Jeep Wrangler Tent
Jeep Wrangler Tent Guide
So, you are an off-road enthusiast with a Jeep Wrangler sitting in your garage. If you’re reading this that means you’re probably looking to upgrade your vehicle with a good and reliable roof top tent which will make your next overlanding adventure a lot more fun.
Well, we know that upgrading your vehicle is a big investment and that’s why we wanted to take time and talk about the best Jeep Wrangler tent that you could get for your Jeep. Now keep in mind that all of the tents we will mention here fit all of the Jeep Wrangler models so the only thing that you should be on the lookout for is whether you like the tent or not.
Here are some of the Jeep Wrangler models that you might have and again we want to make it clear that all of the roof top tents that you will read about will fit each of the models mentioned below.
- Jeep Wrangler YJ 1987 to 1996
- Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997 to 2006
- Jeep Wrangler JK 2007 to 2017
- Jeep Wrangler JL 2018 onwards
The 6 Best Jeep Wrangler Tent Options
Wanaka 55 Best Tent For Jeep Wrangler
First Jeep Wrangler tent on this list is the Wanaka 55 which was made by Guana Equipment. They have been manufacturing roof top tents for some time now and have been doing a good job of it. This is a soft-shell roof top tent that can be used for all seasons. It can house 3-4 people comfortably and can even be equipped with a huge annex which can be used either for sleeping or as a cover from any harsh weather conditions.
Now let’s talk about the technical stuff. First, let’s mention that this Jeep Wrangler tent comes in the color tan and has a 600D waterproof ripstop polyester construction with taped seams and PU coating. Annex is no different as they share the same construction materials. This tent comes with a sturdy and reliable diamond plate anti-scratch aluminum base and also has edge protectors for the said base of the tent to avoid tearing the canvas.
This is an incredibly comfortable tent to sleep in as it has a very thick 3” high-density foam mattress and also features an anti-condensation mat underneath it. This soft-shell roof top tent has 3 big entrance points and they are all covered by a see-through mesh and additional canvas that can be used as an awning. The mesh is also there to prevent any insects and other critters from entering your RTT.
Another feature of this Jeep Wrangler tent is the YKK zippers that come both for the annex as well as the roof top tent which have the highest quality out of all. Nobody likes a messy tent so that’s why the people at Guana Equipment included inside pouches for storing your camping gear or toiletries and even 2 shoe bags where you can place your boots and keep your tent clean.
Let’s not forget about another cool feature that this Wanaka 55 RTT has and that is the LED strips inside the tent which will help illuminate the tent itself as well as the annex. This roof top tent also has windows on all 4 sides of it and even has a sky view window which can let in even more light during the day and can provide an amazing star gazing experience during the night.
Why do we like it?
- Biggest annex out there
- Lightweight considering its size
- Many accessories
- All-season roof top tent
|3-4 People||155 lbs||
Open: 56.3" x 122" x 49.5"
Closed: 56.3 " x 48" x 12"
Skycamp 3.0 Jeep Wrangler Roof Tent Hard Shell
You've undoubtedly already heard of iKamper and the Skycamp 3.0, one of their most well-known roof top tents. This thick-shell Jeep Wrangler tent is not a budget-friendly tent. It has a valid reason for being one of the more expensive tents on the market right now. And we're here to explain why that is. Let's begin by stating that this RTT is an all-season tent that can accommodate 3 - 4 adults. Given that this is one of the newest and most innovative tents on the market currently, it is ideal for the newer Jeep Wrangler models 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
It is also one of the sturdiest and most reliable tents out there. It can be set up in under a minute and taken down in roughly the same amount of time. The body of the tent has a 300gsm poly-cotton canvas construction with a waterproof polyester 750 ripstop rainfly which has an eco-friendly water-repellent DWR coating. Another great thing about the tent fabric is that it is a blackout fabric meaning that it will stop sun rays from entering your tent thus allowing you and your fellow camper to sleep well past sunrise.
It is not the lightest tent out there but considering that up to 4 people can sleep inside it is not that heavy. It weighs 165 lbs and has a footprint of 44.3 sq ft. The interior of the Skycamp 3.0’s hard shell is lined with quilted insulation. This reduces condensation and keeps you warm when temperatures drop. The floor is made out of durable insulating honeycomb aluminum panels which also help you stay warm. As for the hard shell of this Jeep Wrangler tent, it has a double-layered fiber-reinforced plastic with 1” air insulation.
This just shows you how careful the people at iKamper were when designing this tent. It can withstand the harshest of weather and the coldest of nights. Now we know that you will be warm inside of the tent but will you be comfortable enough to sleep? Well, they also thought about that and that’s why inside the tent you will find a 9-zone, 2.5” thick polyfoam mattress with an insulated layer to reduce condensation.
