The Best 4Runner Tent Models In 2023

    4Runner Roof Tent Guide

    The Toyota 4Runner has been a reliable overlanding companion for quite some time now. This classic off-road vehicle has been around for decades now, reaching the fifth generation of manufacturing and design. Through continuous development and innovation, this Japanese brand SUV has already been a tough choice when you want something reliable, proven, and tested. 

    What’s great about having Toyota 4Runner is its accessibility to after-market gear, accessories, and equipment. There are loads of stuff readily available almost anywhere to suit your preferences. But in this guide, we’ll focus on overlanding, specifically 4Runner rooftop tent camping

    In this 4Runner tent guide you will find an in depth review of some of the best tents in the market. You’ll learn about the companies behind them, quality, features that set them apart, and why they’re a good fit. We also have a lot more options that can be found at the end of the article, which are excellent. By the end of the read you should have a good idea of what tent you want for your rig, and if you still have questions, call us at: 844-200-3979

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    Wanaka 55 Tent iKamper X-Cover Tent
    Tuff Stuff Alpha Tent Autana Tent
    OVS Mamba Tent FSR Evolution V2 Tent
    Skycamp 3.0 Tent BadAss Convoy Tent
    Eezi Awn Blade Tent 4Runner Tent FAQs
    FSR High Country V2 Tent All 4Runner Tents For Sale

     

    Our Picks Fort The Best Roof Top Tent For 4Runner

    The following list doesn’t include some tents which you can still find below, we have. Avast range of tents which perfectly fit any generation of 4Runner. That said, we chose very specific tents because they were the best, from the best brands, and the best selling models.

    However, feel free to pick other models, for example, we feature the Guana Equipment Wanaka 55”, but you can also get a Wanaka 72” which is just as great. What we mean, a featured tent shouldn’t exclude other tents from the same brand or a similar quality range. On the contrary, it should help you decide based on features, materials and quality. If that means jumping to another tent that better fit your needs and is on the same level, do it.

    4Runner Roof Top Tent

    wanaka 55 4runner roof top tent

    Since the Toyota 4Runner 5th Generation can comfortably seat up to seven passengers, why not get a car camping tent that can accommodate up to four full-grown adults? The Guana Equipment Wanaka 55” RTT with an extra large annex can easily fit in your mates and crew when overlanding. 

    Smooth airflow is definitely guaranteed when camping out with the Guana Equipment Wanaka 55”. Several windows are placed strategically to ensure that there’s wind passing through your rooftop tent. With the presence of an entrance window and sky view window with mesh panels, you’ll most probably feel the strong breeze from nature when inside. 

    Guana Equipment Wanaka 55” might be the most spacious 4Runner tent on this list. You can also utilize the additional space the annex includes in the package when purchased. This 4Runner Wanaka roof tent provides a durable body material, an anti-condensation mattress, and a 270-degree outdoor view. 

    Why we like it?

    • Extra Large Annex that you can fully utilize depending on your camping requirements
    • Tough aluminum poles that can withstand strong winds
    • LED strip lights are included to illuminate the interior of your tent

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    3 people

    155 lbs

    Softshell

    2 years


    Tuff Stuff Alpha 4Runner Rooftop Tent

    tuff stuff alpha 4runner rooftop tent

    The Tuff Stuff Alpha 4, which is also available for two people, is an outstanding tent for any 4Runner or larger SUVs. First of all, the 4 person version comfortably fits 4 adults and could even fit a family of 5 with children, or even a dog. It opens and closes literally in 60 seconds, which gives you a lot more time to focus on what you want: time with your friends, family or nature.

    As to the materials, they are top notch. The tent shells are made of high-quality ABS plastic (extremely durable against all the weather conditions), with the slight downside that it can lose some of the color when exposed to UV rays, but that’s on the very long run and you can avoid it by polishing it regularly, like your truck. As to the canvas, it’s the best of the best with a 280g poly/cotton rip-stop and a rainfly of 210D poly-oxford and coated for 5000mm of water. Finally, the floor is made of heavy-duty honeycomb aluminum. As you can see, this is a 4-season roof top tent, with excellent insulation and materials that will last for years. The warranty is for two years.

