Which Roof Top Tent is right for you?

There are so many different options when it comes to roof top tents, that it's hard sometimes to determine which option is best for you. So we have compiled a list of our inventory and top sellers to show just how the minor differences stand up against each other. Now some of these tents may seem very similar in the grand scheme of things, but it's the minor differences that can sometimes make or break a roof top tent purchase when finding one to meet your needs.


Roofnest Falcon

The lowest profile Roof Top Tent you can get. Sitting at only 7" tall when closed, the Falcon provides an easy up and easy down wedge style set up for up to 3 adults. It's aluminum construction makes it versatile in it's ability to carry additional cargo like recovery boards and kayaks, while ensuring it is durable on the trails. There are of course drawbacks to it's low profile construction in terms of actual camping space and interior storage.

Pros

Only 7" tall when closed

Aluminum Construction makes it more durable

Tent specific cross bars available

Tent Specific Awning brackets available

Wedge design allows for easy set up and break down

Cons

Wedge design gives limited head space on hinged edge

Max 3 adults with XL version (queen bed) - 2 with standard (full bed).

No Annex

Can not store bedding when closed.



Roofnest Condor

This is one of the largest Hardshell options you can find for a family. With a Clamshell design, it opens to allow you the headspace needed at the hinge and extended space past the side of your vehicle to sleep up to 4 people. Standard size condors come equipped with a queen size mattress and the XL offers a king.

Pros

Up to a King size mattress (XL/King, Standard/Queen)

Large Annex or awning can be added.

One of the larger tent annex options available

Standard Size can fit on smaller vehicles

Hard Shell makes it easy for set up and break down

Cons

Fiberglass rather then aluminum (can't mount recovery boards, bikes or kayaks, etc)

Limited solar options do to fiberglass construction. Only flexible solar.

Can not store bedding when closed

Annex has no floor option




Roofnest Sparrow

Perfect for the beginner camper or smaller vehicle, the Sparrow gives you the space you need in the style of a pop up tent. With all 4 corners raised, you gain head space in a way that many other roof top tents can't provide.

Pros:

Pop Up - consistent 40" head space

Smaller Profile for smaller vehicles

Built in cross bars and tracks (Adventure Model Only)

Store Bedding inside when closed

Cons:

Only suitable for 2 sleepers

Not ideal for taller adults

Fiberglass rather then Aluminum

No Annex or awning capabilities on it's own



Alu-Cab Gen 3.1

The ultimate of wedge style roof top tents, the Alu-Cab 3.1 is designed specifically with Overlanding in mind. Coming directly from South Africa, they have designed the Aluminum wedge tent in a way that makes it easy to set up and break down, durable for all conditions, versatile in terms of mounting accessories and have even

Pros

Aluminum Construction makes it more durable

Tent specific cross bars available

Tent Specific Awning brackets available

Wedge design allows for easy set up and break down

Can store bedding inside when closed

12v and USB power outlets

Wider ladder steps then your traditional telescopic ladder

Cons

Mounts differently to roof racks and cross bars then most other roof top tents

Does not have traditional mattress size dimensions for referencing

No gear bags currently for exterior mounting




23Zero Walkabout

Offering some of the largest options available, the Walkabout is ideal for larger families, especially those with older children, families of 5 or those taking their animals along with them.

Pros

Size ranges to sleep anywhere from 2-5+ people.

4 Season construction

Large Annex with full removable PVC floor and ladder coverage

Annex offers 2 heights to accommodate both smaller and larger vehicles.

Light Suppression technology allows you to block more light and heat when needed

Largest 5+ person sleeper offers 2 access ladders and doors

Cons

Soft side tent makes set up and break down a bit longer

Unable to mount anything to the top or sides

Inventory/special orders can sometimes make this a longer lead time then others.




23Zero Weekender

The weekender is perfect for the sporadic camper. Lightweight and affordable - make this the ideal option for those that go out maybe 2-4 times a year.

Pros

Most affordable option

Double bed and king bed options

Most lightweight option

Cons

Only 2-3 season use

Polyester walls without Light Suppression

Soft side tent makes set up and break down a bit longer

Unable to mount anything to the top or sides

Smaller annex that does not cover ladder



Tough Stuff

With a Variety of Soft shell and Hard Shell Tents, Tough Stuffs catalog of roof top tents is one of the more versatile options.

Pros

Offers one of the only options currently with an Aluminum Side Clamshell style tent.

Offers one of the only other 5 person sleepers with 2 access ladders.

5 person sleeper includes Annex, making it the most cost affective 5 sleeper available.

Annex and Awning options for all sizes

Cons

Hard shell options only available in 2-3 person options

Larger options are only soft shell




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