INTRODUCING THE JAMES BAROUD
Explorer Rooftop Tent
The Explorer was built for demanding travels where gear storage and a livable habitat are of para-mount importance. Virtually identical to the popular Evasion, the Explorer adds a cargo storage tray in the back half of the upper shell. Capable of supporting 65-pounds of gear, it includes die-down points to ensure your cargo stays put on bumpy roads.
The Explorer’s symmetrical architecture creates four vertical walls of equal height. This lends the interior ample room for the occupants to sit comfortably at either end or move about the unrestricted by a sloping roof.
One of the best features of the Explorer is the superior ventilation provided by the mesh-backed doors and windows which wrap completely around the tent canopy. The angled mesh panels pro-vide sufficient surface area to invite a cooling cross breeze and are cut to offer a modest amount of privacy for the occupants with the mesh exposed.
Dual doors on either side offer options for entry and exit and a rear panel allows for a convenient portal through which to pass gear from the back gate of the vehicle. Although the Explorer’s roof height is slightly lower than the Discovery, Extreme, and Space models at 39-inches, the vertical walls and increased ventilation are a worthwhile tradeoff.
Despite the added complexity of a second set of gas-assisted struts, the Explorer is still quick and easy to set up and take down. Once the four buckles are released, the upper shell automatically raises. The gas-charged struts are tuned to help lift the added weight of the cargo stored on the up-per shell. Setup takes but a few minutes with no fuss or effort.
145lbs / 65 kg
High Density Foam
2 Adults + 1 Child
Class Leading Strength
A hallmark of every James Baroud tent is the proprietary canvas. The aluminized polyester fabric is coated with an acrylic layer to yield unrivaled storm worthiness, durability, UV-resistance, and breathability. In warm temperatures the canvas reflects solar heat to help maintain a cool and comfortable internal temperature. For use in cooler weather, an optional Isothermic liner bolsters warmth and helps reduce condensation. Like all of their tents, the Explorer was tested to wind speeds of 60mph. Even in a howling gale, the fabric walls remain taut with no buffeting to disturb a good night’s sleep.
|Canvas Characteristics||ISO Standard|
|Composition||PES 100%||ISO 1833|
|Construction||Simple 1/1||ISO 3572|
|Weight (+/-5%)||240g/m2||ISO 3801|
|Tensile Strength||ISO 13934-1|
|Breaking load||ISO 13937-1|
|Schmerber||85 cm||ISO 811|
|Weather Resistance||6 (Sides Covered)||ISO 105 b04|
|Migration within the PVC||3-4||ISO 10510:1978|