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Help Tepui Tents launch the first Rack-Ready ultra low profile hard shell roof top tent. Proudly designed and made in the USA.
24 backers pledged $62,771 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Features

- 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.

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    White Lightning Tee

    Capture the innovation and style of Project White Lightning on this limited edition authentic Tepui T-Shirt.

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    White Lightning Tee & Duffle

    Special edition White Lightning T-Shirt & one of our weatherproof duffel bags branded with our official White Lightning logo.

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    Pledge US$ 2,850 or more About US$ 2,850

    White Lightning

    You will receive one of the very first Tepui White Lightning ultra-low profile Rack-Ready hard shell roof top tents. These tents are proudly designed and made in the U.S.A and feature a patent pending aerodynamic design and interchangeable gas struts.

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    White Lightning Charged

    In addition to the White Lightning package we will include a removable 7 watt solar panel and a 30 Wh battery bank useful for phones, tablets or cameras along with an LED camp light to illuminate the inside of your tent.

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    White Lightning Sky

    Includes: Tepui White Lightning Charged package (hard shell roof top tent, 7 watt solar panel, battery bank, LED camp light) plus an operable skylight approximately 12" x 18" located at the rear of the roof on the hard shell tent.

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    White Lightning Platinum

    They say that lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, and in this case they would be right. This exclusive opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind custom Tepui White Lightning hard shell tent could be yours. It includes one of our new patent pending hard shell tents with three removable canopies (mesh, nylon, and aluminized mylar fabric) and two sets of removable gas struts customized to your load rating. Add on a 20 watt integrated solar panel and 58 Wh integrated battery bank with multiple USB outputs, plus a fully integrated internal LED tape for internal lighting. And on top of that, the 12" x 18" operable skylight. Finally, we will finish off your tent with a vinyl wrap customized to the look and graphics of your choosing. Additionally, you will be featured as the platinum sponsor across our platforms for stepping up and helping to make this Tepui project successful.

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