Our Soft Shell model is among the lightest roof tents on the market, weighing just 50kgs. The gas assisted opening mechanism makes it super-fast to erect and it the build quality is exceptional. It’s a really great option to turn any vehicle into a camper!
Ladder, camping light and memory foam mattress included
Easy to install, fixing kit included
Dimensions and Weight
External Dimensions when closed: L225 x W142 x H30cm / L88.5 x W56 x H11.8 inches
Internal Dimensions: L200 x W120 x H91cm / L79x W47 x H35.8 inches
Weight: 50kgs / 110lbs
Vehicle and Installation Requirements
A TentBox Soft Shell will work with pretty much any vehicle set-up. You just need to have two cross bars (the bars that run from the right to left of your vehicle roof), with at least 80cm / 31inches between the front one and the rear one.
What about the weight?
A lot of people ask us whether the weight will be ok with their vehicle set-up. The simple answer is, yes! As long as your roof bars, and vehicle roof are rated to support over 50kgs / 110lbs (which most are), there won’t be a problem with the weight.
You may be wondering why you don’t also have to include the weight of the people who will be inside the TentBox, and that is a perfectly sensible question!
Here’s the answer:
Vehicle load ratings are based on ‘dynamic loads’, which is a load rating for when the vehicle is in motion. Therefore the weight of the people inside doesn’t count, as there will only be people inside a TentBox when a vehicle is stationary.
Vehicles can take a vast amount of weight on their roofs when stationary, as all of the weight bears directly down onto the structural steel frame. Remember, roof tents have been around for decades and have been used on all sorts of vehicles, MINI has even released a version of their own, and MINI’s are tiny!
Materials and Specifications
The outer hood is made from a 210D rip-stop poly-oxford PU3000mm fabric. Rip-stop materials do exactly what they say on the tin, they prevent ripping through a special reinforcement technique. The PU3000mm means that it can withstand 3000mm of rain over a period of a day; to put that into context, the standard for a waterproof jacket is PU1500mm, so this soft shell roof tent is extremely water-proof! In addition, the hood also has a UPF of 50+, to protect you from the often unknown dangers of UV penetration from the sun.
The inner pod is made from a 190G rip-stop poly-cotton PU2000mm fabric. Again, it’s super strong and super water proof, for the same reasons as the outer hood.
The cover that wraps around the TentBox Soft Shell when it’s closed is made from a 600g high density PVC.
The frame is made out of Aluminium. Lightweight, strong, and rust-proof. Three absolute essentials for a roof top tent.
The TentBox Soft Shell opens and closes using Air-Assisted struts. As soon as the rubber strap is released, it will self-erect almost instantly. Pulling it down is just as simple, and can be done in about 30 seconds. Once you’ve got the technique dialled, you’ll be able to do it in even less time!
The mattress is made from high-density memory foam, and for that reason is extremely comfortable. The mattress is 2 inches thick.
Insulation and lining:
The TentBox Soft Shell is insulated by the memory foam mattress, as well as the outer hood, which keeps warmth in when its cold, and protects you from the sun when it’s too hot.
Pockets and Storage:
The TentBox Soft Shell has a couple of great storage features. Not only does it have internal pockets which are great for storing keys, phones, wallets and other small items, but it also has two large shoe pockets that hang outside the roof tent, but under the other hood, ideal for keeping muddy shoes out of the inner pod, but out of the rain!
The TentBox Soft Shell roof tent has several windows on all sides, allowing for a truly panoramic view. Each window can either be fully closed, closed with a fly net, or fully open. The fully open option is absolutely fantastic for taking unobstructed photographs.
There is one door to the TentBox Soft Shell. Depending on which way you mount the TentBox, it will either be on the right or left hand side of your vehicle. The ladder can be used to access the TentBox through this door.
The ladder is telescopic and made of aluminium and extends to over 2metres. It clips in securely to the base of the TentBox Soft Shell Roof Tent.
The TentBox Soft Shell is held shut using a rubber strap. The strap is secure, but also simple to release when erecting the roof tent. The PVC cover also ensures that the TentBox Soft Shell is secured properly, and is held in place by two in-built ratchet straps.
At TentBox we offer a 1-year manufactures warranty on all roof top tents. We will repair or replace any damage or faults that arise due to a manufacturing defect. This warranty does not cover damage caused by the user. The warranty is only valid if the safety and fitting instructions are followed properly. If you're out of warranty, we'll still help, see below!
At the TentBox workshop, we have tonnes of spare parts, and pretty much everything on the TentBox is inter-changeable, so even if a TentBox is out of warranty, or has been damaged by a user, we will help you get it fixed as quickly and as affordably as possible. Check out our store for a list of spare parts and prices.
Although it is rare, we do accept returns, as long as the TentBox is in an unused condition, and packaged in the same way it arrived. It is up to the customer to arrange and pay for return shipping. Get in touch with us if you would like to return your TentBox and we will give you a delivery address.
CE Safety Tested, Designed in the UK.
Price includes VAT and Delivery to UK Mainland. Highlands and Islands may incur extra charges please check before purchasing.
We aim to dispatch all items out within 3 working days after payment has cleared. This is just a guideline as we can often dispatch your item quicker, within 1-2 working days. Carriage costs are for UK mainland ONLY. Please contact us for delivery costs if outside UK Mainland, we can ship worldwide. Highlands and Islands are not included within the UK Mainland. * (Post codes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE PO30, PO34-40, IM, BT & Channel Islands).
We use a range of courier services so as you, as the customer, can get the best delivery prices available. The majority of our items will be sent Royal Mail (3-5 day delivery). If your item is slightly larger it will more than likely be sent with the courier, My Hermes (3-5 day delivery). If your item is a large or heavy item such as a bumper, winch etc we will use TNT courier service (Next working day). We can send items that we have in stock out for next day delivery if you request however this will be paid for by the customer. If for any reason we are unable to supply your item to you within the time scale provided above we will contact you letting you know an approximate lead time.
Please note that our delivery costs are all subject to size and weight restrictions. Extremely large and/or heavy items will incur a shipping cost (or an additional cost than our website states).