Thinking of buying a roof top tent, awning or ground tent similar to an Oz tent? Don't purchase one yet!
Nick and I are starting up a business selling tents and awnings for the overlanding crowd. We have enjoyed our roof top tents, but wanted to make improvements based on our overlanding experiences. This desire has morphed into a business project focusing on roof top tents, awnings, and quick set-up ground tents similar to an Oz tent. We are making some design changes and improvements to the tents to make overlanding comfortable and convenient. We were impressed with the quality of the first batch of tents and are moving forward with the business.
Roof top tents offer a lot of benefits including getting off the ground away from critters, foam mattress, quick set-up, storing sleeping gear inside and very convenient with overlanding.
A few gripes from tents we have owned, include thin mattresses, tent cover difficult to zip, limited storage room when closed, ladders hurting feet, overall weight, pesky spring rod set-up.
Some of our improvements:
- higher density foam mattress (3 inches vs 2.5 inches)
- taller cover to ease installation and allow more storage of gear inside the tent
- cover to allow ladder extension to fit
- completely new tent design to allow open space at the front and back of the tent not requiring spring rods for side windows
- taller sliding ladder (telescoping ladder hurts feet and is finicky)
- improved air flow
- extra long roof top tent allowing a 6 footer to sleep sideways
- cover straps with double d-rings that are more secure
We will be offering 3 different tents in 2 sizes. One design will be new to the market and allow ample airflow without requiring side spring rods that are difficult to install and will be available in 1.4 meters (56 inches) or 2 meter (78 inches). The other style will be similar to other tents on the market including skylights and an overhang where an annex can be installed.
We will also be offering 2 sizes of quick set-up ground tents that are similar in style to an Oz tent but with an improved rain fly. Tents will come in 2 meters and 2.5 meter lengths.
For awnings, we will be offering a foxwing type awning that rotates 270 degrees and includes rigid poles under the canvas that the current foxwing awning does not have. This improves rigidity of the awning and does not require the canvas to be staked to the ground. Sizes include 2 meter and 2.5 meter lengths and walls can be attached to create a full enclosure around the awning. We will also offer a simple square awning in 1.4 meter (56 in), 2 meter (78 in) and 2.5 meter (98 in) length.
We are still kicking things off, but are excited about the products and quality of the tents and awnings. Progress has started on our first order and should arrive by May. We will be offering products at a reasonable price but are not willing to compromise on quality.
Of course, we plan to give a discount to NCLR members and are confident you will enjoy our products.
Check out a few pics of the test batch at OverlandPros.com but remember, the colors and styles will be different and improved.
If you are interested in pre-ordering a roof top tent, ground tent or awning, please pm me (TEDS) or Nick (NDAMICO) for a substantial discount before they arrive in May and more details. You won't be disappointed.
Edited by Teds, 22 February 2017 - 06:30 PM.