Eezi-Awn Rooftop Tent Technology at it's Best
With decades of proven experience on every major continent, Eezi-Awn’s fabric tents have consistently outperformed the competition and set the industry’s benchmark for both durability and performance, and setting the bar for the best roof top tents. Last year they set another standard with the Stealth - a matte black powder-coated, all-aluminium hard shell roof top tent. Meet the Stealth's younger brother--the Blade.
In almost every regard, the Blade Hard Shell Tent is a replica of the Stealth. The differences are subtle, but for some, will matter the most. The two-tone color scheme is the most evident difference. You will also notice that the shape is slightly smaller as the Blade is a hinge design with two latches as opposed to the Stealth's scissor lift with four latches (which adds extra foot room). Lastly, the included XKLUSIV Ladder comes with a built-in extension and stores cleanly inside the tent, as opposed to underneath it. Other than that, you are guaranteed another superb product.
In addition to the standard expectations, the Blade, albeit simplistic and compact, is still rich with features. Encased in the uniquely-shaped body is room for bedding storage. Upon opening, the walls of the tent are built from durable, rip-stop canvas with double entry privacy mesh panels, and both the roof and floor are insulated to keep you comfortable throughout the night. Much of the appeal that comes from a hard shell roof top tent is the quick setup and takedown, and the Blade is no exception. A single person can quickly unclip only two latches and easily lift to open, then push down gently to close and lock. The full process takes only seconds to complete.
Discover for yourself how legendary performance meets modern design in Eezi-Awn's brand new Blade.
- Triple Entry with Privacy Mesh Panels
- 270-Degree Viewing
- Low Profiled Aerodynamic Design
- Automated Setup & Takedown
- Hook & Loop Solid & Mesh Panel Management
- Internal Storage Pockets
- National Luna LED Light on Interior Roof
- 12V Power Supply Socket (Supply Cord Included)
- Two Handles
- Lockable Stainless Steel Latches
- Assistance Strap for Lowering Roof
- Internal Gas Struts
- Rear Rain Fly Opening with Spring Steel Rain Fly Rods
- Insulated Roof & Floor
- Elevated Roof Rear Accommodates Bedding Storage
- Built-In Double-Size Mattress
- Includes XKLUSIV Ladder With Built-In Extension (Stores Inside Tent & Can Be Used On All Three Entry Ways)
- Includes Ladder Bag
- Accommodates 2 Adults
- Lightweight Aluminum Body
- Powder-Coated Matte Black
- Stainless Steel Hardware
- 260 gram Teflon-coated Polyester Ripstop Material
- 80mm Thick Laminated Mattress
- Four Mounting Rails on Bottom of Tent
- Four-Point DIY Mounting Hardware Set
- Patented Anodized Aluminum Extension Ladder
- YKK© Zippers
Eezi-Awn Blade Specifications
Closed Footprint : 2200mm L x 1450mm W
|Weight (Including Ladder)||
Some sharp edges in places, ladder is a little short, instructions were terrible but they are the only downsides.. the quality is very good,light weight... cannot feel it at all driving on the road.. mattress is good.
Very good quality. Nice and comfortable, easy set up But fitting instructions were terrible. And ladder way to short and latches a bit sharp on the fingers
Why does Eezi-Awn use wood panels for their floor instead of a composite material?
There is a very good reason for the wood panels that you see on the Eezi-Awn tents. Not only do they look more classic, it has mostly to do with insulation. Most of the tent producers on the market are using some fashion of aluminum sheeting with a thin insulation sandwiched in between. Aluminum is great at transferring temperature. So when you have a cold exterior surface, and a warm interior surface, you will inevitably end up with condensation on the interior surface. That means your mattress is going to get wet. Some companies offer a "condensation sheet" for their floors. That is not a solution to the issue. The solution is better insulation. The wood panels that Eezi-Awn use are a solid core Moranti plywood. Moranti is very dense, like teak. So dense it will not absorb water. It gives the floor a great insulation value. You do not need a condensation sheet on our tents.
How can I clean the material on this tent?
The material used to make the Series 3 and XKLUSIV tents is made of a a cotton/polyester thread that is wax impregnated before weaving into the rip-stop material. If the material gets stained, wait until completely dry and brush the stained spot with a fine bristle brush. If necessary, use a gentle liquid detergent and lightly scrub the spot. Rinse thoroughly, and let dry.
Do I need to put a repellent on the tent material?
The cotton/polyester thread with wax impregnation makes the tent very water resistant and breathable. Do not apply a repellent to it. That will seal the material and remove it's breath-ability.
