Because overlanding usually entails going to a relatively remote location for camping, you need to make sure that all the gear you buy is able to withstand wear and tear, and extreme weather conditions. The choice of material is crucial here, so go for metal where metal is required, and go for plastic where plastic can do.
Overlanding gear must be functional and able to meet your specific needs. Consider the gear's features such as storage capacity, waterproofing, heavy-duty zippers, additional storage, lighting, special compartments, and places to store your belongings safely and out of sight.
Portability is an often overlooked factor when it comes to camping and overlanding gear, but is one of the more important factors as well. As tents and various other pieces of equipment need to accommodate people, they are usually hefty. Take special care of the car’s weight limits as this will strain your car’s powertrain and potentially even leave you stranded.
Overlanding gear can be expensive, so it's important to consider your budget and prioritize the gear you need the most. Remember that quality gear can last longer and save you money in the long run.