Picking the Right Roof Top Tent for Your Vehicle

Posted by Staff Writer on 16th Jun 2024

Roof top tents are a great way to add extra sleeping space to your vehicle, and they can be a great option for overlanding and other outdoor adventures. But with so many different roof top tents on the market, it can be tough to decide which one is right for you.

In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the factors you need to consider when choosing a roof top tent for your vehicle. Shown above: Front Runner Soft Shell Low Profile Roof Top Tent (

Vehicle Compatibility 

The first thing you need to do is make sure that the roof top tent you want is compatible with your vehicle. Not all roof top tents are compatible with all vehicles, so you'll need to check the manufacturer's specifications to make sure. 

Size and Weight 

Another important factor to consider is the size and weight of the roof top tent. You'll need to make sure that the tent will fit on your vehicle's roof, and that it's not too heavy for your roof rack to support. 

Sleeping Capacity 

How many people do you need to sleep in the tent? Most roof top tents sleep two people, but there are also tents that sleep three or four people. 


Some roof top tents come with additional features, such as awnings, ladders, and storage compartments. Consider which features are important to you and choose a tent that has them. Budget Roof top tents can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Set a budget before you start shopping so you don't overspend. 


If you plan on using your roof top tent in harsh conditions, you'll need to choose a tent that's durable. Look for a tent that's made of strong materials and that has a weatherproof design. 

Ease of Setup 

How easy is the roof top tent to set up? Some tents are very easy to set up, while others can be more challenging. If you're not sure how to set up a roof top tent, you may want to choose one that's easy to learn.

Aftermarket Accessories 

There are a number of aftermarket accessories available for roof top tents, such as awnings, ladders, and storage compartments. Consider which accessories you need and choose a tent that's compatible with them. 


Choosing the right roof top tent for your vehicle can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. By considering the factors listed above, you can narrow down your choices and find the perfect tent for your needs. 

Here are some additional tips for picking the right roof top tent for your vehicle: 

  • Read reviews: Read reviews of roof top tents from other users to get their opinions on the pros and cons of different tents. 
  • Talk to other roof top tent owners: 
  • Talk to other roof top tent owners to get their advice on which tents are the best. 
  • Talk to us!: We're available to help you identify the best roof top tent.
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