The Best 8 Subaru Outback Tent Models – Off Road Tents

Subaru Outback Tent Guide

So, you’re an off-road enthusiast that owns a Subaru Outback. You've come to the right place. In this article we will go into an in-depth analysis of the Subaru Outback Tent, to be exact we will talk about what we believe are the 8 best Subaru Outback roof tent models.

A lot of the tents we will mention today have already been used and tested by our team as well as thousands of people around the world who have had positive experiences on their overlanding adventures. So, stick around, and let’s look at all the Subaru Outback rooftop tent models together and by the end of it you’ll figure out which one will best suit you and your needs.

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Guana Equipment Wanaka 55 Subaru Outback Rooftop Tent

Guana Equipment Wanaka 55

Guana Equipment has been around for some time now and they are among the best manufacturers when it comes to off-road equipment especially when it comes to roof top tents. They went to Cost Rica and had successfully testing of their roof top tent under tropical rains, heat, and even strong winds as well as some harsh weather conditions. They fell in love with the place, especially with the province called Guanacaste and thus the name Guana was born.

This Subaru Outback tent can fit 3-4 adults easily. 3 inside the tent and one in their huge annex which has a footprint of 100” x 100”. It is meant to be used in all seasons regardless of the weather conditions. This Subaru Outback rooftop tent comes in the color tan and its canvas has 600D waterproof ripstop polyester construction with taped seams and PU coating. The annex shares the same materials, and it has a removable floor.

The annex has 3 big entrance points which are all covered by a see-through mesh and additional canvas that can also be used as an awning. Other cool features of this roof top tent are the anti-condensation mat, shoe bags, and LED light strips to illuminate the annex as well as the skylight windows both on the roof top tent as well as the annex for better luminosity as well as for looking at the night sky. This rooftop tent is very sturdy thanks to the 1” aluminum poles which are able to withstand even the toughest of winds.

The Wanaka 55 roof top tent also comes with YKK zippers both with the annex as well as the RTT which have the highest quality out of all, and a base made out of thick anti-scratch diamond plate aluminum. You’ll be sleeping like a baby thanks to the 3” thick high-density foam mattress that also comes with a washable cover. Be sure to check this one out as it will make your next overlanding trip a whole lot better.

 

Why do we like it?

  • Biggest annex out there.
  • Lightweight considering its size.
  • Many accessories.
  • ALL Season roof top tent
Pros Cons
  • Biggest camping setups on the market
  • Sturdy build meant for all seasons
  • Both the RTT and annex have skylight windows
  • Comes with an LED strip and many other accessories
  •  Not as cheap as some other tents on the market

 

Wanaka 55 Outback Tent Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

3 -4 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 56.3" x 122" x 49.5" 

Closed: 56.3 " x 48" x 12"

Dimensions Annex 100" x 100" x 75"-82.5"
RTT Weight 140 lbs or 63.5 kg
Annex Weight 15 lbs or 7 kg
Warranty 2 Years

 


iKamper Subaru Outback Tent Options

 

iKamper Skycamp 3.0 Subaru Outback Tent

Skycamp 3.0

Next up we have a Subaru Outback tent from iKamper. iKamper is also among the leading manufacturers when it comes to roof top tents. They launched their company back in 2012 and ever since then have been massively producing camping gear, most of which were roof top tents. Their tents are among the highest quality ones and now we’ll talk about one of their most popular options which would be the Skycamp 3.0.

This Subaru Outback tent is able to fit 3-4 adults. It is an all-season tent meaning you can use it regardless of the weather conditions outside. The interior of the Skycamp 3.0 hardshell is lined with quilted insulation which reduces condensation and keeps you warm during winter nights. The tent itself has thick breathable, black-out, 300gsm poly-cotton canvas which will block out the light from outside so that you can sleep well past sunrise.

It also comes with upgraded zippers and window designs which allow you to open both the canvas and mesh window at the same time. Another cool feature of this iKamper Skycamp 3.0 is that it has a sky view window which allows for light to come into your tent during the day and provides you with the ability to look at the stars at night. This is a very sturdy, yet lightweight RTT that weighs 165 lbs or 75 kg.

