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Tuatara HS Rooftop Tent

RRP $3,999.00


SOLD OUT With possibly the lowest profile of any rooftop tent, the Tuatara Hard Shell is made to handle any adventure you can throw at it. The heavy-duty aluminium shell withstands New Zealand's harshest climates while the pop-up gas struts will see you fully set up in under 1 minute, or 30 seconds without the porch. The incorporated 'T' channel system enables you to fit accessories directly to the hard shell. Spacious, hard-wearing, versatile, the HS is the ultimate Rooftop Tent for serious adventures.

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The basics – Tuatara HS

  • Low-Profile Design: 170mm packed down (without mounting rails)
  • 304-grade Stainless Steel Gas Struts: High resistance to coastal environments
  • M8 'T' Channel: To attach accessories directly to the tent
  • Wind Resistant: Gas Struts withstands gusts up to 40-50 knots
  • Telescopic Ladder: Adjustable 2.3m aluminium ladder
  • Extended Porch: Shields the ladder allowing HS to be open in wet conditions
  • 280g Ripstop Polycotton: Ideal for backcountry conditions
  • Honeycomb Core Base and Lid Design: Reduces weight and adds strength
  • Thick Mattress: 6cm high-density sponge mattress for ultimate comfort
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminium Hardshell: For extra protection and strength, can hold 150kgs on top while the seals around the shell keep dust and water out
  • Bungees: External fly bungees for fast and easy pack down
  • Additional Accessories: Rooftop tent rails, awning mounting brackets and cargo tray available seperately.
5 year warranty
Tuatara HS Rooftop Tent plan view Tuatara HS Rooftop Tent cross section view
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Instructions
  • Easy-Grip Zip-Pulls Our Easy-Grip Zip-Pulls have a handy finger loop. The rubber and cord zip pulls make less noise as the pulls don’t rattle in the wind.
  • 280g Ripstop Polycotton
  • Seam Sealed
  • Made for New Zealand Climates Constructed for New Zealand's extreme weather and ever-changing landscapes from mountain to sea.
  • Mat Included A comfortable mat is included with this product!
  • UV protection For added safety and comfort the fabric has UPF 50+UV protection.
  • Storage pockets Handy storage to easily locate important items and to minimise clutter.
  • Lantern hanging points Conveniently located tabs to hang LED lanterns.
  • Power cord entry Power cord entry makes it easy to plug in appliances or charge your phone when on a powered tent site.
  • 180 Degree View Wake up to 180-degree expansive views through the extended porch!
  • Anti-Condensation Mesh Prevents condensation build-up between the thick mattress and the base.
  • Compact Compact shell design allows you to store other gear on your roof racks.
  • Expandable Self-expanding with gas struts.
  • Lockable Lockable latches keep the Rooftop Tent secure when driving.
  • Pop-Up Gas Strut Marine-grade stainless steel gas struts pop open the Rooftop Tent with ease.
  • Telescopic Ladder Easy to use adjustable Telescopic ladder suits any vehicle height.
  • Open Dimensions: 1280 W x 1550 H x 2250 D (mm)
  • Closed Dimensions: 1280 W x 170 H x 2250 D (mm)
  • Travel Cover Dimensions: 1280 W x 170 H x 2250 D (mm)
  • Floor area: 2.6m²
  • Mattress: 1200 W x 60 H x 2180 D (mm)
  • Rooftop Tent Weight: 67kg
  • Internal Weight Rating: 300kg
  • Roof Rack Rating (Recommended): 80kg
  • Load Capacity: 150kg (weight on top of HS when closed)
  • 1 Entrance and 2 Windows: All 3 can be used as entrances. All entrances have insect mesh.
  • Brilliant Paris Waenga

    I’m so in love with my Tuatara hard shell tent, so easy and quick to set up and pack away just right for the over nighters or if your on the move every day. Big ups to the team at kiwi camping keep up the good work 👍👍
    Thank-you for the review Paris! Kiwi Camping team

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  • Complete Outdoors – Christchurch *Extensive Range*
    Unit 4, 484 Cranford Street
    P: 03 366 9885
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