Roof rack tents have been under the radar for quite some time, they were often popular with Land Rover and other 4×4 drivers. These tents were initially introduced in Africa and the aim of these tents was to avoid any campers in a conventional tent becoming dinner for a tiger or a lion. They have now gradually spread out to become a good sound camping option.
The roof rack tent mounts on the car roof rack but uses its own metal frame when it is unfolded fully the base is effectively a sprung double camp bed. It has a large door on each side and an elasticised flysheet in reflective nylon which helps if the weather goes downhill but also a reflective insulation is built in if the weather gets too hot.
Roof rack tents are a great idea; if you want to make an entrance into the campsite then this will certainly do it. Since they require no pegging and are complete with double bed, you can sleep almost anywhere and you need a grassy pitch to be comfortable. A word of warning though be aware of car’s weight limit, all cars come with their specified maximum weight limits in the handbook. It is not just the weight of the tent on the top of your vehicle but the added weight of the slumbering campers as well. You will need a ladder to get up there too. Strange but true imagine when it is the dead of night; you don’t want to end up putting a foot through a passenger window now. Find more on this topic Travel and Leisure.