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Tent & Trail

Who are Tent & Trail?

Tent & Trail is an overland camping equipment brand founded by three important principles: quality, service and value.

Committed to designing, manufacturing, and supplying outdoor camping equipment that boasts the highest quality. Their dedication to excellence sets them apart, ensuring that each product they offer is built to withstand the ruggedness of the great outdoors.

Where are Tent & Trail based?

Located in Hampshire, UK, this passionate team has built their expertise in outdoor exploration, travel, camping, and vehicles over the years. Motivated by their own experiences, they have set out on a mission to assist others in achieving similar adventures. Their extensive travels and camping escapades worldwide, specifically in a Land Rover Defender, have served as invaluable research to identify the most suitable equipment for the open road, rugged trails, or even sandy dunes.

Tent & Trail Compact for Sale

SoftShell Roof Tent


+ Internal mattress size of 140cm by 240cm
+ Free Zip-in Annex Room included
+ Waterproof rating of 2500mm HH rating
+ Double Skylight windoes

Tent & Trail Explore Series for Sale

SoftShell Roof Tent


+ Great space to sleep up to 3 people
+ 3 window Annex Room with the Explore series
+ 6cm high-density foam mattress
+ Waterproof rating of 2500mm HH rating with UV protective coating.

Tent & Trail Adventure Series for Sale

Hard-shell Roof Tent


+ Carry sports equipment on top
+ Rain resistance with a 5000 HH Rating
+ Free Awning included
+ Set up in 2 minutes

About Tent & Trail

Designing and testing products

The process involved in designing the roof tents and how you test it and discuss with manufacturers every weekend or holiday is a chance to use and abuse our products, we have tested and modified our products from these experiences.

Many mornings and nights are spent sitting around the campfire discussing what our likes and dislikes are about the camping equipment we use. And we are constantly researching and reading about the next thing we can do improve on our products. We work with our manufacture, to create new exciting features that we feel solve problems or improve the camping experience.

With the customer always in mind

We spent many many years using, breaking and repairing camping equipment. Consequently, this experience gave us the inspiration to manufacture great quality camping equipment at a great price.

We have worked hard to bring our customers the best products at value prices to enables more people to join the community of overlanders and travel. We have a achieved this by streamlining ourselves as a business and prioritising customer value over making a profit.

Tent & Trail Roof Tent Benefits

1. Easy and quick set up times vs a traditional tent

There's no having to spend all that time pitching up a tent and nail in stakes which come undone. You can even leave your bedding on top of the mattress if you take long getting ready!

2. They are more comfortable than regular ground tents

Tent & Trail offer great mattress comfort and the fact that you're going to be on flat surface by being your car roof makes a world of difference. Exploring the world doesn't have to be uncomfortable!

3. You save a lot of money in the long run

A review of the average cost of a hotel stay in the UK is £79 according to So just 7 nights at a hotel somewhere and you've paid out £553.

4. Rain resistance

Roof tents come with great rain & water resistance with a minimum Hydrostatic Rating of 2,000mm so you're covered when it comes to leaky tents!

5. Long lasting durable materials

Tent & Trail are made out of great quality materials and are much more durable materials than regular tents, especially their hardshell rooftop tents. UV protective agent materials so that you can camp on your car for years to come.

6. You're closer to the fantastic views by parking where you sleep!

You don't have to waste time having to drive to your planned destinations to explore, get there faster before all the crowds.

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Rooftop Tent Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for a Rooftop Tent? Show Item Content

Camping with a Rooftop Tent does require a few things to be set up:

1. You need a set roof bars or roof racks for your 4x4 or car that fit your vehicle

2. These roof bars / racks need a large enough weight limit to take the weight of your chosen rooftop tent

3. Check the dynamic weight limit of your vehicle is greater than the weight of the rooftop tent plus your roof bars.

Then you're all set to go on your adventure

Are Rooftop Tents warm? Show Item Content

In general, rooftop tents are warmer than traditional tents.

There are a few reasons why they are warmer than traditional tents but we do advise additional cold protection like inner tent insulation for the cold winter months.

What makes them warmer than traditional tents?

1. Elevation - Getting away from the cold ground will increase the warmth in the tent

2. Thicker materials - especially hard-shell rooftop tents are made of more durable and thicker materials which are better at retaining heat.

3. Some rooftop tents are designed for better insulation keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter days with your body heat.

How can you store your Rooftop Tent? Show Item Content

Consider storing your rooftop tent away in your garage or storage space when you will not use it for long periods.

You can store your rooftop tent on top of your vehicle all year round.

We think you should consider a few things if you want to this:

1. Protect it from the rain by using a extra water resistant PVC cover

2. Factor in the extra fuel usage by carrying the rooftop tent on your vehicle all year round

3. Risk of theft. Add extra security bolts or get your rooftop tent insured for peace of mind

What do I need to know about Weight Limits? Show Item Content

The main weight limit we need to consider is the dynamic weight limit of your vehicle.

You’ll want to take a look at your car’s manual for the weight limit when choosing tents for the top of your car.

Dynamic weight

Dynamic weight is simply the amount of weight you can have on your car while it’s in motion. Basically how the forces affect it from all directions while driving.

Static Weight

Static weight is just the amount of weight your car can carry while standing still; this includes your gear and passengers.

As long as the roof bars plus the rooftop tent in total are less than the dynamic weight limit of your vehicle then you're set!

Does a rooftop tent affect my mileage? Show Item Content

Yes a rooftop tent will decrease your mileage due to the added weight and drag from the wind.

By how much it is difficult to estimate and depends on two main factors:

1. The weight of the rooftop tent

2. How bulky the rooftop tent is when closed causing wind resistance

To reduce the impact on mileage choose a rooftop tent that is lighter than 65kg and has a slimeline frame when closed.