Take 911 camping with the Porsche Rooftop Tent

Photo of a Porsche 911 with a rooftop tent.

Pack your Porsche bags and load your Porsche tent, we’re going camping.
picture: Porsche

Porsche makes a lot of things. Sure, it has a good selection of six different models, but that pales in comparison to the huge amount of other branded stuff it sells. From Sportswear And the Luggageto me hoursAnd the glasses And the Even sound systems, the German company owns everything. And now, it’s adding rooftop tents to this barrage of branded merchandise.

This is correct, Porsche owner in your life They’ll soon be able to don their branded activewear, pack their Porsche bags, slip into a pair of Porsche shoes and head for the hills with the Porsche Roof Tent. What a sight worth seeing.

The tent, like all the roofTop varieties, looks bloated. it’s a Clamshell design folds to create a sleeping area approximately 83″ x 51″. There is also a fold-down ladder to support the tent, and two awning windows that can protrude from either side.

Photo of a rooftop tent on top of a Porsche 911.

This is the atmosphere I’m here for.
picture: Porsche

On the whole, I like the idea of ​​tents like this, but You didn’t cooperate well with them in practice. Maybe a different Porsche? And yes, there are differences between a Porsche tent and a The Condor Rufnest that I tested earlier this year.

Firstly, it’s smaller. The Condor gives you an extra nine inches of sleeping space when it’s extended. It also packs in removable pockets for hanging things like shoes off the side, a separate privacy tent that can be popped up wherever you camp and a string of lights on the interior. All things the Porsche tent lacks.

Porsche’s offering also carries with it a pretty hefty brand tax. Where the Condor will set you back $3,395, Porsche’s offering is priced from €4,980 – or about $5,040.

For all that, you can get your hands on a roof top tent that Porsche says has been designed to work with the roof transport systems of the 911And the What wasAnd the cayenneAnd the Panamera And the taycan. This obviously does not include the convertible versions of the 911.

Close-up of the Porsche logo on a rooftop tent.

Do you see this logo? It is worth $2000.
picture: Porsche

But it’s not like existing alternatives won’t work with the 911. Rovnest tents will work on any vehicle that has two crossbars 30 inches apart—even the company One view fit for Supra newly.

I like the idea Taycan Cross Turismo Electric Loaded with this tent and a pair of Porsche luxury e-bikes mounted on the back. It’s a feeling I could be left behind. And after spotting a 911 with a color-matched roof box in Utah last week, I’m here for more utilitarian Porsche accessories.

But I’m not sure I need all these accessories to match. Outdoors people are a bit like car enthusiasts, sometimes having an affinity for one brand on another account.

So, if you are adventurous and are looking to buy a tent for your Porsche, will your loyalty to the German company win over your relationships with gear makers like Thule and $3,000 will save it In one of her tents?

And that begs the question, who will buy this tent when it ships in November?

Interior picture of a Porsche roof top tent.

View room.
picture: Porsche

Five thousand dollars. Therefore, you can buy two very decent roofsTop tents from countless other manufacturers. Or you can have more than one 10 regular tents for two people And at least one Porsche sticker.

Heck, you can even Buy one of these ready-made campers If you are so inclined.

But launching this tent at least shows one good thing: there are enough people PorscheCamping company believes this is a product they need in their assortment.