Product Review -Tepui Explorer Autana RooftopTent

In this post I will be talking about a relatively new trend in tent camping – Rooftop Camping!

Rooftop camping is literally putting a tent on top of your car, SUV or mini van to camp in!!  You aren’t on the ground & have a ladder to climb up into your tent!!

The other alternative, of course, is attaching the tent to your vehicle.  This is also an option if you think it’s too precarious on the top of the vehicle.  For the sake of this article, I am concentrating on the rooftop version.

Product Description

This is a four season tent that sleeps up to 3 people that will endure the elements of any season and climate.  The sleeping footprint is 56 X 96 inches.  This product has a 5 star rating!


Tent fabric is UV & mold resistant to withstand the elements of any season.  An extended warranty is available for 2 or 3 years for a small additional charge.

Accessories include:

An extended private canopy entrance, a removable annex which is great for changing clothes & a high density foam mattress for added comfort.  You can easily swap out the canopy depending on the season & weather conditions.  Additional canopies are sold separately.

Required Equipment:

If your vehicle didn’t come standard with a roof rack then you need to purchase a roof rack & either install it yourself or have it installed.  This is the base for the tent & you will anchor the tent to the rack.

Easy Assembly:

All rooftop tents come with assembly instructions & you just need to follow them step by step to successfully mount your tent to the car top.  There is also a video showing how to install this particular tent onto your car roof!

Air Ventilation:

Mesh panels offer plenty of ventilation & are open for more air flow.  This is very important because it can get pretty hot inside a tent during the day.  I have slept in my vehicle and believe me,  you have to get up early because once the sun is up, the inside heats up pretty fast!


This tent is totally folded up for you when you take it out of the box so once you have the ladder attached & all the nuts & bolts in place on the roof rack you just turn the tent package over & attach it to your car roof.  When you are done camping you just fold it back up & collapse it into itself, put the tie downs on it & you are set to go!

Inside Storage:

There are even 4 large internal pockets for storing gear & camping accessories inside the tent!


In conclusion, if you are looking to take advantage of the newest trend in camping,  Putting the tent on the top of your vehicle may just be what you’re looking for!  The options are pretty varied so you do have some choices here.  You can do a tent on top of the roof, attach a tent to your car & if you have a pick up truck, you can put a tent in the bed of your truck!  The choice is yours!

Not sleeping on the ground is very appealing to a lot of people & you get a high quality, durable product that will last for years of camping fun!

If you would like further information to prices & availability click here.

Please feel free to leave comments, questions or opinions in the comment section below.  I will gladly get back to you as soon as possible with an answer!

Thank you & Happy Camping


4 thoughts on “Product Review -Tepui Explorer Autana RooftopTent”

  1. This is a very nice review of a really unique product! I never knew you could “camp on the roof!” Great info. Also this site is very helpful for campers to evaluate and buy camping gear. Thanks for the insights!

    1. Hi Rhonda Thank you so much for your feedback on my website!
      I’m glad you liked it & got some great information too!
      I had no idea this was a new trend in camping either but while researching tents, I discovered this & it’s really inventive!
      I have a couple of links on this website so please feel free to click on them!
      Please feel free to check out any of my other posts on this website!
      Happy Camping

  2. Rooftop camping is genius! I hate setting up the camp and found out later that it is raining and We have to set up the tarp. (Just a whole mess) I love the fact that it is easy to store them and we have extra room plus it is durable as well. Thank you For your review, I am on the look for a new tent for this coming Spring 🙂


    1. Nuttanee thank you for your feedback & I am happy you liked it! 
      Yes those are some of the drawbacks of camping on the ground! 
      This is an amazing way to camp & I’m sure it will catch on! 
      Amazon is a good place to start looking for that new tent & there is a link at  the bottom of this post!  

      Please feel free to check out any other of my posts on this website!

      Happy Camping


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