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01 FEB 2024

Roof Tent Revelations: Break Free From Traditional Camping

Roof Tent Revelations: Break Free From Traditional Camping

Explore The Great Outdoors With A Roof Tent

Escape the ordinary and embrace adventure with a roof tent! Break free from traditional camping, and let each moment transform into a thrilling journey beyond the expected. A true game-changer in the world of adventure travel, rooftop camping offers the ability to transform your vehicle into a cosy mobile sanctuary, in addition to a host of safety and practical benefits.

A seemingly unconventional concept until its inception in 1958, rooftop camping has since become synonymous with 4x4 owners. It enables a unique and opportunity-laden perspective to camping, providing outdoor enthusiasts with the promise of unforgettable overland experiences. We’ve added everything you need to know and why you need a roof tent for your pick-up truck.


Are rooftop tents worth it?

Overland camping provides a range of exhilarating experiences which will place your need for a roof tent a cut above other traditional methods of camping, here’s our top reasons why:

  • Unique views – Elevate your camping experience with a birds-eye view of stunning locations. Enjoy sweeping vistas of landscapes, forests, mountains, beaches, and star-studded night skies from the front-row seat of your roof tent.
  • Unparalleled Access - Explore locations off-the-beaten track where traditional tents are unfeasible. Engineered to withstand a variety of terrains, overland roof tents are tailor-made for off-road adventures.
  • Easy to set up and take down – Traditional tents often require meticulous preparation. This can include finding a flat campsite, securing tent stakes, and wrestling with poles and fabric. In contrast, many roof tents are equipped with a straightforward, pop-up design that takes minutes to prepare
  • Comfort Above All ­– Many roof tents are designed with thick, high-density foam mattresses, improved insulation above the cold ground, and superior ventilation. Overground camping offers a more comfortable and restful overnight experience, leaving you refreshed and ready for the day’s adventures.
  • Space Optimisation – Roof tents maximise space utilisation, freeing up valuable interior space in the vehicle for storing essential camping gear. Ease of access is another benefit should you need to access any of the gear from your vehicle, ultimately enhancing functionality and comfort. 


Securing your adventure: Are rooftop tents safe?

In addition to the practical features which rooftop camping offers, safety is crucial for peace of mind, ensuring that your focus can be solely on enjoying the wonders of camping off-the-beaten-path. Here are some examples of how roof tents offer a variety of different safety and protection benefits:

  • Wildlife Protection –Elevating sleeping quarters above ground makes your roof tent less accessible to animals and small critters.
  • Less Susceptible to Flooding or Extreme Terrain – Whether navigating rocky trails, sandy deserts, or muddy paths, rooftop camping provides a safe and secure shelter. By keeping you above the elements, you are significantly less likely to have to endure taking in water which can damage electronics and bedding materials.
  • Highly Theft-Resistant – One of the often-overlooked benefits of overland roof tents is their enhanced security features. Being securely mounted above ground makes roof tents significantly harder to steal, in addition to the fact that it would take potential thieves longer and require more effort to tamper with or steal valuable camping gear from.
  • Sturdy in extreme conditions – Overland roof tents are built to withstand adverse weather conditions. Complete with a rugged structure and enhanced insulation, you can rest assured that your resilient roof tent will be an indispensable asset to your camping adventures.



Can you sleep anywhere in a rooftop tent?

Overland camping, particularly through rooftop camping, offers a unique and liberating experience by providing access to locations beyond the reach of traditional camping methods. The manoeuvrability and mobility of rooftop camping liberate enthusiasts from the constraints of well-trodden paths, allowing for the exploration of distinctive landscapes. This unconventional approach encourages campers to embrace limitless opportunities, transcending the capabilities of conventional camping. Especially well-suited for 4x4s like the Isuzu D-Max, rooftop camping in challenging off-road terrains becomes an endless adventure limited only by one's imagination. A rooftop tent becomes an essential companion for off-road and camping enthusiasts seeking to unlock the full potential of unconventional locations and experiences.



Roof tents provide a unique set of opportunities and unlock the purest potential of camping, wherever the destination. Safe, reliable, and easy to set up; overland camping can elevate your experience and is a perfect accompaniment to off-roading to reach stunning locations. Focus no more on the frustrations of traditional camping and instead on your latest adventure off-the-beaten-path.


Want to find out more about our rooftop camping accessories to build your own pick-up camper? Check out our ARB accessories selected specifically for this! 

Check out Expedition Edition and Basecamp for inspiration on what ultimate rooftop camping looks like!