As overlanding and off-road adventures have become more popular, the options available in rooftop tents has grown dramatically as well. In recent months, we’ve seen new offerings from Tepui as well as the first entry into this burgeoning space from Yakima as well. And just this past fall, Treeline Outdoors updated its entire line of rooftop tents too, bringing some exciting new innovations and impressive designs to the marketplace.
Trelline collectively calls its latest line-up of rooftop shelters its Gen3 models. In total, there are six new entries into the company’s catalog, ranging from the basic Lodgepole, which runs $2245 CAD to the $3585 CAD Redwood 4-5 person model. Most of the tents are also compatible with the Annex, a $465 CAD add-on that provides more space, storage, and general functionality too.
Most of the upgrades to the Gen3 tents have been focused on making them more durable and comfortable for use in the field, while also improving aerodynamics and reducing weight as well. Each of these shelters come with an all-metal structure with reinforced hinges, as well as extra-rugged frames and support poles made from thin and light, yet very tough materials. The new models also feature condensation sleeves on all of exposed metal poles and heavy-duty YKK zippers too. All of the tents also include extra large, fully zipped awning windows, removable shoe storage, built-in D-rings for hanging lights, an included high-density foam mattress, and a variety of other nice touches designed to make your stay in the backcountry better.
But perhaps most intriguing feature of all, is that the entire Gen3 line is also solar ready. The team at Treeline has worked closely with designers at Goal Zero to ensure that each of the new tents can quickly and easily accommodate solar panels for charging batteries and mobile devices. Treeline has even created a Goal Zero Edition of its rooftop shelters, which ships to customers with a Nomad 7 solar panel, a Flip 20 recharger, and two Mini USB lights included. That tent is priced at $3525 CAD, comes with the aforementioned Annex, and features Goal Zero’s traditional green and gray color scheme.
The other tents in the Treeline Gen3 collection included the Tamarack ($2715 CAD), Tamarack Constellation ($2915 CAD), and the Ponderosa ($3415 CAD). The Ponderosa is a completely new entry into the mid-sized tent arena, and is designed to sleep 3-4 campers comfortably.
If you’re in the market for a rooftop tent, these models are definitely worth your attention. Each of the shelters is designed to be put up and taken down in a manner of minutes, and provide campers with quite a bit of room to stretch out in when they retire for the evening. Weights vary from as low as 103 pounds (Tamarack, Tamarack Constellation and Goal Zero Edition) all the way up to 183 pounds for the Redwood. Each tent can be easily mounted on roofracks wider than 37 inches, and will work on most models under 37 inches with a few minor modifications too.
Find out more at treelineoutdoors.ca.