This Jeep Wrangler Roof Tent also has a new and improved zipper and window design which allow you to open both the canvas and mesh windows simultaneously. You can even use the exterior canopy as blinds. Like many other roof top tents out there, this one also features a sky-view window that you can use to gaze at the stars at night. This is one of our top picks for the Jeep Wrangler roof top tents so feel free to check it out.
Why do we like it?
- One of the highest-quality tents on the market
- All season RTT
- Great insulation
- Comfortable mattress
- Can fit many people
|3-4 People||165 lbs||
Open: 83" x 77" x 48"
Closed: 55" x 85.5" x 13"
Smittybilt Overlander 2 Door Jeep Wrangler Roof Tent
Again, we have an amazing roof top tent manufacturer, Smittybilt. They have been around for a really long time and they just know how to please their customers. Their Overlander tent is one of their most popular and most sold tents and here we will tell you why. This is a soft shell, 3-person roof top tent.
When it comes to the body of this Jeep Wrangler tent is made out of 600D heavy-duty ripstop polyester canvas which us waterproof and polyurethane impregnated. It also comes with a lightweight, waterproof 420D oxford rainfly with 4mm thick, durable, steel spring flysheet poles. Let’s also not forget the travel bag that this soft shell roof top tents come in which is made out of a heavy-duty 650gsm, 1000d PVC cover which has UV-resistant straps and a Velcro lining for complete waterproofing.
This RTT has a sturdy 1” thick aluminum/polyurethane base and the whole tent weighs just 117 lbs and has a load capacity of 661 lbs. Inside the tent, you will find a 60mm high-density foam mattress that comes with a removable cover. Nobody loves those pesky mosquitoes that buzz around when you’re trying to sleep. That’s why the windows and openings on all 4 sides of this roof top tent have a mesh on them.
On top of that this RTT also has a sky view window which you can use to look at the stars at night and let the sun in during the day. Now if you feel that it is too dark inside your tent you can always turn on the LED light strip that comes with the tent. Inside the tent, you will also find storage pockets which you can use to store some of your camping gear, toiletries, or even shoes to keep the inside of your RTT clean and neat.
Why do we like it?
- Very lightweight
- Interior LED lights
- A lot of mesh windows for ventilation & landscape viewing
|2-3 People||117 lbs||
Open: 95" x 56" x 51"
Closed: 47" x 56" x 11"
Tuff Stuff Stealth Tent For Jeep Wrangler 4 Door
The Stealth Jeep Wrangler tent is a hard shell, all seasons, 3-person roof top tent made by Tuff Stuff. Like many other hard shell roof top tents this one also is as sturdy as they come and also very reliable as it can withstand some of the harshest weather conditions out there as well as some of the strongest winds. Tuff Stuff makes high-quality RTT’s and Stealth is one f them and here’s why.
First of all, let’s start with the tent materials. The body of the tent has a high-quality 280G poly-cotton windproof fabric construction with a 210D poly-oxford rainfly which will keep you safe and sound from any outside conditions and heavy rains. This Jeep Wrangler roof top tent has an all-aluminum frame, including ladders and even the roof rack mounts on which you can mount things such as kayaks, bikes, or even some extra equipment you don’t want or can’t fit inside your car.
You can count on this tent to help you stay warm during those cold nights thanks to the heavy-duty aluminum honeycomb insulated floor. Once inside the roof top tent you will find a 1.6” thick mattress and even LED light strips which will keep your tent illuminated when needed. Said light strips are both on the inside and outside the RTT. This tent is a bit heavier than other ones on the market, weighing 221 lbs and also having a weight capacity of 900 lbs which is enough for 3 to 4 people to be inside the tent at the same time.
You will find 3 window openings and all of them have mesh screens which will prevent any insects from coming inside your roof tent. There is also a sky view window which gives you the ability to gaze at stars at night. Also, this tent features new and upgraded YKK zippers with custom para-cord pulls which reduce the dinging sound in the wind. There is a possibility to equip this Jeep Wrangler tent with an annex however it does not come included. This is another great roof top tent which will make your next overlanding trip great and we recommend that you take a look at it.
Why do we like it?
- All-season tent
- Ultra-fast setup time
- Built-in LED strips (Inside & Outside)
- Rugged & reliable build
|2-3 People||221 lbs||
Open: 75" x 87" x 52"
Closed: 75" x 55" x 13"
Bundutop Premium Jeep Wrangler Tent Hard Top
Bundutop is a very unique roof top tent. It is also a 4-season, 3-person, pop-up tent however it is one of the few ones that is electric. It uses a winch motor to open up the tent in less than a minute, and you never even have to get on top of the car to do that. You just simply need to push a button. And you might have already guessed it; this is not a cheap RTT. It is however an extremely high-quality tent.
