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The Air Camping folding fabric tent

Price: from $4880*

The original folding fabric rooftop tent. Originally patented in Italy in 1959, the first canvas folding rooftop tent was named "Air-Camping". At that time everyone else was camping on the ground!

Paying homage to the history of rooftop tents, the Air Camping fabric tent is still made in Italy in the Autohome factory according to the original design and manufacturing processes. It is a design originally requested and refined for a famous Italian car manufacturing company, and is available today in exactly the same colours requested by Nino Cirani, and used for 30 years on his famous vehicle based raids and expeditions. Air-Camping is fitted with wind-proof windows (for silent nights) easily opened from inside the tent, a mid grey fabric roof with dark blue side panels and yellow mosquito netting protection. 

Purchasing an Air-Camping roof tent gives you guaranteed access to 60 years of experience of desert, jungle and glaciers, where every component has been tested in extreme conditions. 

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There is only one tent in the Air Camping range, available in 3 sizes and largely unchanged for 60yrs except for updated materials - only the finest fabrics and modern mechanism is used. Only available in the original blue and yellow colour scheme.

AIR-CAMPING ®

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SMALL
Close: 130 x 110 x h 35
Open: 130 x 220 x h 125
Weight: about 54 kg

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MEDIUM
Close: 160 x 110 x h 35
Open: 160 x 220 x h 125
Weight: about 63 kg

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LARGE
Close: 180 x 110 x h 35
Open: 180 x 220 x h 125
Weight: about 69 kg

Art. AC/01 – Air-Camping Small 
Art. AC/02 – Air-Camping Medium 
Art. AC/03 – Air-Camping Large 

Includes: 4 Universal clamps for attachment to roof bars, 2 windows and 2 large doors all with mosquito-netting, 1 mattress and 2-3-4 pillows, 4 awning support poles (hold open doors to create awnings) 1 PVC travel cover, 1 height adjustable alloy ladder. Standard: all models are configured for side (standard) opening.
Optional: Explorer opening (Small and Medium models only) for opening over rear (or front) of vehicles.

Prices & Weights updated and current as of 3.2.2020

A beautifully crafted tent, Air Camping set the global standard for rooftop tents, with a simple elegant design, twin openings to maximise views and cross ventilation, 100% breathable fabric, a high-tech hinge and folding mechanism, and that Italian eye for style. 

The roof and sides are made of a heavy duty single skin 420g/ m2, 50% cotton and 50% acrylic fabric, which is water proof, breathable and rot-proof.
This fabric is extremely breathable, so inside the tent is fresh and airy, unlike plastic-coated or resin-treated fabrics, which are non-breathable and therefore create lots of condensation which is the main cause of mould. However the breathable nature of the fabric doesn’t reduce it’s impermeability to rain: on contact with water, the fabric weave swells and thickens; where sewing has occurred, the holes created by the needles swell and seal as does the thread used for stitching, whereas in plastic-coated fabrics, some permeable holes will still remain.

PLATFORM BOARDS

The boards used for the tent base are made of poplar plywood, which, thanks to its long fibres, is very resilient and hard-wearing. This 12 mm thick plywood has been developed for this particular application; the different layers are bonded together by the cross-overlapping method, following the wood grain to produce the products unique features. The Air-Camping procedure includes veneering both outside and inside of the tent base, by applying two 0.3 mm thick Silver-Quartz CHPL (Casework with High Pressure Laminate Finish) laminated sheets. The plywood, therefore, has a double protection: it is waterproof and water-repellent both outside and inside, does not absorb humidity, will not warp and prevents the formation of harmful mould.

LADDER

Made of aluminium with steel stiffeners and extendable up to 2.3 metres. Quick release spring clips allow easy adjustment to the height of the ladder, and also keep it firmly locked in place on the tent base when in transit. With the tent in use, an automatic blocking mechanism prevents the ladder from slipping when being climbed, and allows for using the tent on uneven ground and smooth or slippery asphalts or pavements. If you have ever wrestled with other commonly used ladders, perched 2.5mtrs above the ground, trying to get them to collapse, then you will appreciate and love this ladder!

YARNS

A widely used, high-technology yarn, made of two different fibres: pure cotton outside, to swell on contact with water and fill the holes made by the needle plus a synthetic fibre core is used on the inside of the yarn to obtain a high strength seam.

COLOURS

The colours used since 1959, are for very practical reasons, including reducing the amount of light filtering through, by using medium grey on the roofs and dark blue for the sides.

METAL COMPONENTS

Both steel and aluminium are used in a combination that achieves a tent with strength, high resistance to wear and the elements, yet still maintain a light overall weight. The metal elements used are first quality; being hot-galvanized during the mills’ rolling process directly in the factory.

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*Prices quoted are exw Melbourne (freight not included), in Australian Dollars, including 10% GST, accurate at time of publishing (April 2020) but subject to change

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