Discovery Rooftop Tent

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  • Regular price $3,399.95


Weight: 140-170 Pounds

Please call for availability. Tents can take three to eight weeks to order.

The James Baroud Discovery is a hard shell rooftop tent which features a 5 year warranty and a solar powered ventilation system.

The compact model in the range, the Discovery roof top tent offers all the features of the larger models in a versatile and easy to manage size. If you’ve ever erected a tent in the past, just think about the amazing 5 second set up time for the Discovery. Just release the catches and let the AL-KO gas charged struts raise the upper hull, automatically expanding the tent space as it goes.

The Discovery is completely waterproof and wind tested to 74mph (120Km/hr) for when the weather turns nasty and cleverly designed with ample ventilation for those hot nights too. It even has solar powered ventilation that can be reversed to function as either a fan or extractor, which helps to avoid any condensation build up. Since it has been tested in the Paris to Dakar Rallies, it’s ideally suited for extreme 4WD adventuring. Compared to other rooftop tents, the compact size of the Discovery reduces the height profile of your vehicle, allowing you access to those special, hidden 4WD locations.

All James Baroud roof top tents fit to the roof bars of most vehicles and can be removed and stored when not needed and are covered by a 5 year guarantee on the fabric, hull and mechanism.


140 lbs

Outside Dimensions
Length: 79″
Width: 55″
Height Closed: 13″
Height Open: 44″

Inside Dimensions
Length: 78″
Width: 54.25″
Height: 42″

Mattress Dimensions
Length: 76″
Width: 54″
Thickness: 3


170 lbs

The XXL version of this tent shares the same footprint as our largest model, the Grand Raid.

Outside Dimensions
Length: 89.5″
Width: 64.5″

Inside Dimensions
Length: 89″
Width: 64″

Automatic Opening
The opening of the Discovery Evolution is a simple task thanks to the two ALKO gas-charged struts that automatically open the tent when the latches are unhooked. Closing the tent is just as simple! The canvas has a built-in rubber band which helps keep it retracted when stowing away.

The Outer Shell
The outer shell of the Discovery Evolution utilizes fiberglass fortified polyester and is one of the thickest shells on the market. There are two air vents with dust filters to help improve air circulation and fight moisture build up. We've also incorporated aerodynamic ribs into the shell which help improve wind noise and fuel economy. These integrated ribs also strengthen the structure ensuring its tough enough for any adventure.

The Fabric
We guarantee you won't find a better fabric on any rooftop tent. All of our tents utilize aluminized polyester with an acrylic coating that is 100% waterproof, breathable, UV resistant, no-perishable, and reflects the sun's rays. This means it will stand up for years of use without ever having an issue! All openings feature mosquito netting, zipper, and velcro fastening.

Interior Lighting
Lighting inside the tent is provided by a rechargeable flashlight with a 12 volt charger. Its designed to be tough with a belt clip and very easy to store. The flashlight has 15 LED lights and an unbreakable polycarbonate lens along with a battery charge indicator.

A fan is built into each hard shell tent we build. This ventilation system can run for 24 hours straight on a single charge when full and is recharged by an integrated solar panel. A second fan propeller with reverse blades is supplied and is designed to act as a fan.

These tents come with a five-year manufacturer warranty.