DARCHE Roof Top Tents
Experience the outdoors in comfort with our convenient roof top tents. Easy setup and increasing popularity among adventurers make them a must-have. Whether solo or with family, enjoy a cosy sleeping area and weather protection. Choose quality and embark on your next journey with confidence.
Why Roof Top Tents?
Roof top tents have gained immense popularity in New Zealand in recent years, becoming a game-changer for campers. These cartop campers offer a unique camping experience by providing a comfortable and convenient sleeping space on top of your vehicle. Whether you're on a weekend getaway or a cross-country adventure, there's numerous benefits that enhance your outdoor exploration.
One of the main reasons people choose rooftop tents in NZ is their elevated sleeping arrangement. By placing your sleeping quarters on the roof of your vehicle, you can avoid uneven terrain, damp ground, and critters that come out at night. This not only ensures a peaceful night's sleep but also provides added safety and security during your camping trips.
We offer an impressive lineup of rooftop tents to suit different preferences and needs. Our hard shell roof top tents, such as the Ridgeback and the Ridgeback HighRize, are engineered with durability and weather resistance in mind. The aerodynamic design of the Hard Shell Tents minimises wind resistance, reducing fuel consumption during your travels.
For campers who prioritise flexibility and compactness, DARCHE's soft shell roof top tents are an excellent choice. The Hi View and Intrepidor models offer exceptional quality and comfort while being lightweight roof top tents and easy to pack up. These tents are constructed from high-quality materials that provide reliable protection against the elements while maintaining breathability and ventilation.
Family & Double rooftop Tents
Roof top tents come in a range of shapes and sizes depending on the amount of space you need.
To accommodate larger families, the Basecamp is a fantastic option. This family rooftop tent provides plenty of space on the road and ensures the utmost comfort during camping trips. (4 people)
For those looking for a spacious hard shell rooftop tent, the Double Dee is a top-notch choice. Its sturdy construction and rugged design make it ideal for family adventures in any terrain. We’d classify it as a double rooftop tent, and it will comfortably fit two people.
Small & Lightweight Rooftop Tents
If you're looking for and ultra-compact and small rooftop tent, the Streamliner is an excellent choice. Weighing in at 69kg with a packdown height of 150mm, this tent is perfect for those who like to travel light. Despite its compact design, the Streamliner still offers ample space for a comfortable night's sleep.
The Intrepidor is one of our lightweight rooftop tents, coming in at only 51kg.
Pop Up Roof Top Tents
Pop up roof top tents are perfect for budget campers. They're also supported by gas struts on all four corners which allows for a simple setup.
Car rooftop tents
Depending on the vehicle your drive, there might be limitations on which roof top tents will work for you. This is due to the vehicles weight bearing capacity. At DARCHE we’ve got a range of lighter weight car rooftop tents that suit smaller vehicles. If you’re looking for a car roof tent, we’ve got you covered.
The Best Rooftop Tents in NZ
No matter which DARCHE roof top tent you choose, you can expect superior craftsmanship and attention to detail. DARCHE has a strong reputation for producing durable and dependable outdoor gear, and our cartop tents are no exception. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a novice camper, we offer the best rooftop tents. Experience the freedom of camping above ground without compromising on comfort or safety. You can also count on the DARCHE warranty should you have any issues.
Choosing a rooftop tent comes down to personal preference and your vehicle.
It’s best to first decide how many people you’d like to sleep, the weight capacity on your vehicle then your preference for design (hard shell vs soft shell)
DARCHE rooftop tents come in a range of models and sizes. You can refer to this guide for further information.
Hard shell tents feature a robust, aluminium shell which offers a streamline design and unmatched protection.
Soft shell tents use polyester and canvas materials which make them lighter, and are stored inside a pvc transit cover for transport.
Securely mount the base to your vehicles roof rack according to the manufacturers instructions. Make sure your tent is centered and the weight is evenly distributed.
Different cars all have varied weight capacities, so it’s best you check this with your manufacturer before making a purchase.
Typically heavier hardshell tents are more suited to 4WDs that have a heavier load capacity. For smaller vehicles, the Kozi pop top and the lighter softshell range are better suited.
Our leading warranty is one of the best on the market.
DARCHE Series - 3 Years
Kozi Series - 4 Years
Eco Series - 4 years