Rooftop Tents have been quietly making their way onto the tops of SUVs, Ute's and vehicles around the country for effortless camping setups. Being able to pitch in a matter of minutes, sleep under the stars, tour off-road and get back on the road in no time are only some of the perks that come with owning a Rooftop Tent.
Mounted onto your vehicle's roof rack system, Rooftop Tents provide off-the-ground, comfortable and quick camping setups - all you have to do is find an incredible location to set yourself up. The vantage point of being high off the ground is a unique feeling. Being amongst the trees or looking out upon a magnificent coastal scene before drifting off to sleep is why Roof Tents have become so popular as an alternative way of camping.
Do I need a 4x4 to mount one?
Rooftop tents aren't just exclusive to 4x4 or ute owners. If your car's roof racks have a suitable weight rating, you can safely mount a rooftop tent. Station wagons are a great place to start, with ample storage in the boot and plenty of roof space to fit a tent. With the right camping equipment, a quick overnight getaway becomes much easier with a rooftop tent. Surfers can travel to secluded beaches and make the most of the early morning breaks without having to wake up in the dark and drive from home. Hunters can set up a portable base camp and enjoy easy accommodation on the go.
Rooftop tents take the admin out of camping. With a range of accessories such as awnings, shower tents, walls and tyre tables, the most desirable of campsites can be set up in minutes, literally! It's easy to chop and change camps daily; the only setup required is to open and close the lid. Everything else remains the same.
How do they work?
Rooftop tents are just as the name suggests. They are retractable tents inside a shell, securely fastened to vehicle roof racks. These tents have the capability of being put up in minutes and, with the various matching accessories, can be turned into a customizable camp setup.