As soon as I saw this product I was an instant fan. I really like it and to me being able to drive to a destination and simply roll your tent off the top of your 4x4 is a really great idea. I have used roof tents and all sorts and, whilst I still love my roof tent, having this is a massive bonus. Simply park up, roll the tent off the roof rack or roof bars, peg it out and your tents up; your vehicle becomes the poles.
This patented, innovative design is a tent that stays on the vehicle and can be erected within about two minutes from turning your engine off.
When Steve of LandieBox looked at the market for either a tent or a roof tent to go on his travels he couldn’t find anything to suit either his needs or pockets. So he spent 18 months making a great alternative for people who travel and move on – either stopping overnight or for the weekend.
The design goal was a tent that went up fast, had no fiddly poles that could get lost or broken – (which usually happens when you are a long way from the nearest tent supplier!) and a tent that you could stand up in, was light and would sleep 2 adults comfortably, 3 at a push.
If your companions are shy or there are more than a couple of you why not hang a tent on either side of your Land Rover? That way you can comfortably sleep 4 adults or a maximum of 6.
Additionally he wanted a double skin tent so that the outer could be rolled up to enjoy the scenery and get plenty of air on hot nights. What is the point of travelling to far flung places if you can’t see the stars?
Enjoying the stars is one thing but you don’t want to also share the view with nasty insects that buzz in the night and bite, so the inner is built from “No see um” mesh to give you the best protection whilst not restricting your view.
So at the end of a long day you park your vehicle, drop your tent from its bag and settle down leaving the side of the vehicle without the tent to act as both a wind and weather break.
In the morning when it is time to move on your tent quickly rolls up into the bag and you flip it over back onto the roof rack.
Though designed for use with Land Rovers, you can happily use the tent with any 4×4 with a roof rack and I know it will work with roof bars attached to a roof rail.
- Sleeps 2/3,
- Tubbed Groundsheet,
- 1500mm Hydrostatic Head,
- Inner Tent made from Insect Mesh,
- Outer Tent made from 185T Polyester.
- Single central window and zipped doors at both ends with internal zipped mesh inner.
- Needs no poles, simply hangs from your 4×4 for support.