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  • Tool-free vehicle mounts (no bolts required) means it's easy to put on and quick to take off
  • 210D nylon tent body is light and breathable with mesh panels for ventilation and star gazing
  • Weather-shedding rainfly has a waterproof polyurethane coating; rainfly can be left off for a faster setup and a wide-open view
  • Thick, 2.5 in. wall-to-wall foam mattress provides cushy comfort; removable mattress cover for easy cleaning
  • Aluminum poles are light, strong and preset to make pitching a breeze
  • Locks to roof rack with SKS Lock Cores (included) for added security


A strong and secure roof rack is required to safely carry a rooftop tent. Not all vehicles or roof racks are built strong enough to withstand the load of a rooftop tent. Yakima has tested and certified the use of rooftop tents on a variety of vehicles with certain roof racks.

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Best Use Camping
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 2-person
Packaged Weight 95 pounds
Packed Size 48 x 42 x 12 inches
Floor Dimensions 84 x 48 inches
Floor Area 28 square feet
Peak Height 42 inches
Number of Doors 1 door
Pole Material Aluminum
Pole Diameter Unavailable
Canopy Fabric 210-denier nylon
Floor Fabric Unavailable
Rainfly Fabric 210-denier nylon
Design Type Vehicle
Rated 1 out of 5 by from confirmed it leaks after a week of gloom and doom and plenty of rain, I can confirm the yakima skyrise rooftop tent leaks. I removed the mattress just in case, everything was zipped, latched, velcroed down. The leaks were small but they were there, so as far as a semi permanent summer camping deal, no go. it's pretty clear to me after having this RRT for a week now it's a first attempt from yakima and it sucks, would not get again and maybe even run. :( lesson learned stay away from first attempts even from decent companies. if only the people from the companies would go camping and use their own stuff they might notice stuff like this?
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another Leaking Tent! I too, like the previous review, bought this tent with my REI dividend and 20 percent off coupon. I had it on top of the car within an hour on a Yakima Skyline base and was on the road for a night of camping. That night we had light rain the entire night. Just like the review below I had a very leaky tent and my mattress was soaked in all four corners. Is this something that can be fixed. I'm sure it won't hold up if it starts pouring on one of our camping adventures. I'll be waiting to hear from Yakima and REI before returning the tent.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointing Don't waste your money Purchased this tent today, drove 2 hours to pick it up. Got home and unpacked it. Tent was dented, dirty and had aluminum shavings all over it from where the manufacturer drilled holes and didn't bother cleaning it off. Once I unfolded the tent there was long black hairs on the mattress and of course more metal shavings. Nylon had small tears all over the tent where the shavings rubbed during transit from the manufacturer. If you decide to purchase make them open it at the store.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Problems from the start I've been excited about getting a rooftop tent for months, and armed with my 20% off and dividend it was the perfect time to pull the trigger. I opted for the SkyRise 2 because of its weight, breathability, and ease of taking on and off. In trying to set it up, I first realized that one of the screws was filled in and unusable. No big deal, I thought. I can fudge it for now and get a replacement. Then, I started to set up the rest of the mounts. Quickly I realized that the pre-drilled holes didn't line up to allow the mount to lie flat on the bottom. It was just a little off, but too much to properly mount. On top of these issues, we were told in the store by staff that we were testing out a two-person model. It turns out that we were in fact stretched out in a SkyRise 3, and it was disappointing to find myself (6'2") hitting both ends of the tent with my head and my feet.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaky wet tent stuck on your roof! I bought this tent today 3/24/17 used my rei membership 20% off, saved 270$ super excited. My family and I have been talking about buying a roof top tent for a few years, finally pulled the trigger. I live in portland Or. today was pretty rainy. I set the tent on my rig between rain showers today. Mind you fully set up tent and rain fly, every thing as directed by the provided instructions. It then proceeded to rain fairly hard, good test for the tents first go at it. Ok Really? The Rain fly leaks at every attachment point. Yes everyone. Even leaked at the seam on the skylight. The seam tape job is bad on this thing. Oh wait my mattress is getting wet on the corners. It's seeping though the tent. Ok I'll stop, this thing is sad. 1000$ leaky tent stuck to the top of my truck. I will now be returning this tomorrow 3/25/17. This is my first review of a product ever. I feel the need to warn you all it's bad. The only positive I was at home when I realized this thing sux. I will be sleeping in a warm dry bed tonight. No thanks to this tent.☹
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfort and a few hiccups in rain, wind and snow I've spent 20+ nights in this tent in the desert, a couple days of mountain snow, a rain and hail storm and even pleasant weather. I'd say for certain that it is a 3-season tent and was very cold when I was in the Eastern Sierra in the winter. I haven't found it leak like any of the other reviews, but I have found some issues with the mountain holes not working in one direction which was annoying. Maybe what other's see as leaking is really the condensation that builds up very easily on the inside if you don't open the top window. In general, I've found the tent very comfortable and there is nothing better than pulling off the road and drifting to sleep after the 30 seconds it takes to unfold the tent. My partner and I love the convenience. Be sure to read the more in depth review below:
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Another Leak Confirmation I wrote an earlier review with how happy I was with the product, I've since tested it out 3 weekends now and have opened it up to a wet mattress. No matter how well I pack it up, it gets wet in there. I'm hoping to return it. I plan on getting an awning from my roofrack to cover a ground tent set-up.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Learning curve Overall it's a nice tent. My college age daughters slept comfortably with no complaints. I have a few issues I'm going to reach out to Yakima about. Of the 4 connection points to the car, 3 have locks, and only 1 lock works...I suspect packing error. The ladder is already wearing a hole in the protective cover over the aluminum 1 trip. Tent opens easily, the rods to support the fly were a bit challenging to get in/out, but after a couple nights we figured that out.
Date published: 2017-06-04
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Why not buy a regular tent for a fraction of the price and set it up on the ground? What is the advantage in being elevated? I do see the disadvantage: climbing down that ladder in the middle of the night.

