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The 7 Best Tent For Tacoma Models In 2023
If you own a 1st gen, 2nd gen, or even a 3rd gen Toyota Tacoma and are looking to install a roof top tent on it you’ve come to the right place. This will be an in-depth review of what we think are some of the best Toyota Tacoma roof top tent models for 2023.
Having a roof top tent is one of the essentials for any overlanding trip so without further ado let’s introduce the best Toyota Tacoma tent models.
Best Roof Top Tent for Tacoma
Wanaka RTT is an all-season, 3-person, soft shell roof top tent. This is a very sturdy and reliable tent that has been tested in some of the harshest conditions out there to make sure that it can withstand pretty much anything you put it up to. Its construction is strong enough to withstand even the strongest of winds and even provides a great during a rainstorm. It is one of the cheaper 3-person tents on the market right now and it also has more awesome features to offer.
The body of the RTT is made from 600D waterproof, ripstop, polyester oxford canvas that has taped seams and a PU coating. It also comes with a durable rainfly which is made of the same material as the tent canvas. 1” thick aluminum poles make up the construction of the tent as well as a diamond plate anti-scratch aluminum base. When not using the tent, you can pack it away and store it safely inside the heavy-duty 1000D PVC black travel cover that comes alongside it.
There are edge protectors on the base of the tent which protect the tent canvas from getting torn up. Inside the tent, you will find an extremely comfortable 3” thick, high-density foam mattress as well as an anti-condensation mat that creates airflow that allows moisture to escape and keeps your mattress in good condition. It also adds to the comfort of the mattress. Inside there is also an LED light strip that helps you illuminate the tent when needed.
Now a great thing about this Tacoma tent is that it comes with an annex. And a big one as well. The annex has a footprint of 100” x 100”. It is also 82” tall. You can use that annex room as an additional sleeping space for any extra campers that may come with you on your next overlanding trip. This annex has 3 entrance points that are covered with a see-through mesh and canvas that can also be used as an awning.
Both the RTT and the annex use YKK zippers which are one of the highest-quality zippers on the market right now. There are windows on each side of the roof top tent as well as a sky view window that lets in extra sunlight during the day and can be used for gazing during the night. This Tacoma tent also comes with 2 shoe bags to help you organize your tent and keep it clean. We also want to mention that it has a 1 Year warranty.
|3-4 People||140 lbs||
Open: 56.3" x 122" x 49.5"
Closed: 56.3 " x 48" x 12"
3rd Gen Tacoma Tent Options
Nosara 55” Tacoma Roof Tent
This is yet another all-season, 3-person, soft shell roof top tent which is reasonably priced and very sturdy and reliable. This tent can be used during some harsh weather conditions such as heavy rainstorms, snowstorms, or even during some strong winds. It comes with an annex that can be used as a sleeping quarter by a camper or just extra storage space. There are a lot more amazing features to this Tacoma tent so let’s get to it.
This RTTs body is made of 420D waterproof polyester oxford with taped seams and PU coating. It also has a 600D waterproof polyester oxford rainfly with a special silver coating underneath it for better insulation as well as light protection. This Tacoma roof top tent has a 1” thick aluminum pole construction which makes this tent as sturdy as it is. Its base is made of a black diamond plate anti-scratch aluminum base with an edge protector that prevents the tent from getting torn up.
When not in use, this Tacoma tent can be stored inside the heavy-duty 1000D PVC black travel cover that comes alongside the tent. Inside the tent, you will find a comfortable 2.75” thick high-density foam that comes with its own washable cover as well as an anti-condensation mat underneath it that allows moisture to escape, and this keeps your mattress in good condition. This Toyota Tacoma roof top tent comes with 2 shoe bags as well as 1 utility net on the base of the tent which adds more storage room.
There are windows on all sides of the tent as well as a sky view window on the roof of this RTT which lets you enjoy the scenery around you. The annex that is included has 2 canvas and see-through mesh openings, one entry point, and one window. The annex floor is included and once set up, you can enter the vehicle from the annex itself. This is one of the best Tacoma roof top tents out there so feel free to check it out!
|3 People||139 lbs||
Open: 56.3" x 96" x 49.5"
Closed: 56.3 " x 48" x 12"
Tent For Toyota Tacoma Short Bed
Skycamp Mini 3.0 Tacoma Short Bed Tent
This is a slightly condensed version of Skycamp 3.0, as the name would imply. Despite this, it is nevertheless equally durable, sturdy, and long-lasting Tacoma roof top tent as the iKamper Skycamp 3.0. The Skycamp 3.0 Mini is a side-opening all-season hard-shell tent with its typical iKamper side design that is ideal for installing on practically any vehicle and comfortably sleeping 2 people. This is one of the newest RTTs on the market and one of the most quality tents out there. However, it is also one of the most expensive ones.
