INTRODUCING THE JAMES BAROUD
Grand Raid Rooftop Tent
The Grand Raid is the largest, most full-featured tent in the James Baroud inventory. Identical to the Explorer, it adds extra width and length to accommodate 3 adults. Like the Explorer, the upper cargo well is capable of supporting 65-pounds of gear. The enlarged storage tray includes die-down points to ensure your cargo stays put, even on bumpy roads.
The Grand Raid’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 interior unrestricted by a sloping roof.
One of the best features of the Grand Raid 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 Grand Raid is still quick 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 upper shell. Setup takes but a few minutes with no fuss or effort.
160lbs / 73 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 Grand Raid 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|