This Lightweight Tent Doubles as a Truck Bed Cover When Not in Use

published Sep 5, 2022
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Friends sharing a meal while camping by lake.
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Tiny living (but mostly tiny camping) just got smaller, sleeker, and more lightweight. CVT’s Mt Hood aluminum pop-up tent can be installed over a truck bed and offers the durability of a hard-shelled tent, but won’t negatively affect the performance of the vehicle when stored away.

Mt Hood can be installed either above a truck bed or on the rooftop of an SUV. It hovers just above the car, meaning you can still store plenty of camping essentials in the back of your truck — plus your gear is somewhat protected from the elements. 

The tent itself is large enough to sleep two people, and unfolds like a clamshell when it’s time to set up camp. The mounting equipment can be adjusted to match the height of the vehicle that it’s installed on, and its T-shape makes space for accessories like awnings, lights, axes, or even showers.

All three sides of the Mt Hood tent zip open, making it an excellent hangout spot that doesn’t leave you feeling claustrophobic. And when it’s time to move to the next campsite, the tent folds down flat in a cinch and the elastic banding keeps it securely in place while you drive.

The Mt Hood tent is currently on sale for $3,596 and comes in three neutral colors. You can also shop for tent accessories over on the CVT website. Now your home away from home can go with you anywhere adventure calls.