THE GIGANTIC IKAMPER SKYCAMP 4X 2.0
BY MIKE COLLISTER
MAY 2, 2020
Rooftop tents have hit the mainstream for travellers worldwide, and iKamper continues to be a growing brand in no small part due to the Skycamp 4X model.
SKYCAMP 4X VS SKYCAMP 4X 2.0
We’ve previously reviewed the iKamper Skycamp 4X, so for those familiar with the tent, I’ll start with a quick look at the main improvements.
- The 2.0 includes a world map for planning your global adventures!
- The memory foam mattress is now thicker
- It now has smart side straps to effortlessly tuck the canvas inside the shell during the closure
- It comes with tension poles for the end windows, not just the entrance
- The ladder rungs are more horizontal for more comfortable barefoot climbing
The 2.0 is almost entirely better and full credit to iKamper for incorporating customer feedback into a fresh model so rapidly. Some travellers are removing their doona and pillows if they have space in their vehicle. Others are using down hiking sleeping bags which are highly compressible or self-inflating mattress like the comfortable MegaMat range from Exped to allow for this gear to fit inside.
FEATURES WE LIKE
The sunroof is such a simple idea, it’s a surprise it’s not more common. Nothing beats gazing at the stars from the comfort of a mobile treehouse!
Of course, the king size mattress is hard to beat. It’s perfect both for couples seeking some luxury and small families.
Small details like the ladder not obstructing the rear door are another simple bonus.
BUILD QUALITY AND WEIGHT
The fine dust and water have stayed out, they haven’t leaked, and we’ve sustained no damage but the odd scratch.
Premium two-person rooftop tents usually range from 60 to 100 kg. The iKamper Skycamp 4X 2.0 weighs 73 kg, which when considering the additional internal room, is impressive.