The recent boom in the roof top tent market has produced quite a few cool new products made by a variety of different companies. The latest company to jump into the RTT world is none other than, roof rack powerhouse, Yakima. Last year they introduced their new line of roof top tents dubbed the SkyRise!
This tent is offered in two sizes, small and medium, the latter with dimensions of L 56.00” x W 96.00” x H 48.00” and weighing right at 115-lbs. In comparison, the CVT Mt Shasta 2+ person tent has dimensions of L 56.00 x W 96.00 x H 48.00 and weighing in at 125-lbs. This Yakima tent is quite intriguing for us here at Expedition Georgia because of its lighter weight but mainly due to its tool-free installation. They offer the only tool-less mount for a roof top tent on the market and also locks so it can go on and off your vehicle in less than five minutes! If you own any other brand, you certainly understand the significance.
Only time will tell if the Yakima SkyRise will be able to hold up to the heavyweights like CVT and Tepui but with a lower price point, easier installation and the fact that you can walk into an REI store today and purchase it (as opposed to having it shipped in), this tent could be a winner.
Check out some of the reviews we found on YouTube of the SkyRise below!