Hardshell Rooftop Tents for 2023

​Many rooftop tent owners seek the sleek look and durability of a hardshell tent. The tents stand out from the rest because their appearance of pure quality. This type of RRT (roof top tent) has been has been gaining more popularity over the years.

We just wanted to share some of our personal favorite hardshell rrt’s with you.

To be honest you can’t go wrong with any of our team’s list of favorite options. We hope you enjoy this guide and wish you safe travels!

Top 5 Best Rooftop Tent Review


Product Name


tentbox-classsic ​Tentbox Classic
iKamper rooftop tent on jeep ​iKamper SKYCAMP 2.0
roofnest sparrow ​Roofnest Sparrow
skycamp-2X ROOFTOP TENT ​Ikamper SKYCAMP 2X
tupui-hybox ​Tepui Hybox

1. Tentbox Classic



  • ​Price $2,995
  • ​Size Open 85.5″ x 49″ x 39″
  • ​Size Closed 85.5″ x 49″ x 11.4
  • 2 Person Capacity

​One of our team’s picks is the Tentbox Classic, which is yet another rooftop tent that has a hardshell design. One of the things that impressed us the most about this tent is how user-friendly it is. You can start using it as soon as you unbox it. The square box look can be an acquired taste but our team found the tent very functional

​The design also allows you to store some of your camping gear before getting to the campsite. The tent is also available for a good price. The tent has a capacity of two, and it comes with a ladder and a 4 inch thick mattress.


  • ​Well-priced
  • ​Easy to setup
  • ​Comes with a 2-year warranty


  • Can only fit two people

2. iKamper SKYCAMP 2.0

iKamper rooftop tent on jeep


  • ​Price $3,899.00
  • ​Size Open 85.8” L x 82.6” W x 43.3” H
  • ​Size Closed 85.8” L x 82.6” W x 12.5” H
  • ​4 Person Capacity

​My personal favorite tent is the SKYCAMP 2.0. If you are looking for a very well built hardshell rooftop tent, then you’d hardly go wrong with the Skycamp 2.0 tent. It has one of the fastest setup times of about 60 seconds. I also believe it has the most comfortable sleep due to its king-size memory foam mattress.

Besides its very comfy and roomy feels, I like the peace of mind of the stainless steel locks to keep my investment safe while I’m away from the vehicle. It is one of the more pricey tents in the space but most often times you get what you pay for.

​iKamper has many great accessories for their tents as well as excellent customer service. See our full review of the SKYCAMP 2.0 for even more details.


  • ​Has an easy setup process
  • ​Hardshell locks
  • ​Has a large comfortable mattress


  • Higher price point

3. Roofnest Sparrow

roofnest sparrow


  • ​Price $2,895
  • ​interior: 6’10” x 49″
  • ​Exterior: 50″ wide by 84″
  • ​Interior height: 40″ tall
  • ​2 Person Capacity

​We also have the Roofnest Sparrow in our favorite hardshell roof top tent list. The tent does only have the capacity for two people but it has amazing amounts of storage. I love that you can store beddings right in the tent. That will free up some space in your vehicle.

​The tent has an extra 4″ of headroom for the taller campers and a 3-inch foam mattress will provide comfort. Outstandingly, the tent has a built-in storage area at the top, plus a waterproof storage bag that you can attach to your tent.

​The shell on this tent has a sturdy construction, making it quite versatile with its low profile cutting down on road noise. The cutting edge aerodynamic design saves big on gas. The Sparrow rooftop tent is a low profile (11″ at its highest point)


  • ​Has a sturdy top that’s made of ABS-fiberglass
  • ​Has ample headroom
  • ​Features an aerodynamic design to minimize noise on the road


  • ​​Falls in the higher price range

4. Ikamper SKYCAMP 2X



  • ​Price $3,199.00
  • ​Size Open 85.8″ L x 54.3″ W x 43″ H
  • ​Size Closed: 85.8″ L x 54.3″ W x 12.5″ H
  • ​2 Person Capacity​

​The SKYCAMP 2X  is new and improved. It shares many of the same features of the bigger SKYCAMP 2.0 like a super fast 1 mintute setup time, stainless steel hardshell locks, and the signature skyview window giving a stellar view of the stars at night.

​he manufacturer did not spare anything when it came to its quality including durable honeycomb aluminum flooring, aerodynamic double layers shell, the new redesigned ladder.

​The universal mounting system allows the 2X to fit most vehicles. Don’t forget to To check that your vehicle is Skycamp-friendly please check our mounting page. iKamper came through with this quality hardshell and is another one of Rooftop Cruisers favorite products.


  • ​The tent is made of high-quality poly-cotton canvas
  • ​Designed with durable honeycomb aluminum flooring
  • ​Resistant to wind
  • ​Sturdy construction design


  • ​Higher price

5. Tepui Hybox



  • ​Price $2,999
  • ​Closed Dimensions (WxLxH): 55 x 84 x 12.75 in.
  • ​Open Dimensions: 55 x 84 x 42.75 in.
  • ​2 Person

​Next up, we have the Hybox rooftop tent, which you could get for all your camping excursions. Like the name suggests, this tent has a box-like design, and it also has a hardshell. Overall, it is meant to be used by 2 persons only and has a maximum weight capacity of 155 pounds.

​Its design allows it to double up as a cargo box, plus it has adequate storage. It also includes a zipper system that allows you to switch the tent’s uses. It also includes two doors, and you can use it to camp through three seasons.

The tent also has excellent waterproof ratings and has adequate openings to allow proper ventilation. Besides being waterproof, it also comes with a removable mattress.


  • ​The tent has a sturdy construction
  • ​It doubles up as a cargo box
  • ​Has a great waterproof rating


  • ​Falls on the higher price range
  • ​Only designed to fit 2 people

​Time To Pick Up Camp

We hope you found our suggestions helpful in your decision of your next hardshell roof top tent selection. We truly believe you can’t go wrong with any of the brands we mentioned above.

​There are obviously other brands and tents we did not cover in our review because that would make this an overwhelming amount of info and content for you. We stuck to the brands we have personally tested out and felt confident in suggesting to our readers.