Alu-Cab Gen 3.1 Expedition Tent
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- Side rain cover now comes as a standard feature
- Spec-built telescopic ladder with rungs that are broad and angled making it far more comfortable to climb into the tent barefoot
- Single zip opening doors
- Zippable back awning – the awning can zip up and stay rolled away. The awning only needs to be deployed when the weather dictates.
- Stainless steel eyelets for the spring poles
- Extended cargo rails creating more room and additional options for fitment to the roof
- Raised Air vent to help reduce condensation
- 3D breathable mesh to further assist with condensation
Alu-Cab's Expedition Tent just got that much better! Now with added unique features to improve your camping experience.
When rooftop tents first hit the market they were revolutionary, mostly because your tent and mattress (the two things that take up the most packing space) were now conveniently stored on your roof. Of course, there are many more benefits to owning a rooftop tent, but likewise, there are plenty of cons, too.
Fortunately, most of these drawbacks are associated with soft-shell rooftop tents, as well as heavy canvas units that are difficult to flip open. For these reasons, the Expedition Tent has always followed a hard-shell design. The benefits of this setup include…
- A gas-strut assisted design that takes seconds to open and close
- A three-point entry / exit layout so you don’t have to plan your campsite around your tent
- A more aerodynamic shape
- You can close the tent with your bedding inside, and lastly…
- The Expedition Tent has always followed a hard-shell design.
What’s more, hard-shell tents typically last longer than their soft-shell equivalents, they’re also easier to clean, and far more resilient to rain, snow and windy weather conditions.
But most of all, from an overland-travel perspective (where you’re moving from one camp to the next), you just can’t beat the convenience of a popup rooftop tent; which is why the ever popular Expedition Tent is now in its 3rd Generation design.
Over the years, Alu-Cab has been adding continuous improvements to the Expedition Tent, opting for a wider, more spacious layout, as well as a streamlined design that’s both aesthetically pleasing, and far more aerodynamic.
But even more so, three critical features have always been important while developing this hard-shell tent:
1) Comfort and convenience
Buying a rooftop tent is no different to buying a household bed, where comfort is critical; which is why they’ve specced the Expedition Tent with a generous 75 mm high-density foam mattress. They’ve also included a reading light, USB charging ports (for your mobile phone), a 12V power socket, and a series of storage pockets where you can keep your keys, books and even your shoes.
Thanks to the Expedition Tent’s robust aluminum housing, you have the option of fitting the Alu-Cab load bars. This means you can still pack large bulky items on top of your tent. Whether it be a solar panel, camping table, kayak, mountain bike, or other available accessories, the Gen 3.1 Expedition Tent doesn’t prevent you from packing gear on your roof like other rooftop tents do.
Recognizing that rooftop tents are used by extreme adventure travelers across the globe, Alu-Cab wanted to build a tent that offered the best possible insulation against blazing African heat, as well as sub-zero temperatures found in Europe and North America. That said, the Gen 3.1 roof structure and base are generously insulated with a closed-cell foam lining that offers excellent comfort and insulation all year round. They’ve also included an awning cover over the tent’s rear door, which helps to keep rain, snow and frost off the rear opening.