Tepui Kukenam 3 vs OVS Nomadic 3

Tepui Kukenam 3 vs OVS Nomadic 3 Comparison

Tepui roof top tents by Thule is one of the most popular lines of roof top tents currently on the market. Their roof top tents are extremely lightweight and can be used in any weather conditions.

One of Tepui's most popular roof top tents is Kukenam 3. It was launched way back in 2017 and quickly became one of Tepui's best-selling roof top tents. Tepui Kukenam 3 is a three-person all-weather roof top tent that weighs only 113 lbs.

As roof top tents have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, lots of new roof top tents have popped up and have started putting up intense competition against tents like Tepui Kukenam 3.

One of those tents is Nomadic 3 by Overland Vehicle Systems. It is way more affordable than Tepui Kukenam 3 and has gained tons of popularity since its launch.

In the following sections, we will compare Thule Tepui Explorer Kukenam 3 with Nomadic 3 to see how they stack up against each in terms of features and price. Without further due, let's jump right into it.

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Tepui Kukenam 3 vs Nomadic 3 - Features

Sleeping Experience

Tepui Kukenam 3 features a 2.5" thick high-density foam mattress to keep you comfortable at night. Also, It features a skylight window to improve ventilation and make your nights more special.

On the other hand, Nomadic 3 comes with a 3" thick memory foam mattress. It is way more comfortable compared to Tepui Kukenam's mattress. Plus, all the windows (including the skylight window) in the Nomadic 3 include a mesh screen to keep the mosquitos out during the night.

Winner: Nomadic 3

Tepui Kukenam 3 Mattress
Tepui Kukenam 3 roof top tent in snow

Body Construction

Built for all four seasons, Tepui Kukenam 3 features a 600 denier and a 260g poly-cotton blend body fabric and a 5/8" wrapped aluminum frame. It also includes a rainfly to keep the water out during heavy rainfall. As for the weight, Kukenam 3 weighs about 119 lbs and is compact in size.

The Nomadic 3 also features a body construction that is very similar to the Thule Tepui Kukenam tent. Its body fabric is made using 600D rip-stop polyester-cotton canvas waterproof material and includes a 420D polyester oxford waterproof rainfly on top. As for the weight, Nomadic 3 weighs about 165 lbs and is way more spacious than Tepui Kukenam.

As both the tents feature a similar body construction, we will have to call this a draw.


Optional Add-on-Room

If you need extra sleeping space or a private room for changing clothes, Both Tepui Kukenam 3 and Nomadic 3 have an option for you to attach an Add-on-Room to it. They are easy to install and can be used in any weather condition.

Winner: Draw

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Tepui Kukenam 3 vs Nomadic 3 - Features Overview

Features Tepui Kukenam 3 Nomadic 3
Sleeping Capacity 3 People 3 People
Weight 119 lbs 165 lbs
Mattress 2.5" thick 3" thick
Skylight Window
LED Lights
Boot Bags
Memory Foam Pillows
Warranty 2 Years 4 Years

Tepui Kukenam 3 vs OVS Nomadic 3 - Price

Tepui Kukenam 3 is priced at around $1,999, whereas the OVS Nomadic 3 is priced at $1,549. As Nomadic 3 has a couple of better features than the Thule Tepui Kukenam 3 roof top tent, we think it clearly wins this matchup.

Winner: Nomadic 3

Tepui Kukenam 3

Best Lightweight Option

Tepui Kukenam 3 Roof Top Tent on a ford truck


If you are looking for a spacious and lightweight roof top tent, then the Thule Tepui Kukenam 3 roof top tent is perfect for you.

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Nomadic 3

Best Affordable Option

OVS Nomadic roof top tent


If you are looking for an affordable option without compromising on quality, then the Nomadic 3 is perfect for you.

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Tepui Kukenam 3 vs OVS Nomadic 3 - Reviews

Check out what people are saying about Yakima Skyrise and Nomadic roof top tent.

Tepui Kukenam 3

Soo Comfortable

"I can honestly say this is one of the best purchases we've ever made! It is soo comfortable to sleep in"

Will D

Easy Setup

"Easy to set-up and pack up - Tent is nice and cozy, and the ladder is solid and sturdy."

Tom H

Quality Tent

"This is a quality piece of equipment! The tent is comfortable and looks awesome. My kids have a blast with it. Really easy to set up and take down - takes about 10 minutes."

Erin L

Nomadic 3

Game Changer

"Super comfortable and was very easy to install it on my 4runner. Game changer compared to ground tents. Just go for it!"

Bodhi C


"For the price, I think this tent truly over delivers. The mattress is quite thick and comfortable. Love the skylight window. I camp a lot in forest areas; the mesh screen on the windows helps a ton to keep the insects out. Very happy with the purchase."

Sean E

As Advertised

"I love how spacious this tent is. Setting it up and taking it down is a breeze!"

Jennifer H

Tepui Kukenam 3 vs OVS Nomadic 3 - Conclusion

We hope this post helped you understand the main differences between the Tepui Kukenam 3 and the OVS Nomadic 3. If you have any questions concerning either tent, please contact us via email or phone (support@overlandjunction.com and 833-205-7703), and we will respond as soon as possible.