    Some of the bells and whistles include an LED light, an anti-condensation mat, a sky window on the roof of the canvas,  YKK zippers, a show bag and a storage bag and the best feature are the locking lathes which allow you to keep the tent fully closed and locked with key when you’re not using it. All in all you get safety and comfort, all for an incredibly affordable price. This tent should be one of your top choices.

    Why we like it?

    • 4 season roof top tent
    • Lockable when not in use for more safety
    • Includes additional things such as an LED light, shoe bag, etc 

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    4 people

    176 lbs

    Side opening hard shell

    2 years


    OVS Mamba 5th Gen 4Runner Roof Top Tent

    ovs mamba 5th gen 4runner roof top tent

    One of our preferred roof top tents for a 5th Gen or any 4Runner to be honest, and one of our best sellers too! Let’s understand why. First, this tent is only 8” tall when closed, being one of the lower profiled tents in the world, with barely any wind resistance, noise or fuel consumption impact. It’s aerodynamic, won’t add much height to your 4Runner, and it has two crossbars you can add to the top shell. Why are these good? Well, the Mamba measures 91” x 55.5” inches, which covers most of your 4Runner’s roof footprint, therefore the extra crossbars allow you to still carry gear over it such as boards, kayaks, Maxtrax or tanks. 

    Now, the tent comfortably fits 2 adults, maybe you can fit in a dog or a small child with them, but we recommend to use if for two people. It opens and closes in literally 45 seconds, as it’s a clamshell roof top tent. The shells are aluminum, keeping it as lightweight as possible, weighing only 177 lbs which isn’t much for such a long tent. As to the materials, the canvas is one of the thickest in the market being 600D poly cotton ripstop, with glaze breathable mesh windows. 4-season tent just for you.

    As all OVS products, we are looking at a 4 year warranty, fantastic. The extra features include the two cross bars, two boot bags, a telescoping ladder as well as lot of storage pouches and pockets inside the tent. The mattress is comfy with a plush feature and thick enough. As we mentioned before, this tent takes most of the rack’s or roof’s footprint, but that’s fine on a 4Runner, especially if the tent has crossbars on top.

    Why we like it?

    • Cross bars over the top shell
    • Only 8” tall, very aerodynamic
    • Opens and closes in less than 1 minute

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    2 adults

    177 lbs

    Clamshell hard shell tent

    4 years


    Skycamp iKamper 4Runner Tent

    skycamp ikamper 4runner tent

    Arguably the most popular hard shell rooftop tent, the iKamper Skycamp 3.0 has already captured the attention of 4Runner enthusiasts because of its unique features. Being the third version of this product line, the SkyCamp 3.0 continues to give comfort to anyone who mounts it on their off-road ride. Starting from its high–performance aluminum platform that gives a durable base to your RTT that can hold up to 1.8 tons, and that does not end there. 

    The recently improved and developed iKamper Skycamp has plenty of features to boast to its users. When not in use, the hard shell case is specifically designed for better aerodynamics resulting in less noise and wind resistance while cruising. When fully set-up, this rooftop tent has durable canvas materials that provide secure accommodation. 

    You’ll be greeted with a 9-zone insulated mattress, providing you with a comfortable place to sleep and snuggle. The king-sized mattress found inside the iKamper SkyCamp 3.0 for 4Runner is to die for. It can lavishly provide space for three adults. You’ll definitely feel the difference that SkyCamp can provide. 

    Why we like it?

    • 4-Season Rooftop Tent that you can bring anywhere, anytime
    • Hard Shell Case doubles as cargo box when not in use
    • Easy Installation and compatible with most roof racks

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    4 people

    165 lbs

    Side opening hard shell

    2 years


    Eezi Awn Blade Hard Shell Tent

    eezi awn blade 4runner hard shell roof top tent

    This off-road camping equipment can partner your TRD Pro’s extreme off-road functionality. Aside from being a hard shell tent, Eezi Awn Blade has been tested for years on the outskirts of South Africa, deeming it worthy of surpassing any rugged condition that your terrain will give you. The versatile Eezi-Awn Blade comes with durable rip-stop walls with mesh panels that give additional protection to its users. 

