Tepui Lightning

Tepui Lightning


Second generation is now here! Lightning, Tepui’s first hard shell tent, is better than ever. Lightning features a “best in class” super low profile of 9 inches and the first Rack Ready™ design so you can bring your bikes, kayak or SUP. Keep your equipment secured on top of the roof while the tent is open or closed*. Tepui's Lightning comfortably sleeps 2 people, and easily opens with gas struts, making it an ultra fast setup.


  • Made in USA

  • 9" ultra low profile

  • Solar-powered rooftop ventilation fan

  • Ripstop canopy with ZipperGimp™ technology

  • Interchangeable struts

  • 150 lb load capacity of Lightning rack*

  • 2.5" high density luxury mattress

  • Adjustable ladder

  • Fiberglass composite construction

 *Recommended maximum load capacity of the Rack Ready™ side bars is 150 lbs when closed/driving, and 30 lbs when open. Please note that the Lightning weighs 195 lbs, and the additional weight of any loaded gear must remain within your roof rack's weight capacity and vehicle load limits.

Blue hard shell variant is currently on backorder.

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Sleeping Capacity: 2

Seasons: 4 Seasons

Size (Closed):561” x 81” x 8” (WxLxH)

Size (Open): 54” x 79” x 40” (WxLxH)

Sleeping Footprint: 54” x79 ” (WxL)

Canopy Fabric: 70D Nylon ripstop with waterproof ventilate coating; UV and mold resistant

Mosquito Screens: no-see-um mesh

Mattress: High Density 2.5" foam/latex luxury mattress, with cotton cover

Weight: 195lbs

Internal Frame: 6 bar hinge with interchangeable struts

Base construction: Fiberglass composite

Ladder Construction: 8ft-6in Telescoping Aluminum Ladder