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For 40 years the global benchmark by which all roof top tents are measured.  

EEZI-AWN Xklusive Roof Top Tent

EEZI-AWN's iconic flagship roof top tent model, repeatedly proven on every continent on Earth.  The 'Xklusive T-Top' is the result of continual refinement over decades.  The annex/room and woven floor are included.  We believe this is the only roof top tent in NZ with a real canvas annex/room - and it's real South African woven canvas too, which is simply unbeatable.  This puts the Xklusive T-Top in a class of its own, without a direct competitor in NZ.

As true commercial grade products, EEZI-AWN roof top tents have for decades been preferred by the world's most serious global overlanders, who transit through the harshest environments on Earth. But these are also simply the most comfortable & best performing roof top tents to use day-in-day-out. 

By some distance the very best soft shell roof tents available in NZ. Original design, globally proven pedigree, superior materials quality (especially the South African woven 360gsm canvas, meranti reinforced plywood baseboards and SABS approved 65mm mattress).


NZ's local assortment of rebranded, Chinese made roof top tents simply cannot compare.

EEZI-AWN Xklusive roof tent
EEZI-AWN Xklusive roof tent
EEZI-AWN Xklusive roof tent

Top Features

  • Proven pedigree:  The ultimate roof tents from the world's pre-eminent roof tent manufacturer, with nearly 40 years in the business.  The final evolution of decades of testing and development on every continent on Earth. 

  • Faster to setup than other canvas roof tents!  EEZI-AWN travel covers don't have a fiddly zip, instead they have an innovative built-in ratcheting mechanism.  A group product test by Expedition Portal found this made EEZI-AWN tents one of the easiest and fastest to setup.

  • 360gsm real South African woven polycotton canvas.  The ultimate canvas, sometimes referred to as 'military spec' - there is nothing else like it in NZ.  It cannot be compared by fabric weight (gsm) alone.  You should ideally see/feel this canvas at an upcoming exhibit to appreciate the quality difference.  Canvas of this specification is known to last many, many years, when properly cared for.

  • The annex/room is included AND is also made from real South African polycotton canvas.  This is unique - other similar looking tents in NZ offer an annex/room constructed from inferior, short-lived Chinese polyester/synthetic plastic material.  For those specifically looking for a tent with an excellent annex/room, this is it.  The annex/room is constructed from 260gsm South African polycotton canvas (main tent 360gsm).  The high quality woven floor, visible in the photos, is also included.    

  • Annex/room window has 3 layers - robust mesh, privacy layer and outer clear PVC.  The room itself assembles uniquely as a series of canvas walls, each with a PVC storm flap at the bottom.  This makes assembly quicker and easier, and also means you don't have to assemble the whole room.  You may just want one or two panels to block wind/rain from one direction.  With other tents the annex/room is an 'all or nothing' proposition.

  • SABS approved mattress.  The 65mm covered mattress is approved by the South African Bureau of Standards.  EEZI-AWN goes to lengths to ensure their tents are as comfortable as they are durable.

  • No polyester - not even the tent fly!  EEZI-AWN tent fly's are uniquely constructed from UV stabilised, reinforced PVC. This is unique among roof tents, but is in keeping with EEZI-AWN's philosophy of only using the finest materials.   

  • Superior meranti reinforced, plywood baseboard.  The original and pre-eminent South African roof tent designers (not only EEZI-AWN) continue to specify more costly real wood baseboards, because their objective is to make the world's superior performing tents.  No other baseboard material insulates like real solid core meranti reinforced plywood, and everything that assists in reducing condensation in your roof tent is very welcome indeed.

  • A real investment.  Whether you're keeping for the long term or later wish to sell, we believe this combination of superior quality, longer life materials and ultimate global brand, will retain value better.  

4wd rental fleets serving day-in-day-out in Africa specify EEZI-AWN tents up top (mounted on EEZI-AWN roof racks and load bars).  You can expect years of comfortable & dependable service.


Both the Xklusive T-Top and Series 3 are available in 1400mm, 1600mm, 1800mm and 2200mm.  1600mm is spacious/luxurious for a couple, or can accommodate a small, young family.  The 1800 and 2200mm versions (currently by special order) are the ultimate roof tents for families or groups. 

Combine with one of our South African Engineered, 'Real Canvas' Awnings

Rental vehicles in Africa - Eezi Awn and Bushtech.jpg

A typical commercial 4wd Fleet in Africa.  Chinese Replica tents and mainstream brand roof racks don't cut it out here!  This is EEZI-AWN territory. (Ute canopies by Bushtech).

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