Roofnest Condor XL ($3,695)

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

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47.8 sq. ft.

50 in.

2+, 3+

The spaciousness of a softshell tent with the durability and quick set-up of a hardshell.

Overkill for solo travelers and most couples.

If you’re looking for a top-quality rooftop tent made to last, then you’re likely to choose the design of a hardshell. As compared to softshell tents they are more durable they offer greater weather protection and are simpler to put up (we discuss more advantages in our buying tips below). They also offer the possibility to add the option of a roof rack or solar panel to the top and are worth the extra cost for a variety of. Many hardshell tents come with pop-up designs or clamshells which restrict the bed to the size of the footprint however, premium fold-out models like those of the Condor XL increase sleeping space substantially with an extra bed and platform (for information, the internal dimensions are 93 x 74 inches. This is more than a queen-sized bed, and has enough space for four guests).). In addition to this, it’s worth noting that the Condor XL is a stellar combination of quality, performance as well as interior space and quality, which makes it our top rooftop tent for the year.

iKamper was the pioneer of the hardshell that folds out (see below for the Skycamp 3.0 below) However, Roofnest’s take on the idea offers similar quality for a lower price. Condor XL is a more affordable option. Condor XL also features a slightly larger floor area (47.8 sq. feet. as compared to. 44.3 for Skycamp Skycamp) and a couple of extra inches of headroom and a considerably smaller footprint. It’s true that the Skycamp is an obvious contender for our top pick , and it’s difficult to fault the ultra-modern 3.0 however for the price of 500 less, the Roofnest is the best value. It’s important to note that the Condor can also be found in two-person versions. two-person version (35.6 square. feet. and 3,395 USD) and the tough Condor Overland, which comes with a tough aluminum shell and additional channels to transport axes, shovels, and so on. The XL Here is the ideal all-purpose tool for couples and smaller families, and its combination of quality, durability quality, comfort, and price is unbeatable.