The floor for this roof top tent has a durable, insulating honeycomb aluminum panel construction with a footprint of 44,3 sq ft. Inside you will also find a 9-zone, 2.5" thick, insulated polyfoam mattress which has an insulating layer to it to prevent condensation. The Skycamp 3.0 also features a rainfly fabric made of Waterproof polyester 75D ripstop fabric with an eco-friendly water-repellent (DWR) coating. This is one of the most expensive tents out there, however, there is no doubt that it will provide you with everything that you need on your next off-road adventure.

 

Why do we like it?

  • Great design and quality control
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Can be used with an annex
  • Can fit many people
Pros Cons
  • One of the highest-quality tents on the market
  • Can be used to carry cargo
  • All season RTT
  • Great insulation
  •  Is expensive
  • Can be a bit heavy

 

Skycamp 3.0 Outback Tent Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

3 -4 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 83" x 77" x 48"

Closed: 55" x 85.5" x 13"

Footprint
83" x 77" (44.3 sq ft)
RTT Weight 165 lbs (75 kg)
Mattress 9-zone, 2.5" thick, insulated polyfoam
Warranty 2 Years

 


X-Cover 2.0 Subaru Outback Roof Top Tent

X-Cover 2.0

This is yet another roof top tent from the Korean manufacturer iKamper. It is a bit less expensive than the previously mentioned one, however, it is still capable of satisfying all of your overlanding needs. So, let’s get to it. This Subaru Outback tent also has a sleeping capacity of 3-4 adults. It is also an all-season roof top tent so you can use it at any time of the year. You don’t have to worry about the sunlight waking you up thanks to the thick 300gsm blackout poly-cotton canvas that blocks out light so that you and other campers can sleep well past the mentioned sunrise.

One cool thing about this X-Cover 2.0 is that the rear window has been redesigned to have a greater range of functions. It can act as a windbreaker, used as a canopy, or even function as blinds. Besides the rear window, you can find windows on all sides of this Subaru Outback rooftop tent because it features a panoramic design allowing you to enjoy nature and the scenery it has to offer from any side of the tent. This is a very sturdy and also waterproof tent thanks to the Waterproof polyester 75D ripstop rainfly fabric that has an eco-friendly water-repellent (DWR) coating.

Another feature of this X-Cover 2.0 is the Scratch/UV-resistant Rocky Black FRP shell with durable canvas sides. The shell also has integrated cross bars which make this roof top tent a veritable workhorse. You can use it to mount rack systems in order to transport pretty much any gear you may require on your next overlanding adventure. This roof top tent also features double sky-view windows which allow you to enjoy the night sky.

It has a footprint of 89" x 69" (42.6 sq ft) and is lighter than previously mentioned roof top tents weighing 150lbs or 68 kg.

 

Why do we like it?

  • High quality construction
  • All season
  • Spacious roof top tent
  • Included cross bars for transporting extra gear
  • Thick mattress
  • Blackout fabric to help you sleep past sunrise
Pros Cons
  • One of the highest-quality tents on the market
  • Has integrated cross bars on the body of the RTT
  • Lightweight
  • Quick and easy setup
  •  Is one of the most expensive RTTs on the market


X-Cover 2.0 Outback Tent Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

3 -4 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 89" x 69" x 48"

48" x 77" x 13"

Footprint
89" x 69" (42.6 sq ft)
RTT Weight 150 lbs (68kg)
Mattress 9-zone, 2.75" thick, insulated polyfoam
Warranty 2 Years

 


X-Cover 2.0 Mini Subaru Outback Roof Tent

X-Cover 2.0 Mini

As you can probably tell by the name this is the smaller version of the previously mentioned X-Cover 2.0. This is the iKamper X-Cover 2.0 Mini. And even though it is smaller in size it is also a very durable and sturdy tent that can be used for all seasons and has a sleeping capacity for 2 adults. This is also one of the lightest roof top tents on the market and it weighs 119 lbs. or 54 kg. The tent fabric is made out of Breathable, black-out, 300gsm poly-cotton canvas that blocks out the sunlight and lets you sleep well past sunrise so you can get a good rest for the next day.

It is also waterproof thanks to the Waterproof polyester 75D ripstop rainfly fabric which has an eco-friendly water-repellent (DWR) coating. It is a compact tent made to fit compact cars, and of course, bigger ones, and has all the features of the larger model packed into a smaller footprint. Like the larger models, the X-Cover 2.0 Mini also has a rear window that can serve as a windbreaker, used as a canopy, or even function as blinds.

