iKamper Skycamp 3.0 ($4,199)

From budget-friendly softshells to rugged hard-top designs, we break down the year’s best rooftop tents

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44.3 sq. ft.

48 in.

2, 3-4

Premium build quality, quick setup, and wind-resistant design.

Much pricier than the Roofnest Condor XL above.

iKamper’s original-generation Skycamp received a lot of attention when it first launched in spring 2017 through a highly popular Kickstarter campaign that exceeded the goal of $100,000 by more than $2.2 million. The first hardshell tent that folds out to be seen on the market (a model that has been copied by models such as that of the Roofnest Condor, above) The Skycamp was recognized for its durability and large floor space, and its unique 1-minute set-up (unheard of in an inflatable tent). In its third version the 3.0 improves on the initial formula, but with a new window and mattress, better materials, and features like an electronic port that is waterproof and pole storage. Additionally, it allows bedding to be placed inside when closed and is a huge advantage for ease of use. In addition it is Skycamp is Skycamp is among the best designs on the market and is a great option for anyone looking for the most luxurious rooftop tent you can purchase.

All that praise So, why is the Skycamp 3.0 placed in the middle of the pack? In the end, if it’s possible to get the similar Condor XL for over $500 less, we’re still not convinced that the iKamper is worth the money. Additionally is that the Roofnest has a bigger sleeping space (by approximately 3.5 sq. feet.) and a smaller size. However there isn’t any faults with the latest Skycamp version, which is as well-crafted as you can get. A final note: Skycamp 3.0 is available for pre-order now. Skycamp 3.0 is currently available for pre-order with shipping to begin in mid-May. models from 2.0 are still available. 2.0 can still be purchased from iKamper’s site for an affordable price of $3,699. Also, for those traveling solo or couples that don’t require the extra-large bed Skycamp 3.0 Mini is a 2-person model. Skycamp 3.0 Mini can make a saving of $3,699.