Quite simply, it’s a tent that is mounted to your vehicle’s roof. Roof top tents will fit on most vehicles, you don’t need to have a big 4×4 mud muncher. Roof tents can be fitted to a small hatchback, saloon, estate cars, vans, 4×4’s, pick-up trucks and lorries. However, you will see them more commonly on such vehicles as Land Rover Defender & Discovery, Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Land Cruiser, Ford Ranger, Isuzu Dmax and so on.
To fit a roof tent to your vehicle, firstly you will need a good quality roof rack or roof bars. They will need to be rated to the correct load for you and your roof tent. Don’t worry if you’re not sure about your load rating or what is required, as we can help you with your vehicle. And secondly, a friend to help you lift the rooftop tent onto your vehicle’s roof.
There are two types of roof tents available but how do you know which roof tent is best for your vehicle?
Find out more about our UK designed Tent & Trail rooftop tents for your car. 100% Weatherproof. Quick to set up. Included zip-in lower annex with windows and doors. Free delivery to mainland UK.
Our roof top tents are made from premium quality canvas that is durable and weatherproof. It is Rip-Stop Polyester/Cotton blend fabric, waterproof 2500mm, UV and mould resistant. Above all, it’s important to have a breathable fabric/canvas to help keep the weather out and the heat in but also to help prevent mould or becoming too hot.
As well as the canvas being weatherproof, it’s also light which helps it dry quicker and less weight to lift when opening and closing the roof tent. Our seams are all taped and double stitched for water resistance and strength.
There are also 2 air vents on the sides of the tent for ventilation. This helps the air circulate and prevents a build-up of condensation on the inside of the tent.
Heavy-duty mesh fly screens on all openings (doors, windows and skylights) use YKK zippers. As a result, the mesh keeps out unwanted visitors, whilst providing the inside with an abundance of light and ventilation.
Steel sprung window rods that hold the window awnings open, stopping the rain but allowing light and air in.
The frame of the tent is made up of 25mm diameter anodised aluminium poles which are lightweight but strong. Additionally, the poles are wrapped in material to prevent wear and tear of the canvas and to add comfort.
The base of the roof tent is aluminium welded for durability with insulation. A weight rating of 300kg and an anti-scratch aluminium sheet on the base.
Our mattresses are composed of a high density foam, 60mm in thickness and the mattress cover can be removed for easy washing.
Provided as standard with all our roof tents, is a layer of breathable anti-condensation layer underneath the mattress. Most importantly, this feature helps to prevent any build up of damp and mould on your mattress.
Entry to your roof tent is via a sturdy aluminium telescope ladder and can expand to a maximum length of 230cm.
To aid the folding away of the roof tent, 4 bungee cords are fitted inside to help pull the material inwards when the tent is collapsed.
Along with premium materials and build quality, we have added extra creature comforts as standard to all our rooftop tents.
Skylights are great for extra sun and light during the day but perfect for stargazing at night. A flexible LED strip light with an integrated switch that connects to 12v. Two shoe bags which hang up at the entrance to your tent, for easy storage. And a storage net under the overhang of the tent base for more useful storage.
We are pleased to offer all our roof tents with a zip-in annex room as standard at no extra cost.
Each annex room has windows and doors with integrated netting to keep out the bugs. The annex room has two doors, one for enter to the annex from the outside and one at the back to provide entry to your vehicle from inside the annex.
All our roof tents can be installed to roof bars or roof racks, (check weight rating is suitable). Our roof tent fixings and brackets are stainless steel 304-grade metal. This is to prevent corrosion/rust and provide added strength.
You’ve got questions, we got the answers. If you can’t find the specific answer you’re looking for then contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to talk through any questions you may have.
Yes. All roof top tents come with 100% waterproof heavy duty 420D Polyester Oxford canvas. The canvas used for the roof tents is UV and mould resistant, making your tent cooler and longer lasting in any kind of weather.
See our helpful step-by-step guide on how to install a roof tent.
Roof tents are bolted or clamped to roof bars or a roof rack. All our roof tents come equipped with a full vehicle fitting kits (bolts, brackets, even tools) and detailed instructions. Included fixing are made from premium stainless steel 304-grade metal. This is to prevent corrosion/rust and provide added strength.
We also provide a fitting service with the purchase of any of our products, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
We’ve got you covered.
We know that accidents can happen but there’s no need to worry that your roof tent is ruined. A number of spares for all our products, ranging from travel covers to window rods and brackets/fixings are available on request. Simply get in contact with us at email@example.com and tell us what you require.
Free shipping service is available to the vast majority of UK customers. However, certain UK postcodes do not qualify for our free shipping service and customers in these areas may be required to pay a supplementary delivery fee. The current free shipping exclusion zones include postcodes in the following areas: Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Scottish Highlands & Islands.
Consequently, if your postcode falls within one of the free shipping exclusion zone(s), please email firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your full address details and we will be in touch with a quote for delivery. We can also arrange delivery to Europe – please contact us for a quotation.
Vehicle access restrictions to your property may mean additional cost or delivery failure. If you are concerned this may apply to you, then please be sure to email us before you complete your order at checkout.
Yes. As long as you can fit roof bars or a roof rack to your car, then a roof tent can be mounted to your car.
Roof tents will fit any vehicle not just a 4×4.