5 Person Roof Top Tents
Rooftop tent camping takes your adventures to the next level.
Camping in traditional tents is fun but has its limits. Sleeping on the ground in the wilderness is uncomfortable at best, and downright scary at worst.
In a rooftop tent, you’re safely elevated from the mud and bugs. You’re able to camp anywhere you can park your car. Best of all, you’re guaranteed a cozy night’s sleep on your large, flat, built-in foam mattress.
Among rooftop tents, a five-person tent is the largest available size. If you want to camp more often, more comfortably, with more people, a five-person rooftop tent might be just what you’re looking for.
In this five-person rooftop tent buyer’s guide, you’ll learn:
- What is a five-person rooftop tent?
- Top benefits of five-person rooftop tents
- Product details on two top-selling five-person rooftop tents
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Best Features and Comfort
- Roomy interior that can sleep up to five campers plus gear
- Offers a 360° view of your surroundings
- Compact design that allows it to be mounted on an SUV, sedan, trailer, or truck
- Comfortable in all seasons thanks to its tri-layer body
- Setup and take down take about 60 seconds
With floor space dimensions of 98” W x 80” L, the Freespirit Recreation High Country 80” is one of the roomiest rooftop tents available.
Important Features of FSR High Country 80” RTT
- Spacious interior - Extra roomy dimensions create over 54 square feet of interior living space.
- Oversized windows - Enjoy 360° views of your campsite’s surroundings.
- Strong and comfortable sleeping surface - 1.5” high-density foam mattress on a 2” expanded polyethylene (EPE) foam floor.
How the FSR High Country 80” Compares With Other 5 Person Tents
- Larger interior space - Extra roomy interior, even compared to other large rooftop tent designs.
- Squared design - The opened tent nearly forms a perfect square, creating a more comfortable space for sleeping and socializing.
Compared to most rooftop tents, the FSR High Country 80” provides a greater amount of interior living space.
Best Price in the 5-Person Roof Top Tent Category
- Sleeps up to 5 campers comfortably
- Soft-shell design with a strong and durable aluminum frame
- Option to add annex section for extra ground-level accommodation
- Can be mounted onto any framed-out trailer, SUV, or truck with ease
The Hutch Tents Ontario 4 has everything you look for in a rooftop tent—fast installation, all-weather protection, and a roomy interior with a built-in high-density foam mattress. Yet, you can purchase this model for half the price of other five-person tents.
Important Features of Hutch Tents Ontario 4 RTT
- Option to add annex - Add a ground-level annex section for even more living space.
- Skylight - Built-in skylight for improved outside views and stargazing.
- Lightweight - Lighter than most four or five-person rooftop tents, at just 145 lbs.
How the Hutch Tents Ontario 4 Compares With Other Rooftop Tents
- Price - The lowest price in the five-person tent category.
- Option for extra living space - Add the optional annex section to your tent purchase to create a fully enclosed living space at ground level around your ladder landing.
The Hutch Tents Ontario 4 is a 5-person tent that’s priced like a two-person tent. If cost is a top priority, you won’t have to sacrifice security or comfort if you opt for this low-priced option.
What Is a 5 Person Roof Top Tent?
Rooftop tents are camping accommodations that can be installed on the roof racks or beds of motor vehicles. Elevating your campsite allows for a more secure, efficient, and comfortable camping experience, even when the terrain is rough and space is limited.
Rooftop tents are sold in these sizes:
Five-person tents have the largest dimensions. They’re slightly heavier and bulkier than smaller sizes, but can still be installed on the roof racks of most vehicles.
Picking the right rooftop tent depends on your usual camp group size. If you travel in groups of three or more and enjoy some wiggle room, you’ll love the roomy interior provided by a five-person tent.
Advantages and Benefits of 5-Person Rooftop Tents
A rooftop tent brings incredible freedom and versatility to your travels.
Here are the most exciting advantages you’ll enjoy with a rooftop tent.
