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Desperado Hardshell Rooftop Tent

Regular price $3,499.00

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The Desperado is the ultimate adventure rooftop tent for anyone seeking a comfortable and hassle-free camping experience. Setting it up is super easy and can be done in under 30 seconds, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your trip. Once inside, you'll find that the Desperado is exceptionally comfortable, with premium touches that make it feel like a home away from home. The spacious interior provides plenty of room for you and your gear, while the comfortable foam mattress ensures you get a good night's rest after a long day of adventure. Whether you're embarking on a solo adventure or heading out with family and friends, the Desperado rooftop tent is the perfect way to elevate your camping experience.

Tech Specs

WEIGHT - 180lbs

SIZE (CLOSED) - 82.5" L x 51" W x 10" H

Mattress Dimensions - 80” L x 49” W

FABRIC - 420D polyester oxford, UV, water, and mold resistant

LADDER - 7.5' telescopic aluminum (no additional extension required for aftermarket lifts)

MATTRESS - 2.75" high density foam, anti-condensation mat


INSTALL - Attached via aluminum extrusions on base with universal sliding brackets and bolts


The Desperado tent comes with a 5 year manufacturers/craftsmanship warranty. As with all Roam products, we want to make sure that you never have to worry about your gear. In the case that something does happen, you have world-class customer support at your hands to make sure you get taken care of.

About the Brand

ROAM is an outfitter of adventure equipment that strives to foster the curiosity and community that come from exploring the outdoors.  Our goal is to offer high quality products at great prices and never cut corners.  We vow to maintain the highest standard of customer service, going above and beyond to ensure every customer is proud to be a part of the ROAM family.

Where Comfort Meets Effortless Versatility

Setting it up is super easy and can be done in under 30 seconds, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your trip.

The Ultimate Adventure Tent

The Desperado rooftop tent is the ultimate adventure accessory for those who live for the open road and want to experience the freedom of travel without compromising on comfort. Designed to withstand the rigors of life on the road, this tent is made with high-quality materials that are built to last. Whether you're exploring rugged terrain or cruising down the highway, the Desperado tent provides a safe and comfortable space to rest your head.

Most Comfortable Hardshell RTT Mattress

Camping doesn’t have to be roughing it. Sleep on a mattress that is comparable to your bed at home. A 2.75" inch high-density foam mattress makes your nights sleep in the woods feel like a 5-star hotel.

Included Load Bars

You don't have to leave your gear behind when you have a rooftop tent mounted on your vehicle. The Desperado rooftop tent comes equipped with a set of load bars that enable you to secure Rugged Cases or adventure gear to the top of your tent.

Window & Door Awnings

The engineers at ROAM added awnings to each zippered door openings. This helps keep the elements off of the door and gives you a sheltered place to enter the tent. The awnings are also removable if you want to keep your tent setup minimal.

Storage and Media Organization

Having space in your tent is crucial. That's why the Desperado includes an overhead organization panel for your smaller items as well as external boot bags to keep your tent clean. The overhead panel also has a clear material pocket designed to hold a tablet or phone for bedtime movies.

Articulating Hinge & LED Light Strip

A-frame tents typically don't have a lot of room at the foot of the bed. So the engineers at ROAM used an internal articulating hinge that gives you an extra 10" of foot space so you don't feel cramped.

Having a little bit of light in your tent at night makes things so much easier. So ROAM has included a LED light strip that you can just plug into any of your battery banks for lights. *battery pack not included.*

360* Views

ROAM sure does love making sure they have as many unadulterated views of their camping locations as possible. So like the Rambler and Vagabond before it, ROAM included plenty of windows when they designed the Desperado's tent body. Including a view up above the rear door, as well as one at the front of the wedge, a first for a wedge rtt design.

Boot Bags

Included with your Desperado is a boot bag that slides into the channel under the tent so you don't have to bring your dirty shoes inside.

Telescoping Ladder

Included with the Desperado, is ROAM's signature, all BLACK, 7.5' telescopic aluminum ladder. (no additional extension required for aftermarket lifts)

Upgrade your ROAM ladder with ROAM's Soft Step add on (sold separately).

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