UTV Roof Top Tents Review

    We get asked a lot: Can I put a roof top tent on my UTV?

    Yes! But you want to stay on the smaller and lighter end as UTVs aren't built to handle the kind of weight that an SUV or truck can.

    So, we've put together this page to highlight some great smaller, lighterweight UTV roof top tents.

    We also offer tips below on roof racks and installation, and answer some frequently asked questions.

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    Top UTV Roof Top Tents

    For those on a tight budget, the Overland Vehicle Systems TMBK UTV Roof Top Tent is perfect. When compared to other RTTs, it is very light (only 110 lbs) and can sleep 2-3 people comfortably. It also only takes about five minutes to set up and takedown.

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

    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. And that's just the start of the high quality features.

    • ✔ Unbeatable mattress
    • ✔ High quality materials
    • ✔ Integrated LED lighting

    With a 30-second setup and takedown time, the Tuff Stuff Alpha UTV Hard Shell Roof Top Tent is one of the most durable roof top tents around. It has a thick foam mattress that sleeps four people comfortably and has the option to add an annex for more space.

    • ✔ Sleeps 4 People
    • ✔ 30 Second Setup
    • ✔ Optional Add-On-Room

    The Overland Junction Labrador is a large and luxurious tent that still manages to be super lightweight - perfect for a UTV. The 2-person is larger than a double bed, has high quality tent and rainfly fabrics, massive skylights, a 2.75" mattress, and only weighs 107 pounds.

    • ✔ One of the larger tents
    • ✔ One of the lightest weight
    • ✔ Thick mattress, big skylights

    The Roofnest Meadowlark is a compact 2-person roof top tent for UTVs. It is designed for 4-seasons to ensure you are safe and comfortable in all weather conditions and has a 2.5" foam mattress. Best of all, it's only 90 pounds - as lightweight as they come.

    • ✔ Sleeps 2 people
    • ✔ Only 90 pounds
    • ✔ High quality

    The Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 2 Extended Roof Top Tent is a 2-person tent that is built to withstand the elements and keep you comfortable no matter where your UTV takes you. Heaviest on this list at 155 pounds so check your UTV weight rating.

    • ✔ Sleeps 2 People
    • ✔ Thick Foam Mattress
    • ✔ Quick Setup

    Your UTV is open - shouldn't your tent be too? The Overland Junction Golden has the ability to drop its walls for 360-degree views. When the bugs are bad, raise the mesh layer but keep the walls down. When the weather's bad, raise the walls for extreme protection.

    • ✔ Truly 360-degree views
    • ✔ 5000mm waterproofing
    • ✔ 2.75" foam mattress



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    Can you mount a roof top tent on a UTV?

    Yes, you can mount a roof top tent on a UTV. But you will need a flat or level roof rack to do so.

    Many companies make cage roof racks for UTVs. You cannot mount a roof top tent with cage racks, though.

    You need a flat rack. Prinsu has a great selection of UTV racks that work well with tents. And we have a partnership with Prinsu, so if you see one you like, let us know, and if you're buying a tent too, we can give you a bulk purchase discount.

    We're happy to help if you have questions on any of this.



    UTV Roof Top Tents FAQ

    Can I put a rooftop tent on a UTV?
    Yes, you can put a rooftop tent on a UTV. But to install a roof top tent on your UTV, you'll need a flat roof rack with crossbars, and you need to stick to the lighter and smaller end so that the UTV can handle the weight.

    Do these roof top tents come with mattresses, or do I need to buy one separately?
    Each of the UTV 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.

    How long does it take to set these tents up?
    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 usually. Soft shell tents are a bit slower - closer to 5 minutes.

    Are roof top tents safe for UTVs?
    Yes, roof top tents are safe for UTVs - as long as you have the right roof rack and have the rack and tent installed properly. The rack makes sure the tent stays on the UTV even when you're driving over tough terrain. And it is what helps distribute the weight of the tent and the people in it when you're camping.  

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




    Why should you buy a roof top tent for your UTV?

    Roof Top Tent

    Camp Anywhere

    You won't have to look for a clear spot to set up your tent. You can camp anywhere with a roof tent on your UTV, from a muddy mountain to a sandy beach!

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    Simple Installation

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

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    Very Comfortable

    All roof top tents include a comfortable mattress and a rainfly to keep you warm and dry in all weather conditions.




    Have Questions About UTV Roof Top Tents?

    Overland Junction will assist you in finding the ideal roof top tent for your UTV that meets your needs while staying within your budget. 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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