We are very excited to announce that the all-new DARCHE Ridgeback Hardshell Roof Top Tent and the Eco option have been officially launched! This awesome new addition to the DARCHE outdoor touring range is now available for you to pre-order with the dispatch of the Ridgeback scheduled for late November 2021. This flagship hard shell roof top tent range promises the first-class engineering and construction that we have all come to expect from DARCHE.

At a glance. the Ridgeback’s aerodynamic design will no doubt turn heads on the road. Its unique profile and compact design will reduce wind drag and overall vehicle height, perfect for lifted vehicles navigating the urban jungle between off-road adventures.So when we talk about the new range coming out we are basically talking about the Ridgeback and the Ridgeback Eco.


For the DARCHE traditionalist, the Ridgeback is also available in a premium ripstop polycotton canvas body. The Ridgeback canvas model delivers all the quality and endurance of a traditional DARCHE canvas body tent. Made in Darche’s signature canvas colour, this RTT will seamlessly integrate into your DARCHE set-up, so if you are looking to upgrade, your RTT to a Hard Shell this will be an awesome addition.

For the ever-growing eco-minded customers, the Ridgeback is also available in the premier Eco Ridgeback made from a recycled polyester body.The polyester is made using recycled plastic waste, saving around 185 bottles from landfills per tent. This premium polyester is not only helping to achieveDARCHE’s sustainability goals, but it also delivers every bit of durability and construction quality that you’ve come to expect from DARCHE Outdoor Gear that we have all grown to love.


So let’s have a closer look at the Ridgeback. The Ridgeback high-spec build gives you unparalleled quality that includes German-engineered Stabilus Struts that provide effortless set up and pack down assistance. With a flick of the latches, this simple one-person setup will have you stargazing in seconds. The interior is full of innovation too, including a plush 55mm memory foam mattress with removable cover and water-resistant base, plus a 10mm high rebound anti-condensation mat that will give you the most comfortable night’s sleep you’ve ever had on the road.

The interior also features internal USB-powered LED lighting that has been laboratory tested to ensure compliance with all EMC and User Safety standards. There is plenty of room inside to keep you cool and comfortable. The removable fly and built-in air vents reduce condensation and provide excellent airflow, even in rainy weather. There are three full-size entry points and a zippered sky window that will give you plenty of ventilation as you drift off under the starry night sky.

The Ridgeback body tent is made from premium 280gsm ripstop polycotton canvas. This tent also boasts an impressive 3000mm water rating, high profile automotive rubber weather seals, internal seam sealing and a removable fly that will keep you dry in extended rainy conditions. All up we cant wait to see it close up.


With all of the similar features to the Ridgeback, the Eco version body tent is made from premium 280gsm Ripstop Recycled Polyester Oxford. This tent also has an impressive 3000mm water rating, high-profile automotive rubber weather seals, internal seam sealing, and a removable fly that will keep you dry in extended rainy conditions.

First up, a big congratulations to DARCHE, once again as a company they have taken the innovative and sustainable route when it comes to developing new high-quality products. DARCHE has always used superior quality materials in all of its outdoor gear range and constantly develops, researches and refines new materials and technologies to ensure DARCHE products remain leaders in terms of innovation, quality, and durability.

Its been a big year for DARCHE having celebrated its 30th anniversary and what a way to end a very special year, we cant wait to check it out. For more details contact the ever-growing list of international distributors with distributors now in based in the UK (Trek Overland), Europe (XP-edition, the Far East, the USA,Mongolia,Thailand and Japan.


Some Key Features

Aerodynamic design.
Class leading interior room.
Internal USB powered LED lighting.
German-engineered Stabilus gas struts.
Exceptional ventilation.
Fine insect mesh on all windows.
Easy-action 2.3m aluminium telescopic ladder.
Internal side and roof storage pockets.
All-season protection including high profile automotive rubber weather seals, taped seams, twin needle stitching and removable fly.
Heavy-duty construction including self-repairing coil zips and reinforced stitching on all stress points.
UV50+ protection .
Roof rails accessory kit available