It also has a panoramic design with windows on all sides of the RTT enabling you to enjoy the nature around you and see all the scenery it has to offer. Another cool thing is that it has double sky view windows which can be used to let the light in during the daytime and look at the stars during nighttime. You can find integrated crossbars on the scratch/UV resistant rocky black FRP shell with durable canvas sides which can be used to mount rack systems that can transport whatever gear you may require for your future off-road adventures.

The floor of this Subaru Outback roof tent is made out of High-performance honeycomb aluminum panels and inside the tent, you can find a 9-zone, 2.75" thick, insulated polyfoam mattress. This X-Cover 2.0 Mini roof top tent comes with a 2-year warranty.

 

Why do we like it?

  • Quick and easy to setup
  • Very lightweight and smaller in size to fit smaller vehicles
  • Includes cross bars on the hard shell
  • Black out fabric to block out the sunlight
Pros Cons
  • One of the highest-quality tents on the market
  • Has integrated cross bars on the body of the RTT
  • Lightweight and smaller in size
  • Quick and easy setup
  • All season RTT
  • Fits smaller vehicles
  •  Is one of the most expensive RTTs on the market
  • Sleeping capacity for 2 people


X-Cover 2.0 Mini Outback Tent Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

2 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 89" x 69" x 48"

Closed: 48" x 77" x 13"

Footprint
89" x 51" (31.5 sq ft)
RTT Weight 119 lbs (54kg)
Mattress 9-zone, 2.75" thick, insulated polyfoam
Warranty 2 Years

 


Subaru Outback Wilderness Tent


Thule Autana 3 Subaru Outback Roof Top Tent

 

thule autana subaru outback tent

Thule is an almost century-old business that was established in the early 1940s in Sweden. They have been making a variety of different products from car accessories to phone covers to even baby strollers. But they will always be remembered as a great manufacturer of off-road equipment. And one of their most valuable products are their roof top tents. And here we will talk about one of their many RTTs which is the Autana 3 roof top tent.

This is a 3 person, all-season rooftop tent. The ruggedized series has the toughest roof top tents there are, and this is one of them. Annex is also included with the tent. The roof top tent itself has a 360g polyester cotton canvas construction with a 600D ripstop fabric that has water-resistant ventilate coating, dual stitched taped seams, and is even UV and mold resistant. It also features a 420D polyester oxford rainfly fabric which has taped seams and is PU coated.

What makes this Subaru Outback tent so durable is its heavy-duty aluminum tube frame base with diamond plate cap sheets and an internal frame that uses 3/4" (19mm) aluminum tubing. We all hate those pesky bugs and mosquitos that always seem to be around us when we go to sleep but you don’t have to worry about that with this tent as it has mesh windows that will keep all of the insects out so that you could relax on your comfy high density 2-1/2" foam mattress without being woken up by constant buzzing around your tent.

A couple more amazing features that this Subaru Outback tent offers are the 4 large internal pockets that you can use for storing gear or accessories and keep the inside of your tent neat and organized. Also, a panoramic skylight window is another thing you can expect to find on this RTT which will allow you to keep your tent well-ventilated and cool and give you the ability to look at the stars at night.

 

Why do we like it?

  • Year of perfecting their craft
  • One of the toughest RTTs
  • Annex is included
  • Storing pockets included inside of the tent
  • Anti-condensation mattress design

 

Pros Cons
  • Annex comes with the roof top tent
  • All season RTT
  • Universal mounting brackets for easy mounting on most roof racks
  • Interior insulation for cold nights
  •  Is a bit heavier than other roof top tents on the market
  • Thinner mattress


Autana 3 Outback Tent Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

3 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 56" x 122" x 52"

Closed: 56" x 48" x 12"

Footprint
56" x 96" (31.5 sq ft)
RTT Weight 192 lbs
Mattress High Density 2-1/2" foam
Warranty 2 Years

 


Hard Shell Subaru Outback Roof Top Tent

 

FSR Odyssey Subaru Outback Tent

FSR Odyssey RTT

FSR is a fairly new off-road equipment manufacturing company, however, they have a variety of high-quality, durable, roof top tents that would be a perfect addition for your next overlanding trip. And now let’s mention their Odyssey roof top tent. This is one of the more expensive roof top tents on the market however the comfort and luxury it offers is worth it. This is a Subaru Outback tent that has a sleeping capacity for 2-3 adults.

