A range of materials are used to construct Bear Tough products where their attributes match the strict specifications demanded by our rigourously tested designs. We design and build our products in-house in our UK workshop. The core of our storage and kitchen systems is marine grade birch ply. This not only provides high strength to low weight, but also offers innate “give” ensuring our systems survive even the harshest of expeditions. Each system is carefully designed before being accurately cut and shaped. The parts are then assembled using a combination of mechanical and adhesive fixatives before being prepped for paint. A tough weather-proof black finish is then applied to the exterior of our products with a hard wearing clear finish on internal surfaces. Finally everything is then hand assembled and tested before being boxed and shipped directly from our workshop to your door. Our engineered glide slides are the result of extensive testing of industrial plastics. They offer a very hard-wearing, low-friction, low-weight and simple slide, ideal for Overland and Expedition use. Even after extended exposure to dirty environments, a quick wipe over and application of silicon spray will have them running as new.

Design

Starting with your brief firstly a set of CAD drawings are created specifically for your project.  These go through multiple iterations until we have your design perfected for your needs.

CNC

Parts are cut using CNC to tenth of a milimeter accuracy.  This ensures not only very strong functional joinery but perfect form.

Assembly

Utilising the most suitable adhesives and fixtures for each individual project and assembled by hand.

Finishing

Your chosen finish is then applied – our preferred is a 2 part textured enhanced-tough finish which ensures that your build will look good and withstand the harshest conditions.

Suppliers

Where available all of the parts for each module of a Bear Tough build is sourced from the UK. 

Elwyn
Elwyn
2023-10-11
Bear Tough took an idea of what I wanted and made it so much more. With only some online pictures and ideas, we met up and they took some measurements. I got to see their current own build platform. Working from that they came up with a design and better ideas for getting what I wanted to acheive. I ended up with 3 storage compartments from the boot door covering 3/4 of the interior allowing for a driver and 2 passengers with room to sleep or carry a stretcher. There are also some ingenious gaps for extra fleeces and coats, and support for a extra work table in the back. They had the 4x4 for a long weekend and fitted it all in. It is an absolute joy to use, and has more than paid for itself in time away roaming the UK and supporting events. I would more than recommend Andy at Bear Tough to help you create your own plan and thoughts into a strong usable platform for your vehicle. Edit October 23: Having to remove it for maintenance to the vehicle it unbolts to from the vehicle standard mounting points, quickly and easily with the minimum of fuss.
Alan Spencer
Alan Spencer
2023-10-02
Really good company and Andy bent over backwards to sort out the issue as the Post office lost my first parcel , Cant fault Bear Tough at all and we will use them again
Reece Jenks
Reece Jenks
2023-09-16
You wont find a more professional, quality product or service than from Bear Tough! I approached Andy with an idea of storage for my Disco 3 and Andy turned it into reality with a few conversations it ended with a fridge and 12volt power system! I even returned for some spotlight fitting! I couldn't be happier!
Cheshire Cats Workshop
Cheshire Cats Workshop
2023-09-16
Exceptional customer service, outstanding attention to detail and an all round nice guy. What more can any of us ask from someone like Andy?! Very highly and regularly recommended. Thank you for your great work Andy.
John
John
2023-09-15
Bear tough is a top-notch family run establishment that is committed to delivering exceptional custom-built items. Their excellent customer service, craftsmanship, and attention to detail make them a standout choice for anyone in need of a custom creation from base level electrical install to full hand built custom install of a campers and 4 x 4’s.
Christopher Parkyn
Christopher Parkyn
2023-09-15
Working with Bear Tough Ltd was an exceptional experience. They demonstrated professionalism, patience, and unwavering support throughout our build. Their positive input greatly enhanced the final build,, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I highly recommend Bear Tough Ltd for any work you need doing! Thank you so so much see you very soon
Simon Grindrod
Simon Grindrod
2023-08-13
Top quality build, perfect custom fit to my vehicle. Very pleased!
Leks O
Leks O
2023-07-10
I was preparing my defender for a 5 weeks expedition to Morocco and needed to have my 7x offroad lights wired, Winch wired, cubby box fitted, fridge platform built, fridge installed, dual-battery set-up installed, solar panel wired, USB chargers installed and several other electrical bit. Given I was doing a solo trip, I needed everything done properly as the last thing I needed was a shoddy job playing up when offroad in the middle of nowhere. As such, I started speaking to workshops and researching the best company to do the job. I had heard about Bear Tough via a Facebook Land Rover Defender group. I read their reviews, and spoke to Andy on the phone. I left the convo thinking okay, he seems good, but I'll keep looking around. I did some more research, and in the end decided to go with Bear Tough. We agreed a date, and I dropped the car off. Andy had given me a rough estimate, so I was clear early on. We communicated throughout the work, and Andy advised on various ways the job could be done to ensure toughness and longevity. Whenever challenges came up, Andy had a solution. I felt well looked after, but not in a way that I would need to sell my kidney to pay for the job... Other odd bits that had been a bother were quickly addressed, such as rear door not locking, or dash clock not working. Importantly, all the fitments were done seamlessly. I had enough wiring to fill my engine bay, but with Andy's approach you, would have to go searching to see where the wires are. The entire job was done neatly and thoughtfully. Overall, the service, professionalism, and quality of workmanship I received from Bear Tough is second to none. I would personally recommend Bear Tough for all of your electrical, overlanding or expedition builds. It was worth my drive from London, and I certainly got more value than what I paid for. I needed to get my car done to a tight timeline, and Andy knuckled down to complete the job. Andy is also just a nice person to deal with and speak to, which helps massively. I'm writing this review at 12:45am. That is how much I stand by Bear Tough! If you're wondering, yes, I paid full price for the job. Some people do their job so well that you go out of your way to recognise them. Andy is one of those people, and Bear Tough is where you'll find him.
Paula Dear
Paula Dear
2023-05-11
Andy is professional, super organised, and really takes time to discuss and consider solutions. We’re glad we found him and wish we had done so earlier. He installed our bespoke water tank and filtration system, as well as a new flooring and table set-up. Game-changers for our comfort levels! Thanks Andy
Truck Life Overlanders
Truck Life Overlanders
2023-03-11
We found bear tough Ltd when we were looking for some custom storage solutions for our pop up camper. Andy was so friendly and helped us out massively with a top quality and very well made product. Throughout every stage of the design and build process we were kept well informed and he really knows his stuff. We had storage boxes made that filled the gaps between the camper and the truck and a slide out draw that went underneath the camper. They have been totally perfect and have stood up to all the abuse we have given them , from the UK 🇬🇧 all the way to Baja California Mexico 🇲🇽 No leaks or dust in them at all 😀 We highly recommend Bear tough Ltd for top notch expedition storage solutions.
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