If you are an off-road or an overland enthusiast then you should have heard about the brand named Yakima by now. First started in 1979, Yakima has been manufacturing quality products for off-road enthusiasts for a long time now.
Their roof rack systems are without a doubt the best in the market. However, they also have a line of roof top tents called SkyRise that's has gained a lot of popularity in recent years.
Yakima has 2 different types of Skyrise models and we will review both of them today. By the end of this article, you will understand why the Yakima Skyrise Roof Top Tent product line has gained so much popularity.
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Yakima SkyRise HD Roof Top Tent
To start, we will look into the Yaima SkyRise HD roof top tent. SkyRise HD is a big brother of the SkyRise model. Built with 600D Ripstop polyester fabric and a 3000mm waterproof PU coating, It is a heavy-duty tent that is designed for all 4 seasons and can withstand all kinds of extreme weather conditions.
It comes in 2 sizes: Medium and Small. The medium size can accommodate 3 people comfortably whereas the small size can accommodate 2 people easily. Both the sizes are very spacious.
To keep the water and other elements from gettings inside your tent, Skyrise HD comes with a Rainfly that is constructed from 210D Ripstop Polyester with 3000mm PU waterproof coating.
SkyRise HD features Large Doors, Windows, and even skylights. When all of them are zipped open completely -- it really creates an amazing view for you to enjoy.
When it comes to camping, Sleeping bags are a must-have. But with SkyRise HD -- you won't be needing any sleeping bags. It comes with a built-in. 2.5" thick foam mattress which is very comfortable and will help you get a good night's sleep. It also includes a foam sleeping pad that comes with a removable cover.
SkyRise HD weighs just about 114.64 lbs. Since the frame of this tent is built with an Aluminum frame, It is lightweight and yet strong at the same time. Also, It features an easy-to-deploy design that makes it very easy to set up and takes down this tent.
SkyRise HD also comes with a ladder to make it easy for you to get in and out of the tent. It is completely adjustable, so no matter what your car height is -- it will fit it perfectly. It also comes with an auto-close function that makes it very easy to close it up.
Here are some other features of the SkyRise HD:
- Abrasion-resistant tent floor with a textured finish for added durability
- Universal Mounting Option (Fits Most of the Vehicles)
- Includes Mesh panel for ventilation
- Includes Guy lines and D-rings on the tent floor to hang gear or tie down the tent in windy conditions
- Dimensions: L 58.00 in x W 48.00 in x H 17.00 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
Yakima Skyrise Roof Top Tent
Now, let's look at the little brother of the Skyrise HD roof top tent. The Skyrise is constructed with 210D nylon -- that's the same material used in most backcountry tents. It's tough and durable but it's not built for extreme weather conditions like the SkyRise HD. The material is also lightweight and breathable.
Unlike the SkyRise HD, This tent comes in only 1 size - Medium. It can accommodate up to 3 people easily. It also includes a 2.5” thick wall-to-wall foam mattress that is very comfortable. The mattress comes with a removable cover which makes it very easy to clean. All the windows and the 2 skylights in the tent features a mesh panel. It can be zipped open completely.
Here are some other features of the Yakima SkyRise:
- Locks to roof racks with SKS Lock Cores (included) for added security
- Includes 210D nylon rainfly with PU coating
- Includes 1 Ladder
- Easy Set up
- Weighs at 115 lbs
- Dimensions: L 58.00 in x W 48.00 in x H 16.50 in
That's it, folks! We reviewed both the roof top tent models by Yakima in depth. If you have any questions or thoughts then please do comment below and let us know.