Amazingly Fast Installation
Rooftop tents might be luxurious, but they’re not complicated. Compared to setting up a traditional tent, rooftop tent installation is practically effortless.
Setting up a rooftop tent takes a maximum of 10 minutes (normally just 3–4 minutes). No special tools or hard work are required. Simply open a few straps and the tent will “pop” into position. Put a few simple parts in place and you’re all set.
Safe and Comfortable Camping
Camping in a traditional tent is fun, but it’s often quite uncomfortable. Rolling around on a tiny pad over the bumpy ground below rarely provides a good night’s sleep.
In a rooftop tent, you’re always cozy. Your sleeping surface is flat and soft, and you’re safely elevated from ground-level troubles like mud, snakes, and other predators.
Common Features of 5-Person Rooftop Tents
Rooftop tents are best known for being easy to set up, comfortable, and secure.
The ability to camp anywhere you can park your car makes it possible to camp in more places, and the easy installation process makes rooftop tents perfect for long-haul travelers and full-time nomads.
Here are a few of the top features that separate rooftop tents from traditional tents.
Hard Shell or Soft Shell
There are two styles of rooftop tents: soft shell and hard shell. Both varieties attach to vehicle roof racks and pop open for fast installation.
Hard shell tents are especially strong, as the hard shell top forms the tent’s solid roof. Soft shell tents, on the other hand, typically have larger interior dimensions.
Extra Roomy Interior
Traditional tents aren’t known for providing cozy quarters to hang out in. The floor is uneven and bumpy, the tent’s sides restrict headroom, and the entire structure often feels like it might blow away.
Even in larger tents, the size advantage is often negated by how bulky the equipment is and how much ground space you require in order to set up camp.
In a rooftop tent, interior space is optimized brilliantly. Thanks to the “pop-up” design, you get ample headroom provided by vertically oriented walls. Best of all, the entire floor area is level, stable, and soft.
Ladder Access and Built-In Mattress
All of your rooftop tent parts are conveniently packed and ready to pop into use at a moment’s notice. This includes:
- Built-in ladder
- Built-in mattress
To maintain an efficient packing system, the mattress forms the rectangular bottom of your pack, which is installed in a low-profile package on your roof rack. This system allows for your entire floor area to be covered with a high-density foam mattress, without requiring any packing space inside your vehicle.
The ladder uses a telescoping design that takes up minimal space when packed, then expands for use when the tent is opened.
Price Range for Rooftop Tents
Here’s a look at the current Rooftop Tents USA price range for two-person through five-person tent sizes.
Note that some models are categorized for a range of campers, e.g., 4–5 person tents, and are included in multiple rows below. Three-person tents are most common, so that group has the widest price range.
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What People Are Saying About 5 Person Rooftop Tents
From full-time nomads to weekend state park visitors, campers love rooftop tents.
The lightning-fast installation process, superior comfort for a cozy night’s sleep, and the security of rooftop camping are all key selling points.
With a five-person rooftop tent, you get the best of the best—all the comfort and security of rooftop tent camping, with the most spacious dimensions available.
What do campers have to say about their five-person rooftop tents? These points are mentioned most often:
- Roomy enough to provide a great night’s sleep for the entire group
- Only modestly more expensive than smaller models
- Just as easy to install as smaller rooftop tents
Can You Really Set up a Rooftop Tent in Two Minutes?
You keep reading that it’s so easy to set up a rooftop tent… but perhaps you have your doubts? Just watch.
Most rooftop tents can be fully installed in just three or four minutes. For some, the process is even faster, requiring just a minute or two.
Quick video showing the installation process for a Hutch rooftop tent
Start Your Adventure With Rooftop Tents USA
If you love camping, a rooftop tent is the single most impactful purchase you can make. It also might be the last tent you ever have to buy.
At Rooftop Tents USA, we love everything about camping. We offer the highest-quality rooftop tents that make it possible for more people to camp more often.
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