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  • 3-bolt heavy-duty hinges, heavy-gauge wrapped internal frame and 30 lb. foam mattress with 0.375 in. anti-condensation mats underneath create a ruggedized beast of a shelter
  • Two built-in screened Sky panels allow for a great view of the stars and surrounding trees when the rainfly is removed
  • 360g dual-stitched fabric is 40% heavier than standard models
  • Fully wrapped 0.75 in. heavy-duty internal frame
  • Heavy-duty 3-bolt hinges and welded aluminum base construction
  • Extra large internal pockets, gear anchor points and bedding straps


Designed to fit on most vehicles with roof racks. The general rule of thumb is to make sure that your rack has a Dynamic Weight Capacity of at least the weight of the tent. This is the weight that the rack can physically carry while the vehicle is in motion. However, you should check your manufacturer’s roof rack system to ensure it will support the weight of the tent.

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Best Use Camping
Seasons 4-season
Sleeping Capacity 3-person
Minimum Trail Weight 180 pounds
Minimum Trail Weight - Metric 81.65 kilograms
Packaged Weight 210 pounds
Packed Size 56 x 48 x 12 inches
Floor Dimensions 96 x 56 inches
Floor Dimensions - Metric 243.85 x 142.25 centimeters
Floor Area 37 square feet
Peak Height 4 ft. 4 in.
Peak Height - Metric 132 centimeters
Number of Doors 2 doors
Number of Poles 3
Pole Material Wrapped aluminum
Pole Diameter 0.75 inch
Canopy Fabric Polyester/cotton
Rainfly Fabric 420-denier polyester Oxford
Design Type Semi-freestanding
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product There are few things I get excited about, but good gear is one of them. I have been researching Tepui tents for a while and had decided on the Ruggadized model specifically for it being overbuilt. Plain and simple this tent is expertly designed and crafted to last a long time even under excessive use. This tent will be home for a cross country road trip from Alaska to New Hampshire. In a short time after testing this tent out, j was simply lounging around listening to a nearby river and accidentally falling asleep because it is so comfortable. Well worth the money and I am excited for many many years of good use out of this tent!
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ultimate in camping We bought this tent for our honeymoon as we planned to overland national parks around the country. This tent has done nothing but amazing things for us! It take about 5 minutes to set up and at most 10 minutes to pack away. This tent provides exceptional comfort and peace of mind knowing you are sleeping above the ground and the warmth is maintained incredibly because it is not in contact with the ground! BUY THIS!
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Tepui! I just sold our first generation Kukenam Ruggedized to get a new Kukenam Sky Ruggedized with Tepui's new ZipperGimp so we can quickly change out the canvas with lightweight nylon or mesh canopy during the hot Florida summers. As a long-time Tepui owner, I've always valued their innovation & quality, plus their service has been stellar the few times I called. Tepui makes a great product that has served my family well.
Date published: 2017-04-06
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We really want the Kukenam ruggedized Sky model in olive green. However I don't see the ruggedized Sky in the kukenam on your site. I emailed tepui and they said your kukenam ruggedized 3 model for sale would be this? Can you get in olive green? Thanks

Asked by: Marleyboard
​As of February 2017, we do not offer this tent in olive green. All available colors are on our site.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-11

Can this be used with a pickup truck a lso?  Have difficult is it to set up?

Asked by: johannaP
Yes it can also be used with a pickup truck! It will require some form of mounting platform like a Thule or Yakima bed rack platform to mount to or it can be mounted to a roof rack of just about any vehicle.  These set up extremely easy and there are a few YouTube videos by Tepui on this exact model of tent and how to set it up. All in all it only takes a handful of minutes.  Hope this helps Future owner of a Tepui Kukenam Ruggadized RTT
Answered by: BrandonL
Date published: 2017-01-27

Hi, is it possible also to order Tepui's Kukenam XL Ruggedized? Best, Ben

Asked by: BeBu
Yes, we do stock the Kukenam XL Ruggedized Tent. You can find it and our other items from Tepui in the link provided below:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

I have a 4 door Jeep Wrangler. Would this tent work for me? I don't have any type of roof rack, is that necessary as well?

Asked by: twilliams1899
I have a Wrangler Unlimited and a Gobi Stealth Roof Rack with an 800lb static load capacity on level ground. With some modifications it is compatible. You may need a ladder extension for stock vehicle height with the roof rack. Best of luck. 
Answered by: CoastalLivin
Date published: 2017-02-27

From the research I have gathered, Tepui only makes this tent in the "sky" version only now.  When REI obtains more of these tents in stock, will it be the "sky" series and will more colors be available?

Asked by: Jakelem
The tents we have in stock are the "Ruggedized Sky" version. Thank you for bringing this information to our attention. We will update the product listing on as soon as possible.​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-08

Can this tent be used with a 2016 Subaru Outback factory rack?  I am having trouble getting the information from Subaru other than it can carry a drive weight of 150lbs. 

Asked by: Paul Houghton
Tepui recommends that the dynamic load capacity (the weight a car rack can physically carry while the vehicle is in motion) of your bars meets the overall weight of the tent. We recommend checking with Yakima to determine the dynamic load capacity their bars on your vehicle. The Kukenam Ruggedized 3 Tent weighs 210 pounds and has a maximum weight capacity of 650 pounds. Your vehicle's static load capacity (the weight the rack can physically carry while not in motion) also comes into play. We also recommend checking with the manufacturer of your vehicle to find out the overall static load capacity of your roof.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-05

Can I choose one of the other colors available by Tepui for this tent like Grey or Green? If so I am ready to buy! Thanks.

Asked by: NoOrangePlease
As of March 2017, we do not plan on carrying this tent in any colors besides orange. Additionally, we are unable to place a special order for grey or green through
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-14

Will you have the other colors in the ruggedized regular size tent. Green gray ??  Just want for summer.  Ok to wait 

Asked by: Ohio
As of January 2017, only the orange color is available for purchase. We do not know if additional colors may become available in the future.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-03
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