Storyteller Overland Unleashes New ‘Beast MODE’ Adventure Van Concept

Feb 14, 2020

Storyteller Overland has once again set out to inspire and equip its growing community of outdoor lifestyle adventurers and vanlifers everywhere by unleashing the rugged new ‘Beast MODE’ adventure van concept.

According to Storyteller Overland, the Beast MODE concept—built off of the floor plan and feature set of the company’s flagship MODE4x4 Adventure Van Series— pushes the limits even farther with a carefully curated set of high-quality performance and utility mods that combine to create an off-road and off-grid travel experience that is “wild at heart yet intelligently refined.”

Like all standard production model MODE4x4s, the Beast MODE concept is built on the nimble, go-anywhere Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 144 2500 chassis with 4×4 installed directly from the factory. The Beast MODE concept also comes equipped with all the standard interior features of the iconic Storyteller Overland MODE4x4 design, including:

  • Thermal and acoustic insulation using natural, sustainably sourced Havelock Wool
  • Expanded interior comfort space afforded by FlareSpace flares installed on both sides of the van
  • Storyteller Overland’s full array of patent-pending innovations like the fully seat pull tested GrooveLounge, which safely accommodates two passengers and sleeps up to two campers
  • The company’s HALO Hidden Shower and FlexSpace systems
  • And the easily adaptive DreamWeaver folding workbench/bed system that comfortably sleeps two above the spacious rear GearHauler Garage area of the van

These core features, combined with the MODE4x4’s M-Power automotive grade lithium power management system (powered by Volta Power Systems), already make the MODE4x4 a capable off-road/off-grid expedition vehicle. But now, according to Storyteller Overland, the addition of next level Beast MODE features makes this perhaps the most rugged and completely capable adventure rig the company has ever manufactured. Beast MODE features include:

  • Precision tuned off-road performance suspension upgrade with heavy-duty leaf springs and Fox Shocks package provided by Agile Offroad
  • Lightweight, custom modular roof rack with a solid surface deck along with a custom light bar on the front bumper and side mounted surf rack, all from Aluminess
  • Hinge-mounted spare tire carrier and Sherpa Rack system with lockable gear box, both from Owl Van Engineering
  • Super bright LED long throw lighting kit from Hella Lights
  • Insulating window tint from the experts at TiNTPro
  • And, last but not least, a full array of premium quality, custom soft goods interior storage solutions manufactured exclusively for Storyteller Overland by the Overland Gear Guys

Storyteller Overland’s Founder and CEO Jeffrey Hunter explained the ethos of the Beast MODE concept as being “…Storyteller Overland’s way of staying in sync with the ever-evolving aspirations and needs of our MODE4x4 owners. We have always conceived the MODE as not just a van, but an entire ecosystem that should grow and adapt along with the imaginations and experiences of our MODElife community.

“A lot of our owners are already personalizing their rigs by adding more aggressive mods to their vans…so we want to be on the leading edge of that conversation, by proactively testing out the best of the best mods from our most trusted partners and highest quality vendors in the marketplace,” Hunter continued. “We want to be able to equip our MODElifers with reliable, real world testing data to help them seek out the best quality, lightest weight, longest lasting gear for their MODE4x4 rigs. The Beast MODE concept rig was an intentional way of jumpstarting that testing process.”