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A Closer Look at Thule Tepui Rooftop Vehicle Tents

New-ish name. Same great products.

Tepui rooftop vehicle tents popularized by camping and overlanding outdoor enthusiasts have been re-branded as Thule Tepui rooftop tents.

Outdoor accessories maker Thule acquired Tepui in late 2018.

Our friends and partners at Summit Racing offer a wide variety of Thule Tepui rooftop tents to include on your future outdoor adventures.

Let’s take a closer look.

Thule Tepui Explorer Series Ayer Tents

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Thule Tepui Explorer Series Ayer tents are designed for all-year, all-season adventures. These two-person rooftop tents are perfect for smaller vehicles, like cars and mid-size SUVs, thanks to their light weight (100 pounds) and smaller footprint.

Each features a lightweight aluminum base packed with fiberglass insulation for comfort.

Inside, the Tepui Explorer Series Ayer tent features a fully wrapped, 5/8-inch diameter aluminum A-frame, plus a 2.5-in. thick, high-density foam mattress with a removable, washable cotton cover. The mattress stretches from edge to edge, providing enough room to sleep up to two people comfortably.

There are four large internal pockets to keep your gear organized and out of the way.

Outside, the canopy is constructed from a waterproof 600-denier, 260-gram polyester/cotton blend that’s UV- and mildew-resistant. It’s finished with four large no-seam mesh windows and two skylights with YKK water-resistant zippers, and the canopy can be easily removed from its base via Tepui’s patented ZipperGimp system.

All Ayer tents come with an 8.5-foot telescoping aluminum ladder, a removable waterproof 420-denier polyester rain guard with tension rods, stakes, and a seamless, waterproof PVC storage cover. The tent includes universal roof rack mounting hardware.

Thule Tepui Low-Pro Tents

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Packed with the latest in roof-top tent technology, Thule Tepui Low-Pro rooftop tents feature the lowest profile and lightest weight of any folding roof-top tent, according to our friends at Summit Racing. They’re specifically designed to reduce drag, cut weight, and improve overall fuel economy.

Low-Pro Rooftop tents feature Tepui’s signature TEC composite base for strength and support, while minimizing weight and overall base thickness.

The Low-Pro’s aluminum A-frame design not only increases overall interior space, it also improves visibility out of the tent’s numerous no-seam mesh vent panels. Inside, the 2-in. thick, high-density foam mattress stretches the entire base of the tent for edge-to-edge comfort, and comes wrapped in a removable, washable cotton cover. Low-Pro rooftop tents have a sleeping capacity of two or three, depending on model.

Outside, the ripstop 3000WP polyester fabric canopy is protected by a long-lasting waterproof coating that is both UV- and mildew-resistant, and it can be easily removed the from the base via Tepui’s patented ZipperGimp system.

All Tepui Low-Pro Rooftop tents come with an 8.5 ft. telescoping aluminum ladder, a removable waterproof 5000WP polyester rain guard with tension rods, stakes, and a seamless, waterproof PVC storage cover. Each tent includes universal roof rack mounting hardware.

Thule Tepui HyBox Tents

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The Thule Tepui HyBox tent is the only hybrid tent and cargo box on the market, according to our friends at Summit Racing.

This hybrid roof-top tent system is both an overlanding tent and a cargo box, all in one easy-access design. Simply lift the lid, insert your gear, and hit the road. When you arrive at your destination, release the lid latches, remove your belongings, and the cargo container quickly converts into a pop-up rooftop tent.

Featuring Tepui’s ZipperGimp system, the removable canopy attaches to its lid and base via heavy-duty, water-resistant YKK zippers. Leave the canopy attached or remove it for access to 23 cu.-ft. of cargo storage space.

The UV-resistant ABS lid is lined with a reinforced quilted insulation for added temperature control and sound dampening while the welded aluminum and ABS base is reinforced with felt-lined honeycomb polypropylene panels for added support. Inside, every Tepui HyBox features heavy-duty, easy open struts and a high-density foam mattress. The 3 in.-thick, ultra-plush mattress covers the entire base of tent and comes with a removable, washable cotton cover. HyBox roof top tents have a sleeping capacity of two.

