WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE ROOF-TOP TENT OVER GROUND TENT?
SECRETS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH ROOF-TOP TENT
Rooftop tent allows me to get up off the ground and away from ground-dwelling critters.
WAY MUCH COMFORTABLE
The best rooftop tent models have that covered with integrated memory foam mattresses.
EASIER TO INSTALL
Since my rooftop tent is already attached to the top of my SUV, I don’t need to worry about staking it down.
Let me introduce myself, my name is Harry and I am a rooftop tent camping lovers. As a regular office worker, you can imagine how stressful it was. You can hardly have time for friends, family, even for yourself.
I came to the point where I realized that I really need to go camping. I missed the time when I could go to beautiful places where there won't be anybody for miles out there from me, only me and the beautiful scenery.
WHAT MAKES ME LOVE ROOFTOP TENT
Since couple years ago I only did what most campers do, backpack style camping with ground tent option, that's why I almost give up on camping until one of my friends introduces me to car camping.
Thanks to Bryan who came with a solution of rooftop tent. It opens up new alternative and gradually changes the way I camp, switching over from backpack style to more of overland or car camping style.
Can you imagine that now I can explore new places every week without the hassle of installing the traditional ground tent? No more searching for a proper campsite since I can literally camp anywhere!
I can explore secluded places which are not a popular camping ground with tons of campers there. I can go somewhere out there with nobody around and feels more secluded. I just need to drive for miles, park my car in a beautiful spot, and pop up my rooftop tent.
1. Front runner roof top tent
Their low-profile roof top tent weighs less than 100 lbs. which helps save valuable fuel during those long treks. The tent is made from Oxford 400D tent fabric that is strong, breathable, mold resistant, and waterproof. A durable 1000D PVC cover protects the tent when not in use.
2. Yakima Skyrise
This one is available in small and medium sizes. The tent is made from 210D nylon which is light and breathable and includes mesh panels for ventilation and star gazing. The included rainfly has a waterproof PU coating, but it's best left off in the summer to enjoy expansive views
3. Tepui Baja Series
Ideal solution for explorers who camp year-round. The tent utilizes a Zipper Gimp to attach the canopy to the tent base which allows you to interchange the canopy depending on the conditions: a mesh shade canopy for hot humid weather, a lightweight nylon rip-stop canopy for spring time, or an aluminized canopy for inclement weather.
4. James Baroud Evasion
This is a hard shell roof top tent that features a fiberglass polyester shell and provides sleeping space for two adults and a child. A solar powered vent built into the upper hull creates extra ventilation and can be reversed and used as an exhaust fan to prevent condensation buildup
5. Mombasa Adventure II
It sleeps 3 and can be mounted on an off-road trailer which gives you even more room for gear atop your car or truck. Like most tents, the frame is aluminum tubing and it also includes a 2 1/2-inch foam mattress.
INSTALLING THE ROOFTOP TENT IS A CINCH
Installing the tent into the car is very easy. I choose Baja Rack as the roof rack and Tepui Explorer Series for the tent. At first, it took me quite a long time to learn how to install the tent into the roof rack, but thanks to Youtube and manual video instruction provided on the Tepui website I can learn it in no time.
Now you know why I madly in love with rooftop tent
Setting up the tent is so much faster and easier. I can do it by myself and finish it all in 3 minutes! It's hassle-free and portable compared to a ground tent which takes more than 10 minutes to assemble and it's quite tiring if I do it by myself. And the best of all, I can continue the journey without having to fully disassemble the sleeping setup.