Many campers and overlanders are already familiar with iKamper roof top tents which are renowned for theirinnovative designs. But how does one get started with a roof top tent, and how do they work? If you are considering buying a roof top tent for your adventures, there are some things you need to know before making a purchase. This guide will help you learn thebasics, like vehicle requirements, mounting a roof top tent, opening and closing a roof top tent, pros and cons of roof top tents, and useful accessories. For more information, check our other blog posts for further reading on roof top tent basics.
To make things easier for you, we've organized the information about each iKamper roof top tent to createThe Ultimate Buyer's Guide! We encourage you to read about each tent so that you can choose the best one for you and your camping needs.
So, is the iKamper worth the money?The resounding answer from all 5 owners we interviewed is “YES!” The iKamper is absolutely worth the money. Especially for “power users” who are looking to camp every opportunity they can. This roof top tent gives them the freedom to get away at a moments notice and do it in comfort.
The iKamperSkycampis an expandable hardshell tent that fixes to the roof of your car and stays put. The elevated tent, which includes a ladder, is almost like camping in a futuristic treehouse. After initial installation, it only takes a minute to set up once on the campgrounds.
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Features We Like: The sunroof is such a simple idea, it’s a surprise it’s not more common. Nothing beats gazing at the stars from the comfort of a mobile treehouse! Of course, the king size mattress is hard to beat. It’s perfect both for couples seeking some luxury and small families. Small details like the ladder not obstructing the rear door are another simple bonus. The zip on iKamper Annex Room and Awning is fast to set up and compact to carry. They add exceptional versatility to this setup.
The new Skycamp Mini bolts to the cross bars as a 57-in (145-cm)-long, near-square box that fits comfortably over a 5-foot (1.5-m) pickup bed. With a length of nearly 86 inches (218 cm), the original Skycamp would be hanging off the end of a short-bed pickup, stretching over top the roof or a little of both, while the Mini fits like a glove. Alternatively, it can mount over the cab and leave the bed open. The smaller sizing also makes it a viable choice for those rolling the streets in one of the new small SUVs that have been popping up like prairie dogs ... or even a Mini Cooper.
One of the newest items on this list, iKamper’s Skycamp Mini is one of the most adaptable roof-top tents on the market. Capable of taking on any season, the tent is made from a polyester 150D (PU 3000mm) mated to a 300gsm poly-cotton exterior lining supplemented via a double-layered aluminum honeycomb insulation system. Suitable for comfortably housing two adults, the iKamper Skycamp Mini fits a wide range of cars, (notjustthe Mini Cooper) including smaller models, as the product’s moniker suggests. In addition to offering an array of customizable color options, the company also sells a bevy of attachments for thisroof-top camping tentincluding various racks and connected awnings. Best of all,(once mounted to the roof) this entire tent can be set up in just one minute, so you can spend more time enjoying the wilderness and less time fiddling around with tent poles, stakes, and rain flies.