Outside, the HyBox features a waterproof, UV- and mildew-resistant canopy constructed from thick (300-denier) 260g polyester/cotton blend fabric. Each canopy also features two large mesh windows, as well as two doors that double as awnings when combined with the included window spring rods.

Tepui HyBox tents come with an 8.5 ft. telescoping aluminum ladder and universal roof rack mounting hardware.

Thule Tepui HyBox Wedge Tents

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Equip your rig with the only wedge-style hybrid tent and cargo container on the market—a Thule Tepui HyBox Wedge tent.

Like the HyBox, this one-of-a-kind system doubles as both a cargo box and a rooftop tent. The easy-access hybrid tent is simple to use: lift the lid, insert your gear, and hit the road. When you arrive at your destination, release the lid latches, remove your belongings, and the cargo container quickly converts into a pop-up tent.

Featuring Tepui’s signature ZipperGimp system, the removable canopy easily attaches to its lid and base via heavy-duty, water-resistant YKK zippers. Leave the canopy attached or remove it for access to 23 cu. ft. of cargo storage space, the most of any rooftop cargo container available!

The UV-resistant ABS lid is lined with a reinforced quilted insulation for added temperature control and sound dampening, while the welded aluminum and ABS base is reinforced with felt-lined honeycomb polypropylene panels for added support. Inside, every HyBox includes heavy-duty, easy-open struts and a high-density foam mattress. The 3 in. thick, ultra-plush mattress covers the entire base of tent—and comes with a removable, washable cotton cover. Outside, the HyBox features a waterproof, UV- and mildew-resistant canopy constructed from thick (300-denier) 260g polyester/cotton blend fabric.

Each canopy also features two large mesh windows, as well as a door that doubles as an awning when combined with the included window spring rods. HyBox tents come with an 8.5-ft. telescoping aluminum ladder, universal roof rack mounting hardware, and accommodate up to two people.

Thule Tepui Explorer Series Kukenam Tents

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Conquer the elements with the all-season performance of Tepui Explorer Series Kukenam 3 tents. Designed specifically for all-weather performance, Explorer Series Kukenam 3 roof-top tents are perfect for year-round overlanding adventurers.

Kukenam 3 tents feature a weather-resistant 5/8 in. aluminum tubular frame and an insulated fiberglass base wrapped in aluminum top and bottom sheets. This increases overall strength while also providing an additional layer of protection from the elements. Inside, the spacious Kukenam 3 (about the size of a queen-size bed) has a sleeping capacity of three, includes a 2.5 in. thick, high-density foam edge-to-edge mattress with a removable cotton mattress cover, plus four large internal pockets for storing gear. Kukenam 3 tents have a sleeping capacity of three.

Outside, Kukenam 3 gg tents feature a waterproof canopy constructed from a 260g polyester/cotton blend of material. The 600-denier ripstop fabric canopy is both UV- and mildew resistant, has large no-seam mesh windows with water-resistant YKK zippers, and can be easily removed from base via Tepui’s patented ZipperGimp system.

All Kukenam 3 tents come with an 8.5 ft.-telescoping aluminum ladder, a removable waterproof 420-denier polyester rain guard with tension rods, stakes, and a seamless, waterproof PVC storage cover. Includes universal roof rack mounting hardware.

Thule Tepui Explorer Series Autana Tents with Annexes

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When your overlanding adventure calls for additional tent coverage, step up to Thule Tepui Explorer Series Autana 3 tents with annexes. Featuring an extended canopy entrance and a removable annex, Autana 3 roof-top tents are the ideal tents for when weather conditions take a turn for worse.

The Tepui Explorer Autana 3’s annex fully encloses the entrance ladder, includes a PVC floor that covers an impressive 90 in. x 90 in. area, has front and rear access doors, and comes with two side mesh windows. The all-aluminum base is insulated with fiberglass for added comfort, and capped with aluminum top and bottom sheets for increased durability.