    Sleeping comfortably will never be a problem with the Eezi-Awn Blade. An 80mm-thick mattress can give ample space for two adults supported with a lightweight aluminum base body. In addition to this, several internal pockets are also carefully designed to help you organize your stuff and hold off some extra space. 

    Having an Eezi Awn Blade Hardshell RTT also provides an extra 12V socket, which is very suitable to mount to a 4Runner TRD Pro to match its off-road prowess. Aside from these amazing rooftop tent features, Eezi Awn Blade has mastered the basics. A quick setup and takedown, a comfortable mattress that can fit two adults, and a low profile design for better aerodynamics are some of the best features of the Eezi-Awn Blade.

    Why we like it?

    • Two additional crossbars on top of the hard shell for additional mounting
    • With already included XCLUSIV ladder
    • Suitable for 4-Season Camping

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    2 people

    175 lbs

    Clamshell hard shell

    3 years


    FSR High Country V2

    fsr high country 4runner tent

    FSR or Freespirit Recreation has some of the most innovative designs for roof top tents in the world, and the High Country King V2 is exactly that. It opens and closes in less than 60 seconds, just like a hard shell, but wait, it’s not a hard shell, it’s a soft shell. That means it’s more spacious inside, as a matter of fact this High Country fits up to 5 people, it takes less of the rack’s footprint, and it’s much lighter.

    Ideal for any Toyota 4Runner, this tent has an aluminum base on both sides of the tent, as well as the impressive tri-layer canvas technology providing the best insulation and protection from the elements in the whole industry. It now has larger air vents so that there is less condensation and better airflow inside the tent, even during the scorching summer days or cold winter days.

    The best feature is the mattress, it has a built-in 3” thick self-inflating mattress, which already stands over a soft base. This is by far the best mattress we have seen. Top it all up with great storage pockets and space inside the tent, as well as shoe bags for outside of it, and finally an LED light that connects via USB. 

    Why we like it?

    • Opens and closes in 60 seconds
    • Fits 4 to 5 people
    • Best insulation canvas in the industry 

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    4-5 people

    154 lbs

    Softshell

    2 years


    iKamper X-Cover 2.0 4Runner Camping Tent

    ikamper x-cvoer 2.0 4runner camping tent

    The iKamper X-Cover 2.0 4Runner tent gives its users the simplest style of outdoor car camping. Even though it weighs only approximately 150-lbs, don’t underestimate the comfort this 4Runner tent can bring to the table. The quick-open 4Runner roof tent only needs a couple of minutes at max to set up, thanks to its innovative feature of mixing a hard shell tent with a soft shell style. 

    The iKamper X-Cover 2.0 also has a pair of crossbars integrated into its upper shell when not in use. This feature allows you to utilize an additional storage space in case you need to mount other off-road accessories that you’ll be needing for overlanding. The extra rack system that it provides is suitable for those off-road rigs that have limited interior space.

    This four-season iKamper X-Cover Rooftop tent provides quality sleeping space for three adults with its 2.75-inch thick mattress with 9-zone technology, popularized by the folks from iKamper. Plus, it is the ideal size to mount to a mid-sized SUV, like the 4th Generation Toyota 4Runner. 

    Why we like it?

    • Four Season tent that you can use anytime, anywhere
    • With crossbars on the upper shell to mount your other off-road accessories
    • Two-year warranty included

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    3-4 people

    150 lbs

    Hybrid softshell

    2 years


    Autana Tepui 4Runner Tent

    tepui autana 4runner tent

    Looking at its brand name, the Thule Autana Ruggedized roof tent can be one of the most suitable 4Runner roof top tents. The Ruggedized product line provides you with extreme comfortability and gives the toughest Toyota 4Runner 3rd Generation a good fight with off-road adventures. The Thule Ruggedized variation is a heavy-duty, all-around, reliable car tent perfect for multiple days of outdoor adventure. The expedition-grade and quality materials used for this 3-person can take your car camping experience to the next level.

