RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent
RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent

Pre-Order - Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent (Stock Due Late July 2024)

Regular price£1,495.00
Finance from £112.13 per month at 0% interest over 12 months
Pre-order stock due late July 2024 below before we sell out again!
You also can send over a £100 deposit for this via the link below if you'd prefer this over paying the full amount now:
The RoofBunk Explorer XL is the larger version of our soft shell roof tent, designed to open and close in minutes, sleep 2 adults and 3 children (or 4 adults) and be the perfect companion on your adventures! Please scroll down to see the full written details of what the RoofBunk Explorer XL has to offer!

If you would like to split the payments into smaller monthly sums to make things more affordable for you, or if you need extra credit, then you can do so by using our various financing options of:

- Klarna Financing (0% interest over 12 months)

- PayPal Credit (0% interest over 4 months)

- PayPal Pay In 3

- Klarna Pay In 3

More details can be found here: Financing Options

Check out our Google reviews and Trustpilot reviews to see what our customers have been saying about us!

If you would like to see some examples of our past customer's RoofBunk roof top tent setups to get some inspiration or if you're simply curious if someone else with your vehicle has ever bought one, then please head over to our Customer Photos section!

Check out the various accessories you can buy for your RoofBunk Explorer XL!

Due to the size of the item, we use an oversized goods specialist courier company to send all our goods from our warehouse in Nottingham, UK.

Shipping to Mainland UK (excluding anything north of Dundee in Scotland) typically takes 2-6 working days and costs £69.

Shipping to The Scottish Highlands and anything north of Dundee typically takes 4-10 working days and costs £169.

Shipping to Northern Ireland typically takes 4-10 working days and costs £169.

If you live in any other country or area in the UK that isn't listed, then please contact us and we'll be happy to send you a custom quote after getting a price from our delivery company. You have the option of arranging delivery yourself if you feel you could get a cheaper price too!

We also offer free local pickups everyday up until 23:00 at our Nottingham warehouse if this is a better option for you. Just make sure you select "Pick up" during the checkout process and we'll email you after payment has been made to arrange a date/time that suits everyone!

If you're looking to come and pay via cash on collection or with a bank transfer, then please let us know before you come so we can arrange it, as it may clash with other collections we already have booked in.

We'd be more than happy to help you install it for free too if you would rather collect it!

Our Nottingham warehouse address for local pickup is:

RoofBunk International Ltd

Unit 23

Manvers Business Park

High Hazles Road



NG12 3GZ

If you would like a demonstration of how to install, open and close your RoofBunk, then please visit our How To Install Your RoofBunk Explorer Soft Shell Roof Tent page.

Please visit our FAQs page to see our most common questions from customers.

Soft Shell XL Roof Top Tent Benefits

Weatherproof Materials & Design

The RoofBunk Explorer XL has our high quality 280gsm poly-cotton blend ripstop canvas material on the body of the tent and 600D Oxford polyester on the rainfly, making it completely weatherproof.
It can handle winds of up to 40mph (Gale Force 8) when opened, has waterproof silicone tape on the seams to stop leaks, and the material has a waterproof rating of 3000mm on the body and 5000mm on the rainfly. This makes it 3-5 times as waterproof as a regular ground tent and able to handle even the worst rain storms with no problem!
The materials have been treated with agents to make it UV and mould resistant, so it should be protected from being faded by the sun and we've made sure the material used on our tent is breathable to prevent condensation and dampness as much as possible.
Our travel cover is made of 1200D/680g heavy duty PVC, so it will be very durable and has a high quality zip to ensure no water seeps in on wet days too!

Opens & Closes In Minutes

Our roof top tent is able to be set up and packed away in a matter of minutes with its fold out system. You can also keep your bedding inside when it's down too if you fold your duvet before- perfect if you're on the move frequently when travelling!
The set up process in short involves unzipping and pulling the travel cover down, using the ladder to unfold the roof tent, then putting up the canopy pole and all the window/rainfly poles. We have a full installation and opening/closing (starts at 4:21) video tutorial here if you'd like to see exactly how it works though: How To Install, Open & Close Your RoofBunk Explorer XL Soft Shell Roof Tent.

Fits Most Vehicles

You should be able to fit a RoofBunk Explorer XL soft shell on any vehicle's roof as long as you're able to keep the roof bars between 60cm and 140cm apart, as this will sufficiently spread the load weight evenly, but ideally aim to be closer to the middle of these measurements if possible!
Make sure to get roof bars that are rated to hold at least 65kg of weight and are ideally through bars in design, as these will always be long enough for the fitting brackets to go on them, but flush roof bars that have at least 70cm of unobstructed length for the brackets to fit will be fine!
You'll also need to check your vehicle’s maximum roof load capacity is over 65kg, which can be found in your vehicle’s user manual or after searching for the information online.
If all this sounds daunting, then please email over your vehicle's number plate and we'll be happy to do the research for you!

Spacious Design With Canopy

The RoofBunk Explorer XL has a large and tall roof tent design, allowing space for taller people to sit up when needed and have a more comfortable sleep.
It's slightly narrower than an emperor size bed at 195cm (6ft 5), 240cm long (7ft 10) and has a high enough ceiling for the tallest people you know to sit up in at 130cm high (4ft 3).
All this allows you to sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults on their own.
On top of this, you get another 70cm x 195cm of space outside with the canopy at the entrance and even more under the overhanging floor (120cm x 195cm). The canopy fully covers the ladder too, so you don't have to worry about getting wet when getting in and out.
You can also add an annex awning for even more space and comfort and install it so the canopy overhangs the back too!

Light & Strong

The roof tent has a strong 25mm aluminium frame and can hold up to 350kg in total (55 stone) of weight inside it when spread across the two sides, so it's very well built.
It's light at 65kg (143lb), making it easier to lift on and off your car.
The light design also means it costs you slightly less in fuel and makes it easier to find suitable roof bars to hold the load if you don’t already have them.

Endless Views

The RoofBunk Explorer XL has 2 large windows and a viewing door, so you can enjoy the scenery in style on your adventures!
Plus, with the 2 skylights you can watch the stars at night or simply just have more natural light during the day.

Added Design Features

The windows are curved to help it handle higher winds and the canopy is too in order to reduce pooling.
We've designed it in a way that enables you to close it with more bedding in than other soft shell roof tents, as long as you fold your duvet or sleeping bag on the side of the RoofBunk that's getting closed on.
The Explorer XL also has black elastic strings inside it, which help pull the tent material in, so you should have less to tuck in when closing it.
You get a strip light on the roof that plugs into any standard USB port on a power bank to help you see when you get into bed.
We've put the travel cover straps positioned over the ladder to make sure it stays down when you're going over rough terrain or speed bumps to avoid damaging the aluminium base.
Plus every door, window and skylight on the RoofBunk Explorer XL has zippable mosquito nets on them to keep any bugs out, while still ensuring good airflow.

Included Accessories

Your RoofBunk Explorer XL comes with a high quality aluminium telescopic ladder that can extend up to 230cm (7ft 7 inches) and a comfortable 6cm (2.5 inch) mattress. The mattress can also be removed for easy washing or you can put your own custom sized mattress in it instead for even more comfort if you wish!
You also get everything you’ll need to install it, lots of extra storage pockets for phones ect, a USB strip light on the roof, 2 boot bags and 8 door/window porch poles are included too if you'd prefer to prop the doors open instead of rolling them up!


With your RoofBunk, you'll get a 2 year warranty with it free of charge!
There's also an option to pay to increase this warranty by up to 5 extra years, so you'll have 7 years in total, which you can find here: RoofBunk 1 Year Warranty Extension.
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