CAMPING AND OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
You can’t go anywhere on or off the road these days without seeing a well set up 4x4 rocking a rooftop tent and/or some sort of quick fold-out awning For years the preferred ‘off-the-ground’ option for travellers across Africa and Australia, rooftop tents are now growing in popularity here in New Zealand. Awnings for both temporary day shade and extra covered room to move overnight are also becoming more and more popular, as the demand for sun protection during the day and room for extra bodies or gear/ utensil storage at night grows. Specialist Australian-based 4x4 equipment manufacturer ARB has long been a leader in the design, manufacture and specifying of rooftop tents, and the company has an updated design with new materials for better strength, rigidity and water resistance. Manufactured from highquality poly/cotton fabric and incorporating an Oxford polyester flysheet, the company’s rooftop tents are easily mounted to ARB’s purpose-designed roof racks, or similar, suitably load-rated rood bars made by Thule or Rhino Rack. Super Strong 25mm anodised aluminium poles improve strength and provide corrosion resistance properties, a highdensity 65mm foam mattress ( with removable cover) ensures you’ll sleep soundly, insect screened windows and doors ensure the interior remains mosquito and sandfly-free, and a retractable aluminium ladder makes access simple and stress-free.
ARB Simpson 111 Rooftop Tent
The ARB Simpson III rooftop tent unfolds in minute, and because all bedding can remain inside the tent during your journey, having one frees up valuable storage space in the vehicle. A unique bungee cord system keeps walls tucked in to assist in speeding up the packdown to get you back on the road faster. A removable zip-on annexe which provides added space for extra sleepers, privacy for changing and protection from the elements is now included with every Simpson III tent. And the ‘Simpson III comes complete with a UV stabilised, laminated PVC cover for when the tent is packed away.
ARB also produces a wide range of awnings perfect for the adventurous 4x4 off-road explorer. These self-standing retractable shade products attach neatly to most vehicles via the side of most roof racks and roof bars, and are conveniently stored for immediate use on arrival. There are any number of options including:
Complementing the design and sophistication of modern 4WDs, ARB’s aluminium encased awning offers a sleek and contemporary alternative to traditional awning covers, while adding improved functionality. Three quick-release bungee cords remove the need for zips, while the flip-up lid provides unmatched simplicity. An added abrasion-resistant material improves the protection of the 300gsm, PU-coated, fully waterproofed and UV-protected canvas while stowed and travelling.
Deluxe ‘room’ with floor
Designed to function as a fully enclosed room or mosquito net, the new ARB Deluxe ‘awning room with floor’ provides protection from the weather and insects as well as offering additional privacy. Easy and quick to set up the ARB deluxe awning room can be used with 2500 and 2000 model awnings and features a durable waterproof floor and its own separate ceiling to help keep you cooler.
Mesh multi mat
The ARB mesh multi mat comes with zinc-coated pre-set eyelets to fit the ARB 2500mm awning and 2000mm awning, as well as the ARB Skydome single or double swag. The mat has been built so it can be used with the ARB awning as well as the swag at the same time. The ARB mesh multi mat also can be used as a shade sail providing protection from the sun.
And an ARB Awning ‘room-with-floor.’
An ultimate ARB Awning set-up in use.
An ARB Simpson III rooftop tent in its element.