This RTT is an all-weather tent and it includes quilted insulation on the inside. This reduces condensation and as the temperature lowers it keeps you warmer. The body of this Tacoma tent also contains a thick 300gsm poly-cotton blackout canvas that shuts out light so you (or your kids) may sleep far past sunrise. It also includes a rainfly made of ripstop polyester with a DWR treatment that is environmentally friendly. It is also one of the lighter roof top tents available because when closed, it weighs only 125 lbs.
To keep you even warmer at night, the hard case's shell is made of a double-layered fiber-reinforced plastic with 1" of air insulation. The Skycamp 3.0 Mini has a modernized zipper and window design that enables you to simultaneously unzip the canvas and mesh windows. Y you can even use the outer canopy as blinds. A sky view window is also included, which provides additional light throughout the day and is excellent for stargazing at night.
A cozy 9-zone, 2.25" thick, insulated polyfoam mattress with a condensation-controlling design can be found inside the tent. This tent is most definitely not cheap and was not designed for low-cost camping trips but it does have some of the highest-quality features an RTT has to offer. This Toyota Tacoma roof top tent, on the other hand, is among the most modern models as previously mentioned, and was built to be as durable and reliable as possible to survive almost any weather situation.
You can deploy it in just minutes! This roof top tent comes with a 2-year warranty and is one of our top recommendations so feel free to check it out!
|2 People||125 lbs||
Open: 83" x 52" x 48"
Closed: 55" x 57.5" x 13.5"
Hard Shell Roof Top Tent Tacoma Top Choice
Tuff Stuff Alpha Tacoma Hard Shell Roof Top Tent
This is a big 4-person, all-season, hard-shell Tacoma tent which has been tested in harsh weather conditions to ensure that it will withstand everything you put it through. Like many other hard shell roof top tents this one is also not a budget-friendly one. However, with higher prices come higher quality features and this tent is no exception. So, let’s look at it and see what makes it so great.
The body of this Toyota Tacoma roof top tent is made of 280G poly/cotton rip-stop fabric and features a 210D polyester oxford rainfly that is PU coated. The construction is very sturdy and reliable, and it can withstand even the strongest of winds. The hard shell of this RTT is made of ABS plastic which is both durable and lightweight and it has a heavy-duty aluminum honeycomb pattern floor which provides even more insulation for those colder nights.
Since this is a 4-person tent it has a weight capacity of an impressive 1100 lbs while weighing only 176 lbs. It has 3 mesh window openings as well as a sky view window that lets light in during the day and lets you gaze at stars at night. It even has 2 side window openings that can be used as rain awnings. One of the cooler features that this tent has is the YKK zipper design which comes with custom para-cord pulls which reduce the annoying dinging sound in the wind.
Inside the tent, you will find a 2.36” thick foam mattress as well as an LED light strip which you can use to illuminate both the inside and outside of your tent when needed. Getting in and out of this Tacoma tent is easy thanks to the 7.5 ft tall, angled steps which can be stored inside your tent when not in use. There is also a storage bag as well as a shoe bag which will help you organize your stuff and keep your tent nice and tidy. This is a perfect roof top tent for you and your family so feel free to check it out!
|4 People||176 lbs||
Open: 55" x 86 1/2" x 53"
Closed: 55" x 74 3/4" x 14 1/2"
Tacoma Roof Top Tent On Camper Shell
Mt Hood CVT Tacoma Tent
This is one of the most expensive roof top tents on this list and it is a 4 season, clamshell tent that can come in various sizes depending on how many people sleep inside it. It is a high quality, rugged, and reliable tent, which you would expect regarding its price, and has been tested in harsh weather conditions to ensure that it will survive even the strongest winds and harshest rainfalls. So, let’s look at some of the other features it has to offer.
The tent’s body has a 280G waterproof rip-stop canvas and features an awning that can be zipped up when needed. The hard shell of this RTT is made of durable aluminum that is water, dust, and UV resistant. It’s easy to open and easy to close thanks to the new draw-style latch. This Tacoma tent also doubles as a roof rack because of the mounted cross bars on it which you can use to carry bikes, skis, snowboards, additional cargo, or more.
One thing that is special about this roof top tent is the double channel feature on the bottom part of the hard shell which you can use to mount a variety of different accessories such as axes, shovels, lights, etc. You can enter this tent from either of its 3 sides which is useful if you have an awning mounted to your roof rack. Alongside the tent, you will also receive a telescoping ladder which will make getting in and out of the tent a breeze.
Inside the tent, you will find an anti-condensation mat as well as a carpeted ceiling to reduce any moisture. It also gives you a level of insulation keeping you warm during those colder nights. When it comes to storage compartments this RTT offers 2 extra-large shoe bags as well as 1 utility net which lets you organize the things in your tent and keep it clean. It also comes with a 2-year warranty!
|2-3 People||160 lbs||
Open: 47" x 81" x 56"
Closed: 85" x 50" x 8.25"
Largest Tacoma Rooftop Tent
FSR High Country 80 Rooftop Tent Tacoma
This is one of the biggest roof top tents we will talk about in this article and surprisingly, it is not the most expensive one. It is a tent that is designed to sleep 4 to 5 people and it is an all-season RTT as well. It can withstand some of the roughest weather conditions out there as well as some of the strongest winds. It is surprisingly lightweight considering its size as it only weighs 182 lbs. So, let’s see what else makes this Tacoma tent so great.
