Invest in an air mattress or you will be sporting a set of marks on your back resembling the ribs in the truck’s bed…

Camping is fun and most of us have done it at one time or another.

Of course, it can be miserable without a decent tent that is easy to set up and keeps you dry and comfortable.

One of the hottest products on the market today is called “truck tent.” Napier Enterprises developed it and it makes sense for those people that like to go camping, but do not like to sleep on the ground. The truck tent is exactly as it sounds a tent for your truck. This tent sits in the open bed of your truck with the tent poles (which are like regular tent poles that collapse with a quick pull) designed to fit in the stake pockets of your box rail.

The tent also comes with a fly for the rain and an awning off the back to cover climbing in and out. And they have tents available for just about any truck. The cost is around $289, depending on the truck. Invest in an air mattress or you will be sporting a set of marks on your back resembling the ribs in the truck’s bed, don’t ask me how I know.

SUV owners should especially like the tents that are designed with them in mind. These tents feature a docking collar that fits around the back of your sport-ute so your vehicle is inside your tent. When you need your vehicle, you just remove the collar and zip it up, $379. For hunters there is a Camo version featuring the Mossy Oak break up design. Just be careful sticking your head out the back in the early morning.

The newest tent to their product line is the Backroadz truck tent. This value priced tent line fits most pickups and sleeps two comfortably. Easy setup utilizing shock-corded fiberglass poles and offers 5’ 5” of head room. It comes with a rain fly and storm flap in the door section to provide privacy and protection. The cost of this model is $199. The SUV/Minivan tent has a universal sleeve that fits snug around any vehicle with a 9’ x 9’ footprint that can sleep 4-6 people and over 7’ of headroom. There are three large mesh windows providing plenty of ventilation and the bathtub style floor keeps things dry. Carrying bag included for $269.

The interesting thing about this line up is with every purchase a tree will be planted through the partnership with trees for the future.

A quick tip, order the Sportz strap protectors for $24.99. These strap protectors will save the finish on the side of your truck and prevent scratches as the wind moves you and your tent around.

There are many combinations available from this company, so look them up at

Contact: ian [dot] harwood [at] drivewaybc [dot] ca

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