Best SUV Tent for Camping Reviews (In 2018)

Updated July 12th, 2018:
Rightline Gear SUV Tent is still the best SUV tent for most camping enthusiasts. However, it can be a bit pricey for some.  If you have the budget for it, we would highly recommend it. If it’s outside of your price range and you’re looking for a good value, the Napier Sportz Cove  may be a good fit for you. Below, you’ll find a number of great options for SUV camping as well.

More and more people are purchasing sport utility vehicles as their preferred form of transportation. SUV’s offer the capacity to transport large items while offering comfortable passenger seating. Drivers like the power to pull a trailer with the comfort and extra features they can get in a nice car. Most SUV’s have 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive which makes them safe to drive in any weather. These are all the same reasons that make SUVs a smart choice to take camping and what better way to do it, than with a SUV tent that connects to your vehicle to transform it into a comfortable and spacious tent/camper. 

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SUV Camping Tents vs. Freestanding Camping Tents

Freestanding camping tents are great for people who are looking for a fun and inexpensive vacation. They’re also fantastic for people who just love outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and swimming. Many campers would like to have the luxury of camping in a camper or travel trailer. Even though camping is inexpensive, the cost of a camper can be prohibitive.

If you love camping, you’ll love SUV camping even more. An SUV tent wraps around the cargo area of your vehicle, essentially turning your SUV into a camper. The SUV camping tent attaches to the SUV via an adjustable sleeve. One of the benefits of an SUV tent is that you have access to the tent area without ever going outside. That’s especially nice if it’s raining, because you won’t have to zip or unzip tent doors to get something out of the vehicle.

Another nice feature of many of the SUV Tents is that they can also be used as a standalone tent for use at a campsite. You have the flexibility to use it with or without your SUV.

Our Favorite SUV Tents For Camping

Texsport Retreat SUV TentRead Product Reviews

Attach this tent to your SUV or set it up as a freestanding tent. It measures 10’ x 10’ and has a 76” center height. It sleeps up to five people. It’s made with a rugged 190T polyester fabric with a polyurethane coating that keeps rain out. It has three interior pockets for storing personal items. Enter through the D-style door or right from your SUV.

Napier Backroadz SUV Tent

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This SUV tent has a universal sleeve that adjusts to fit all SUV’s and minivans. There is plenty of room for a family of 4-5 people in the 9’ x 9’ interior. It has over 7’ of headroom. It has a watertight bathtub-style floor and a waterproof rain fly. The three windows provide superior ventilation for comfortable sleeping.

Napier SportZ SUV #84000 5-person Tent

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Sleep up to 5-6 people in this 10’ x 10’ SUV tent with an attached 7’ x 6’ screen room. It has 7’ of headroom. This is a versatile SUV tent that can easily be set up as a freestanding tent. It has new steel and fiberglass pole structure that is designed to be set up by one person. It has two large entrance doors and three windows.

SportZ Footprint SUV Tent

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This is a small, but useful SUV tent that is made from a strong polyethylene material. It has a footprint size of 7’ x 6’.  It has peg loops on each corner to help secure it to the ground. The sleeve is adjustable to most SUV’s.

Napier SportZ 4-person #82000 SUV Tent

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This is one of Napier’s SportZ SUV tents that has a 9’ x 9’ foot print with 7’ of headroom at the center and 6’ headroom at the corners. It comfortably sleeps 4-5 people. Like the other SUV tents, it has an adjustable sleeve that attaches to the vehicle to convert cargo space into sleeping space. It has a steel and fiberglass pole structure for an easy 1-person set-sup. This tent can also be used as a freestanding tent for campsite camping.

Napier Outdoors SportZ #86000 4-person Dome to Go Tent

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This SUV tent has shock-corded fiberglass poles for fast and easy set-up. It has 2 large entrance doors and 3 large, clear, mesh windows for excellent ventilation. It has two inside pockets and a gear loft for storing personal items. This tent sleeps four people comfortably and has extra sleeping or storage space in your vehicle’s cargo area. To convert the SUV tent to a freestanding tent, just unzip the removable vehicle sleeve.  This tent includes a full length rain fly with taped seams for extra protection against rain. Set up the 6’ x 6’ awning for an extra shade space.

It’s clear that many there aren’t many models of SUV tents available, but Napier SportZ has a few different models to offer. The basic features are the same, but there are subtle differences regarding size and style. Getting the perfect SUV tent is really a matter of taste.