James Baroud Evasion ($4,481)

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

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29.8 sq. ft.

41 in.

Insanely high quality and premium feature set, including a solar-powered fan.


If you’re searching at that Mercedes Benz of rooftop tents, James Baroud is your solution. Since the beginning of time the Portuguese-based company has developed and built rooftop tents that are at the top of the charts for security, comfort, stability, weather protection and high-end design. With standard features like solar-powered ventilation fans as well as gas-strut assisted opening (setup takes about 30 minutes) along with LED light, James Baroud’s basic models stand out from other tents.

It’s the James Baroud Evasion is a pop-top hardshell that is comparable to models like those of Roofnest Sparrow to the left as well as the Maggiolina AirLand beneath. It’s a bit pricey on this model, however it’s more suited for the demands of overlanding than a lot of other models. All James Baroud models are made with top-quality materials and are tested under 60-mph winds (unlike the majority of tents made from hardshell and are also equipped with an enclosed tent). The majority of rooftop campers can use a less expensive tent (or spend the same amount for a bigger model) however, for brand-name prestige and the most stylish tent available You can’t surpass James Baroud. The tents can be difficult to locate (James Baroud is sold through their website, as well as through other stores) however, it’s not going to harm that they are backed by a 5-year warranty.