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There is something really special about rolling into the campsite at 10 or 11 oclock at night, tired after a long day of driving and just wanting to turn the vehicle off and pass out, and having a Tepui Tent that will go from fully packed away to open and ready to sleep in just minutes. It is a luxury that you don’t really understand until you are setting your tent up in the rain at night and your buddy goes from full travel mode to fully unpacked ready to use in minutes.
Tepui Tents is a small company based out of Santa Cruz CA and they make a tent model for just about every situation. From smaller models that easily fit on a cars factory roof rack to heavy duty large models to fit the whole family, Tepui Tents has you covered. They also offer a selection of colors for most models. Unfortunately my truck is not really built in the right direction to mount a roof tent but if I could I would. These things are so easy to use and so comfortable to sleep in it is barely camping. Of course they are not going to be right for everyone’s application due to height restrictions or maybe you don’t normally camp near your vehicle but for those who do, this product is a must. With standard heavy duty construction and even the option of more heavy duty “ruggedized” models, these tents will deal with the elements without issue. Another huge advantage to these tents is that they come with a very comfortable foam mattress so you don’t need to buy or bring an inflatable of any sort. With the tent folded out you also get a shaded and dry spot for sitting which is always nice.
Why a rooftop tent some people ask? Well there are a ton of reasons why having an elevated tent can be a big advantage. For one they take up less square footage on the ground if you are tight for space at your campsite, they are elevated away from potentially hazardous bugs or animals depending on where you like to go camping. They also set up and tear down in mere minutes which is a huge plus if your rolling into camp late at night or in the rain. You also don’t have to worry about tent pegs and poles and not being sure of how to assemble, the Tepui tents are so simple and straight forward that anyone can assemble without another set of hands. Being up off the ground also leads to better heat regulation for the occupants than sitting on the ground which is great for all seasons. With the heavy duty cover on while the tent is folded up you never have to worry about the elements damaging your tent. Of course just because they are a “rooftop tent” does not mean you can’t mount it in your bed, on a contractor rack, on your roll cage, or even on a trailer. Any simple cross bar or bracket mounting set up can be designed to hold your tent to anything in any way you want. Best of all these tents are light enough for one person to move around by hand. The options are endless and with a selection of application specific accessories from Tepui you can build your ultimate expedition camping set up.
If you are considering purchasing a new overnight set up for this winter or next summer, don’t miss this amazing product, and make sure to ask about all the awesome colors available. Most importantly get out and enjoy.
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