The body of this RTT has an aluminum honeycomb plate construction with a sonic-welded tri-layer fabric that will keep you cool during summer and warm during winter. This is a hard-shell roof top tent that has 210 D poly-oxford flooring with polyurethane coating. The frame of this Subaru Outback rooftop tent has a Patented Aluminum Gas Strut-Assisted construction which will keep this RTT stable even during the harshest of winds.

The shell is made out of 190 g rip-stop polycotton with a 2000 mm polyurethane coating and also features a 210 D poly-oxford with silver and 3000 mm polyurethane coating rainfly which will keep your RTT safe from any outside elements. This Subaru outback roof tent weighs 154lbs and has a weight capacity of 750lbs which is more than enough to withstand the weight of 3 adults. This tent also comes with a 2" high-density foam mattress which might be a bit thin for some people, however, it is still quite comfortable.

All windows in this Odyssey roof top tent feature a mesh screen to keep the critters and insects out of your tent. Inside the tent, you will also find a light strip that can illuminate your entire RTT when needed. It powers via USB type A and can be easily replaced. You can always mount more needed gear on top of the Odyssey roof top tent as it has its own roof and side mounting channels.

 

Why do we like it?

  • Most aerodynamic out of all RTTs out there
  • Can fit a wide variety of vehicles
  • Integrated interior LED lights strip
  • 750lbs weight capacity
Pros Cons
  • Very low profile and lightweight design
  • All season RTT
  • Tri-layer technology that keeps you comfortable at all times
  • Very easy and quick setup
  • USB type A powered interior lighting
  • Is on the more expensive side of the spectrum
  • Mattress is not that thick


Odyssey Outback Tent 55" Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

2 - 3 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 55"W x 80"L x 43"H

Closed: 60"W x 85"L x 7.1"H

Footprint
55” x 80”
RTT Weight 154 lbs
Mattress 2" High-Density Foam
Warranty 2 Years

 

Oddysey Outback Tent 49" Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

1 - 2 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 48"W x 83"L x 43"H

Closed: 52"W x 87"L x 7.1"H

Footprint 48” x 83”
RTT Weight 134 lbs
Mattress 2" High-Density Foam
Warranty 2 Years

 


Lightweight Tent For Subaru Outback

 

Thule Low Pro Roof Top Tent For Subaru Outback

Thule Low Pro

This is yet another Subaru Outback tent made by Swedish manufacturers, and this is a lot cheaper and lighter RTT than the previously mentioned one. Tepui came out with this model just before it got bought out by Thule. Thanks to the popularity of the Thule company this tent has gained global visibility. This Subaru outback rooftop tent has a sleeping capacity of 2 to 3 people, and it is a great option for your Subaru Outback because it is one of the lightest roof top tents on the market.

This is an all-season tent for Subaru Outback which was made 100% out of recyclable materials. The tent itself, that is the canopy is made out of 3000WP breathable ripstop polyester which is UV and mildew-resistant and even flame-retardant. You don’t have to worry about those annoying mosquitoes coming in at night and buzzing around as the tent has mesh canvas on all of its windows. Its base is constructed out of cellulized thermoplastic honeycomb fiberglass, its internal frame out of wrapped aluminum, and a ladder made out of telescoping aluminum.

This is a very low-profile roof top tent, at only 7” when packed down. That means that it will make less noise on the road, reduce the mpg of your Subaru Outback, and even reduce the wind resistance. Inside the Low Pro, you will find a 2in 40D hard density foam which some might argue is a bit too thin but nevertheless it is a very comfortable mattress to sleep on and it fits the lightweight design of this whole Subaru Outback tent.

This roof top tent also has a panoramic design with windows on each side of the tent allowing you to enjoy the scenery around you. It also has a sky view window on top of the RTT which you can use to let light in during the day and gaze at the stars during the night. Besides being the lightest roof top tent on the market it is also among the cheaper ones and there’s no doubt that it will make your next overlanding trip a whole lot more enjoyable.

 

Why do we like it?

