XpeditioNZ SUB60 Roof Tent

XpeditioNZ SUB60 Roof Tent

SKU: 222

Others that look the same, are not the same! 


We knew from the outset the SUB60 would need to impress, including when viewed alongside the considerably more expensive EEZI-AWN BLADE and STEALTH South African made hard shell tents that you'll also find in our store. The SUB60 is one of the very few own-label hard shell roof tents on the NZ market able to do this. It is a commercial grade product in a market increasingly dominated by toys and copies that 'look' the same in photos, but aren't anywhere near the build quality of a SUB60 when seen up close.


At 225cm long our XpeditioNZ SUB60 is right-sized for Kiwi guys. Super slim and lightweight, this is a premium '<60 second' hard shell tent offering superior materials, construction quality, comfort and longevity.  And it can take a roof load.


Free shipping offer to central urban residences and business addresses, or nearest Mainfreight 2 Home depot. Limited winter special offer, ends soon.


N.B. There's a reason why we only offer SUB60's in 225cm length, not 205cm - 215cm!  Our 225cm SUB60 has a 217cm long mattress.  After deducting the unusuable portion at the foot end of all clamshell designs, typical height Kiwi's are accommodated comfortably in our SUB60 and can lie down straight in the tent. This isn't possible with shorter length imitations of the original chassis the SUB60 is built with.


SUB 60 Features


Under 60 seconds full setup time.  It's why we named it the SUB 60... nothing is faster!  This is not a stretching claim.  Including inserting the rain fly metal rods and attaching the ladder, full setup takes only 60 seconds.  If leaving the fly rolled up, setup takes only half that!  Packup is only slightly longer - around 90 seconds. 


Only premium materials and construction.  The entire shell is constructed from aluminium.  The bottom shell is a solid honeycomb construction.  If you look under some cheaper hard shell roof tents you'll see slats and fabric - not ideal.  All fittings on the SUB 60's tent body, including the gas struts, are made from stainless steel, which naturally resists rusting and is impervious to NZ's strong UV.  High quality ladder connects securely to stainless steel fittings on the tent.


Comfortable 60mm memory foam mattress.  We wouldn't sleep on a 40 to 50mm mattress and neither should you!  Whilst people will always have different ideas about how firm or soft a mattress should be, we believe the SUB60's mattress strikes the right balance, and is also suited to side sleepers.  An anti-condensation mat is provided beneath the mattress.


Premium (real!) canvas - no polyester anywhere!  Beware that some brands use 'canvas' to describe fabrics made from plastic/polyester/oxford, sometimes under a fancy sounding fabric name. Only real polycotton will last and perform in a tent like this. Even the fly on the SUB60 is real polycotton canvas, not polyester. 


Choose from three canvas colour schemes, including 'blackout canvas' options for a small premium.  Blackout is great for those who know they want it, but it's not for everyone. If you want a natural light to gently filter into the tent (ideal when you're at camp early and want to read/watch up in the tent) choose the Sand colour canvas.


The canvas is secured to the shell by way of a high quality marine grade zipper, and can be removed should any repairs be needed.


Ultra slim design.  When closed the SUB 60 is only 16cm tall!  It slices the air like a knife. This is much more friendly on your aerodynamics, fuel bills and touring range.  A significant cost saving over time. However, you'll only leave a sleeping bag inside. Pillows and ladder will be stored in the vehicle (ladder could be stored on a roof rack).


Roof load compatible. See our load bar kits and platform racks. Our load bar kits are next generation compared to others and come with a set of 4 M8 eyes that slide down tracks on the load bars to where you need them. The platform racks can do the same, on any of the planks.


The outer perimeter of the tent features a clever track system that can be used to mount any accessories. We stock compatible brackets for fitting an awning directly to the tent body. LED lighting and any other accessories can also be easily mounted, as can an extra set of ladder mounts, available separately.


Internal lighting.  A 1 metre LED light strip, with soft touch switch and USB plug to fit any powerbank, is included with every SUB 60 tent. For those with a dual battery setup in their vehicle and who would like to explore options to install another style of permanenty wired LED lighting, get in touch and we'll let you know about some exciting new lighting upgrades we have arriving in November.  


Adverse weather ready.  Nothing performs in adverse weather like our clamshell design hard shell tents!  In severe storm conditions, simply turn your vehicle into the direction the rain/hail and wind is coming from. The SUB60's aluminium shell will easily withstand it. The SUB60 has been tested in very high winds and has performed to exceptional standards. In extreme winds the fly on the SUB 60 can be unzipped, rolled up and stored at the top in need, where it cannot flap and risk of damage occuring is greatly minimised. This will be one of the last tents standing in extreme weather conditions.


Available in two sizes and three canvas colour schemes, including blackout canvas options.  


N.B. The roof panel exterior of your SUB60 will be light grey, to maintain a cooler touch under hot sun. Regarding photos that show SUB60's with our branding on the roof - these are our display models. If you want to receive a tent with that logo installed, you will have to contact us.

    • About Size Options

      • Choose from 128cm wide (regular), or 143cm wide (large) models. 
      • For cars up to wagons and small/medium AWD's like Subaru Outback/Rav4 etc we recommend the regular size. 
      • For 100/200 Series Landcruiser and Nissan Patrol etc the large size is ideal, though some may still prefer the regular size. 
      • For vehicles like Pajero/Prado/Hilux/Ranger, either regular or large sizes are suitable.  Feel free to contact us to discuss your situation.
      • If you're concerned about installing on your ute canopy, check out our super heavy duty aluminium ute tub canopies, with unheard of 2,500kg/300kg static/dynamic roof weight limits!
      • All Sub 60 tents are 225cm long, allowing ample internal length, even for taller guys.  (For extra tall individuals take a look at the Stealth).
    • About Canvas Colour Options

      • Choose from black canvas with white trim, grey canvas with black trim, or sand canvas with black trim.
      • Our black and grey canvas options are 'blackout' canvas.  These are a near total light blocking canvas.  Ideal for those who like to sleep in without being woken too early by the sun.
      • Our sand canvas is not blackout and will appeal to those who prefer a natural light to filter through the canvas.
    • Extra ladder mount brackets

      An extra pair of ladder mount brackets allows you to pick a second entrance that you will use to enter the tent.  You might for instance ordinarily use a side door, but in heavy rain prefer to use the main door with its rain fly.  See accessories.

    • Roof Bars

      Custom roof bars are available for these tents in both sizes.  The tents can carry up to 30kg on top, whilst still being able to open.  See accessories

    • Awning and awning brackets

      We have available special awning brackets that mount directly to the unique extrusion on the side of the Sub 60.  These brackets are available separately and can be used with our XpeditioNZ awning, or our EEZI-AWN awnings, or most other brands.

    • Specifications

      Size Regular Large
      Weight 69kg 73kg
      Tent Internal Dimensions (mm) 2170L X 1200W X 1450H 2170L X 1350W X 1450H
      Tent External Dimensions (mm) 2250L x 1280W x160H 2250L x 1430W x160H


    PriceFrom $3,999.00
    GST Included |