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July 3, 2018

The Best Truck Bed Tents of 2018

While movies feature camping out in the woods on the cold solid ground as very peaceful, if you have ever done it, you know that it’s not quite the same. You have to find the right spot, you need the perfect tent (that’s not only spacious & comfortable, but is also easy to set up) and you’ll have to consider the weather forecast for your outing.

But, modern inventions have this ability to solve these issues very conveniently and truck bed tents are one of such inventions. You do not have to worry about finding the right place, protecting yourself from various hazards on the ground, going through the rigorous set-up process or even rain with a truck bed tent. All you have to do is carry it and set it up easily on the truck bed and voila!

However, not all truck bed tents will fit your purpose and need. Therefore, you need to have full knowledge about them and getting introduced to some of the best and their features will definitely help. So, our reviews of the six truck bed tents will let you know about the good and bad that come with each.

Truck Bed Tents Reviews

Sportz Truck Tent

What makes this tent so great is the sewn-in floor that only a few truck bed tents have. In fact, with a headroom of 5 feet and 6 inches, this spacious tent can accommodate two people in it comfortably. Moreover, it has a large rear panel that helps storage and also a large entrance door. The two mesh windows and side vents not only keeps the tent well-ventilated but also keeps insects out.

Furthermore, it is quite easy to set up after you set it up once. It features 4’ X 4’ shade awning that can be secured to the tailgate so you do not even need guide ropes. Moreover, its color-coded poles make the task even easier and also the sleeve system aids it. Also, it is available in blue and grey colors.

If your truck needs any protection (which I don’t think it does), this tent provides it with a set of strap protectors. However, with the awning not being removable, it’s not supposed to perform great in windy weather. However, the rain fly is very efficient in keeping the rain out.

Pros:

  • Sewn in a floor.
  • Very spacious and comfortable for two.
  • Ample storage space.
  • Large entrance.
  • Great ventilation.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Comes with a carry bag that helps portability.
  • Handles weather well.

Cons:

  • Poles are not of the greatest quality, design or build.

Sportz Link Ground 4 Person Tent

If you have a family of four, this tent would be a great choice for you. In fact, it has a great design to accommodate four people at ease. Apparently, with 8’ X 8’ dimensions, the floor is not only waterproof but also very comfortable. Moreover, it features a large door and three mesh windows that helps keep the tent ventilated. Also, the mesh windows keep insects out.

Although it is a tent for four, it does not require four people to set-up. It is basically a fusion of two tents in which the attachment sleeves connect the ground tent to the Napier truck tent seamlessly. Furthermore, this tent is very easy to store and carry as well. Because not only is it lightweight but it also comes with a carry bag in which it fits compactly. Lastly, it features a full rain fly that provides you with the ultimate weather protection. However, it is not the best for handling windy weathers.

Pros:

  • Well-built with quality materials.
  • Weather-proof.
  • Nice design.
  • Well-ventilated.
  • Quite spacious.
  • Easy enough to set up by one person.
  • Spacious enough for four.

Cons:

  • Does not provide much privacy.
  • Poles cannot be put under too much strain.

Napier 57122 Full-Size Regular Box 57 Series Sportz Truck Tent

This is another great truck bed tent, very similar to the Sportz truck tent, also with a patented sewn in floor. So, you have less to deal with while setting it up. In fact, this tent also eases the set-up process for you with color-coded poles and the sleeve system. Furthermore, it can also accommodate two people very easily with its spacious interiors. None of you will be suffocating as it has two large windows and two side vents that you can open for ventilation.

Moreover, you get interior pockets to store your essentials. The rear access door also helps you with storage. Lastly, this truck bed is great for three seasons with a rain fly that functions really well to keep you dry and everything in the tent dry.

Pros:

  • Patented sewn in floor.
  • Color-coded poles and sleeve system for easy setup.
  • Spacious enough for two tall people.
  • Ventilation provided with vents and windows.
  • Can handle three seasons well.
  • Comes with a carry bag.
  • Features interior pockets.

Cons:

  • Customers complained about the poles being wrongly coded.

Guide Gear Full Size Truck Tent

Perfect for full-sized pickups like Chevy, Ford, GMC, Nissan, Toyota and more, this is another great truck bed tent that offers the best features. Firstly, it also features a sewn-in polyethylene floor so is very convenient for usage. Furthermore, it is very easy to set up with only four poles. The large interior area with 5.25 feet headroom can accommodate two average height people quite well. Moreover, the mesh window and the large D shaped entrance keeps it ventilated and free from insect attacks. It also offers you storage pockets to store your essentials.

The water-resistant coating and the rain fly keeps you and your pal dry in the rainiest of weathers. Moreover, it can handle snow very well as well.

Pros:

  • Easy to set up with a sewn-in floor and four poles.
  • Weather-resistant with waterproof build and rain fly.
  • Very durable and high-quality build of poles and all other components.
  • Lightweight and comes with a heavy-duty carrying bag.
  • Well-ventilated.

Cons:

  • There were complaints about the seams tearing.
  • Some of the customers complained about the poles breaking.

Guide Gear Compact Truck Tent

One great truck with just an addition of a carpet or mattress for comfort only because the truck bed is that hard. In fact, this tent also comes with a sewn in polyethylene flooring. It is also very easy to set up. The waterproof build with the rainfly makes it very suitable for usage in rain-prominent areas. Furthermore, it has such a sturdy and quality build that it can handle windy weathers very well. If you like to stretch, it might be a problem if you are over 4.75 feet as it has a headroom of the same. Ventilation won’t be a problem with its large door and mesh windows which also protect you from insects.

It, in fact, fits beds of around 72-74 inches. Weighing only 10 pounds, it is super easy to transport in the carry bag it includes with it. Furthermore, it fits pickups like Chevy, Nissan, Ford, etc.

Pros:

  • Weather-proof.
  • Great ventilation.
  • Very easy set-up.
  • Great quality materials used in the build.
  • Easy to transport.

Cons:

  • Poles need careful handling during set-up.

Rightline Gear 110730 Full-Size Standard Truck Bed Tent 6.5′

If you are taller than average and the tent roof always poses a problem for you, this truck bed tent should rescue you. Yes, that’s possible as it has a headroom of 6.5 feet. Moreover, while other trucks feature sewn-in floors, this truck features a floorless design to help set-up. And, of course, the color-coded poles and sleeve system to further ease the setup process. Moreover, in order to assure your truck suffers damage, these truck bed tents feature protective straps and buckles.

To give you protection in rainy weather, it features an optional rainfly that you can set up very easily. It also features gear pockets. Lastly, in order to help you find the correct size of a tent for your truck, it has a sizing guide available online.

Pros:

  • Spacious and comfortable for two people.
  • Floorless and very easy to set up.
  • Protects well from the rain with the optional rain fly.
  • Very stable in winds.
  • Does not damage the truck’s finish.

Cons:

  • Does not seem very well-ventilated.
  • Not of the best quality as many users complained of the seams ripping and also the straps tearing.

So, the truck bed tents have certain features that are very essential for you to just use them. There are other features that make one greater than the other. In the end, it is up to you, what features you demand from your truck bed tents. Whatever it is, make sure that the tent you choose provides it best and has flaws that don’t affect you. So, that wraps up our truck bed tents reviews.

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