6 Best SUV Roof Top Tents (2023)

    Top SUV Roof Top Tents [Review]

    Are you looking for the best roof top tent for your SUV? Then you have come to the right place.

    Roof top tents have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. They are way safer and more comfortable than ground tents, and they genuinely add the feeling of luxury even when you are camping in the middle of nowhere.

    In the following sections, we will review 6 of the best SUV roof top tents currently on the market and answer a few general questions you might have about them. Without further due, Let's jump right into it.

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    Best Roof Top Tent for SUV

    OVS Nomadic 2 Roof Top Tent

    OVS Nomadic 2 SUV Roof Top Tent

    #1 Best SUV Roof Top Tent

    Made with marine-grade canvas used, the Nomadic 2 roof top tent is one of the best SUV roof top tents currently available on the market. It has enough room for two people to sleep comfortably, and it is built to keep you warm and safe even during the worst of weather.

    Not only is the Nomadic 2 durable, but it's also really comfortable to sleep in. A 3" thick memory foam mattress is included in all Nomadic 2 SUV roof top tents. Insect screens are also included in the windows to keep mosquitoes out at night.

    Installing Nomadic 2 on your SUV is super easy. It is designed to fit on most factory/aftermarket roof racks without any modifications. Also, If you are looking for extra sleeping space -- Nomadic 2 has an option for you to add an annex to it.

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    • Extreme Weather Protection
    • Sleeps 2 People
    • Includes thick foam mattress
    • Optional Annex Room
    • Fits on any SUV
    OVS TMBK SUV Roof Top Tent

    TMBK SUV Roof Top Tent

    Best Cheap SUV Roof Top Tent

    The Overland Vehicle Systems TMBK can be the perfect choice for you if you're on a tight budget. Although there are roof top tents for less than $1,000, none of them are as durable and well-made as TMBK 3. It is an absolute beast at this price point.

    Roof top tents often have a reputation of being quite heavy. However, that's not the case with TMBK. Weighing just around 100 lbs, It is one of the most lightweight SUV roof top tents currently on the market.

    TMBK is big enough to sleep three people and comes with a 2.5" thick memory foam mattress, which is quite cozy to sleep on. It also includes a rainfly to avoid leakages during heavy rainfall.

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    • Weighs only 100 lbs
    • Sleeps 3 People
    • Includes a thick comfortable Mattress
    • Bad Weather Protection
    • Built-in Skylight Window
    Freespirit Odyssey SUV Roof Top Tent

    Freespirit Odyssey SUV Roof Top Tent

    Best Hard Shell SUV Roof Top Tent

    Freespirit Recreation Odyssey Roof Top Tent is one of the finest hard shell SUV roof top tents on the market today. Available in multiple sizes -- It features a unique low profile and aerodynamic design.

    The body of the FSR Odyssey is made using a unique tri-layer technology that is designed to keep you warm during cold winter nights and chill during hot summer days. In other words, It acts like A/C in summer and as a heater in winter.

    Installing a roof top tent eliminates the option of mounting any additional gear you have on your roof rack. To prevent that, Odyssey has been built to allow you to add a crossbar system on top of it, which can hold up to 250 lbs of gear. You won't find this feature in any other roof top tent on the market.

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    • Tri-layer Body Fabric
    • Extreme Weather Protection
    • Low Profile Design
    • Setup takes less than 30 seconds
    • Available in multiple sizes
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    Roam Vagabond SUV Roof Top Tent

    Roam Vagabond SUV Roof Top Tent

    Best 3 Person SUV Roof Top Tent

    Made with 280g ripstop poly/cotton fabric and a 1” internal aluminum frame, Roam Vagabond is a rugged three-person SUV roof top tent that is designed for all kinds of weather conditions. The body of Roam Vagabond is entirely waterproof, UV, and mold resistant.

    One of the best features of the Roam Vagabond is its mattress. It comes with an UltraPlush 2.0 mattress that is soo comfortable that it will make your sleep in the woods feel like a 5-star hotel. The mattress also includes an anti-condensation mat at the bottom to prevent moisture build-up.

    The foldout design of Roam Vagabond makes it quite simple to install. Without assistance, you can set it up in less than a minute. On top of that, it's compatible with almost all factory and aftermarket roof racks on the market today.

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    • Sleeps 3 People
    • 280g ripstop poly/cotton body
    • Setup in 1 minute
    • UltraPlush 2.0 mattress
    • Optional Annex
    Nomadic 4 SUV Roof Top Tent

    Nomadic 4 SUV Roof Top Tent

    Best 4 Person SUV Roof Top Tent

    Nomadic 4 is the big brother of the Nomadic 2 roof top tent we saw previously. It comes packed with tons of awesome features like extreme weather protection, skylight window, premium rainfly, memory foam mattress, etc, and can sleep up to 4 people comfortably.

    Generally, large roof top tents are a bit of a challenge to set up and take down. However, that's not the — Setting it up takes only a few minutes. Plus, Like Nomadic 2, Nomadic 4 also has an option to add an annex if you require additional sleeping space.

    The Nomadic 4's sturdiness and toughness are indisputable, thanks to its 600D Heavy Duty Poly Cotton Rip-Stop Body Canvas and 420D Heavy Duty Polyester Oxford Waterproof Rainfly. You can rely on it to keep you secure and comfortable at all times, regardless of the weather!

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    • Waterproof Rainfly
    • Insulated Base
    • Sleeps 4 People
    • Thick Foam Mattress
    • Optional Add-on-Room
    High Country SUV Roof Top Tent

    FSR High Country 80" SUV Roof Top Tent

    Best 5 Person SUV Roof Top Tent

    With a sleeping capacity of 5 people, FSR High Country 80" is the largest SUV roof top tent currently available on the market. Similar to FSR Odyssey, High Country 80" also features a tri-layer body to keep you comfortable in all weather conditions.

    The "High Country 80" gives a spectacular 360-degree view of your surroundings when all four windows are open, presenting you with some wonderful scenery for capturing Instagram-worthy images!

    Setting up and taking down High Country 80" is super easy. It shouldn't take more than 60 seconds. Plus, It includes all the necessary equipment required to install it on your roof rack.

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    • Tri-layer body fabric
    • Low profile design
    • Easy setup and takedown
    • 360-degree view
    • Sleeps 5 people

    SUV Roof Top Tents FAQ

    What am I going to need to install a roof top tent on my SUV?
    To install a roof top tent on your SUV, you'll need a roof rack.

    Do roof top tents reduce the MPG of my SUV?
    YYes, some roof top tents, mostly soft shell, will somewhat reduce your SUV's MPG, but if you choose a hard shell roof top tent, you shouldn't see any change.

    How long does it take to set up and take down these tents?
    Soft shell roof top tents take roughly 5-10 minutes to put up, but hard shell roof top tents take less than 30 seconds.

    Is it safe to use them when it's raining?
    Yes, all of the SUV roof top tents listed above include a rainfly to keep you dry during rainfall.

    How do I enter and exit the tent?
    All roof top tents above include an aluminum ladder which you can use to get in and out of the tent.

    Got Questions About Roof Top Tents for SUV?

    Overland Junction can help you select the best roof top tent for your SUV. If you have any more questions or concerns before completing your order, please browse our website or contact our customer service department at 833-205-7703 or support@overlandjunction.com.

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