Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
A link to the video from discover/share/inspire
For the Roof Tent Lovers
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
A link to the video from discover/share/inspire
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Until recently a roof tent was mainly for the overlanding and safari community looking to stay above ground in camp sites that were regularly visited by dangerous wild animals. Roof tents have caught on in a major way in recent years and are now being adopted by families looking to invest in tents with a more robust and user frinedly way. A question we get asked on numerous occasions is ‘can i attach a roof tent to my everyday car?’. the answer to this is YES!
Provided you have a roof rack that is made by the manufacturers of your specific tent there is no problem. Obviously there is some common sense involve and if you have a robin reliant, these tents are made well and weight could be an issue so three wheeler might be a bad idea. Anything other than a small car will be perfect and the advantage of unwinding it up or down will see you from site to site with very little hassle at all.
Check out our ‘Roof tent Reviews Top 3 Roof Tents’ post to get you started!
Friday, October 7th, 2011
Here at roof tent review we review and share the information. Although we are passionate about roof tents, camping and tents in general, we never profess to be experts as there is always more to learn as technology evolves.
We thought it would be fair to give you 5 great resources for people who live and breath rooftop tents and the places that you can find them.
1. Autohome – Autohome is very inspiring and professional, so much so that we signed up to their newsletter and never looked back. These guys sell the original Maggiolinas and loads more. A must see site if you’re serious about getting the best.
3. Austrack Campers - A unique online tent shop selling all kinds of awesome stuff! From extreme offroad camper trailers to…of course, beautiful roof top tents!
4. 3DOG Camping -This is a great site offering smaller or medium roof tents and travel trailers. If you’re looking for a smaller roof tent, this is where you can come. Be warned, there is some German but also more than enough english to help you get what you’re looking for.
5. Columbia Overland – This Online shop based in the U.S has some competitive pricing and a really great brand. Very popular in the overlanding community because of it’s focus of the vehicles. You can click through Nissan, Toyota, Hummer and many more! They sell all types of Rooftop tents, lighting, 4×4 protection, batteries and everything to do with overlanding.
We’re confident this will get your camping juices flowing but if you can’t find something you like contact us to get our reviews and advice!
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
There have been many of our readers emailing us and asking whether we could review the Prime tech Roof tent after scouring the internet for an affordable alternative to 800-3000 dollar price tag that seems to come attached to most of the roof tents out on the Market today.
Truth be told I was only able to find these on eBay Germany and initially that kind of spoke volumes to me when there are so few of them for sale. There are also similar ones up for sale on places like alibaba where you can buy at wholesale for no more than 600 dollars, the only problem here is that the similar models such as maggiolinas will set you back more than twice this with all mod cons and they are coming straight out of China….hmmmm!
I have heard some great reviews of the Prime Techs roof tents with talk of its sheer size, quality and value for money but honestly, i would never rely on something I don’t have 100% confidence in…especially when out in the wild!! The ones i do have confidence in are outlined in some videos on a past post ‘A Roof Tent For Everyone’ and ‘Roof Tent Reviews Top 3 Roof Tents‘
Don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you have a questions on what would best suit you!
For now, here is a video to show you how easy it is to set up the Hannibal!
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
Known as the Rolls Royce of Roof Tents the Hannibal Safari Roof tent is a perfect solution for over landing families of up to four. It has a bed with a thick foam mattress that is similar to a regular king size bed with a very spacious apex to allow for a second living quarters upstairs. The tent has a flip down canopy that allows anyone to stand up to shower, eat or just relax in some chairs. This is a vital part of over landing to enable the camping family or crew to shelter from rain, wind and when in the desert, blistering sun!
A modestly priced roof tent with bags of quality, this is a tent you will only need to buy once and will keep the family coming back for more if they weren’t before.
Easily stored on the roof of your 4×4 and flipped down in minutes, it carries a ladder for the sleeping quarters and sturdy legs to lift the canopy into a spacious roof.
For more on the abilities of the Hannibal Safari Roof tent check out Setting up your Hannibal Rooftop tent!
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
1. Maggiolina Airlander Roof Tent
The rectangular workhorse of the roof tent world! This is by far my favourite because of its ease to put up and down. It’s literally 1 minute of winding, a few nip and tucks and you’re ready to hit the hay! This can comfortably sleep two people and although it doesn’t have an overhang there is enough room to sit up and play cards, i’ve even see people join two vehicles together and join each one by a ladder. A very adaptable tent. Perfect for overlanding and small families.
2. AT Off-Road FlipPac Camper Shell
This really is a roof tent like no other! This has a very slick setting up and putting down process. The opening of the tent opens in one turn inline with the crank flipping the halved platform into a long floor with a dome like shape. The components of this tent are very high quality and will prove to be a sturdy companion in any overlanding adventure. The windows provide a panoramic vista and it will easily sleep three. Due to it being secured with arms to the vehicle it is one of the sturdiest of the roof tents.
3. ARB Roof Tent
This is completely different from the Maggiolina in both shape and usability but not in a bad way. This has the classic apexed tent roof with numerous vents, layers and tweaking toggles. The genius behind the erection of the tent is that it is based on one sole movement of bringing the ladder down so there is no pegging, no winding and no trying to squeeze the whole thing into an impossibly sized bag! As you can see in the video, it can easily sleep 2 maybe 3 people and has a suspending platform that makes up the tent floor and a roof for the ground level.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Well I bought myself a Coleman Blackcat catalytic heater to use in my portable ice fishing shelter. It’s a 4 person so I thought the Coleman Blackcat would “take the edge off” inside and keep the Ice Cube alittle warm. I knew it wouldn’t make it REAL hot inside, just nice to keep you from getting to cold. First off, I liked that it was small and compact to keep in my fishing box. It runs on the small Coleman propane bottles and lasts up to 7 hrs on 1 bottle. I used it on 2 fishing trips on 1 bottle for about 6 hrs in total. That was using it on high all the time as well.
The temperature outside for both times that I used it was around -5 C, which isn’t to cold in January but it gets alot colder in Manitoba in January than that. I’m glad it wasn’t -25 C ! So after setting up the portable ice shelter, me and my wife started to fish. After sitting inside for about 2 hours, we started to get chilled. So I got the Blackcat out and sparked it up. The max setting cranks out 3000 btu’s so I left it on high all the time. After about 30 minutes it warmed up inside, but not warm enough to keep us warm and comfortable. With this heater you can move it around quite easily and we had to have it very close to us to feel the little heat that it was giving off. It warms your hands and feet in time but the shelter was still alittle to cool inside for my comfort zone.
On colder days this heater won’t stand up to keep a portable ice shelter warm, thats my opinion. I’m going to use this heater now for camping season. Hopefully it will keep a tent warm on a cool night out camping this year. Don’t get me wrong, its a good little heater but didn’t stand up when I used it ice fishing. I bought a bigger propane heater which I’ll be trying out very soon and give a review on in the future. Also always remember to keep the area your in ventilated as you need fresh oxygen at all times. In my shelter I have a roof vent and kept the door unzipped alittle to allow air inside at all times.
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