DARCHE's Hard Shell Roof Top Tents offer an unparalleled outdoor experience. With their durable construction and innovative design, these tents provide ultimate comfort and protection in any adventure. Engineered for easy setup and packed with convenient features, such as integrated lighting and storage pockets, you're guaranteed a hassle-free camping experience.
What is a Hard Shell Roof Top Tent?
A hard shell roof top tent or hard top roof tent features a hard top design, often being made out of aluminium alloy. They typically fold out like a clamshell, but sometimes come in pop up models. Hard top roof top tents are known for their durability and simple setup. Their stable structure means they can handle bad weather and winds, making them a popular choice for remote camping.
Hard shell roof top tents come in a range of different sizes, all offering unique advantages. It's important to consider your needs and personal preferences when selecting a style. Here are some of the most common styles:
Hard top roof top tents in the clamshell style open straight up, from the back, forming a clamshell shape. In this style, you access the tent from the back of the car via a ladder.
Side opening hard shell roof top tents like the DARCHE Double Dee open from the side of your 4WD, as the name suggests. This style allows for more sleeping area while using a smaller footprint
Popup hard shell rooftop tents provide an easy and convenient setup. By popping directly up, the setup process is simplified. Popup roof top tents are structurally sound with internal frame and offer ample head room.
Advantages of Hard Shell Roof Top Tents
Hard top rooftop tents have a number of key benefits to consider.
- Easy Setup/Packdown
- Easy to clean
- In-built bedding
- Comfortable and secure
How to Install
You should check the specific installation process for your hard shell roof top tent, but generally they are all fitted to roof racks. This provides elevation between the car roof and the tent, so it doesn’t damage your vehicle and has a secure mount.
The Darche Range
Among DARCHE's impressive lineup are the Ridgeback, Ridgeback Highrize, Streamliner, and ECO Green Ridgeback models, each offering unique features to suit your specific needs.
The Ridgeback tent combines rugged durability with sleek aesthetics. With a spacious interior and comfortable mattress, the Ridgeback guarantees a restful night's sleep under the stars.
For those seeking extra headroom and interior space, the Ridgeback Highrize is the perfect choice. Its extended height allows for more freedom of movement, making it ideal for families or taller individuals. You can enjoy the same level of protection and convenience as the Ridgeback model while relishing the added roominess.
The Streamliner, a hard top roof tent designed to cater to those who seek a low profile and lightweight camping solution. Engineered with a focus on weight reduction, this tent guarantees effortless setup while maintaining exceptional durability and comfort. It's our lightest hard shell roof top tent.
ECO Green Ridgeback
For eco-conscious campers, DARCHE offers the ECO Green Ridgeback. This innovative tent incorporates sustainable materials and practices to minimise its environmental footprint. From the use of recycled fabrics to eco-friendly manufacturing processes, the ECO Green Ridgeback is a testament to DARCHE's commitment to sustainability without compromising on quality or performance.