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– [Reacher] On the ground, in the trees, on mountains, and cliff sides. But what about on your vehicle? This is Reacher with Mind’s Eye Design and here are 14 rooftop
tents for you to consider. Number 14. If you’re like me and
you always seems to be setting up your tent at the last minute then you may like this
first entry on our list. Set up is simple and can
be done in 18 seconds. At the press of a button the
integrated electric wench lifts the roof to provide a sleeping area just under 31.5 square feet. It’s constructed of
aluminum with ripstop canvas for the side walls and awnings, with a total weight of
just over 132 pounds. The roof is pre-wired for solar power and can accommodate up
to a 300 watt panel. Along with the included mattress, the tent has an overhead light
and 12 volt power outlet. Pricing on this one will
run you about $4,600. Number 13. This one isn’t your typical rooftop tent but I like it a lot so I’m
going to tell you about it. It’s roll-on roll-off design is probably the first thing you’ll notice about it. It attaches to a roller
assembly fitted to the frame that allows the vehicle to
drive out from under the tent once its legs are securely on the ground. This allows the owner to
have free use of the vehicle, as well as use the tent in
a freestanding capacity. The unit is constructed from
aluminum and stainless steel. Each one has nine doors that
allow access to storage areas even when it’s mounted on the vehicle. Pricing depends on the model and options, and can be found by
contacting the manufacturer. Number 12. Although the name implies that it’s tiny, this one can still compete
with its larger competitors. It measures a little over 28
square feet and can be attached to any vehicle with a
rack system or roof bars. It opens up to a height
of almost five feet. Can be accessed through
any of the three doors. Each of the openings have mosquito netting to help protect from the elements, as well as a rain shelter
on the main entrance. The interior of the roof
has a thermal lining that prevents condensation, in addition to insulating from the heat and cold. Pricing can be found by
contacting the manufacturer. Number 11. This tent is made from a
waterproof ripstop canvas on a stainless steel
and aluminum framework. It has two entrances, allowing
easy access from either side. Two large windows and a sunroof provide natural light
and airflow throughout. There’s also mosquito netting to keep out the flying itch machines and awnings over all the openings to keep out the rain. It can fold out in seconds
to an approximate size of 40 square feet, with a 4.5 foot high roof. LED strip lighting is included,
as well as a foam mattress that can sleep up to
three people comfortably. Pricing on this one starts at $900. Number 10. This monster of a tent is
perfect for groups of campers. It measures in at 56 square feet, with sleeping room for up to four people. It also includes an annex that can be used as a changing area. The tent has three doors, as well as an opening into the annex. Mosquito netting and awnings
come standard on the door areas to protect against the elements, yet still allow natural airflow. There’s also a privacy wall to divide the sleeping area, if needed. It’s made from an aluminum
framework, ripstop fabric, and PVC flooring for a
total weight of 232 pounds. The base price on this one is $2,300. Number nine. The sleek aluminum frame of
this tent opens in seconds to reveal a space more than
suitable for two people. The tent is installed using a rail system and mounting tracks. It offers 33 square feet of usable space with a 6.5 foot high ceiling. The large windows and door provide access from all three sides. An awning over the door
protects from the rain while netting over the
windows keeps out the bugs, but still allows airflow throughout. It has a three inch thick
memory foam mattress that can stay in the
tent during transport. This one has multiple options, with pricing available
from the manufacturer. Number eight. This is another tent to add
to the family friendly group. The A-frame design comes
in three different models, with the largest measuring
in at 65 square feet. That is seriously a
monster sized tent to have on the top a vehicle. Three oversized windows
allow for natural airflow, as well as offering a great
view of your surroundings. Awnings hang over all the windows to protect from the elements. There’s also a large
fully covered entrance accessible via the included ladder. These tents can sleep anywhere from two to four people comfortably
with the capability of a few more if you
attach the optional annex. Prices range from $1,050 to $1,550. Hey everyone! While you’re out there
testing the load limit on the roof of your vehicle, be sure and click on that
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all the latest videos from Mind’s Eye Design. Number seven. The company claims that this