The body of this tent features a 150D poly-oxford rip-stop tri-layer canvas technology. It has mildew-resistant, UV, and fire-retardant treatment that will extend fabric life. It also comes with a 210D rip-stop poly-oxford rainfly that has silver and polyurethane coating. The base of this sturdy, rugged, and reliable roof top tent is made of extruded aluminum alloy. You can even find double-stitched seams with polyurethane seam tape for an even greater watertight seal.
When not in use you can keep this Toyota Tacoma roof top tent inside the 1200D PVC waterproof travel cover that has UV treatment and even has an elastic underside for quick removal and installation. Inside the tent, you will find a 1.5” high-density foam mattress and underneath it is a 2” thick EPE foam which gives you even more comfort. This RTT has windows on all sides of it and even a sky view window that lets the light in during the day and is perfect for star gazing at night.
Getting in and out of this roof top tent is easy thanks to the telescoping aluminum ladder that can extend more than 7 ft and is also removable so that you can use it from different sides of the tent. You will also find shoe pouches and storage pockets that will let you organize the things inside your tents so that the inside will be nice and tidy. It is designed to fit full-size SUVs, mid-size trucks, and even full-size truck beds. Feel free to check it out!
|3-5 People||182 lbs||
Open: 80" X 98" X 50"
Closed: 85" X 52" X 14"
High Quality Toyota Tacoma Tent
Autana 3 Tacoma Roof Tent
This is a 3-person, soft-shell, all-season Thule roof top tent. They are and always will be recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of off-road equipment. This is a very durable and reliable roof top tent as it has been tested in some of the harshest weather conditions to ensure that it can withstand pretty much anything. Now let's discuss why this tent, as well as many of their other models, are so fantastic.
The most durable roof top tents available are in their ruggedized series, which includes this RTT. This Autana tent's body is constructed of 360g polyester cotton canvas with a 600D ripstop fabric that is water-resistant ventilated and has dual-stitched taped seams that are also UV and mold-resistant. A 420D polyester oxford rainfly with taped seams and a PU coating is another characteristic of this RTT. Additionally, a 1000D PVC cover is included with this tent to prevent damage when not in use.
The internal frame of this Tacoma tent is made of ¼" aluminum tubes, while the base is made of a heavy-duty aluminum tube frame with diamond plate cap sheets. A high-density 2-12" foam mattress with a detachable cotton cover is located inside the tent. There are also storage pockets inside the tent that you can use to arrange your camping supplies or personal items and keep the interior of your tent nice and tidy.
For more privacy and to prevent obnoxious insects from entering your RTT, all the windows have mesh covers. There is even a sky view window that lets the light in during the day and is great for star gazing at night. Thule created the entry point that is accessible from the underside of the tent to provide more privacy when entering and exiting the tent. Additionally, this tent even comes with an annex that can be used as sleeping quarters by other campers or for storing extra supplies and equipment.
It won't take you more than a few minutes to set up this Toyota Tacoma roof top tent. It also has a 2-year warranty! Overall, if you decide to get it, this tent is fantastic to have and would make a wonderful addition to your car. So, feel free to check it out.
|3 People||192 lbs||
Open: 56" x 122" x 52"
Closed: 56" x 48" x 12"
Tacoma Roof Top Tent FAQS
Will a roof top tent fit a Tacoma 5ft bed?
Yes, it will. With a 5-foot bed, you can install a 60” roof top tent. Just be sure that before acquiring your desired roof top tent you check the dimensions of your bed to not get a bigger tent than your truck bed can handle.
Is there a 1st gen Tacoma roof top tent?
Any tent that fits the dimensions of your vehicle can be installed on it. Now if you have a single cab your best option is to mount a bed rack and then install a roof top tent over it. If you have a crew cab or double cab, you can install a roof rack and mount a roof top tent over it.
Can I install a Tacoma roof top tent over the cab?
Yes, you can! You need to have a roof rack to do that. You do have to keep an eye on the weight capacity of that roof rack as well as the weight that the roof of your vehicle can withstand before deciding on that. If your vehicle can withstand the weight of the roof rack with a mounted roof top tent you can safely do it.
What do I need to mount a tent on a Tacoma?
In order to mount a roof top tent on your Toyota Tacoma you would need a rack. That can be either a roof rack or a bed rack. Just keep an eye on the weight capacity of the said rack so that you can be sure that it can withstand the weight of the tent itself as well as the people that will be using it.
What is the mpg impact of a tent over my Tacoma?
There are a couple of factors to consider when it comes to that. Those would be the size and type of the tent. Hard-shell roof top tents are more aerodynamic than soft-shell ones. Also, the heavier your tent is the more impact it will have on your MPG. Some studies have shown that the vehicle’s fuel efficiency drops by 17% when you have a roof top tent mounted.