  • Low profile when folded down
  • Lightweight
  • All season roof top tent
  • Made from 100% recyclable materials
Pros Cons
  • Annex comes with the roof top tent
  • All season RTT
  • Universal mounting brackets for easy mounting on most roof racks
  • Interior insulation for cold nights
  •  Is a bit heavier than other roof top tents on the market
  • Thinner mattress


Low Pro Outback Tent Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

2 - 3 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 50” x 84” x 44”

Closed: 50” x 43” x 8.5”

Footprint
50” x 84”
RTT Weight 105 lbs
Mattress 2" 40D High Density Foam
Warranty 2 Years

 


Large 4 Person Subaru Outback Roof Top Tent

 

OVS Bushveld Subaru Outback Rooftop Tent

OVS Bushveld

OVS or Overland Vehicle Systems is an off-road goods manufacturing company that was founded fairly recently, and they produce a variety of things, but they are best known for their roof top tents. Here we will mention one of their premium Subaru Outback tent which is the Bushveld hard shell roof top tent. This is a big 4-person tent that can be used for all seasons regardless of the weather conditions. It is designed to provide plenty of sleeping space for the entire family.

This Bushveld roof top tent has a double 600D Rip-Stop body fabric with a 420 oxford rip-stop waterproof rainfly fabric. The base is made out of an insulated black aluminum diamond plate and also features a 96” telescoping ladder made from aluminum and a 2-stage black powder coating to prevent it from eroding in muddy environments. This Subaru Outback rooftop tent comes with 2 storage pouches to keep the inside of your tent organized and free of clutter as well as 2 shoe pouches and even a storage loft.

There is an LED light strip on the inside of the RTT making it easy to illuminate your tent when needed. On all 4 sides of this Bushveld RTT you can find mesh-covered windows that enable you to enjoy the scenery around you. There is also a sky view window that can let that extra sunlight into your tent during the daytime and be used for stargazing at night. Couple more features of this OVS Bushveld RTT are the 2 nitrogen gas-charged struts for enhanced control and heat-sealed waterproof seams.

You’ll be sleeping like a baby thanks to the quilted memory foam mattress and pillows while having enough space to twist and turn as the inside of the tent is 78” L X 84” W X 43” H. This is without a doubt one of the better roof top tents that you can get for yourself and your family for your next overlanding trip.

 

Why do we like it?

  • One of the most durable RTTs
  • A lot of interior storage room
  • Big enough for an entire family
  • Integrated anti-condensation mats
Pros Cons
  • Setting up is easy and fast
  • Extremely durable all-weather body construction
  • Annex can be added if needed
  • 100% waterproof
  • Memory foam pillows and mattress
  • Can be a bit heavy considering it is a 4 person RTT
  • Not as cheap as some other roof top models on the market


Bushveld Outback Tent Specifications

Sleeping Capacity

2 - 3 People

Dimensions RTT

Open: 78” L X 84” W X 43”

Closed: 81” L X 47” W X 7” H

Footprint
78” x 84”
RTT Weight 175 lbs
Mattress Memory Foam
Warranty 4 Years

 


Subaru Outback Tent FAQS

Can you put a tent on a Subaru Outback?

Yes, you can! All of the roof top tents mentioned above can be installed onto your Subaru Outback to be used for your next overlanding adventure. You just have to be sure that the mounting system you are using on your Subaru Outback can withstand the weight of the tent and the camper inside it.

Is the Subaru Outback good for camping?

That would be another yes! The Subaru Outback is big enough to sleep inside the car itself however if you ever slept the night in a car, you may know how uncomfortable that is sometimes. That’s why the best option would be to get a Subaru Outback tent.

Can I use a roof top tent annex with my Subaru Outback?

Above we mentioned a couple of Subaru Outback rooftop tents that come with the annex or that can support it. That means that you CAN use an annex with your Subaru Outback when you go on your next off-road adventure.

Will a rooftop tent affect the mpg of my Subaru Outback?

Everything you put on top of your car will affect the aerodynamics of it and the mpg, of course. The higher the roof top tent is when closed the more it will affect it. So, if you want to lower your mpg usage you should look for a low-profile Subaru Outback tent.

Is it a good idea to sleep in a Subaru Outback?

As we said above, it is not a bad idea. If your Subaru Outback is the only option, you have for sleeping it’s obviously better than nothing. You can sleep inside it and rest for the next day. However, it is always better to equip it with a roof top tent as you would have more room and it would be more comfortable to spend the whole night.

 

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