Brand Focus: TentBox
As part of our drive to constantly expand and improve the selection of parts and accessories we stock here at Just Kampers, we’ve recently added the outstanding TentBox range to our catalogue.
A quick and easy way to transform any vehicle into a camper, without touching the interior at all, the TentBox is a game changer!
What actually is a TentBox?
Simply put, it’s an elegant, aerodynamic box which is easily mounted to roof bars on any vehicle. Whether you’ve got a car or a van, you’ll be able to attach a TentBox and quickly transform the roof space into a cosy, secure place to sleep in the great outdoors.
Once you’re parked up and ready to start your camping adventure, you can quickly attach the collapsible ladder to the side of the TentBox. From the top of the metal ladder, you can release the catches holding the TentBox lid closed, and the gas-assisted struts will push the roof up for you.
Each one has a different configuration of doors and windows, which can be fully or partially zipped shut for ventilation and privacy. They each have their own mosquito netting, too, so you can let the breeze in without the bugs!
What are TentBox products like?
Shaun, our Sales Director, has had a TentBox Cargo 3 fitted to the roof of his VW T6.1 for a while now, and he’s really pleased with it.
It’s simple to fit, and doesn’t affect handling while driving. The TentBox is impressively simple to set up, and really spacious inside, too.
Once it’s all set up and you’ve stuck your bedding up there, it’s a really easy and convenient way to add sleeping space to your vehicle without investing in a complete camping interior.
What do TentBoxes fit?
You can fit a TentBox to any vehicle which is large enough to accommodate the length and width of the box, and which has roof bars.
The great thing about TentBox is that it doesn’t fit to your vehicle itself, but to the roof bars on your vehicle.
This means it doesn’t need to sit on the roof all the time, you can just fasten it on before your camping trip, and take it back off when you get back home.
What’s in the TentBox range?
There are three different styles of TentBox available at the moment, with one of them having two different options for canvas colour, so there’s certainly options to suit your budget and needs.
The original TentBox design and the most compact, the TentBox Classic is ideal for smaller vehicles like cars, as the base is smaller than others in the range.
Designed to pop up into a large rectangular cube shape, the Classic creates a cosy sleeping area, and comes with a plush 6 cm foam mattress which fills the inside space.
• Weight: 65 kg,
• Open: 210 cm long, 125 cm wide and 100 cm high,
• Closed: 210 cm long, 125 cm wide and 27 cm high.
A size larger than the Classic detailed above, the TentBox Cargo folds out into a larger area which extends out over the side of your vehicle.
When set up, the Cargo folds out like a clam shell to create a spacious area for two people to sleep comfortably on the 6 cm foam mattress which comes with it.
There are also optional roof bars available, which will help you mount your TentBox Cargo to your vehicle.
• Weight – 74 kg,
• Open dimensions – 215 cm long, 127 cm wide and 150 cm high,
• Closed dimensions – 215 cm long, 127 cm wide and 20 cm high,
• Dimensions when fitted with additional roof rack – 215 cm long, 127 cm and 24 cm high.
Unlike either the Classic or the Cargo, the TentBox Lite folds out over the side of your vehicle, to create an even larger sleeping area.
This space is supported by the ladder which allows you to easily access the seeping area which, again, has a comfy 6 cm foam mattress.
• Weight – 50 kg,
• Open dimensions – 240 cm long, 140 cm wide and 112 cm high,
• Closed dimensions – 140 cm long, 120 cm wide and 25 cm high.
Comparing the different TentBox models
If you're not 100% which TentBox is right for you, or which one would best fit with your vehicle?
The team at TentBox have put together a quick video which compares the Lite, Classic and Cargo, which you can watch below:
Here's some images of the TentBox Cargo fitted to Shaun's VW T6.1 in the fields outside JK HQ