Camping is an excellent way to escape your busy life, find time, and relax. But what if you want to camp in the middle of winter? Freezing to death in the snow isn’t exactly relaxing (to put it mildly). Thankfully, AntiShanty has designed an RTD rooftop dwelling that lets you go off-grid in style. With solid walls instead of fabric, this hard-wall rooftop camper tent carries your gear to camp before immediately transforming into an SUV-top backcountry bungalow.
The science and other stuff to know
The number of people who work from campsites tripled between 2018 and 2021, according to a 2022 report conducted by The Dyrt, a camping community app. The report says around 70 percent of campers include weekdays in their trips and instead work from their campsite if they don’t ask for time off. RTD rooftop dwelling can help these people on the road since it functions as a cargo space and a rooftop tent. It also comes in huge sizes to fulfill its dual-purpose functionality.
Other rooftop tents that double as cargo boxes perform only one of these functions simultaneously, requiring you to remove the interior tent fabric to free cargo space. The AntiShanty RTD, on the other hand, can carry cargo to camp and then set up as a rooftop shelter in a few minutes, seamlessly performing both functions together. It also locks, securing valuable cargo like surfboards or snowboards.
Moreover, the RTD is designed as a four-season camper tent meant to be comfortable in everything from hot summer to deep winter freeze. And while many rooftop tents are designed to carry sleeping bags and pillows closed, the RTD offers close to 800 liters of storage space, more than XXL-sized Thule tents.
One of the most significant advantages of the RTD is that it offers protection from all-weather elements. So if you’re planning on camping in areas known for bad weather, this rooftop camper will give you the protection you need. Additionally, they are much easier to set up than a Thule cargo box and offer huge storage space. They are also perfect for digital nomads.
Living, traveling, and remote working are trending, and many people are considering alternative lifestyles as it lets them work even when camping or on road trips. Thus, many camping tent manufacturers are now developing unique and better products that enhance safety and convenience. And hard-wall rooftop dwellings give you the one thing that other tents miss in the core of their meaning — “comfort and space.”