tent is the industry benchmark and the standard by which all
other roof tents are measured. I don’t have time to
research that statement so I’ll let you do it
for me while I sit here believing everything I
read on the internet. It utilizes a folding
platform construction which incorporates
aluminum and steel hardware attached to ply board
covered with ripstop fabric. The 42 square foot tent can
accommodate three adults or two adults and two
small children comfortably. The included annex allows
access from the vehicle, in addition to providing sleeping
room for two more people. Pricing starts at around $4,200. Number six. This tent is ideal for
those who want the fun without all the hassle. Set up can be done in 15 minutes using the tool free vehicle mounts. The aluminum polls and
nylon material provide a lightweight tent with
an easy to pitch design that provides 14 square feet of space. A 2.5 inch thick mattress provides a sleeping area for up to three people. Oversized windows allow extra ventilation, as well as a sky light that
offers a view of the night sky. The included rainfly adds
protection from the elements while mesh panels on
the openings can zip up to keep out the flying buzzy things. This one will run you about $1,100. Number five. Like many, this one
started out as a campaign on Kickstarter and to date it
is still the most successful tent project that has
ever been done on there. The hard shell rooftop
tent can be deployed in less than a minute. The aluminum floor
expands to accommodate a king sized mattress that
can sleep two adults and two children, or
three adults, comfortably. An oversized entrance, large
windows, and a skylight provide natural light and ventilation, as well as a view of the stars at night. Optional features include
three choices of fabric, as well as an annex room that can provide extra living space. This one is made to
order, starting at $3,600. Number four. If you’re looking for
a tent that can handle the elements of any season,
then look no further. Well, at least look to
the end of the video or my boss will dock my pay. The unique soft shell design
of this tent allows the user to interchange the
canopies via a Zipper Gimp that attaches them to the base. Its A-frame design offers
37 square feet of space that can sleep up to three people. The screen sides allow an almost unobstructed field of vision. Universal mounting brackets
and an 8.5 foot ladder ensure that it can be used
on just about any vehicle. Pricing starts at $1,275. Number three. This beast of a tent is bigger than my car so this one isn’t an option for me. The tent measures in at
a massive 66 square feet. It has a floor made
from honeycomb aluminum and the canvas is thick
enough to be used in the snow. The waterproof mattress
can sleep three adults or a family of four. The included annex room
provides additional space for sleeping or relaxing,
as well as offering access to the vehicle without
exposure to the elements. Windows in the tent and
large doors in the annex allow for an abundance of
natural light and ventilation, while still keeping the
insect demons at bay with the zip up mesh covers. Pricing for this one starts at $3,100. Number two. From looking at this tent, I’m
thinking the name came from its integrated dual skylights. They’re frost proof
and they allow light in even when the rainfly is on. That’s the coolest thing
yet, if you ask me. This extra rugged tent offers
47.5 square feet of living space that can sleep two to
three adults comfortably. Three oversized windows
offer natural ventilation. Each one has a zippered mesh closure, as well as a roll up awning
to protect from the elements. An integrated solar panel
provides any necessary power that may be needed for
electronic devices and lighting. Pricing on this one starts at $2,350. Before we reveal our number one pick, we want to remind you to
let us know after the video what you think about having
a tent on your vehicle. As always, comments are read
and suggestions are welcome. Number one. This hard top is number one on the list for a variety of reasons. First off, it’s hands free. You can use the included remote
control or your smart phone to open and close it in under a minute. An integrated five watt
solar panel provides power for users to charge
any electronic devices, as well as powering
air vents and lighting. The hard shell doubles as an awning to the oversized entrance. An included rainfly can be deployed for added protection from
the elements, if needed. The 25 square foot interior can
sleep two people comfortably while providing ample
storage for any gear. Pricing on this one starts at $2,600. (upbeat music) – Hey guys! This is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments below what you found to be the
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  • Jordan Becker

