Advantages of Owning a Roof Top Tent

Advantages of Owning a Roof Top Tent

Thinking about purchasing a roof top tent? Roof top tents have quickly become the new trend for setting out on overlanding adventures. Here, we tell you the advantages of owning a roof top tents vs. traditional ground tents.


Roof top tents became popular in some of the harshest conditions of the outback, Australia and Africa. They needed a rugged solution to keep them high up and safe in some of the most dangerous places, therefor RTT’s were born. Roof top tents have many benefits making them the top overlanding must-have!


Roof top tents are generally very easy to set up. Many hardshell tents set up in less than a minute and can even be automatic such as the Bundutec Bundutop. Softshell tents are also easy to set up by folding them open, sometimes inserting some rainfly rods (creates a window) and setting up the ladder. It’s just that simple! No need to insert a bunch of poles, find flat ground or start staking your tent down. Owning a rooftop tent means pulling off at any spot you desire and then just opening your tent!


Another huge advantage roof top tents offer is protection. With traditional tents worrying about rain and flooding can be daunting.  RTT's, on the other hand, are high above the ground, much sturdier, and made from high-quality water-resistant materials. These advantages will help protect you from rain, flooding and even critters (big and small) wandering around your campsite! Rooftop tents also tend to get less dirty since they're not on the floor. RTT’s are made with high-quality rip-stop canvas making most tents designed for 4 season camping. In addition, many brands offer weather hoods to add insulation and extra protection in extreme weather conditions!


Who said camping needs to be uncomfortable? Comfort is at an all-time high when it comes to owning a roof top tent. Unlike traditional tents, you don’t have to worry about getting to your campsite extra early just to search for even level ground. Most RTT’s come equipt with a high-density foam mattress making uncomfortable sleeping a thing of the past! Imagine looking up at the stars with your sky panel view from a Tepui Explorer Series Autana 3 on a nice plush 2.5-inch high-density foam mattress!


Roof top tents come with loads of accessories making camping a breeze. For example, many tents offer an option of adding an annex. An annex provides additional room for privacy or sleeping space attached right to your tent! You will also find accessories such as boot bags, awnings, cold weather camping additions, and more!


While the cost of RTT’s can be more than a traditional tent, rooftop tents are less expensive than a trailer, caravan, or motor home while still providing luxury camping. They also take up way less space which allows you to take your tent and camp anywhere!

Advantages of Roof top tents Wrap-up

As you can see, Roof top tents offer many advantages such as protection, comfort, and ease of use. If you are ready to bring your camping adventures to the next level, a roof top tent can be perfect for you, your friends or family! We offer both hardshell and softshell tents from some of the top brands in the market. If you have any questions on RTT’s, we would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have! Feel free to contact us at: or call us at: 1800-650-9970