With over six months of re-design work and moving to a new factory
for improved quality assurance, the ARB Simpson Series III rooftop tent
incorporates an updated design and new materials for better strength,
rigidity and water resistance.
The ARB Simpson III rooftop tent will provide the ultimate in ease
and convenience when traveling. Unfolding in minutes, a rooftop tent
provides sleeping quarters off the ground, protected from the elements.
Spacious and comfortable, all bedding can remain inside the tent during
the journey, freeing up vital storage space in the vehicle, and allowing
the tent to be quickly and easily packed away.
Series III tent incorporates an updated design and new materials for better strength, rigidity and water resistance
Manufactured from high quality, poly/cotton fabric
Incorporates Oxford polyester flysheet, with excellent water shedding ability
Sturdy aluminum retractable ladder
High density bonded chip foam mattress with removable cover for increased comfort and durability
Incorporates pull out verandah and optional zip-on annexe
Insect screened windows and doors
UV stabilized laminated PVC cover
Bungee cord system to assist when closing
Easily mounted to ARB’s purpose designed roof rack
Size: 55.12 wide x 94.49" long x 51.18" high (1400mm wide x 2400mm long x 1300mm high)
All aluminum components feature an anodized finish for improved corrosion resistance and appearance
Comes complete with mounting hardware, wrenches, ladder, travel cover and comprehensive instructions
on the knowledge gained from over three years of both sales and testing
of prior models, along with valuable feedback offered by ARB's broad
worldwide customer base, ARB made significant improvements to the
structure of the tent base and frame. The base is now manufactured from
vacuum laminated ABS materials, offering superior strength and
insulation. The roof bows have been increased from 16mm raw aluminium
tube to 25mm anodized aluminum tube, increasing the erected stability of
the entire tent structure and decreasing excessive movement in adverse
Hinges have been upgraded from 3mm steel to 4mm braced steel for
extra strength and all plastic fittings have been upgraded from PVC to a
more durable Nylon based material. The veranda now incorporates dual
extendable bows which allow for better tensioning of the tent canvas as
well as increasing internal space. Fully adjustable, these are locked in
place with a simple screw type locking ring.
Overall, everything is more ‘rounded’, allowing easier use of the
cover, elimination of injury from sharp parts and a better appearance.
The Series III canvas offers greatly improved water proofing ability
with the increase from 240gsm (Grams Per Sq. Meter) rip-stop canvas to a
heavier 300gsm Poly/Cotton rip-stop canvas with Polyurethane coating.
All stitched seams now feature welded seam tape to eliminate seepage
through needle punch holes.
The small eyelets that were used for locating the window rods in the
aluminium frame have been replaced with over locked openings, allowing
for easier location.
fly sheet fabric has been upgraded from 180D Nylon to 300D Oxford
polyester. This coupled with a Polyurethane coating has increased the
quality and doubled its water shedding ability. In addition, all toggles
have been elasticized to reduce annoying flapping noises when windy.
The mattress has been upgraded from single layer extruded foam to
high density bonded chip foam, increasing comfort and durability and
reducing the likelihood of collapsing from extended use.
cover has been upgraded from 560gsm (Grams Per Sq. Meter) laminated PVC
that had limited UV resistance to a UV stabilized 9000gsm laminated
PVC. All seams are now sealed with heat welded seam tape to prevent
Previous covers incorporated a self mending spiral zipper, however
with rough uses combined with dust ingestion this could be damaged
beyond repair. All Series III covers now have a larger, No. 10 Vislon
zip for increased durability.
The two cover straps have now been upgraded to three and run
perpendicular to the ladder, reducing the chance of cover damage and
preventing billowing during travel.
Along with all the other aluminum components, the ladder is also
upgraded from raw aluminum (that was prone to oxidization) to a more
durable anodized finish.