This Jeep Wrangler tent has a 300gsm rip-tech canvas body construction with a foam-backed roof lining. The frame itself is constructed out of aluminum however the tent is one of the heaviest ones on the market weighing 270 lbs. One of the more interesting features of this hard shell roof top tent is its solar integration. It features built-in solar wiring to make the mounting of your solar panels on the roof a breeze.
Inside the tent you will see what is possibly the thickest roof top tent mattress on the market right now. It is a 4” thick high-density foam mattress that will help you sleep like a baby wherever you go. Since this is a pop-up style roof top tent that means that you have a 360-degree view of your surroundings. There are windows on all sides of this RTT which give you the ability to enjoy the panoramic view.
All of the mentioned window openings have a mesh on them to prevent any critters from getting inside your tent. However, this roof tent does not have a sky-view window like the previously mentioned ones. This is definitely not a tent for everyone as it is one of the most expensive roof top tents on the market. However, if you decide on it, it sure will be a great addition to your next off-road adventure.
Why do we like it?
- 4" thick mattress
- Electronic button for setting up
- Can handle any weather
- High-quality materials
|2-3 People||150 lbs||
Open: 82" x 53" x 39"
Closed: 82" x 53" x 12"
OVS TMBK Affordable Jeep Wrangler Tent Top
As you can tell by the name this is one of the cheapest roof top tents on the market right now. It is a soft shell, 3-person roof tent made by Overland Vehicle Systems or OVS short. It has a universal mounting mechanism that allows this RTT to be installed on most of the OEM and aftermarket roof racks that are currently on the market. Setting up the tent takes less than 5 minutes.
Now let’s talk about the tent build. Its body is made out of 600D waterproof rip-stop polyester cotton canvas and also comes with a 420D waterproof polyester oxford rainfly. This Jeep Wrangler tent is perhaps the lightest RTT on the market weighing only 100 lbs while having a weight capacity of 650 lbs. It also comes with a 1000G PVC heavy-duty matt black travel cover which will protect your tent when you’re not using it.
Thanks to the insulated base of this OVS roof top tent, you will stay warm even during the coldest of nights. The base itself has a sturdy aluminum insulated construction. Inside the tent, you will find a 2.5” thick high-density foam mattress that comes with its own washable cotton cover. There are windows on all sides of this soft shell roof top tent which have a 110g breathable environmental fadeless gaze and mesh which will keep all the insects out.
There is even a sky view window which will let the sun in during the day and is perfect for star gazing at night. Included with the tent is the 81” telescoping square ladder which will make getting in and out of the tent a breeze. This is one of the best budget-friendly Jeep Wrangler tents on the market right now and if you are somebody that is new to the off-road world and does not want to spend as much money on equipment this is the right roof tent for you. Feel free to check it out!
Why do we like it?
- Cheapest tent on the market
- High-quality build
- Weighs only 100 lbs
- Enough space for 3 people
|3 People||108 lbs||
Open: 56.5” x 94.5” x 50.25”
Closed: 57” x 49”.5 x 11.5”
Jeep Wrangler Tent FAQS
Is a Jeep Wrangler good for camping?
The Jeep Wrangler is an amazing off-road vehicle. Always have been and always will be. Now maybe sleeping inside your Jeep Wrangler is not a good idea because it may not be that comfortable. However, installing a roof top tent on your Jeep Wrangler is something that you should look into if you plan on using your vehicle for any overlanding adventures or just camping.
Can you put a roof tent on a Jeep Wrangler?
The answer to that is yes! All of the previously mentioned roof top tents in this article fit all of the Jeep Wrangler models. And of course, there are more roof top tents that weren’t mentioned here that could also be installed on it.
Do you need a Jeep Wrangler tent roof rack?
Well in order to install a roof top tent you will need to have a roof rack first. There are so many roof racks on the market right now and of course for your Jeep Wrangler you would need to look for the Jeep Wrangler roof rack. Without the roof rack, you won’t have anything to secure your roof top tent to.
Which Jeep Wrangler is best for camping?
You can use any model of the Jeep Wrangler for camping. It completely depends on you and your needs. However, you should always look at the newer models as they have upgraded engines that can haul more weight as the roof top tent puts more weight on your vehicle.
How long does it take to install a tent over a Jeep Wrangler?
The time that you spend installing the roof top tent on your roof rack varies depending on your skills and the tools you are using. But in general, you should be able to install a roof top tent in 30 minutes to about an hour. Opening it and closing it down however only takes a couple of minutes once the tent is securely installed.
Jeep Wrangler Tent Options For Sale
Guana Equipment Wanaka 55" Roof Top Tent Setup With XL Annex
Guana Equipment Nosara 55" Person Roof Top Tent Setup - 3 Person
Thule Tepui Kukenam Explorer Series - 3 Person Roof Top Tent
Guana Equipment Wanaka 72" 4 Person Roof Top Tent