If you have a new Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, or Outback you have the ideal vehicle for those with active lifestyles. It’s what the brand is about, developing vehicles that are off-road ready, and all you need to add if a few accessories and camping gear. Subaru is an adventure brand and it gets even better for adventure enthusiasts with a rooftop tent to get away from civilization.
Subaru Corporation brings a new Crosstrek (XV) Fun Adventure Concept to the Tokyo Motor Show for those with active lifestyles. Subaru knows the Crosstrek attracts the youngest buyers to the brand, and they are offering up a new concept vehicle to show how adventure enthusiasts can use their new all-wheel-drive crossover.
Subaru says about 30 percent of Crosstrek buyers will take the small SUV off-road and when you add a roof-top tent, it makes for an ideal outdoor adventure vehicle. Add in Subaru’s Symmetrical all-wheel-drive and it gets you far away from civilization.
7 roof top tents for your Crosstrek
Here’s a few roof-top tents you can click on to see which brand best fits your needs and budget. The Tepui Baja Series roof-top tents are the ideal solution for explorers who camp year-round. Smittybuilt's Overlander is made to sleep two and weighs only 118 pounds which makes it ideal for cars and racks with lower weight capacities. The new ARB Kakadu roof top tent is easy to set up and provides maximum ventilation when needed, as well as a lighter high density mattress which makes it easier to fold when packing up.
The popular Mombasa Adventure II roof top tent sleeps 3 and also includes a 2 1/2-inch foam mattress. Yakima has been in the roof rack game for years, and has recently unveiled the Skyrise rooftop tent that is available in small and medium sizes. The Roofnest Sparrow may be one of the most convenient, easy-to-set-up rooftop tents on the market. One of the most innovative hard shell tents on the market, the iKamper Skycamp is for campers who want to sleep with a view of the stars.
We aren’t sure if Subaru will bring this model to production, but the Crosstrek (XV) Fun Adventure Concept gets a tougher more rugged design outside and adds exclusive off-road tires and additional body cladding. Outside it comes in a “Sunshine Yellow” which Subaru has used in the past on Crosstrek. Subaru says the new colors have proven to be popular with their younger Crosstrek buyers, and they also have broad appeal. Add your roof top tent and get far away from civilization. Because these tents can be set up quickly, you can spend more time hiking, fishing or mountain climbing.
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