野营是一种刺激而富有趣味的旅行选择，只是唯一不足的就是搭帐篷带来的麻烦。对我们这些门外汉来说，忘记帐篷的小木桩或者一根支架更是家常便饭，但是这些零部件对搭建舒服的帐篷来说又是至关重要的。现在“汽车帐篷”愈来愈流行起来，它不仅解决了搭建的繁琐复杂，而且变得更加智能。近日，“世界上造价最高的硬壳天台帐篷”面世，名字叫做iKamper Hardtop One。
不久，Park在自己的无国界公路旅行中创造出一种更加简易的立体帐篷。他就把帐篷搭在汽车的车顶上，完全不同于以往将帐篷置于拖车车斗中的款式。Hardtop One的设计花费了近两年的时间，光初始原型就有20多种。Park在2014年卖出了自己设计的第一个Hardtop One，之后就带着它开始了人人羡慕的环球公路旅行。
iKamper’s Hardtop One is like a pop-up trailer for your car’s rooftop
One of the most annoying aspects of camping is setting up a tent, especially for those of us who are prone to forgetting important things like stakes and tent poles. Enter roof top tents, a growing trend in ‘car camping’ that comes with a host of benefits, not the least of which is ease of setup. As demand increases, products have become smarter, and now the “world’s first expandable hard-shell rooftop tent” has been unveiled. The iKamper Hardtop One, which we spotted over on Notcot, offers all the best things about having a pop-up trailer, without the need to tow a thing.
This rooftop camping tent is a bit different than many on the market in that it comes encased in a hard shell that protects it from the elements when not in use. In fact, it’s hardly recognizable as a tent when compacted for road travel, and looks similar to rooftop cargo carriers. When it’s expanded, the top portion of the hard shell becomes a sturdy tent roof. The tent expands both vertically and horizontally, and sports an integrated custom-sized mattress that is larger than a standard queen (but not quite the same size as a king mattress), and claims to offer enough sleeping space for four family members. At 74 inches by 83 inches compared to a queen’s 60 x 80, that might work if two of those family members are quite small.
Soon Park was inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and by his own cross-country road trip in 2004, to create a simpler alternative to towing a pop-up trailer. So, Park essentially took the pop-up concept and placed it atop the roof of a car, rather than on its own chassis. The Hardtop One is the result of a design process that took nearly two years and evolved from at least 20 prototypes. Park sold the first Hardtop One in June 2014 and has been working ever since to share his road trip dreams with the world.
Because the whole rooftop tent contraption is, well, really huge, the company is gearing up to raise funds via Kickstarter to drum up pre-orders, secure better cargo rates, and cut shipping costs for buyers. The Hardtop One currently retails for $3,950, and the company offers two smaller models, the Junior and the Roadtrip, which have slightly lower price points. Wanna-be rooftop campers can add on extra features like a roomy vestibule, wind deflector, and interior LED light bar for an additional cost. Fortunately, the seven-and-a-half foot ladder you’ll need to climb into the tent is included.
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