Truck Bed Tents are in increasingly popular method of camping. Now thanks to this tent campers, trucks are a lot more popular. You can reach remote areas that are not accessible in RVs or camping trailers. If you are sleeping in a truck bed tent you have the ability to experience a larger variety of backcountry and just simply cover more ground than would ever be possible on foot. Truck tents are easy to set up and take down and depending on the design some are large enough to provide sleeping accommodations for a family. Here are five popular truck tent campers and one SUV tent that that can expand your ideas of what backcountry travel can be.
Sportz Truck Bed Tent
The Napier Sportz Truck Tent has been constantly redesigned over a decade and a half of use to reflect customer comments and suggestions and in-the-field usage. The result is a well-designed tent that meets users needs. The tent has almost 6’ of headroom. Side walls and floor are sewn in and keep out mosquitoes. A rainfly keeps out rain and cuts down on condensation. Two big windows provide light and ventilation. The tent extends to the end of the tailgate providing an extra one and a half feet of space. Campers have access to the cab of the truck through a rear window. Set-up and take down with shock-cord fiberglass poles.
What Users Are Saying:
“With our F150 6.5 ft bed a queen size air mattress fits nicely with about a foot and a half remaining at the end for backpacks, boots etc. The rainfly and the full floor lining have kept us completely dry.”
Napier Outdoors Backroadz
The Napier Backroadz pitches with over 5.6” of headroom. It has a floor included as part of the tent design which makes it easier to set up and more secure in the way it fits into the bed of the truck. A rainfly provides weather protection. The tent has two large windows give you good visibility and ventilation. Sleeps 2 adults. One person assembly.
What Users Say…
“Got this for my boyfriends birthday and he loved it. I just need to say make sure you check the bed size because there’s maybe 5 different sizes.”
Kodiak Canvas Truck Bed Tent
Made of 100% cotton duck canvas the Kodiak Canvas Truck Bed Tent is watertight, rugged and breathable. The tunnel shape design utilizing a 3/4” steel tube frame provides you with a 5 feet of head room. Five windows provide light and ventilation. It has large D-shaped door for easy access. This is a four-season tent designed to be used year round except in heavy snow.
What Users Say…
“This is an excellent tent and I do not believe there are any other truck tents quite as good for strength and durability as is found in a canvas tent. I am a believer in canvas having spent a career in the military and have spent a lot of time in tents and having lived in a canvas tent for as long as one year at the time.”
“The tent has seen rain. And rain and rain and rain and rain and rain. And rain. Oh, did I mention it’s been rained on? We have some funky white spots appearing while it’s wet, but they disappear once it dries.”
Guide Gear Compact Truck Bed Tent
The body of the Guide Gear Compact Truck Tent is a polyester shell with a 1500 mm water-resistant coating. The interior has 4.75’ of headroom. It has a large D-shaped door and two large mesh windows that provide light and ventilation. A rainfly protects you from rain and cuts down on condensation. It has a sewn-in polyethylene floor. It can be set up by one person using fiberglass shock poles and tension straps that secure the tent to the truck. Sleeps 2.
What Users Are Saying..
“I was very close to 5 stars, but the instructions for setup were confusing. We have a 2015 Tundra short bed and this tent fit it very well. We went camping on an incredibly warm and windy night and this tent never moved, but the sides and door area allowed ample wind flow to keep us cool.”
Rightline Gear 110907 SUV Tent
The Rightline Gear SUV Tent quickly assembles on the back of one of any SUV. The tent dimensions are 8’ x 8’ x 7.2’ high. The tent area sleeps 4 adults and the back of the SUV sleeps 2 adults. It has large windows and doors. The SUV tent is made of a water resistant fabric with taped seams to keep the water out. It has a bathtub floor so no ground tarp is needed. Other features include 2 gear pockets, a lantern hook and zipper pulls that glow in the dark. The tent has an adjustable sleeve. It can fit on the back of any SUV, minivan, Jeep Wrangler hard top or pick-up truck with cap. The sleeve disconnects quickly from the back of the vehicle allowing you to venture out during the day without having to disassemble the tent.
What Users Say…
“From a 55 year-old woman who pitches the tent by herself. “For 19 years, I said I didn’t want to camp. I didn’t like sleeping on the ground. This tent solved that problem! I love sleeping in the back of my SUV.”