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
iKamper SKYCAMP 2.0
Ikamper SKYCAMP 2X
One of our teams 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 fucntional
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.
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.
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)
The SKYCAMP 2X is new and improved. It shares many of the same features of the 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.
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.
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.