Alu-Cab Gen3 Expedition Roof Top Tent
Posted on April 02 2018
If you don’t know anything about Alu-Cab yet, here's a little backstory. They are a South African expedition company which manufacture all their products on site. Specialising in 4wd canopies, professional awnings, rooftop tents & full roof conversions, to name a few. If you’ve ever heard of the famous blogger and expedition expert Andrew Pierre, he raves about them and is on his 2nd Landcruiser Troopy roof conversion. Check out his site here: www.4xoverland.com. Alu-Cab is considered the premier expedition company and produce some of the most sought-after overland gear on the market.
So onto the Generation 3 Expedition tent (Gen3).
This tent is aerodynamic and lighter than any of the previous models - 100mm wider at the shoulders. The internal roof and base are completely insulated with polyethylene closed-cell foam which gives superior insulation in the colder nights as the majority of heat loss occurs through the floor and ceiling. Whereas in the warmer nights the top down zips allow ample airflow with a completely sealed mosquito net. The tent exterior is made from Aluminium, so there is nothing to rust in it. Plus the roof has roof rack attachment so you can put almost anything on top of this including surfboards and tires, even while the tent is in upright sleeping position. Up to a max of 50kgs when fully open.
Best of all this tent opens and closes in seconds! Good for those rainy days.
Ample storage for all those much needed accessories. This is the new Ray Dalio book Principles. Worth a read!Packs down in seconds with all bedding and storage neatly tucked away inside
We took this tent away over Easter weekend to the Far North of New Zealand in the new Mudstuck Landcruiser 76 and wow did this roof top tent impress! It's solid, sturdy, warm at nights and cool during the days. One of the biggest things that made this tent awesome was the quick and easy setup/pack down. One day it was raining, and all the setup took was a few latches, a light push and clipping in the ladder. All done in about 15 seconds. All the bedding neatly packed up inside with a book to read and LED electrics. We plan on doing a lot more travel with this tent and in the future putting the boards on the roof.