Fits Full-size Trucks (Short Bed) 5.5 to 6.8 ft.
Ford F Series, Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Titan
Keeps you off the ground, high and dry, and away from critters.
Pitch a tent anywhere your truck can go.
• Hydra-ShieldTM, 100% Cotton Duck Canvas. Durable, watertight and breathable.
• Sturdy, 3/4-inch, steel tube frame.
• Tunnel shaped design maximizes interior space. Tall 5 ft. ceiling height.
• Tailgate down design expands useable space.
• 5 windows provide excellent ventilation and openness.
• Cab access window.
• Clamp-on rails easily mount on truck bed for secure fit.
• Large D-shaped door with top of the line YKK zippers.
• Covered entry.
• Two convenient gear pockets.
• Carry Bag included.
All-season: Use year-round, but not designed for heavy snow accumulations.
Warranty: Lifetime limited warranty.
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I did due diligence in researching all my options when I started looking for a truck tent. The kodiak canvas fit the bill perfectly.
I especially like that there is no bottom to the tent, that means no unloading the bed to set up or sweeping out the bottom when packing up. I bought this primarily for dove hunting. Because it's made of canvas and not tricot nylon like all the other tents I looked at, at high noon and 85 degrees with four directions of ventilation I could lay down and take a nap without feeling like I was in a sauna.
The stuff sack for the tent and pole bag work nicely for closing the gap between the bed and tailgate.
I can't stress enough about taking the time to set it up at least twice at home before taking off to go camping. This will help you get little things done like making lineup marks for the bed rails so the poles line up with the seams as best as possible. The only thing that I would change is the door. The tent is configured with a D door that opens only to the passenger side. So if you set up your sleeping arrangements for that side you have to open the door completely to get around the end of your bed/cot which allows flying insects full access. But I'm guess that had to be a sacrifice for durability.
I do think that this tent is great overall, but the one flaw that really "bugged" me is that the flaps that go over the bed do not completely block out bugs and other flying insects. We have a 2000 Tundra with a standard bed that we put the tent upon and cinched every corner, tightened every line to make sure it was properly set up. We even laid a rug down to block bugs from crawling through the gap of the tailgate and bed. Still, EVERY night, we were smashing mosquito, gnats, and other flying insects that buzzed around on the ceiling.
Sorry to "bug" you. To make a seal you may need to stuff some clothes down in the gaps by your tailgate. It is pretty hard to make one tent work for all makes. It is pretty rare that this poses an issue for customers and we seldom see this complaint. I do wonder if some of those bugs didn't enter with you when you came through the door.
Bought it for my new 2017 Ford Raptor. I don't think it was designed with my trucks wide hips in mind. It's also not very easy to reach/adjust the straps between the bed and the cab. I gave it 5 stars anyway because I think the limitations of the tent relate to my specific truck. Over all I was able to erect the tent by myself, with one cracked rib. My first trip was in the mountains and the 40 degree weather was a bit chilly, probably not as bad with a partner. I also planned on using a Lil' Buddy heater but it didn't arrive in time.
I was recently able to use this tent during the Overland Expo East 2016. I received plenty of complements and queries on set up and durability.
I did get to experience the tent in heat, rain and wind during the Expo. Set up day was a bit warm but the tent set up with a couple hiccups but this was only the second time I set it up. I feel it will become easier with more use. The ventilation worked well that afternoon and through the night. The next day we had continuos rain all day, I was able to leave the vents open under the awning with no water intrusion and helped keep the tent well ventilated. The following day the rain stopped and the wind picked up with gust reaching 35mph. The tent had no problems and held up well in the wind.
I am very pleased with this tent and will recommend it to anyone looking for one.
Ordered my truck tent right from Kodiak canvas. Was delivered in six days to canada. They even ate the shipping fee. It was easy to set up and even easier to take down. Got poured on camping all night not a drip inside. Its great. I suggest buying the truck bedz air mattress.
This tent was not the greatest to set up following the instructions. It rained the whole weekend and 70 kph winds the tent didn't even budge. I was only ten kms from home so I even drove home with it up. Didn't even budge. The shipping was quick too. We love this tent. Well worth the mone, even with a piss poor Canadian dollar.
Quick delivery, exactly as shown, easy to use and wind / rain no issues. Shipped to Canada and camping one night after delivery. See my photo post on site - Roche lake BC.
This truck tent works great. I've been dealing with technical climbing tents from Bibler, Black Diamond, etc. for years and this is made that well or even better. The workmanship is top-notch, with really heavy and heavy duty materials. The duck canvas is really cool...just never expected it to be so weather proof. Once its up, it turns your truck into a super cool, bombproof shelter. However, in fairness, I have to point out that there is a pretty steep learning curve setting this tent up. Its not easy, doesn't really act like standard self supporting tents and until you understand what needs to happen on your truck for the tent to work correctly, it might be frustrating (the first time, I was really irritated and the instruction manual wasn't a ton of help). I've put mine up now 4 times and each time, its easier and quicker. Probably takes me about 15 minutes to get it up and adjusted correctly....I'd expect that to drop to 10 after a few more repetitions. For me, it was all about the tension in the straps...too tight and the poles can't go through, but too loose and the poles flop over once you've put them up. Unfortunately, I think its simply trial and error, but for sure, do not head off into the back-country with this without experimenting with it first.
As far as the company goes they seem terrific, I called and whined about my difficulties the first time setting it up and talked to one of the owners for some time. He was sincerely interested in my experiences and how to make it better for the next customer...even offering to custom make a piece or two, which I think now is unnecessary. They are making an instructional video...once completed, that should be super helpful. In short, it is hard to set up, but I'd still buy it again because it is such a great product once you've succeeded.