Backroadz SUV Tent
Car camping just got a whole lot more convenient with the Backroadz SUV Tent – the camping companion for those who love to hit the open road. No more unpacking and lugging around heavy gear. Simply attach the vehicle sleeve to the open hatch and start exploring the great outdoors within minutes! Plus, for every Backroadz tent purchased, Napier plants a tree with our partner, Trees for the Future. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a music festival, or just spending a weekend camping in the great outdoors, the Backroadz SUV Tent has you covered.
Product Videos & Features
Experience car camping like never before with the Napier Backroadz SUV Tent.
Here are the features that make it the perfect camping companion:
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Green & Gray
No. of Doors
No. of Windows
No. of Poles (Tent)
3 Shock-corded, fiberglass poles
No. of Poles (Awning)
Yes - Windows & Doors
1000mm PU Coating
Wall and Roof Material
Polyester Tafetta w/ Taped Seams
Rear Access Panel
Partial (Overhang style)
Seasons for Use
Spring, Summer, Fall
Gear Loft, Gear Pocket, Lantern Holder
Our Backroadz SUV Tent is designed with a universal vehicle sleeve to accommodate virtually all CUV’s, SUV’s and minivans
The universal vehicle sleeve has an elastic band at the end creating a custom fit to your vehicle. The adjustable wheel well and trunk straps ensure a snug fit to your vehicle and the fabric flaps on the inside of the sleeve help seal any minor gaps caused by a curvy vehicle.
Yes. For the initial set-up however, we do recommend having assistance.
Yes. To ensure the best fit possible, we recommend our larger SUV Tents (82000, 84000, 13100, and 19100).
Yes. As long as the height from the ground to the highest point of the cap window/door does not exceed 80”, SUV Tents are compatible.
Yes, as long as the circumference of the trailer opening does not exceed 210”.
Angle one of the awning poles so that the water will run off and not pool. Angle the bottom of the pole one way and peg out the other way. If you are leaving the campsite, it’s best to set-up camp for rain, just in case. Put away equipment, zip up all tent windows and doors, use the rainfly. Zip or roll up the awning. If it’s raining a lot, we would suggest not to use the canopy.
Our tents already have a water-resistant coating on them. However, the coating may wear down over time and you may want to spray a water repellent coating onto the tent and rainfly after a few years of use.
A seam sealer is not necessary. Our rainflies and truck tent floors have taped seams to guard against water entry. For additional protection and product maintenance, you may wish to use a seam sealant on your tent. Please note that water drops through the needle holes along the seams is common with all tents and is not a manufacturer’s defect.
11 reviews for Backroadz SUV Tent
Reviewed by 11 customer(s)
I have a Backroadz suv tent model 13100. I lost my awning. Wow can i get a new one ?September 2, 2023
This is a fair weather tent ONLY. It leaks terribly. I sewed for Marmot Mountainworks years ago and I know good construction when I see it. This is not it. (We bought from Amazon sight unseen never again!) The tent seams are supposed to be sealed they are not. The floor does not lay down flat and thus rain collects on the seams (as it drips from the inadequate rain fly) and leak. The door zipper leaks because the door fly is totally inadequate. The floor is cheap tarp material and forms holes very easily. When I complained about this they sent a repair kit. NO replace the floor material! The poles seems like they are too long the upper one always curves funny does not bow out like it should. The fly pole broke. Piece of crap!August 27, 2023
Just wanted to let you folks know that the SUV tent that we bought from you guys worked wonderfully in a crazy storm that hit northern Idaho just yesterday with torrential downpour sideways winds sideways rain debris, flash flooding thunder andlightning in crazy weather and we didn’t get wet, even though we had to hold on to everything the Napier tent did what it was supposed to do. Just thought you might want to know that thank you.
The grateful Golden’sJune 14, 2023
I was excited about this tent. I used it one time for two nights and I experienced some rainy weather. The tent leaked horribly and left puddles inside the tent despite having the rain fly on. Definitely not fun when all your bedding gets soaked. One of the screen zippers was sewn into the seam so I couldn’t even open the screen and the poles already show signs of rust where they connected. This isn’t a cheap tent and I was definitely surprised at how poorly this was made.May 23, 2023
Well, the second time I used the tent and one of the poles broke at the supposed steel junction points. Thank goodness a person camping nearby had some duct tape to keep it from failing completely. Not happy with this any way I can get support or a new pole?February 13, 2023
I would have given my backroadz tent 5 stars until I used it in the rain. Very disappointed. The seams at the bottom leaked all the way around and water poured in like a waterfall from the sleeve area over my hatch. Thankfully I had 2 pool noodles to put between my car bumper and the tent to keep the water from flowing inside the tent. I use magnets to hold the sleeve against my car. Customer service was not much help. I sent every picture they requested and they did say the water should not have come in but they provided no solutions. This was an extravagant purchase for me and I feel like I have just wasted my money. I can only use it when there’s no rain in the forecast.August 30, 2022
Do you make a smaller SUV tent?
I’m single and this one is way to big for me.
I think on that was just a bit higher than the tailgate would appropriate!
DaveAugust 27, 2022
Good customer service but…after 2 failures on the original tent: the seam of the tent skin leaked water and then the collar on the tent pole deformed and would not hold its fiberglass insert anymore. I took our Napier Backroads tent out camping this weekend using the new tent pole and tent skin Napier Customer Service so kindly provided. This is only the 4th time we have used it as we had purchased it only a little more than a year ago. In conditions with no rain and very little wind – but sheltered in trees – the new pole snapped and splintered, which then shredded the new tent skin. ugh. This is laughable if it weren’t so frustrating.
We appreciate the design as it fit very well around our vehicle and our camper but I can’t think of a worse example of poor materials on a tent. Everything was sub-standard and it showed in its poor performance. I send this to your company in hopes that Napier will take my comments in to consideration and FIX THE #%@! problems. I think it only fair that I post this review so that others won’t waste their money.July 6, 2022
I have this tent, and I really like it — except for one major problem: the “car side” cannot be closed up in order to use the tent “stand-alone”.
So far, I have used this tent only by itself (not attached to my SUV). And in the rain it just doesn’t work. When shopping for a tent the backroadz blurb said it could be used stand-alone; well that’s true as long as the weather stays dry. The ad was a bit misleading and as much as I love everything else about this tent, the lack of a rain fly of some sort for the fourth side is a real problem.
Hey Napier! Design a separate zip-only fly for this!July 4, 2022
I love my Backroads tent! Loads of space and easy access to my cargo area of my Jeep. I am the envy of my camp mates!January 22, 2022