Our Story

To us, travelling overland is more than starting at A and arriving at B. It is a lifestyle rather than a method of travel. The belief that the journey is more important than the destination is at the heart of overlanding, and without seizing the opportunities that adventure throws at us, we miss something glorious.

Having a vehicle that is outfitted for adventure is what enables us to travel the road less maintained, to find those rugged landscapes and incredible vistas, all without sacrificing the ability to cook a 3 course meal or sleep comfortably at night. From the family one-nighter to the soloist travelling across the continent, we want to be a part of your journey, discovering just how many incredible memories can be made between here and there.

Located in beautiful British Columbia, where the mountains are tall, the rivers are strong, and the forests are dense, Overland Outfitters is here to provide awesome gear, parts, and service with a smile. 

Our Team

Braeden Hitchcock

Braeden  is a co-founder of Overland Outfitters with his wife Jenna. He grew up on Haida Gwaii, in northern BC, where if you can't do it yourself, it won't get done. He is passionate about mountain biking, camping, off-roading, and generally being outside on some sort of adventure.

Braeden brings his wide variety of experience to the table, from overall vision, to wrenching in the shop. He drives a 2006 Toyota Tacoma that he has spent way too much time and money modifying over and over again. At least you can be sure he has done his research and can give solid recommendations based on first hand experience. He is way more concerned about getting his customers set up right, than making a sale.

Jenna Hitchcock

Jenna is the other half of the founding members. She is the one that people come to when they want a friendly, knowledgeable face to help them out, with her bubbly personality and never ceasing smile. She has lots of travel experience, having lived in New Zealand for a year, and travelling off-road with Braeden, literally since their honey-moon.

Jenna will stop at nothing to make sure every customer has a great experience. It's just who she is, she cannot be happy until you are. She brings a huge amount of personality, cheerfulness, and business experience with her Business Diploma to the Overland Outfitters team.

Amanda Veldman

Amanda is the Overland Outfitters guru and store manager. She has been working in the off-road scene for many years. She has bucket loads of knowledge about suspension, armour, winches, camping, wheeling and just generally being a bad-ass. Amanda and her partner currently own 3 Toyotas, including an awesome third gen solid axle swapped Pickup.

Amanda is everywhere all at once, answering phone calls, getting back to emails, building out quotes, and managing the store. She brings energy and management experience to Overland Outfitters as a whole.

Andrew Metcalfe

Andrew is the Overland Outfitters Technician. He is meticulous in all of his work, and doesn't let any detail slip by. He has a lot of wheeling experience in his SAS'd first gen Tacoma, which means he also knows how to fix stuff when it breaks. Specializing in Toyota, but having a wide range of experience, Andrew matches perfectly with the Overland Outfitters team who are all Toyota people at their core. 

Andrew takes care of the shop like it's his baby, and makes sure that every vehicle that goes in or out is treated properly. He enjoys making our customer's vehicles transform from stock to extremely capable. 

Drew Gutierrez

Drew is the front man. He actually started out as a technician, before moving into more of a sales role. He still helps out in the shop whenever an extra hand is needed though! Drew knows his stuff when it comes to vehicles, and has a great attitude when it comes to helping customers. 

Drew takes care of the phones and emails, as well as being ready to talk to anybody who walks in the door with questions. He makes everybody feel welcome and makes sure he understands what each person is looking for, so they leave with the exact right product. 

Tobi & Teeko

Tobi & Teeko are the real MVP's. We know they are the reason you come in to the store. It's okay. We get it. They are pretty great.

Tobi is a border collie/golden retriever mix. Overland Outfitters is literally the only life he knows; He was just a tiny puppy while the store was being built. He's not the biggest fan of being pet, but if you're down to play, he won't leave your side.

Teeko is the grandpa. He's a sharpe/german shephard cross with a love for scratches. But he also has his silly side, and when he gets fired up, will chase Tobi around the store until he can't keep up any more.