ARB 4×4 Accessories just announced the release of their new Kakadu Rooftop Tent for the United States market. Available in early March, the new Kakadu Rooftop Tent is the latest addition the full range of ARB Touring products. While it shares many of the same features and components as their Simpson models, the Kakadu was designed for easier setup and use in warmer climates. The Kakadu is retail priced at $1,499.
While the frame is similar to the Simpson III, the Kakadu has been designed without the extendable veranda section. This allows for easier fitment on trailers and pickup trucks where the floor level can be mounted closer to the ground without access issues to the tent. The tent has an ABS laminated aluminum ladder framed base for increased floor strength and uses 25mm OD anodized aluminum tube to give the tent structure more stability when the weather gets rough.
The tent material is a poly/cotton rip stop canvas with polyurethane coating for enhances water resistance. For increased ventilation, the Kakadu has larger side windows and the canvas awning over the windows’ exterior has been removed to allow for greater air flow. This also enhances the view and provides more natural light inside the tent.
When the weather takes a turn for the worse, the internal canvas shutters can be used to seal the windows and the included rain fly has been extended and increased in size to provide additional protection to the tent. All the seams have been sealed with welded seam tape to keep the water and moisture outside. All of the doors and windows are also fitted with insect screen mesh that can be rolled and stowed out-of-the-way when not in use.
New to the Kakadu is a lighter high-density, single layer extruded foam mattress. This helps reduce the overall weight of the tent and makes it easier to fold up the tent and store it for transport. A removable mattress cover made from 300D oxford weave polyester is included for easy cleaning and to help prevent moisture from getting into the mattress foam.
The Kakadu features an extruded high density single layer mattress to reduce the overall tent weight and to assist with folding the tent during pack up. The removable mattress cover is manufactured from 300D oxford weave polyester for easy cleaning and prevents moisture from penetrating the mattress foam.
The tent cover is the same newer design that is found on the Simpson tents. Manufactured from UV stabilized laminated PVC, all of the seams are externally welded for increased strength and water resistance. The cover uses heavy-duty #10 YKK Vislon type zippers and three tie down straps to reduce billowing while in transport and reduce wear and tear to both the cover and tent.
For more information about the new Kakadu Rooftop Tent, or any of the other tent models available, please visit the ARB 4×4 Accessories website or contact your local authorized ARB 4×4 Accessories dealer.