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Roofnest Reveals Tough Aluminum Car-Top Tent, the Condor Overland

Roofnest Reveals Tough Aluminum Car-Top Tent, the Condor Overland
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  • The Roofnest rooftop-tent lineup includes two Condor tent products made of plastic and now adds an aluminum version, priced only a bit higher at $3595.
  • The Condor Overland rooftop tent is sturdier—and slightly heavier—than the plastic models, and it includes a foam mattress with a washable cover.
  • Orders are being taken now for the Condor Overland, with the company promising both free shipping and a discount for orders placed before December 3.

    Roofnest's Condor line of rooftop tents welcomes a third member to the fold: the Condor Overland. Priced above the $3295 Condor and $3495 Condor XL, the $3595 Condor Overland trades those model's plastic panels for stronger aluminum pieces.

    The Colorado-based company claims the Overland's top shell and floor, which consist of 1.0-inch honeycomb aluminum, as well as its extruded aluminum side panels, allow the tent to better handle strikes from hail or rocks relative to the plastic panels of its cheaper siblings. You know, the sort of debris overlanders might encounter on their journeys—hence the reason this Condor model bears the Overland nameplate.

    Despite its status as the priciest member of the Condor clan, the Overland is far from the biggest. That title goes to the appropriately named Condor XL, which is capable of sleeping up to three adults. Credit its overall length of 74.0 inches, or 14.0 inches longer than those of the Condor and Condor Overland, both of which can sleep up to two adults. At 165 pounds, the aluminum-bodied Condor Overland outweighs its Condor and Condor XL kin by 30 and five pounds, respectively.

    While the Condor Overland's pièce de résistance may be its aluminum construction, the tent's interior is arguably its most important feature for the people who will use it. After all, this is presumably the space where overlanders go to catch a few winks of sleep as they journey through remote and exotic places. To this end, Roofnest fits the Overland with a 2.5-inch-thick foam mattress with a washable cover so users can tidy up between stops. The company says two adults "and a dog or child" can sleep inside, and there's a 650-pound weight limit.

    Additionally, Roofnest fits the Condor Overland with the likes of a battery-powered LED light strip (with a dimmer, no less!), a ground mat, two shoe bags, a skylight, and a 7.5-foot ladder. Those looking to bring some more perks from home into their Condor Overland's living quarters can always strap such niceties to the tent's available shell-mounted crossbars, which are capable of holding up to 100 pounds of extra gear with the tent stowed and 40 pounds with the tent in use.

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