Aerodynamic slim 9” tall ABS body with a low profile aluminum frame structure
Ultra-light weight 94 lbs (excluding ladder)
Max load rating: 661 lbs/300 kgs
Oxford ripstop polyester
Polyurethane coated and UV resistant
Stainless steel latches
YKK zippers with seam tape
Gas strut assist
3 sided front and rear window awnings
2 large air vents
Universal adjustable sliding mounts
Internal storage pockets and hooks
Telescopic anodized aluminum ladder
Removeable multi pocket shoe bag
Solar charged battery powered LED latern
Insulated fabric lined roof
High density 2” thick mattress with foam padded cover
5-year limited warranty
The all new Smittybilt Overlander Hard Shell Rooftop Tent is designed for the serious travelling adventurer, with just the right combination of ease, comfort, convenience, and durability. The tent sets up in minutes, and gives secure, spacious above-ground sleeping quarters. The tent is completely self-contained, and all bedding and accessories are stored inside the tent during the trip, freeing up critical storage space and providing quick and easy tear down and packing. When you're looking for the ultimate in convenience, security, and comfort, look no further than the Smittybilt Overlander Hard Shell Rooftop Tent!
We've used ours for several months now, several trips offroad. This tent is just fine. Set sup easily, comes down slightly less easily, but a single person can manage it, and no...it doesn't take 30+ minutes. If you want to keep things inside, you need to move them around to align with the space available under the upper hard shell - so more o the center of the footprint. This is obvious and self evident. That said, while the unit arrives with the ladder and mattress inside (and the supports for the window covers), you're just not going to fit much more inside. If you want a tent capable of swallowing a mattress topper, extra pillows and sleeping bags, you're going to be paying a LOT more money. Unexpected benefits of adding this RTT to our Rubicon included increased fuel economy (it encouraged me to slow down and not drive like a maniac) and it makes the interior quieter by directing air from the windshield over the roof instead of onto the thin fiberglass. (For those interested, the MPG has been as high as 18 mpg on the highway - 65 - 70 mph, and we have the 2.0 turbo engine in a 2020 JLUR) Styling is subjective, but I like it. It's comfortable for 2 people and legit sets up in only a few minutes. Take-down takes a bit longer to accomplish, but is manageable by one person. Start with the front, then move to the back, pausing to tuck in the fabric along each side. The hooks that latch the top down are adjustable, so take the time to adjust them and things flow well. Pro tip: use small/med dog booties to wrap those latches if you have wind - that'll stop any rattling against the sides. this can happen on ANY tent that has latches, so will work on them all.
from Ventura Co
1.0Looks good but horrible design
İ do have a jeep with Alu cab tent and purchased a branco and did want it to try this one. İf u go camping i lot don't buy this. Really cheaply made. To close this tent u need 2 person each time or extra 30-45 min. There is no online instructions. Horrible customer service. Just had a bad experience and throw the box out can't return it now. To close to tents u have to put all the canopies inside which is almost impossible. İ didn't left alleging bag or pillow inside and still Is really hard to close. My Alu cab takes 30 sec to open and close has 4 pillows and 2 sleeping bag inside the tent.
İ will be seeing this or trash it for sure and get something better made
4.0Great for the $$$$..... buuuut
I could do without the canopies on all 4 sides i feel they just get in the way when packing it up.
5.0Great tent for $2200 not so much for $3200
I outfitted a 100 series Land Cruiser with one of these last year. I also have a CVT Mount Helens which is a similar style RTT. I found the Smittybilt to be of similar quality but with some added features like more and larger awnings that made it a great buy and at the time it was cheaper too by about $700. I thought the Smittybilt at $2200 was the best hard shell RTT deal on the market. Now its $3200 for 2021, at that price I see other options in the market that I would prefer from cottage industry vendors. At $3200 you are in the aluminum RTT range not mass produced china range.
from San Francisco, CA
5.0Good quality, well built, roomy and comfortable
I am giving 4 stars because it is well made and is roomy and comfortable. I would like to do another review once I use it for I haven’t used it yet.
Follow-up to previous review. After finally using the tent a few times I will update some of my comments. First, this tent is very stable on the roof and roomy. We did add a 1 inch foam pad to beef up the provided 2 inch pad. Was still able to completely close tent with added 1" pad and sleeping bags remaining inside the tent. The ladder we store in the vehicle. Going down the road the tent is very quiet with minimum wind noise due to it's low profile aero design. The metal rods for the window awnings (which are straight new) have all remained bent after first couple of uses. But there still seems to be enough tension to work properly. Will see over time. And the rubber pads on the feet of the ladder have already cut trough (either the aluminum is to sharp, or the rubber is to weak). Overall happy with the purchase and would recommend it. What could be a few simple improvements - thicker pad, higher quality mounting bolts, thicker rubber feet on ladder, and ditch the led lantern.
What I like the best - all windows have awnings, sturdy ladder, weight, low profile, quilted cover over mattress, and color.
By Bob A
from Mission, TX
4.0Smittybilt hard shell tent 2983
Just took tent out over the weekend and it did a very good job, no real weather but we had 15 mph winds and it handled it very well. The tent itself is very light so my wife and I can hook it up on weekends and take it off for driving day to day. Feels sturdy and well put together though the fit and finish is not great with edges not lining up from the the hard top to the floor portion when latched shut. No issues with function just looks a bit off. The sleeping pad is about 2 inch thick but I am average size 5'-10" 190 Lbs. and sleeping on my side bottomed the pad out to the floor, for me additional padding will be needed. They use a grommet and toggle set up to hold the rain shields and I am not sure how long they will last as the nylon on the fastener feels thin. Only big complaint is the hardware (bolts) provided to secure to rack are junk, 3 bolts cross threaded and broke after first install. Easy fix just bought real stainless steel square top bolts and nuts from hardware store, so problem fixed but I didn't want to have replacement ones sent because I think the quality of steel to make the bolts from the manufacture is very poor. So Smittybilt get better hardware and you will have much fewer warrantee issues IMO. I have no other experience with roof top tents and this is my first so I cannot give any comparisons, but overall am very pleased with product, and its much better than my "ground" REI base camp 4 tent, but its not perfect. Happy Camping!
from New Mexico
5.0Really easy to set up
I just got this tent and it’s really nice can’t wait to get out and use it. Only issue I had was the mounting the lock nuts seized up during install and broke a couple of bolts. I’m pretty Impressed so far the mattress seems comfortable and super easy to put up. Taking it down is a struggle still trying to figure out the easiest way.
For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now