Defending the Hood | Cruising through Hood River in a Land Rover Defender

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We’ve all had those weeks where at the end of it you just need to get away. Well being here in the Pacific Northwest, one of our jems is the awesome town of Hood River Oregon. Known for its picturesque setting on the Columbia River with Mount Hood in it’s backyard, Hood River is a place for outdoor enthusiasts with a love for , brews, coffee, fresh fruits, and some great cuisine. So when we had the opportunity to borrow a Land Rover Defender for a few days that had been recently imported into the US, we knew exactly where to go.

But first, we had to set it up with some LED lighting of course. So off with the old and in with the new, and just that quick the Defender had some new LP570 LED lights on the front bumper alongside a new Warn winch. After a quick drive on I-84 East from Portland we were in Hood River cruising around town and up into the hills to get the Land Rover in its natural environment.

PIAA Land Rover Defender with PIAA LP570 LEDs

Since we knew we were going to Hood we of course had to hit Binns Hill and get some mountain biking in. Hood River is also known for some of the best mt. biking on the West Coast. So we came prepared and strapped a new electric Specialized S-Works to the back of the Defender, because let’s face it were not getting any younger.

PIAA Land Rover Defender with Specialized S-Works

After the day of winding down and getting out of the city for some much needed fresh air, we were back in town having some late lunch and maybe an adult beverage at Phreim Brewery on the waterfront. We’re not saying it’s a must, but if you ever get a chance to cruise in a Land Rover Defender around Hood River Oregon. Jump at it like the kite boarders looking to get lofted.

Kite Surfer