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Lookout Roof Tent

Folding polycotton roof tent

£1,299

A 2-person fold-out style polycotton roof tent that pitches in 3 minutes. Folding design saves on weight and pack size, ideal for small (and large) vehicles with easier installation and storage.
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Pre-order now for despatch from 2nd July . We'll keep you up-to-date with your order progress and despatch as soon as it is available.

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Let weekend adventures unfold. Lookout is a 2-person fold-out style polycotton roof tent that pitches in 3 minutes and gives campervan-level sleep comfort to your car camping setup. Open up spontaneous trips with your bed for the night ready when you arrive - ideal for late Friday evening arrivals!

Elevate your base camp with unrivalled views, simple set up and pack up, and more space in your car for the rest of your adventure kit on longer road trips.

  • Attaches securely to a wide range of roof bars
  • Pitches in 3 minutes
  • Lighter and more compact than hardshell roof tents
  • Mattress and ladder included

The simple fold-out design makes pitching your roof tent easy and quick. Remove the protective driving cover (included) and unfold your mobile penthouse. Inside you'll find a spacious 2-person sleeping area with a comfortable high density foam mattress, handy storage pouches and 360 degree views thanks to windows on all 4 sides. The folding design saves on weight and pack size, ideal for small (and large) vehicles and making installation and storage much easier. It also provides a covered 'porch' area underneath the tent to shelter from passing showers. The collapsible aluminium ladder fits inside the driving cover and gives quick access to your tent when you park up.

Lookout's sturdy construction is built to last, standing up to the rigours of campsite life. With a hardwearing polycotton inner, highly waterproof polyester rainfly, rigid folding base and reinforced aluminium frame you'll sleep soundly even when the weather turns foul. And we've chosen a dark rainfly fabric to help stop you being woken too early on bright summer mornings.

Maximum road trip comfort. Minimum fuss.

 

A note on compatibility:

Your car roof has a weight limit, often referred to as the dynamic roof load (limit while in motion) and the static roof load (limit when stationary, usually around 5x the dynamic roof load), which is stated in your vehicle's manual.

This dynamic roof load limit determines the maximum weight of cargo (including roof bars) that can be safely carried on your roof while driving. Before installing your roof tent please check that the combined weight of your roof tent and bars is within the stated limit of your chosen vehicle.

Features

Product overview

  • Pitches in 3 minutes
  • Unfolds to the side of your vehicle
  • Sleeps 2 people in comfort
  • Elevated campsite position for 360 degree views
  • Overhang provides sheltered ‘porch’ area
  • Lighter and more compact than hardshell roof tents
  • Fits a wide range of roof bars
  • Comfortable high-density foam mattress included
  • Collapsible ladder included
  • Multiple storage pockets inside
  • 3 year Alpine Bond

Technical details

Weight

Total (incl. ladder and mattress): 45kg

Dimensions

Pitched size: 145cm x 250cm x 125cm (L x W x H)
Packed size: 145cm x 125cm x 30cm (L x W x H)
Max. ladder length: 195cm

Construction

Rainfly: 420d polyester, Oxford UV coating, PU seam taped
Fabric pod: 280gsm ripstop polycotton (polyester - organic cotton blend), PU seam taped
Base: Aluminium skin with PU foam core
Frame: Aluminium, stainless steel fittings
Hardware and hinges: Stainless steel
Mattress: 6cm PU foam with polyester cover
Ladder: Aluminium telescopic
Driving cover: PU with velcro attachment, PU seam taped

Waterproof rating

Rainfly: 4000mm hydrostatic head
Fabric pod: 1500mm hydrostatic head
Driving cover: 6000mm hydrostatic head

Sustainability and Product Care

Tent care

Dry and air out your tent thoroughly after each use as roof tents can suffer from condensation. Moist or humid air hitting cold fabric will cause condensation, the easiest way to avoid condensation is to maintain airflow. Do not pack away damp/wet. The hard shell outer can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Spot clean the fabric pod with warm water, mild (non-detergent) soap and a soft sponge. Never use bleach, fabric softeners or other household cleaning products and air dry only. Store your roof tent away from direct sunlight. 

Tent repair

To make your tent last longer, avoid prolonged UV exposure and repair damage immediately. If your tent is beyond basic repair, pop down to one of our store's Repair Stations! If you are unlucky enough to rip your tent on a trip, use duct tape or StormSure Tough Tape until you have a chance to repair it properly. For more tent repair tips read our tent care and repair blog.

Alpine Bond

If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.

Organic Cotton

The Lookout's fabric pod is made with a polycotton blend containing organic cotton and polyester. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides. And it feels great to camp under!

Where It Is Made

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life

When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.