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Thule Basin hard-shell rooftop tent black
Thule Basin hard-shell rooftop tent black
Thule Basin hard-shell rooftop tent black
Thule Basin hard-shell rooftop tent black
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Thule Basin

hard-shell rooftop tent black

2 999,95 € 2999.95 EUR
The ultimate hybrid system that combines a rooftop tent and cargo carrier all in one. Thule Basin pops up in under a minute and the hard-shell exterior makes this rooftop tent suited for harsh weather conditions.

A rooftop tent that auto-deploys and doubles as a cargo carrier.

When closed, it not only doubles as a roof box, but also has a clean and sleek look. Easy-to-install mounting brackets let you lock the tent to your roof rack or platform for peace of mind. Thule Basin is compatible with all Thule Evo roof racks – make sure to check weight limitations for all feet and fit kits, as well as other roof racks.

Quick setup – from closed to ready for use in less than a minute
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Pops straight up to provide a spacious living area
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Versatile design converts rooftop tent for up to two people into a spacious cargo carrier
Patented canopy zipper system allows for easy conversion between a tent and a cargo carrier
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Release both ends to open as a rooftop tent or, when converted to a cargo carrier, open one side to easily access gear
Easy to install mounting brackets securely lock the tent to your vehicle, feature a torque limiter to always ensure a safe install, and take half the time to install compared to traditional mounting systems
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Insulated roof to help control the temperature inside the tent and reduce noise
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Weather resistant, durable and breathable canopy for extra protection and comfort
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Includes a telescoping ladder that attaches to either side for easy access
Includes a foam mattress with removable cover for added comfort

Sleeping capacity

2 person

Dimensions (Open)

214 x 140 x 109 cm

Dimensions (Closed)

214 x 140 x 33 cm

Dimensions (Cargo carrier)

207 x 132 x 23 cm

Sleeping footprint

206 x 129 cm

Peak internal height

91 cm


80 kg

Static weight capacity

300 kg

Minimum bar spread

81 cm

Base construction

Hardshell: 5mm ABS with both UV inhibitors and color fade inhibitors. Lower shell: Combines ABS, welded aluminum substructure with unique felt lined honeycomb polypropylene panels for reinforced support

Canopy fabric

260g cotton and polyester coated to a waterproof rating of 1500mm

Mosquito screens





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Spare parts
How to install Thule Basin
Thule Mounting Bracket Instruction video
How to convert Thule Basin to a roofbox
Thule Basin Lifestyle video

Tested to the limit

At the Thule Test Center™ in Hillerstorp, Sweden, our car tents go through extremely rigorous testing before they are deemed worthy of the Thule logo. Below are just a few examples of the many tests conducted.
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A person in a weather camper holds the rain cover of a Thule car top tent.

Rain and wind tests

Our state-of-the-art rain chamber simulates torrential rain and our industrial-sized fan blows at high speeds to ensure that the tent can withstand the worst weather 
A Thule car top tent is installed on a car roof and is being tested in the test center.

Multi-axis shaker table

This test simulates a vehicle driving great distances with a car tent to ensure that the tent, car racks, and car roof all fit securely and stand the test of time 
A Thule Approach roof tent is being tested in the Thule test center.

Climate cycle test

We place a tent in a climate cycle chamber and subject it to high and low humidity, as well as extreme winter and summer temperatures to ensure that it can handle any weather 
A man is installing roof racks on a vehicle roof with a car top tent installed in the test center.

City Crash test

We conduct multiple crash tests at different speeds and weights to ensure the car tent will stay on your car at all costs

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