Hi-View 1600 Roof Top Tent
Long established as Darche’s all-rounder, the Hi-View series is available in four sizes to suit any vehicle or preference. No matter where you decide to camp, you’ll be set up in minutes thanks to the quick deployment and easy deployment process. Just unstrap, fold out, deploy the ladder, and you’re good to go. The Hi-View 1600 is perfect for truck beds, narrow vehicles, and suits 1-2 people
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Long established as Darche’s all-rounder, the Hi-View series is available in four sizes to suit any vehicle or preference. No matter where you decide to camp, you’ll be set up in minutes thanks to the quick deployment and easy deployment process. Just unstrap, fold out, deploy the ladder, and you’re good to go. This tent features plenty of protection from inclement weather, including a fully covered entry. On clear nights, the sky window allows a great view of stars.
Built tough for Australia’s rugged landscape, the Hi-View RTT will handle whatever Canada can throw at it – wind, rain and sun are no bother for this little gem. Designed for maximum ventilation, the extra large zippered mesh windows on both sides provide exceptional airflow in warm weather without compromising on storm and sun protection. The adjustable fly and built-in air vents will see you through rainy weather, preventing condensation and providing even more airflow, while the gusseted window awnings offer you shade on sunny days.
The Hi-View series is made from tough 260gsm ripstop polycotton canvas. This tent has an impressive PU 1500mm water rating (2000mm on the included rain fly) and seam sealing that will keep you dry in extended rainy conditions, giving you great protection from the elements all year round. The tent includes a premium quality, high-density 65mm mattress with a removable cover and water-resistant base. There’s even enough room to stash your sleeping bag inside, so your bed is made and waiting for you upon set up.
The insulated baseboard is made with heavy-duty compressed aluminum. The kit also includes a fully removable, heavy-duty & easy-close PVC cover for protection when you’re in transit – with ample material so you don’t have to struggle to close it. The included premium stainless-steel mounting brackets suit most commercially available flat roof rack or roof rail systems. Out of the box, Darche RTTs are designed for mounting on transverse (side to side) rack bars. For longitudinal (front to back) bars or rear-facing mount, modification to the included aluminum mounting channels is required.
Make sure to check the weight rating and suitability of your roof rack and vehicle with appropriate manufacturers prior to purchase. We recommend professional installation through one of our partners – click here to see if there’s one in your area.
The Darche RTT ecosystem features many items sized perfectly for your tent setup. Click the links below to learn more (sold separately):
- Annex room in 1.6-2.1m
- Cold Mountain Canvas -5c sleeping bag
- Cold Mountain -12c sleeping bag
- RTM Self-Inflating air mattress
- Anti-Condensation mat
- Quick set up and pack down softshell design
- 1600mm/63″ width, perfect for 5.5-6′ truck beds
- About the same size as a Queen mattress
- Includes built-in adjustable trigger lock entry canopy
- Exceptional ventilation with zippered sky window, built-in air vents and full-length, extra large side windows
- Protection from mosquitos and other bugs with fine insect mesh on all windows
- Easy-action 2.3m aluminum telescopic ladder (max vehicle/bed base height 2.2m/86″)
- Internal storage pockets to stash your gear
- All-season protection including taped seams, twin needle stitching and removable rain fly
- Heavy-duty construction including self-repairing coil zips and reinforced stitching on all stress points
- Wind tested to withstand a constant wind speed of 80km/h
- Includes transit cover, mounting kit, guy ropes, window poles, pegs and instructions
- PU 1500mm tent body water rating, PU 2000mm rain fly water rating.
- Stainless steel hardware with extra-wide rubber-coated mounting clamps
- Annex available in 1.6m, 1.8m and 2.1m vehicle heights (sold separately)
*Shown with optional annex & accessories. Refer to measurement specifications for actual sizes.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
In 1991, Darche revolutionised the traditional swag market with the introduction of the Dome style swag. DARREN O’DWYER, the founder of Darche with his wife CHERYL (DAR-CHE), embarked on an eastern Australia journey. Wanting a shelter arrangement that was quick, practical and easy to stow, Darren used his imagination and created a canvas shell with fibreglass poles and the dome style swag was born. Darren realised he required a suitable and purpose-built factory arrangement in order to suffice demand. Using Australian supply chain partners, Darche became the leading swag and canvas converter in Australia
Today Darche is proudly owned by the Charles Parsons Group who have been actively involved for over 20 years in supplying textile and trim componentry to Darche. Charles Parsons are the largest textile wholesaler in the Southern Hemisphere with offices in every capital city of Australia, including offices in Fiji, Auckland and Shanghai. The day-to-day running of Darche occurs in a warehouse facility based in Thomastown, Victoria with a site area of more than 40,000m2. Darche is overseen by experienced textile product developers, business strategists and passionate staff who are keen outdoor enthusiasts with sound knowledge and experience to match.
We are passionate, dynamic and keen. We enjoy the same lifestyle choices as our consumers. We strive to provide our consumers the very best value, reliability and service and most importantly we recognise the trust they place on us. We welcome our consumer’s feedback both positive and negative and promise to keep delivering whilst listening. We are mindful of our vulnerable environment and build our products to last the journey. We encourage life time use and if over the years it requires attention, even if it is a discontinued product, we endeavour to find a solution, on a best effort basis, to have it back and performing for you.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Darche’s growth and shortage of experienced canvas converters and local machinists, has seen Darche establish reputable off shore assembly and supply chain partners. Operating from four major plants purposely selected and audited by Darche. Machinists, assemblers, finishers, tool makers and QA/QC supervisors are included in our required workforce of over 180 people over our four plants. It is vitally important to note Darche do not use Trading Houses or vertical arrangements off shore to source product. We at Darche develop all product prototypes in Australia and are involved from concept through to market release. Utilising Charles Parsons accredited laboratories and leading processes, all developments are then vigorously tested at the Thomastown facility and again in real life situations by developers.
Shipping Weight 164.1 lbs Shipping Dimensions 49.6 × 11.8 × 65 in Sleeping Capacity
2.4 x 1.6m (94 x 63")
260gsm ripstop canvas
25mm (1.0") aluminum
Rain Fly Rating
1.65 x 1.2 x 0.33m (65 x 47 x 13")
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