Introducing Project White Lightning
At Tepui Tents, adventure and recreation have long been our passions. For years, we have helped deliver the dream of adventure and recreation to our customers through our extensive line of roof top tents. Our customers are avid outdoor enthusiasts, hardcore overlanders, and everything in between. Our track record of providing high quality, innovative products to our customers is something we are proud of - but something is still missing.
Many have inquired about our plans for a hard shell tent. We knew there was a market with no shortage of demand; but rather than rush into it with a generic hard shell pop-up we decided it was time to raise the bar once again.
Our goals were tough hurdles, but that made it all the more fun.
The Tepui hard shell had to be innovative, sexy, and fun. It also needed versatility to handle the many demands we wanted to throw at it. And finally, we wanted it to be made here in the USA.
So how did we accomplish all of that and translate it into a roof top tent?
Project White Lightning embodies all of that and more.
How is it innovative?
By introducing high performance lay-in fiberglass composite construction and a six bar custom aluminum hinge we have achieved not only a patent pending aerodynamic shape but the lowest profile hard shell tent on the market.
The sleek lines resemble that of a stealth fighter while providing less noise and drag while driving down the road.
That sounds sexy, but what makes it fun?
One big drawback to roof top tents is the challenge of bringing your toys. At Tepui, we have found a way to make innovation and fun go hand in hand. Why not add fully integrated Rack-Ready™ side rails to the tent?
Now you can bring your bike, kayak, and surfboards on your adventures - securely mounted on top of your tent.
Can you open the tent with gear strapped on top?
Our patent pending interchangeable strut design allows you to choose the right gas strut for the load you carry and still operate the tent. You can even sleep in it with your gear securely mounted on top.
And if that is not versatile enough, add the removable tent canopy that converts your Tepui hard shell tent into a water tight secure cargo box. Now that’s versatility.
Made in the USA.
Yes that‘s right. It has long been our goal to bring more of our production back to the USA and we made it one of our top priorities for Project White Lightning. The design and prototyping was done in our favorite sister town: Hood River, Oregon.
Why is this project on Kickstarter?
Project White Lightning has been engineered and tested; and we have a full production team ready to go. We are calling on Team Tepui to help fund the production tool needed to start pulling shells and producing lightning - White Lightning that is! So please join us as we introduce the next innovation. Make your next adventure your dream adventure.
With your support, rewards will ship during Fall 2016.
- 8" ultra low profile - interchangeable struts
- 2 1/2" high density foam mattress - 81 x 56" exterior dimensions
- fiberglass composite construction - 79 x 54 x 39 interior dimensions
- Weight: aprox 150 lbs - tent is 70D ripstop waterproof nylon
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge for Project White Lightning is getting the production tool released as soon as possible. As soon as we get close to our goal we will pull the trigger and start molding our production tool so we can begin assembly and delivery during Fall 2016.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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