- Go Fast Campers unveiled the Superlite, a “minimalist” lightweight hardshell rooftop tent.
- The tent starts at $1,578, but a mattress pad and ladder costs an additional $279 and $100, respectively.
- The Superlite weighs 80 pounds and can be installed in around three minutes.
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Go Fast Campers unveiled the Superlite, a lightweight hardshell rooftop tent that can turn a car into a camper in under three minutes.
Bozeman, Montana-based Go Fast Campers specializes in producing outdoor and camping automotive gear, including a camper unit for pickup trucks and rooftop tents. Now, the company has expanded on the latter to create a more affordable and “simplified” version of its $4,198 hardshell Platform Rooftop: the Superlite.
In order to maintain the “minimalist” aesthetic that Go Fast Campers was striving for in the Superlite, the tent doesn’t come with sleeping pads or bags. Instead, customers can either provide their own or purchase the $1,299 tent with Go Fast Camper’s three-inch mattress for an additional $279.
But even with this additional sleeping pad cost, the Superlite is still cheaper than options like the company’s Platform Rooftop Tent, Fjordsen’s inflatable XL Rooftop Tent, and Redtail Overland’s carbon fiber Redtail 90 and 110.
When opened, the tent has 44 inches of headroom and 50 inches by 90 inches of sleeping space, making room for two adults and a child or pet.
The Superlite stands at 80 pounds, and when it's closed, its height is between four to six inches. Because the tent is lightweight compared to the traditional hardshell rooftop tent, the vehicle it's mounted on will have a low center of gravity and unhindered handling and drive dynamics, according to its maker.
To prove this, Go Fast Camper has signed its own race truck and Superlite rooftop tent up for the NORRA Mexican 1000, an off-road 1,000-mile race in Baja.
Despite these "race tent" qualities, the Superlite is like any camping tent with its three sides of panoramic windows and bug mesh screens. The interior also has charging pockets for phones and tablets, and a surfboard or stand up paddleboard rack.
The Superlite is easy to set up and remove by using its clamp system, giving the tent a three-minute installation time, according to its makers.
For easier access to the elevated tent, Go Fast Campers also offers a ladder an extra $100. But when the tent isn't mounted on the roof of a vehicle, the Superlite takes up the same amount of space as a card table, Go Fast Campers CEO Wiley Davis said in a statement.
The tent is now available for presale and will begin shipping in November.