Inside, you’ll find a 2.5 in. thick high-density foam mattress that covers the entire floor of the tent, a removable and washable cotton mattress cover, and four large storage pockets. Plus, Tepui’s signature A-frame is built from 3/4 in.-diameter aluminum tubing wrapped in a protective sheath for long-lasting performance. Autana roof top tents have a sleeping capacity of three or four, depending on model.

Outside, the Explorer Series Autana 3 canopy is manufactured from 260g ripstop polyester/cotton fabric, has a 600-denier thickness, and comes with a waterproof, UV- and mildew-resistant coating. The Autana 3’s canopy also features four large mesh windows, two large mesh skylights, water-resistant YKK zippers, and Tepui’s patented ZipperGimp system to easily remove the canopy from its base.

All Autana tents come with an 8.5-ft. telescoping aluminum ladder, a removable waterproof 420-denier polyester rain guard with tension rods, stakes, and a seamless, waterproof PVC storage cover. Includes universal roof rack mounting hardware.

Thule Tepui Ruggedized Series Kukenam Tents

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Tepui Ruggedized Series Kukenam 3 tents are the toughest roof-top tents on the market. The ruggedized Kukenam 3 feature an all-aluminum tubular frame with fiberglass insulation, a heavy-duty diamond plate aluminum base bottom sheet, heavy-duty hinges, a thicker 3/4 in.-diameter wrapped aluminum tubular frame, and dual rainfly support rods for added protection and durability.

Inside, the Tepui Ruggedized Kukenam 3 features a 2.5 in. thick, high-density foam mattress with edge-to-edge coverage, a removable and washable cotton mattress cover, extra-large pockets, and a 1/2 in.-thick anti-condensation mat designed to wick away moisture. Kukenam 3 tents have a sleeping capacity of three.

Outside, it features thicker (600-denier), 360g polyester/cotton fabric (40% heavier than the Explorer Series), dual-stitched taped seams to withstand the harshest elements, and YKK water-resistant zippers. Canopies are coated in a waterproof, UV- and mildew-resistant coating, have four large windows and two skylights constructed from no-seam mesh, and can be easily removed from the base via Tepui’s patented ZipperGimp system.

All Kukenam tents come with an 8.5-ft. telescoping aluminum ladder, a removable waterproof 420-denier polyester rain guard with tension rods, stakes, and a seamless, waterproof PVC storage cover. Includes universal roof rack mounting hardware.

Thule Tepui Ruggedized Series Autana Tents with Annexes

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Camp in any weather, in any climate, at any time with Tepui Ruggedized Series Autana 3 tents with annexes. Featuring an extended canopy entrance and a removable Tepui annex with fully enclosed ladder, Ruggedized Autana 3 roof-top tents are the ideal when weather conditions take a turn for worse.

The Tepui Ruggedized Autana 3 features a durable PVC floor that covers an impressive 90 in. x 90 in. area, front and rear access doors, and two side mesh windows. Up top, each Ruggedized Series tent features an all-aluminum 3/4 in. tubular A-frame with fiberglass insulation, a heavy-duty diamond plate aluminum base bottom sheet, and heavy-duty hinges for added protection and durability.

Inside, you’ll find a 2.5 in. thick high-density foam mattress that stretches the entire floor of the tent, a removable and washable cotton mattress cover, and four large storage pockets. Autana roof top tents have a sleeping capacity of three or four, depending on model.

Outside, the Ruggedized Series Autana 3 tent features upgrades like thicker (600-denier) and heavier (360g) polyester/cotton fabric, dual-stitched taped seams to brave the harshest elements, and YKK water-resistant zippers. Canopies are coated in a waterproof, UV- and mildew-resistant coating, have four large mesh windows and two mesh skylights, and can be easily removed from the base via Tepui’s patented ZipperGimp system.

All Autana 3 tents come with an 8.5-ft. telescoping aluminum ladder, a removable waterproof 420-denier polyester rain guard with tension rods, stakes, and a seamless, waterproof PVC storage cover. Includes universal roof rack mounting hardware.

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  5. Jeffrey B Acuff says:

    Can the tent be mounted with the entrance to the rear of vehicle? I have a 4 door pick up and would like to mount tent on the roof rack with the entrance from the truck bed.

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