Do I need to put a protectant on the cover?
The cover is made of a 700 gram double sided PVC that has been treated with a UV protectant. Each time you wash your cover, you do remove a little of that protect. That leaves the cover more susceptible to the sun. We suggest applying a UV protectant such as 303 Aerospace Protectant for Plastic, Vinyl, and Rubber after each washing.
Is the Rain Fly removable?
Yes. The rain fly is elevated from the main body of the tent to create an air gap between the rain fly and the tent. This is to help keep in cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. The rain fly is attached to the tent with a full set of YKK low temperature buckles that can unclip, and allow you to remove it.
What is the mattress like?
Eezi-Awn builds their mattresses from a high quality 300 weight foam, with a fabric cover. The fine line of building a mattress is to ensure support, but not too soft to compress through, or so hard that it feels like a board. They have found the happy medium.
Can I store sleeping bags inside the tent?
Yes, if you are aware of where to put them. Think of a roof top tent like a giant wood and canvas turnover. There is a void in the middle of the mattress area, on the half of the mattress above the bolted down side of the the tent that is enough area for a couple down sleeping bags and pillows. It needs to be on the bolted down side. If you put it on the side that folds over, all the sleeping gear will slide down to the hinge point and bind up the closing of the tent. Try a few times, and it will make sense.
Why are the Eezi-Awn tents so heavy compared to other tents?
Eezi-Awn walks a fine line between weight conservation and durability. The materials used in the construction of their roof top tents are designed to last a lifetime, if taken care of. A roof top tent endures all the vibration and abrasion that your vehicle does. The tent materials rub against each other constantly. Lighter materials start to fail quickly, as their water proof and UV coatings wear away. Plastic components stress and fail over time. Eezi-Awn doesn't use plastic components in their tents, and they use thicker material and mesh to stand the test of time. Consequently, the tents weigh a bit more. But it's worth it.
What is the warranty on an Eezi-Awn tent?
The short answer is 3 years, against materials and workmanship. The long answer is that our philosophy is this. If it is our fault, we will fix it. If it is your fault, we'll help you fix it. Eezi-Awn tents are built to last. With good care, they will. If something needs addressing, we carry a full line of replacement parts in the US, and we can get anything you need from the factory.
What do I need to put a roof top tent on my vehicle?
Typically, the load bars that come on your vehicle are not up to the task of holding a roof top tent. The load rating on most OEM rack systems are between 100 and 150 pounds. That is roughly what the tent weights, let along a couple occupants. At a minimum, at a good pair of load bars, such as Thule or Yakima produces, that are more sturdy than the ones your vehicle came with. This is a minimum. For a more robust solution, consider replacing your OEM rack with a K9 Load Bar or Roof Rack System.
How do the Eezi-Awn tents attach to a vehicle?
There is a set of aluminum extrusions attached to the bottom of each tent. Each extrusion has a slot built into it, to accept a rectangular washer holds the head of a 8mm bolt. Your tent comes with a DIY kit that includes 4 of these washers, along with the bolts/fender washers/nuts to attach the tent. You can slide these washers in the extrusions to the point where you want to attach them, then add a nut and washer to the bottom of the bolt. If clamping to a load bar, we have additional mounting hardware to accommodate this. Please look at the Roof Top Tent Mounts section on our site.
How high can I mount this tent?
The Eezi-Awn ladder is a 2 piece extension ladder that can support the overhanging portion of the tent up to 2 meters. That is roughly 80". You can shorten the ladder by adding holes in the vertical uprights to receive the connecting pins at a height of your desire. We also offer a ladder extension, which add roughly 12" of length to the ladder for a max height of 92". That height is to the bottom of the tent base.
Eezi-Awn Roof Top Tents and Awnings
Eezi-Awn Roof Top Tents and Awnings are one of the largest manufacturers of outdoor camping equipment in the world. The Eezi-Awn brand is synonymous with high quality, and their soft and hard case roof top tents, retractable vehicle awnings and various other accessories and gear are all designed and made to the highest standards. These products are built to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions, and last a lifetime.
Eezi-Awn is a South African based company, with a worldwide dealer network. Since it’s inception 36 years ago, Eezi-Awn has released a wide range of hard case and traditional soft roof top tents and high grade awnings. These tents and awnings are designed to the highest standards of quality. As a small example, where other brands use canvas bags to hold their product, Eezi-Awn use durable aluminium hard cases (which often double as base mounts). Their products consist of high quality engineerings and won’t let you down.
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|WA Regional||7-14 business days|
|NT||Darwin||7-8 business days|
|NT Regional||10-14 business days|
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