wildland desert cruiser hard shell roof top tent Intents Outdoors NZ


The Desert Cruiser hard shell roof top tent has been engineered with the ‘keep it simple’ principal in mind. Rooftop tents cleverly designed and refined to make things as easy as possible for the user - hassle free fun.

Here’s why we at Intents Outdoors think this is the best hard shell roof top tent on the market.


1. Lower Cost 

All the features for not much more than a soft shell tent but $2000-3000 less than comparable aluminium hard shells. Best value aluminium hard shell roof top tent on the market.


2. 60 second setup

Sets up in 60 seconds with the patented gas struts and packs down in less than 2 minutes. Simple.


3. Lowest profile roof tent on the market

Low height means less wind resistance, easier handling and greater fuel efficiency. Main tent body is 16cm high plus 3cm mounting tracks underneath. The racks up top are easily attached/removed depending on your needs adding up to 6cm.


4. Carry gear on top of the tent

With the 2 racks installed on top of the tent carrying your surfboard, kayak, rods etc is not a problem.


5. Low weight

Low weight means better touring or 4x4 vehicle handling and fuel efficiency, and easier to lift onto and off the roof. Just 57kg for the 120cm wide version and 64kg for the 140cm wide – comparable competitors’ aluminium hard shells weigh in at around 80kg and more.


6. Floor design eliminates condensation and risk or water pooling

A patented world first hybrid design with a tough, anti-scratch aluminium top shell. On the underside a clever aluminium frame base with a waterproof Oxford lining eliminates floor condensation that occurs with solid floor roof tents. Reduces weight, bulk and cost, and no need to worry about water pooling on a hard shell floor.


7. Quality materials and construction

Built by Wildland, a manufacturer with 20 plus year experience manufacturing roof top tents, using quality aluminium and stainless steel componentry. One of the biggest rtt manufacturers - if not the biggest, heavily investing in R&Dsearch and development, design and quality, and now selling roof tents in right around the world.


8. Accessories

The DC2 offers a range of accessories to maximise your roof tent and living space, including a unique multi-function awning, fully enclosed annex, winter inner insulators perfect for our colder seasons.


9. Side extrusions

The DC2 shell has 1.9m side extrusion channels that allow you to add various accessories like light bars, hooks, etc


10. Long lasting durability

Solid construction and materials with aluminium honeycomb shell stronger and more durable than fibreglass and ABS plastic options. Will not crack under stress or weaken under NZ’s harsh sun.


11. Waterproof, Dustproof shell

The closed tent is protected from NZ’s changeable weather by an aluminium top shell, waterproof base and watertight, dustproof rubber seals around holding the two together.


12. Warranty and service

A standard year long warranty covering any manufacturing issues under normal usage. Full range of spare parts available if it does hit the fan.


Imported and distributed in NZ exclusively by Intents Outdoors. Contact us to check one out or if you have any questions. 


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