    Great video. Ever tried out Boulder Outdoor Products rooftop tent? I'm looking to pick something up, and purchasing domestic within Canada should keep my costs down. Thanks

  • Gino Rigucci

    The choices of tents and styles shown in the video makes life on the road very affordable and stylish. Great selection of practical inventions.

  • kimberly Rousseau

    Loved the 👍 Video. I have a van been looking at affordable camper vans🧐… or to hire person or place, to turn van into camper van… These many roof tents ⛺️ to consider, would be perfect solution! Thank you

  • SelectCircle

    I've been told that sleeping in these things feels like you're rocking in a boat if there's any breeze at all. So if you're prone to sea-sickness it's not a good idea.

  • MrFreddyIrish

    Für Pickupfahrer die ein Dachzelt aufbauen wollen kann ich die Firma Belding GmbH und Ihre Hardtops nur empfehlen!! Mit einem billigen Zusatz bei der Bestellung (Seitenverstärkung des Hardtops) wird eine Dachlast bis zu 240 kg gewährt! Mit 2 Personen und Sack und Pack hält das Ding allem stand. Und kein extra Metallrahmen auf der Ladefläche um die Kräfte tragen zu können weil bei der Produktion irgend ein Drecksstoff inne Form gefeuert wurde. GFK ist geil.. Grüße Thilo

  • Henry Xavier

    Make your own for less than a 100 bucks… here’s how, buy a tent you can afford, make a plywood flooring on top of the roof rack and your set. You can make a border around the flooring so it’s secure or strapped down with the mattress you like. When your done fold back up and cover it and strap, it down fold up your ply wood flooring if need be.

  • Taka Yama

    I want something like this for my F150. Or a truck bed tent. We're on our third travel trailer, love it, but want to go lighter and more remote.


    I find all these roof top tent interesting but I would have to check them out in person to get a good idea which one I like the most. I also like the video of these different tents so I know what's out there thank you for making this video

  • vdubplate

    I just bought one of these but I wonder if it was more of an impulse purchase as I could have just bought a smaller tent for 100 bucks. Hoping this will be a quick to deploy tent compared to. Regular tent

  • Pamela Pettit-holt

    I like these rooftop tents. Off the cold uneven ground. Predators and pests have a way less advantage. Also the air passes through well above ground.

  • Cha El

    if i have a offroad rv i would like to put one on the side instead on the roof,pull it down and then open it up with post on the sides..crazy idea

  • Desi Wilson

    It would be really helpful if you mentioned what types of vehicles the roof tents would fit on. I have a Tacoma truck with a 5 foot bed. This video gives me a little bit of an idea of what is out there, but I have to go to all through all the manufacturers to see what tents will fit my truck.


    I have a 2019 Subaru Ascent and considering to buy a roof top tent that is light weight and durable, which one do you suggest? Thanks.

  • Alessandro Terracciano

    you didn't mention the freespirit high country 80" tri-layer which talking price wise and material is better than all the tent in this list , not to mention the room you got inside !

  • Tim Auran

    Yes, well-made, cheaper than hotel, feel safer than on ground, great if camping in a flood zone. However, when comparing to ground or truck-bed tents, rooftop tents have a couple drawbacks:
    expensive; $1,500-5,000
    emergencies: can’t use truck while tent is up
    danger: you could fall out or roll off floor, ruin tent
    heavy: 200-800 lbs. need help loading/unloading
    storage: need big spot in garage
    dogs/toddlers: gotta carry them/down up ladder
    size: usually just 2-3 people
    climate control: colder in winter, warmer in summer
    wind: more susceptible to damage in high-winds
    convenience: quick in and out is too difficult
    restroom access: that midnight, gotta' pee option is compromised
    campsite location: have to drive/park where your tent is
    height restriction: no parking under trees

  • Patrick Porco

    They all lack an indoor toilet….the older you get the more important that becomes…its also essential when travelling with small children

  • runwithwolf

    Thank you for this overview of what is on the market.
    I live in France and 20 months ago bought a hard top tend made by James Bareau. They are made in Portugal.
    I just love it! I have only used it in France but by the beach and also the high mountains. I hope to make a you tube video about my experiences as an older, not very muscular woman. I can tell you at the beginning it was an epic effort to open and close it!

  • Michal Viktorin

    Roof tend is a great idea. Not only it saves space in your car and time building it, but I would also use it as a guest room on summer or warm days in spring and fall, so it is useful even if you are not traveling.