    Gathering a heavy-duty feature lineup, starting with the diamond base plate that serves as a platform for your thick mattress, an anti-condensation mat to prevent molds from occurring and a 600D Polyester ripstop fabric with dual stitched taped seams. These outstanding features can provide you with comfortable and secured outdoor accommodation. 

    Upon purchase, you’ll receive an annex that is proven and tested durable through tough times. This extra set of accessories gives additional storage space for your provisions or can be utilized as a private changing room, considered a “luxury” while outdoor camping. 

    Why we like it?

    • Ready to handle extreme weather conditions
    • Annex included in every purchase gives a standing private changing room
    • Universal mounting brackets that can be used to mount to any roof rack easily

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    3 people

    192 lbs

    Softshell

    2 years


    FSR Evolution V2 4Runner Tent On Top

    fsr evolution v2 4runner tent on top

    Another FSR tent, the FSR Evolution V2 is a perfect fit as a 4Runner tent on top. It’s a hard shell pop up roof top tent with cross bars on top of it which have a 220 lbs load rating, meaning they can even carry kayaks, canoes or heavy cargo over them. To make it even better, this tent rather than taking space over your 4Runner, it can help improve your cargo carrying capacity. The Evolution V2 has a bottom shell with special channels to which you can even attach an awning! 

    The tent comes with the typical FSR tri-layer canvas technology, the best in the industry. It has 3 layers of 150D poly-oxford canvas that insulate you and protect you from all elements. And what about condensation? Well, the tent has huge air vents for better air flow and ventilation, and during winter you can choose to close the flaps inside the tent to seal these vents and keep the warmth inside with you.

    With a queen size air core mattress, you are getting a 3” thick self inflating mattress which still sits over a soft base to guarantee the best possible night of sleep. You also get a 360 degree view from the tent, since there are huge windows on all sides. The tent can comfortably sleep two adults, and has an impressive height of 47” when fully open. Oh, and there is a shorter version for trucks, in case you want one.

    Why we like it?

    • Comes in two sizes to choose from
    • Cross bars on top and rails on sides for extra cargo carrying space
    • Best insulation canvas in the industry

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    2 People

    184 lbs

    Pop-up hard shell

    2 years


    BadAss Convoy Toyota 4Runner Tent

    badass convoy 4Runner rooftop tent

    The slimmest hardshell roof top tent that you can mount to your Toyota 4Runner, the BadAss Convoy 4Runner RTT weighs only 122 lbs, including low-mount crossbars for a discreet design. Getting this rooftop tent over your car won't be as complicated as it may seem, as the tents come already preassembled. All you have to do is mount the lightweight Convoy 4Runner rooftop tent to the crossbars, and you are all set for your outdoor adventure. 

    Another great feature of the BadAss Convoy 4Runner Roof top tent involves its hard shell. This external casing is made from durable, high-gloss coextruded plastic materials paired with a space-age extruded aluminum base frame with 500-pound weight capacity support. This four-season RTT is suitable for two persons, and a great choice if you prefer going lightweight. 

    Of course, BadAss won’t let you down with this tent's material composition. The Convoy tent's body is waterproof 420D Nylon Oxford fabric with three doors and four large zippered windows. The tent entrance and side panels are coupled with mesh panels, providing additional security against insects that may roam around while you are camping. 

    Why we like it?

    • Three-year warranty offered by BadAss RTTs
    • The lightest, thinnest hardtop on the market at 5” tall and 122 lbs.
    • Gas shock strut arms allow for quick setup and structural integrity even in windy conditions.

    Sleeping Capacity

    Weight

    Tent Type

    Warranty

    2 people

    152 lbs

    Pop-up hard shell

    3 years


    How To Choose My Toyota 4Runner Roof Top Tent?

    To avoid redundant spending and save yourself from the hassle of wrong purchases, it is best to consider different factors that may affect choosing the right car camping roof top tent for you. Knowing what you need to check beforehand gives you an idea of which of them is suitable for your preference. Before checking out that 4Runner roof top tent, here are some factors to consider. 

