renting a fully equipped LandyCamper you will get:
A highly maintained classic Land Rover Defender 90 (2000) for two people of Defender 110 for up to 5 people, or those bringing doggies!
All vehicles have a 5 gear manual transmission and a 2.5-litre TD5 engine and high profile all-terrain tyres
While Land Rover has always kept the interior concept of the Defender simple and utilitarian with hardly any switches or electronics, our vehicles come with an upgraded, customised cockpit including an Android Auto / Apple CarPlay based infotainment system, and many mechanical upgrades for more comfort and safety while driving
Our Landys have great visibility thanks to the high driving position and unobstructed rear and side windows for easier and safer driving and manoeuvring, along with all round upgraded high power Vision-X Vortex headlights and LED auxiliary lights for safer night driving
A customised boot of the vehicle fits a smart storage system that grants easy access to and safe, space-saving stowing of the camping equipment and luggage
A small inside lounge in the rear (only to be used when vehicle is stationary) for some more privacy when relaxing or when the weather is really letting you down
Not only a rooftent and awning, but state of the art, innovative equipment for a sustainable experience that’s fully included in the rental charge, like a solar panel, battery generator and fridge
Convenient pick-up and drop off location just north of London, close to Stansted Airport
We will give you a thorough introduction to the vehicle, its driving behaviour and its equipment upon pick-up.
Traveling Companion, n., / kəm-ˈpan-yən /, a capable Land Rover Defender that takes you anywhere, carries all your stuff and has a bed ready for you
The Land Rover Defender: Some call it the most timeless, iconic and beloved vehicle ever made, for Ben Fogle it’s “as quintessentially British as a plate of fish and chips” and for us it simply is the perfect travel buddy. Its unique simplicity, capability and versatility make it a joy to drive off the beaten track, on winding country roads and rougher surfaces.
Since its production originally started in 1948, the original Series Land Rover has always been a trail-blazer for every SUV that has come along. But did Land Rover’s chief engineer sketch his first original design into the red sand on an Anglesey beach in 1947? Is it true that, due to its use for colonial overland expeditions, a boxy Land Rover is, for more than half the world's population, the first vehicle that ever saw? And what is it about that notorious ‘Defender wave’ amongst Landy drivers?
Feel free to kick back in your Defender’s lounge and find out more about the unique stories that evolve around the “world's favourite car”: all our Landies come with a little library to sweeten your travels, including Ben Fogle's must read ‘The Story of the Car that conquered the world’. But be careful: the passion is contagious and you will soon find yourself secretly checking out every Defender you see wishing you could take it out for a drive!
Defender 90 for two people
Our classic grey Defender 90, manufactured in 2000, is the perfect companion for any solo adventurer or up to two people travelling together. Waffle is sturdy and rugged, but easy to drive and manouvre thanks to the shorter wheelbase. The rooftent comfortably fits two people while there is enough space in the converted back to have dinner inside if the weather lets you down.
Defender 110 for up to five people
Fern is our lovely green Defender 110 from 2001. Highly original inside and out, her looks are as majestic as she is capable tackling any terrain. Depending on the size of your group, Fern can be fitted with either one or two rooftents, while offering loads of space for equipment and luggage in the converted back.
When you get off the beaten track a little comfort (and water resistance) can make all the difference. That’s why our new 2021 season rooftents are from Germany's CampWerk. Using their brand new 2021 model Adventure Roof Tents ensures that our vehicles have the absolute best available 'accommodation', with a whole host of features you won't find elsewhere: a larger-than-double bed sleeping area, skylight windows for star-gazing at night, extra thick mattress, weather-protected entrance, and new larger all round windows to take in the view from the rooftop vantage point in the morning!
These rooftents offer the following benefits:
Unfolds easily: the rooftop tent provides spacious sleeping quarters off the ground within minutes
Strong, rigid and water resistant: made from military-grade poly/cotton fabric, Oxford polyester flysheet and aluminium, the tent will keep you warm, safe and dry
Comfy mattress: a new thicker mattress that ensures you’ll sleep soundly - no blowing up of an airbed needed
All bedding provided: duvets and pillows can remain inside the tent during the journey, freeing up vital storage space and allowing the tent to be quickly packed away
Practical annex: a removable zip on annex comes with our roof tent and provides added space for privacy and protection from the elements
Insect and dirt free: the tent comes with insect screened windows and doors as well as elevated shoe pockets for footwear storage within reach
Each of our Landys also comes with the Rhino Rack 270° Batwing Awning. The heavy-duty self-standing retractable awning is conveniently attached to the side of the vehicle for immediate use and shelter wherever you set up camp – braving hot summer days or rainy hours.
SLEEPING AND LIVING
2-person roof tent with integrated foam mattress, lights and insect sheets
Enclosed awning room that can be attached under the tent
Bedsheet, pillows and 2 single or 1 double duvet and covers or multi-season sleeping bag
2 bathing towels
Large, wraparound 270° Rhino Rack batwing awning
Big table and folding chairs
LED rechargeable camping lantern with torches, fairy lights and integrated LED awning lights
EcoFlow 600W portable power station, with 4 wall outlets and multiple USB A & C ports
60 W portable solar panels compatible with power station
Warm Moroccan blankets for colder nights!
Included in every standard adventure package.
COOKING AND EATING
20 litre Dometic thermoelectric coolbox
Outwell Pots and pan set
Collapsible colander and bowls
Vango plates, bowls, glasses and mugs
Cutlery and Cooking utensils
Bamboo Chopping board, kitchen knives, veg peeler, corkscrew, tin opener, cheese grater, scissors, pot stand
Vango double burner and Infrared Grill & gas cylinder
Salt, pepper, oil, sugar, tea & coffee
Beeswax wrapper & silicone lids for food storage
Volcann Portable Fire Pit and BBQ
Beech Briquettes and firelighters
WASHING-UP AND CLEANING
Eco friendly washing-up liquid and sanitizing hand-wash
Compostable sponge & scourer, tea towels, washing up bowl
Colapz 8 litre collapsible water container
Dustpan and brush
Antibacterial hand-gel and wipes
A closer look:
Dometic Tropicool TCX
Thermo-electric cool box for fresh food and cool beers!
EcoFlow R600 &
600W portable power station, with 4 wall outlets and multiple USB A & C ports & solar panels to charge
DAB stereo w/ Android Auto & Apple Carplay for coninience and safety when driving
Vango Camping Chairs
Because comfy chairs mean happy campers!
Colapz Collapsible Water Container
BPA-free, 4 litre water carrier that folds flat for easy storage
Vango Combi IR Grill
Twin gas burner with built in super efficient infra-red grill.
Defenders are tall, and not everyone is! The rooftent can be a stretch to open without a stool!
Everything else (well, almost, you are still camping) you'll need to whip up a culinary masterpiece, and clean up after!
We'll supply all the bedding you need, freshly laundered, and snugly stored in the tent, ready when you are!
An outright essential. Simple.
LED Camping Lantern
Seriously bright, with 2 detachable torches, USB rechargable
Outwell Feast Cookware
A durable aluminium cooking pot set which packs neatly into its self.
Vango Bamboo Crockery
Sustainable, sturdy, and hygienic
Lightweight, strong fold up table with adjustable height to coffee- or dining-table.
Quality stainless steel cutlery, a little luxury for camping life!