    What I would like to add, would be another folding area that could be enclosed with some fabric. Purpose would be enclosed outdoor shower and area for placing small mobile composting toilet, to create enclosed outdoor toilet as well.

  • The useless Account

    Can we all agree that the girl at the end is a freaking robot. No, seriously! I knew I'd live long enough to see androids one day.
    The things man builds…
    end days?

    Oh, and the tents are kinda nice too. Tepui didn't make the list ??

  • Will Hopkins Hopkins

    Design a roof top tent that can allow you to have access to get into your vehicle through sun roof in case of emergency, I lived in the Appalachian mountains with bears cats,wolves, I've seen what they can do,it would be nice to have roof top tent that is designed to give you access to your vehicle without exposing yourselves to these animals,

  • Chiefonelung

    Very Innovative designs. I've had other kinds of tent but I think now I'm more into a small lightweight fiberglass pull behind that I can just disconnect and use the vehicle for other things.

  • Liz Giles

    I'm intrigued by the vehicle top tents, but I really liked the one that you can drive away from. When I camp I like to find my spot and then take day trips from that spot. At first I thought, Holy Cow, they are expensive, but then you take into consideration what a typical decent truck topper cost, add the expense of a ladder, motorized mechanisms, and the fact that you are up off the ground AND you get to keep the back of your truck for other cargo . . . it seems reasonable enough.

  • Mr. Waynes

    i love the roof top tents, but i have a snug top brand camper shell mounted on top of my access cab tacoma, is my rig strong enough to support the weight of a rtt, 2 adults, 1 almost teenager, and a medium sized dog.

  • Martian74

    You should put the prices on each tent so the cheapskates can complain that an innovative high quality tent should be less than half the price, no matter what the actual cost is.

  • Dr.Deplete YourSoul

    They’re all very nice, unless you want to actually have use of your vehicle other than just driving it somewhere in parking it’s in not being able to use it after you set up the tents.

  • Daniel Ratiu

    These look great, but they're way too expensive. We're a family of four and using an 8 person Coleman dome tent that we purchased for $100 . I don't see a good enough reason that's worth spending the extra thousand dollars or more…

  • Kaiser Dragon

    Those all are way to expensive for my taste only be using it in warm weather when i go scuba diving.. Need something that goes ontop of my jeep renegade trailhawk


    I totally forgot about tents rated for the snow. That would be good to have in colder climates especially in the mountains or in Alaska

  • Todd Palmer

    Hi!, really like the video and thanks for going into a lot more detail than most videos. here's my question: I am actually building my own adventure trailer to tow behind my Jeep, and I am curious if there are trailer top tents like the one Patriot trailers makes for their x1 trailer that can be bought on their own and that are also of very high quality. the reason I like the trailer style tent is for the side entrance rather than the floor entrance, which means that when mounting on a trailer the roof carrier would not need to be adjustable to raise the tent up high enough to attach an annex or be able to stand under a RTT, with a side entrance tent it all stays in one place. let me know whats out there! thanks

  • Allen Johnson

    Im from the UK and have never seen one of these before, very cool, I would love one. in the UK you would get stared at none stop as they are just never seen here.

  • Todd BYers

    Oh I want one! I also have the greatest design for a roof camper- just gotta draw it out…….. So cool on Land Rovers!!! My PEOPLE!!! 🙂 08 LR3 SE 🙂

  • Fish On with Rich and Terrie

    This is the only video we've seen that showed so many different kinds. Just wish you would spend alittle more time on each kind and we're looking for something to use with our Toyota Camry. Thank you!

  • Wayne Carley

    I'm an older adult with an XJ. These look great, but the ladder worries me….falls of course. Any safety features available for climbing in and out?

  • tom nunez

    I love my IKamper but don’t like the coats for the additions such as the tarp, shoe rack, light strip, etc. anyone have any less costly alternatives to use with my RTT?

  • Giselle Curatolo

    Ridiculously expensive even for the manual ones. They need to have more that will integrate the sunroof of the vehicle to access the sleeping area .

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