Tuff Stuff Alpha 3+ Person Hard Shell RoofTop Tent

The Tuff Stuff Alpha is a hybrid side-opening rooftop tent that can be set up in under 2 minutes. With a sloped aerodynamic shell, the Alpha ensures minimal wind resistance when driving. Its high profile allows bedding to be kept inside while closed. Overland with a tent that’s quick and easy to camp comfortably.

• Mounting hardware & brackets for installation (fits up to 3.25″ cross bars)
• Mattress
• Shoe bag, 1 qty
• Storage bag, 1 qty
• Window rods, 6 qty
• Window awnings (removable)
• Rainfly
• Moon roof
• Telescoping ladder with angled steps (will not bite into your arches!)
• LED Lights for interior & exterior (requires power from a USB power pack, not included)
• Patch kit & glue to perform repairs
• Not included, but available, is the Alpha™ Annex Room.

Available Colors: Black and Gray

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The Alpha Tuff Stuff Overland Hard Shell Roof Top Tent (RTT) is a game-changer for outdoor enthusiasts seeking comfort and convenience in their overland adventures. With its robust, aerodynamic design, this RTT not only enhances the aesthetics of your vehicle but also offers exceptional durability and weather resistance. Setting up camp is a breeze, thanks to its quick and effortless deployment system, and the spacious interior comfortably accommodates multiple campers. With features like integrated LED lighting and a comfortable mattress, the Alpha Tuff Stuff RTT ensures a cozy and hassle-free night’s sleep, making it an ideal choice for those who crave both comfort and rugged exploration.

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  • Sleeping Capacity: 3-4 People
  • Open dimensions L/W/H: 75x87x52 inches
  • Closed dimensions L/W/H: 75x55x15 inches
  • Mattress L/W/H: 87x71x 2.36
  • Weight: 176 Lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 1100 Lbs
  • Tent Material: 280 G Poly/Cotton Rip-Stop
  • Rainfly Material: 210D Polyester/Oxford PU coated 5000mm
  • Floor: Heavy-duty aluminum honeycomb
  • Shell: ABS
  • Zippers: YKK with custom para-cord pulls (reduces annoying dinging in wind)
  • LED Light: Amber & White light (inside and outside)
  • Windows: 3 window openings w/ mesh screens & window rods
  • Skylight with mesh and solid panel
  • Window Awnings: 2 side window openings have removable (zip-off) rain awnings (included)
  • Installation brackets fit crossbars up to 3.25″ wide
  • Mounting rails: 32.5″ apart
  • Steel cable locks w/ 2 pairs of keys
  • Ladder: Telescoping 7.5′ tall w/angled steps (included)
  • Mounting hardware: Stainless steel (Included)
  • Not included, but available, the Annex room

NOTE: The ALPHA™ tent is designed to open to the passenger side ONLY

Hard shell rooftop tents offer several advantages over soft shell or fold-out rooftop tents, making them a preferred choice for many outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some reasons why hard shell rooftop tents are considered better by some:

  1. Durability: Hard shell rooftop tents are typically constructed with rugged materials like fiberglass or reinforced plastics, making them more robust and long-lasting. They can withstand harsh weather conditions, UV exposure, and off-road travel without showing signs of wear and tear.
  2. Ease of Setup: Hard shell tents are incredibly easy to set up. Most models feature a gas strut-assisted opening mechanism, allowing you to deploy and pack up the tent in a matter of minutes. This quick setup is especially beneficial after a long day of driving or when you need to move to a new campsite.
  3. Aerodynamic Design: Hard shell rooftop tents are designed to be aerodynamic, reducing wind resistance and minimizing drag while driving. This design not only improves fuel efficiency but also reduces wind noise, creating a quieter and more comfortable driving experience.
  4. Security: Hard shell tents often have built-in locking systems, providing enhanced security for your gear and belongings when you’re away from your campsite. This feature adds peace of mind, especially when camping in remote areas.
  5. Insulation: Many hard shell rooftop tents come with built-in insulation or optional insulation kits, which can help regulate temperature inside the tent. This feature makes them suitable for camping in various weather conditions, including cold or hot climates.
  6. Compactness: When closed, hard shell rooftop tents have a sleek and low-profile design, reducing the overall height of your vehicle. This compactness makes them more suitable for driving in areas with low clearance or tight spaces.
  7. Integrated Accessories: Some hard shell tents are equipped with integrated accessories like LED lighting, USB charging ports, and gear storage compartments, enhancing your camping experience and reducing the need for additional equipment.
  8. Versatility: Hard shell rooftop tents are versatile, offering various configuration options, such as rooftop racks for additional gear storage, annex rooms for extra space, and compatibility with roof rack systems for carrying outdoor equipment like kayaks, bikes, or cargo boxes.

While hard shell rooftop tents have numerous advantages, it’s important to note that they may also come with a higher price tag compared to soft shell alternatives. Your choice ultimately depends on your camping style, budget, and specific needs, as both types of rooftop tents have their own unique benefits.