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Truck tent an economical camping option

Sportz Camo truck tent quickly converts a pickup to a camper

There’s no doubt all those camper trailers that fill RV dealers’ lots offer some impressive accommodations. But they don’t exactly come cheap. And if you want to spend time in the great outdoors, do you really need a satellite receiver and a big screen TV?

If getting an enjoyable weekend nature experience is really what you want, the Sportz Camo Truck Tent will quickly turn most full-sized pickups into a soft-top camper for a small fraction of what a fancy camper trailer will cost.

The tent design allows for just over five and a half feet of headroom inside and will accommodate pass-through access to the truck cab equipped with a sliding rear window. It includes a four-foot by four-foot awning for shade outside. The tent also has two ceiling vents and three windows to let light in. To keep gear organized there is an internal “gear loft” and lantern holder.

The tents can be ordered online through napieroutdoors.com for US$329.99. The website also has a store locator that includes retailers in Canada that sell the Sportz tent, which includes major names like Cabela’s.

A room with a view? A look inside the truck tent.
photo: Napier Outdoors

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Scott Garvey is the machinery editor for Grainews.

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