    Rooftop Tent Type: Hardshell or Softshell Tent

    The difference between these two RTT types is enormous. However, we cannot directly say that one is entirely superior. Depending on your preference and budget, it is essential to consider which roof tent is suitable. Hard shell rooftop tents are enclosed in a durable case, usually with a gas-strut and easy setup feature. On the other hand, softshell RTTs are mostly lightweight but have heavy-duty poles and pillars that serve as the tent's framework. 

     

    Quality of Materials & Maintenance

    Of course, you’ll want to get your 4Runner roof top tent that will survive with your off-road vehicle through time. The key to a long-lasting RTT is choosing the right materials that match the type of environment you’ll mostly be staying in. Get something that uses durable and high-quality materials, and keep an eye on those integral RTT parts, such as the base, the body, and fabric composition and poles, if there are any. Plus, knowing the correct procedure on how to maintain can prolong the usage of your off-road gear. It’ll be a bonus if the manufacturer offers years of warranty. 

     

    Brand

    We’re encouraging you to invest your hard-earned money in legit suppliers and manufacturers of off-road equipment for 4Runner rooftop tents and anything you’ll buy, especially online. Knowing the background of the brand behind your overlanding gear contributes a lot of confidence in buying them. Look for brands that have already established their name and reputation through years of experience, continuous product development, and aftersales support. Looking for a brand that gives you peace of mind before and after purchase is important. 

     

    4Runner Tent FAQs

    Can you put a rooftop tent on a 4Runner?

    Yes, you can put any roof top tent over a Toyota 4Runner as long as the vehicle has a roof rack that can support the weight of the tent and has space for it. If the rack has a dynamic weight capacity (when the vehicle is in motion) that’s larger or the same to the weight of the tent, then it will be able to support it. Then, make sure to measure both the roof of your 4Runner, the total dimensions of the rack and compare them to the base of the tent. If the dimensions of the tent’s base aren’t too long or wide for the rack, then you are good to go. Finally, just make sure you properly attach the tent’s brackets to the roof rack so you can put the rooftop tent over your 4Runner safely.

     

    Is there a 4runner roof top tent weight limit?

    The weight limit can be for either the roof rack you have or the tent itself. You will always need to make sure you know what the dynamic weight capacity of your 4Runner roof rack is, to see if it has the right weight limit for your roof top tent. Typically, you want the dynamic weight capacity to be the same or higher than the overall weight of the roof top tent.

     

    Are there 4runner rooftop tents with an annex?

    Not all 4-Runner roof tents have an annex included upon purchase. Usually, annexes are sold separately to extend your camping space or provide an additional room with privacy. However, there are 4-Runner tents with annexes included upon purchase, like the Guana Equipment Wanaka 55” and the Thule Autana Ruggedized 3. 

     

    How easy is it to mount a 4runner roof top tent?

    Installing a rooftop tent to your Toyota 4Runner can be pretty tricky. Remember that RTTs can sometimes have a significant weight because of their heavy-duty materials. Getting it in position can be a challenge and might need additional workforce. However, once it is already set to the roof rack, a couple of bolts and nuts to mount and secure your 4-Runner rooftop tent will take a little time. 

     

    Do you need to upgrade suspension for rooftop tent?

    Not really. The stock or OME suspension that the 4Runner has is good enough to support any rooftop tent. However, if you plan to use the tent over your 4Runner and do serious overlanding or rock crawling, a suspension upgrade is always a good idea.

     

    Hard shell vs soft shell roof top tent? 

    There is no definite answer here, both of them are perfect for any 4Runner as you can see from this guide. It all comes down to your choice and a few factors to consider: do you want a tent with more space in it for more people? Is the tent’s price in your budget? Do you want a tent to take more space on your rack, or less? Do you want to open or close the tent faster, or you want more space and better ventilation? Such factors come into play, but the 4Runner is a fantastic vehicle as it’s large enough and strong enough to be able to deal with any type of tent.

     

    Is there a 4runner roof rack for roof top tent?

    There are plenty of 4Runner roof racks for a roof top tent. As long as your roof rack has a dynamic weight rating (when the vehicle is in motion) that is the same or more than the total weight of the roof top tent, then the roof rack will work. Sure, there are some racks better suited for larger roof top tents, such as platform roof racks, but most will work as long as the weight ratings are fine.

     

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