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Grenadier



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Roof Top Tent Article

Interesting article offering a selection of rooftop tents from across the pond. Whilst the IKamper is making a name for itself over here, I think many of the others are unknown to us in the UK/EU. Many seem to have a good rep and build quality but for a lot less than an equivalent Maggiolina or James Baroud. I particularly like the Tepui Baja with all that ventilation. And not bad at under £1000 for the 2/3 person version.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/best-rooftop-tents/ Monsieur Le Grenadier

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Would love to see some competition in the overland segment over here. We are being fleeced.

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Agreed. Of the hard case tents, the iKamper is my favourite, but effing hell it's a bob or two.

Further research led me to this which I will certainly be getting for next summer as I was always a fan of hammocks in the forces. I've done some measuring and I think the wide end roughly matches the distance from the A-pillar to the back of my DC's tub (96"). As I'll be getting a roll cage fitted, I think you could attach the tent's two corner D-rings direct onto the RC with carabiners, thereby only ever requiring one tree. Thumbs Up

 Monsieur Le Grenadier

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They are cool those tents but what I love more than anything else about my James Baroud is that I can fully set it up ready to sleep in in under one minute. Complete pack up in under 2 minutes. Store all bedding in the tent.

Modern hard shell roof tents are just as comfortable as your bed at home. It makes camping a true joy.

I would like to see more vendors on the market though. Poor competition leads to poor customer experience.

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But in your Baroud can you pretend you're flying an X-Wing figher. Ahem Whistle Monsieur Le Grenadier

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