matthew mangus

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My Profile

Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser (2.5" lift, 34" tires)
  • 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser (6+" lift, 35" tires)
  • 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser (1.5" lift, 33" tires)
Hello, I am a hippy with a serious case of wanderlust. I spend my days working as a creative director for an experiential and content marketing agency. This allows me to spend much of my time out in the field on content shoots and scouting locations. I am happiest when off pavement and prefer remote camping whenever possible. I am based out of Portland, Oregon but am blessed to be able to spend a good deal of time wandering and exploring the Western US, Canada and Mexico. I've been into various forms of off roading and mountain biking for over 30 years and am comfortable leading small groups or exploring solo. I recently moved one of my rigs to Baja in order to have an adventuremobile in place for trips around the peninsula and into the desert SW. Working in the outdoor industry, I have a strong stance on outdoor ethics and am a vocal supporter of the principles of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly. I am also a big believer in carefully considering what geotagged information should be publicly shared or not.

My Garage (3)

2003 Toyota Land Cruiser

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 34"
Lupo Grigio (based in Portland, OR; used throughout the PNW) 2.5" Tough Dog lift Dissent Offroad F&R bumpers Dissent Offroad skids Metaltech sliders Warn winch Front Runner Outfitters roof rack ARB dual air compressor Dual battery system Dometic fridge Diode Dynamics offroad lighting (headlight bulbs and offroad lights have since been upgraded) Full cadre of recovery equipment

1971 Toyota Land Cruiser

Lift Size: 6+"
Tire Size: 35"
Lucy Blue Original 1F engine w/ 3spd on the floor. Disc brakes, power steering. Spring-over lift w/ 35's.

2003 Toyota Land Cruiser

Lift Size: 1.5"
Tire Size: 33"