There’s no denying that cycling trips often rely on cars. Whether it’s a mountain bike road trip or a short drive out of the city sprawl, it’s just a reality for when you want to get out into the great outdoors. Rooftop tents make great base camps for hub-n-spoke style rides, day trips, and even full-on bike tours. Having your sleeping platform and bedding on your roof can free up your interior cargo space but many rooftop tents engulf the entire roof footprint, rendering it unusable. The new Thule Tepui Foothill RTT takes up only half of your roof’s storage, allowing you to put a bike, or a cargo box, or just about anything on the other half.
We’re a big fan of these systems over here and it’s nice to see some innovation taking place within the cramped market. These Foothill tents will be available February 2021 at Thule.com, REI, and other select retailers.
-Tent weight: 110 lbs
-Tent capacity: 400 lbs
-Dimensions (closed): 83” x 24” x 9.5” (LxWxH)
-Dimensions (open): 83” x 47” x 40” (LxWxH)