Asked by: CamperJoe
These roof-top tents originated in the Australian outback, lots of bugs, spiders & snakes crawling around on the floor.
Answered by: Chris Gibbs
Date published: 2017-06-20

Why don't you just sleep on the ground like normal people?

Asked by: regular camper
Is it normal to sleep on the ground? Is it abnormal to sleep on a bed? In a hotel? In an RV? In a car? This is just another way to camp, and it has its pros and cons. Cons: it's pricier than normal tents, you have to have your car with you, harder to get large dogs in, and you can't leave it at the campsite if you need to drive somewhere. Pros: It's flatter than the ground in most places (and as level as you can park -- yes, flat and level are different), lets you pitch a tent anywhere you can drive (including parking lots and rocky areas that aren't normally tent friendly), makes setup and teardown a breeze, keeps ground critters out of your tent, it's stronger in the wind, and you'll never accidentally set up the tent in a low spot that turns into a muddy puddle (unless your entire car goes under first!).
Answered by: Lampshade
Date published: 2017-04-20

Specs correction: If floor dimensions are 84" x 48" then floor area is 28 square feet, not 14.

Asked by: SJsaid
SJ, you are right, IF your numbers are accurate. Packrat got lost in his calculations,  I fear.
Answered by: VAVA
Date published: 2017-02-27

How do you get your dog up the ladder?

Asked by: dontbetoomuchofa
Every vehicle is a little different of course, so take this advice with that in mind... however, on previous RTTs (Roof Top Tents) I've used it was easy to get the dog to come up via the hood. This tent, along with many others in this space, has side windows that are able to open completely. You can use a yoga mat or something like that to help the pup if needed and voila' they can run up and get right in.... Keep in mind this is easier on some rigs than others.
Answered by: muchacho
Date published: 2017-03-06

Is it tall enough to be out of range of bears?  Yetis? 

Asked by: Anonymous
This tent will keep you 60 inches to 86 inches (maximum crossbar height) off the ground. There are no guarantees this will keep you out of range of all animals.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-12

Can the tent be setup/occupied while driving down the road?

Asked by: Mitch
LOL. This would make an excellent scene in the remake of National Lampoon's Vacation
Answered by: surelyyoucantbeserious
Date published: 2017-05-31

What is the body weight limit on this tent? I know it says sleeps two adults...But me and my fiance are LARGE adults...He is over 6ft tall and average weight for his height and I am 5'8" and plus size. We weight over four hundred lbs combined.

Asked by: DreamingMoon
​This tent has a 400 pound weigh capacity.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-20

What percentage of weight is distributed to the ladder?  Would I need to carry a board to ensure the footings don't sink into the ground?

Asked by: Babs
From an engineering stand point, there will be more weight on the ladder climbing up than when lying down in the tent. Treat it like you would any ladder. Personally, I'd bring a 1x4 to keep the ladder from sinking. 
Answered by: SwedeInTN
Date published: 2017-06-20
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