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Hard-shell rooftop tents Pros & Cons

Hard-shell rooftop tents


Usually faster & easier to set up.

Are more durable as they are made from tougher material.


Can usually store mattress & gear in the tent when closed.


Some hard-shell rooftop tents allow you store gear on top i.e. your mountain bike.


- Can be expensive due to the tougher and more durable materials


- Heavier than soft-shell rooftop tents. Typically excess of 60kg


- Vehicle performance and handling is slightly worse than soft-shell rooftop tents being heavier and bulkier in nature.