For serious overlanders, overlanding isn’t just a hobby--it’s a way of life. It’s about living toward your deepest values of self-reliance, courage, curiosity, and freedom from the status quo.
Making overlanding a lifestyle doesn’t just require the right mindset--it requires the right overlanding gear. An essential piece of that gear is the rooftop tent.
Rooftop tents are a staple in the overlanding community, and here’s a secret that only seasoned overlanders know: Hard-shell rooftop tents will take your overlanding adventure to the next level.
Here at Artemis Overland, we’re dedicated to equipping serious overlanders with the perfect gear for their overlanding journey. In today’s blog, we’ll share our top 3 hard-shell rooftop tents guaranteed to elevate your overlanding experience.
The Benefits of Hard-Shell Rooftop Tents
There are two types of rooftop tents to choose from: hard-shell or soft-shell. While both serve overlanders well, hard-shell tents have significant advantages:
- The sleek design is more aerodynamic, making for a smoother drive and lower impact on mileage
- The aluminum and fiberglass shell is more durable and weatherproof
- Vertical walls optimize living space, making them more comfortable and roomy
- Built-in gas struts make set-up quick and effortless--perfect for solitary travelers
Artemis Overland’s Top 3 Hard-shell Rooftop Tents for Serious Overlanders
Here are Artemis Overland’s top 3 hard-shell rooftop tents to take your overlanding gear to the next level:
Strong and durable, this hard-shell tent is as good as it gets. Built-in gas struts make for effortless opening, and storage compartments built into the ceiling allow for additional storage.
You’ll sleep comfortably on its fully quilted, 100mm high density foam mattress, and gaze at the stars through its large aperture windows.
The Alu-Cab Gen 3 is everything you want in a rooftop tent: Lightweight, aerodynamic aluminum hard-shell cover, generously insulated with closed-cell foam lining, 3-point entry/exit layout, and a 75-mm high-density foam mattress.
This tent easily opens within seconds, and features a reading light, USB charging ports (for your mobile phone), a 12V power socket, and a series of storage pockets.
Skycamp 2.0 is the perfect family tent! It features a 1-minute setup design, and a king-sized bed. Skycamp can comfortably accommodate 3-4 campers. What more could you ask for?