Yakima SkyRise Rooftop Tent

A Brilliant New Way To Pitch A Tent

Though it’s tempting to make a sophomoric double entendre joke about pitching a tent, we’re not going to go there today. Because we’re mature. And, we’re actually pretty stoked about the cool Yakima SkyRise Rooftop Tent (small $999, medium $1349) available in Spring 2017.

These innovative SkyRise tents can be pitched on top of any car that’s got a Yakima roof rack, with no tools required. According to Yakima, they can be fully set up in about a minute, and are about 40 pounds lighter than similar competitors. Just remove the waterproof cover, unfold it and pull down the attached aluminum ladder. Shelter, sorted.

Once inside, you’ll be so comfy on the SkyRise’s 2.5-inch-thick foam mattress, we doubt you’ll miss sleeping on cold rocks and bumpy stumps one bit. Mesh panels will keep you nice and ventilated, and let you check out the starry skies above. If it starts to rain, there’s a handy dandy rain fly too. It’s never felt this good to pitch a tent. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)