Not all king-sized beds — or their price points, for that matter — are made the same. From the level of firmness to materials used in the bed, there are several things to consider.
Fortunately, finding the right rooftop tent with a king-sized bed doesn’t have to be difficult!
We’ve taken the time to create a comprehensive list of the 4 best rooftop tents with king-sized beds to help you feel more confident in your buying decision:
Our Top Picks:
1. Roofnest Condor XL (Our Top Pick!)
A good product with a reasonable price is the Roofnest Condor XL, which is also super family-friendly.
With an interior of length 7.7”, width 6.1”, and height 4.2”, you can have your desired family camping trip with ease and comfort because it comes with a 2.35” mattress.
The setup for this hardshell tent is not as easy as the Skycamp 2.0, but you get the hang of it after using it for a while. There’s also a YouTube video explaining the process.
Weighing around 160 lbs, the Roofnest Condor XL has a weight limit of 800 lbs. The waterproof walls on this tent will keep you safe from the rain and also nice and warm.
Where it gets an edge over the other tent, though, is the interior space and comfort; the thick mattress seems to impress a lot of people, as we saw in the reviews. You also get an anti-condensation mat!
Customers seemed really happy with this product, with more than anything Roofnest’s customer service. So, if customer service is something important for you while making a purchase, you might want to consider the Condor XL.
2. Thule x Tepui Explorer Autana 4 + Annex (A Decent Budget Rooftop Tent!)
The Thule x Tepui Explorer Autana 4 is the cheapest of all the tents covered in this post.
Despite being fairly cheaper than the rest, this rooftop tent also claims to fit up to 4 people in the tent!
With a whopping 8’ length, a 6’ width, and a height of 4.6”, this comes out as the most spacious of all the mentioned rooftop tent. Weighing around 190 lbs, it has a thick 2.5” mattress which also comes with an anti-condensation mat.
The tent has a fully enclosed Annex below tent for ample storage space, and the fabric is Reinforced with taped seams for durability. Also, heavy-duty hinges and heavy gauge internal frame makes the Thule resilient to high winds and rain.
Given the price, the Thule is a good option if your budget is tight and you want to enjoy casual family trips.
3. Skycamp 2.0- iKamper
The successor of the best-selling Skycamp, the 2.0, improves upon almost all the first edition shortcomings.
A family of 4 can sleep in it with comfort as it comes with a 1.8” thick mattress, which fits easily in a space 6.11” long, 6.5” wide & 4’ high.
The hard shell tent itself is very easy to set up, weighing around 161 lbs. It has a weight limit of 900 lbs and is made of great quality components with hard locks on the closing straps for extra safety.
The material used is waterproof and breathable with an Insulating Poly-Cotton Canvas tent fabric, reducing the condensation build-up.
It also comes in custom colors!
Some users were not very happy with the mattress that comes with it, calling it uncomfortable and too firm.
Not everyone had a problem with the mattress; however, some customers were pleased with the overall product and shared some good experiences.
4. X Cover- iKamper
If Skycamp 2.0 was a little expensive or heavy for you, here’s a cheaper and lighter option available with almost everything identical to it: the X-Cover.
This 7.3” long & 6.3” wide tent with a height of 4.1” can easily become a mini home for your camping adventures. The X-Cover also comes with a 2.5” mattress.
It is easier to pitch and has a way faster set up because of the lightweight of only 120 lbs.
The material used in this hardshell tent is also waterproof and breathable with an Insulating Poly-Cotton Canvas tent fabric, which reduces the condensation build-up.
Even though the given space is 6.3” wide, the mattress is only 5.8,” which might not be ideal for some people.
Customers have complained about it being thin and uncomfortable even though it is listed at 2.5” thick.
How Much Should You REALLY Pay For A Roof Top Tent With A King Size Bed?
Many things come into play when deciding the perfect rooftop tent for your family.
The features, the comfort, the quality, but most of all, the price.
Though all of the mentioned rooftop tents seem to offer good value for the money we spend, finding the best among them is easier if we consider each’s pros and cons:
1. Skycamp 2.0- iKamper
The Skycamper 2.0 could have been a perfect choice with rich features and excellent quality.
However, it falls behind because of the uncomfortable mattress accompanying it.
- Excellent quality
- Hard Shell
- Good color options
- Easy to install
- Poor bed quality
- Short ladder
2. Roofnest Condor XL
In this battle of the most value for money product among all these amazing rooftop tents, The Roofnest Condor XL wins our heart.
Not only is it one of the most spacious rooftop tent, but it also has a really comfortable mattress and amazing customer service, which can be a boon to people with a family.
- Very spacious
- Comfortable bed
- Long ladder
- Free anti-condensation mat
- Limited color choices
- Longer installation time than the rest
3. X Cover- iKamper
The iKamper’s X-Cover has good quality material and is lightweight, but again the mattress seems to be an issue for many, being uncomfortable and smaller in size than the rest on this list.
- Quick setup
- Uncomfortable bed
- Short mattress size
4. Thule x Tepui Explorer Autana 4 + Annex
For a family wanting to spend less money on a rooftop tent, for fun casual family trips.
The Thule x Tepui Explorer Autana 4 + Annex is an excellent choice, with a very spacious interior that is also decent in this tent.
- Very spacious
- Ample storage
- No hard shell
- Average quality.
Every tent in this post is spacious enough for up to 4 adults and offers excellent quality hard shell (except the Thule x), which means that whichever tent you decide to pick won’t affect the quality of family time you have, camping.
|Roofnest Condor XL||4 People||$3,195.00|
|Thule x Tepui Explorer Autana 4 + Annex||4 People||$2,549.00|
|Skycamp 2.0- iKamper||4 People||$3,899.00|
|X Cover- iKamper||4 People||$3,199.00|
Morten is the founder of GoDownsize. He has filmed and interviewed people living in tiny houses and RVs since 2011. He grew up on the coast where his dad took him boating from a young age. He has completely rebuilt two RVs in which he travels with his family for months at the time. Read more about Morten here.