Tepui is building upon its versatile roof-top tent (RTT) lineup with the all-new HyBox, a transforming vehicle tent that will support adventures of all kinds at all times of year. Camp up on top of your vehicle, or peel the tent canvas off to create a roomy cargo box eager to swallow sports gear, clothes, tools and other essentials. One roof topper meets two of the essential needs virtually every outdoor explorer is likely to have.
Tepui has gained popularity for building roof-to tent (RTT), now adding all-new HyBox. It’s a transforming vehicle tent that is super-fit for all types of adventures in all seasons. To create a roomy cargo box eager to swallow sports gear, cloths, tools and other essentials, it can be camped up on top of the vehicle or peel the tent canvas off. In other words one roof topper meets two of the essential needs virtually every outdoor explorer wants.
If you’re having a bit of déjà vu reading about a dual-purpose Tepui tent that doubles as a roof-top cargo box, you’re not alone. “Isn’t that a big part of what the Tepui White Lightning (now the Lightning) did when it hit the market two years ago,” we pondered aloud when first reading about the HyBox.
In fact ,the US$3800 Lightning remains the company’s hardshell however it offers some functionality unlike Lightning. Company explains that it offers 13 inches internal height while Lightning offers only 4 in. So as a cargo box, Lightning can only carry slender items like skis, while the Hybox is capable to carry snowboards, luggage, tools and other bulky items. In other words it tends to serve the role of a legit cargo box like those from Thule or Yakima as well as that of a RTT.
In order to quickly transform it between two modes, Hybox relies on Tepui’s ZipperBimp like Lightning. You can get your high-strength ABS shell empty cargo hauler by zipping the fabric off and removing your mattress.