7 Best Roof Top Tents for Chevy Equinox in 2024

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    Do you have a Chevy Equinox and you're thinking about getting into roof top tents? You're in the right place, and we like your thinking!

    Roof top tents take advantage of the fact that a car - not a person - is carrying the tent. As a result, they use heavy duty fabrics and thick mattresses to maximize comfort and durability.

    If you've never slept in a roof top tent, you're going to be blown away by the mattress, the thickness of the material, and all of the features.

    To get you started, below we review 7 of the best roof top tents compatible with the Chevy Equinox. We also discuss mounting a roof top tent to your Equinox, and we answer Chevrolet Equinox roof top tent frequently asked questions. Let's dive in.

    Overland Junction Golden Roof Top Tent



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    Top Chevy Equinox Roof Top Tents Reviews

    The Freespirit Aspen Lite roof top tent weighs in at just 100 pounds, and yet packs a huge punch. It has an extremely comfortable 3" mattress that can deflate to allow additional room to store gear. It's also low profile, high quality, and easy to set up.

    • ✔ Comfortable inflatable mattress
    • ✔ High quality materials
    • ✔ Low profile, lightweight

    With a 1-minute setup and takedown time, the Tuff Stuff Alpha II Chevy Equinox Roof Top Tent is one of the most durable tents around. It has a thick foam mattress that sleeps 2 people comfortably and has an optional annex if you want more space.

    • ✔ High-quality fabrics
    • ✔ 60 Second Setup
    • ✔ Optional Add-On-Room

    The Roofnest Condor 2 won our 2024 Best Hard Shell Roof Top Tent award because of its top-notch materials, comfortable mattress, and features galore. Those include HVAC ports, ample storage, optional crossbars, and an annex + awning system called the awnex.

    • ✔ Comfortable mattress
    • ✔ High quality design
    • ✔ Lots of features

    The Overland Junction Golden is a high quality, hard shell roof top tent that has super waterproof walls. It also has the ability to completely drop those walls for an open air camping experience. Plus, a 2.75" mattress, lots of storage, an LED light, and more.

    • ✔ High quality protection
    • ✔ 2.75" foam mattress
    • ✔ Unbelievable views

    The Roofnest Meadowlark is a super light, super compact soft shell roof top tent. At just 90 pounds, the Meadowlark can fit any Equinox, and provide a high-quality camping experience at the same time. Plus, set up is lightning fast and there's a 2.5" foam mattress.

    • ✔ Lightest tent on the market
    • ✔ 2.5" foam mattress
    • ✔ Super fast set-up

    For those on a tight budget, the Overland Vehicle Systems TMBK Chevrolet Equinox Roof Top Tent is perfect. It's a soft shell tent that is lightweight and can sleep 2-3 people. It's also a relatively quick setup at 5 minutes and has a comfortable foam mattress.

    • ✔ Sleeps 2-3 People
    • ✔ Affordable
    • ✔ Lightweight

    The Overland Junction Labrador is a high quality soft shell tent that comes in 2, 3, or 4+ person. Each size is large for its category, and is also lightweight for its size. All also have massive skylights, a 2.75" foam mattress, and an optional annex and insulation layer.

    • ✔ Large in each of its sizes
    • ✔ Light in each of its sizes
    • ✔ Massive skylights



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    Can you put a roof top tent on a Chevy Equinox?

    Yes, you can put a roof top tent on a Chevy Equinox.

    However, you need to make sure that you have crossbars (the ones that run from one side of the car to the other) or a roof rack with crossbars that can handle the weight of the tent.

    If you have a factory rack or side rails, check your owner's manual to find the dynamic weight capacity of those components. As long as that weight capacity is higher than the weight of the tent (you don't need to worry about your weight here since you won't be in it when the car is moving ... we hope) then you're good to go.

    If you don't have crossbars or they can't handle the weight of the tent you want, you will need to buy aftermarket crossbars. Those start around $150 and full fledged roof racks go up to about $1500.

    We're happy to help make recommendations or answer questions on this.



    Chevy Equinox Roof Top Tents FAQ

    Can my car handle a roof top tent?
    If your car is a Chevy Equinox, then yes, your car can handle a roof top tent. But you will need a roof rack or crossbars that can handle a tent too. Make sure that the dynamic weight capacity of the crossbars and whatever they are attached to is greater than the weight of the tent you're looking to buy.

    Can you mount a roof top tent on a Chevy Equinox?
    Yes, you can mount a roof top tent on an Equinox. But to install a roof top tent on your Chevrolet Equinox, you will need a roof rack with crossbars, or standalone crossbars, that can handle the weight of the tent. Crossbars are the ones that go from one side of the car to the other.

    How long does it take to set up these roof top tents?
    These roof top tents can be set up and taken down in 1-5 minutes. Hard shell tents are much faster - right around 1 minute typically. Soft shell tents are a bit slower - closer to 5 minutes.

    Do these roof top tents come with mattresses, or do I need to purchase one separately?
    Each of the Chevy Equinox roof top tents seen above includes a comfortable mattress. If you're used to camping in a ground tent, you'll notice a considerable improvement in comfort.

    Does a warranty cover these roof top tent?
    Yes, each roof top tent on our list is backed by a manufacturer's warranty.

    Are roof top tents worth the price?
    If you camp a lot, want to be able to use your tent in all weather, want an easy setup that can be deployed anywhere, and want to sleep comfortably throughout the night, then yes, roof top tents are worth it. And there are great options in lots of different price ranges depending on what you're looking for.




    Why should you buy a roof top tent for your Chevy Equinox?

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    Camp Anywhere

    You can camp anywhere your Chevy Equinox goes with a roof top tent on top. You won't have to look for a clear spot to set up your tent. From a muddy mountain to a rocky forest to a sandy beach, you're good to go!

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    Simple Installation

    Setting up roof top tents is super easy and takes less than 5 minutes (often less than 1 with most hard shell tents). The days of struggling to orient the poles on your ground tent will be over.

    Roof top tent mattress with skylight window

    Very Comfortable

    This is not ground tent camping. All roof top tents include a comfortable mattress and tent fabrics that will keep you warm and dry in all weather conditions. Plus, most have additional features.




    Have Additional Questions About Chevy Equinox Roof Top Tents?

    Our mission is to help more people spend more time outside. We are ready to assist you in finding the ideal roof top tent for your Chevy Equinox. We want to meet your budget and your needs. Please browse our website and contact our team by text or phone at 833-205-7703 or email at support@overlandjunction.com if you have any questions or would like to learn more about any of our roof top tents before making a purchase.

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