With their line of rooftop tents, Santa Cruz-based company Tepui have made it easy to fulfill childhood dreams of sleeping in a treehouse-like setting—casual car campers can even directly rent one of their rugged models for a memorable weekend excursion. Wanting luggage as durable as their tents, they’ve also developed their own bags that promise to stand up to years of use and abuse. From a 20-liter daypack (think snacks and a first aid kit) to a 120-liter wheeled container (for sleeping bags, chairs, mats and more), each of the four options will keep camping necessities organized and protected.
Made from synthetic resin-coated polyester, the gear bags come in an unmissable vivid orange or—for those that prefer to camp with more discretion—a newly-added black option. “Initially we rolled out the bags in bright orange because we wanted a better emergency gear management solution,” Tepui General Manager Evan Currid tells CH. “The criteria was that it was easy to spot, organized gear and tools well, and of course, was tough as hell with lots of anchor points and D-rings. The bags were also designed to cube out, meaning they fit together well and compress to minimize space that those hard plastic boxes from Home Depot seem to waste.” While we’re confident the bags are sturdy enough to strap to the roof of a car, we’d also like to see a few fully-waterproof options.
Available in four sizes for different situations, Tepui Tents gear bags range from $70 to $190.
Images courtesy of Chazz Layne