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With a proven track record of reliability and durability, the James Baroud Evasion rooftop tent is the perfect companion for your camping adventures. Built to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions, this tent's sturdy construction ensures stability and safety even in rugged terrains. Its unique design features large windows on all sides, offering captivating 360-degree panoramic views and allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

The Evasion tent provides ample space to accommodate up to four people, making it suitable for couples seeking a cozy and intimate camping experience or families who want to enjoy a closer connection with the outdoors. With its quick setup and effortless opening and closing mechanism, this tent can be ready for use in less than two minutes, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your outdoor activities.

Comfort is paramount, and the Evasion tent delivers on that front. Equipped with a comfortable foam mattress, it ensures a restful night's sleep under the stars, rejuvenating you for the next day's adventures. Whether you're embarking on a romantic getaway or indulging in a weekend camping trip with your family, the Evasion tent offers a reliable and tranquil camping experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.

Automatic Opening

Assisted automatic opening through hydraulic cylinders and articulated arms, that are protected by a canvas cover on the inside of the tent.


Closed James Baroud Discovery

The James Baroud Evolution Series rooftop tent shell is a testament to durability and precision craftsmanship. Constructed from 3 layers of reinforced fiberglass and coated with a UV-protective gelcoat, this shell exemplifies the use of premium materials and meticulous design. Its reputation for unwavering performance and ability to withstand extreme conditions is well-established.

Priscilla Von Kanel Evasion rooftop tent after a blizzar on the Netherlands
Priscilla Von Kanel Evasion rooftop tent after a blizzard in the Netherlands

With a robust build, the Evolution Series shell has been engineered to excel in even the harshest environments. It remains steadfast in the face of intense snow, heat, heavy rain, and strong winds, providing reliable shelter and protection. The James Baroud Portable Solar Powered Vent is conveniently located on the top of the fiberglass shell, allowing efficient airflow and reducing condensation within the tent, ensuring a comfortable and refreshing camping experience night and day. 

James Baroud Evolution Latches on the Grand Raid Closed

The tents also features strong self-locking latches that provide added security and peace of mind. These robust latches are designed to keep your tent securely closed, even during overlanding adventures on challenging terrains. It is also possible to exchange the locking pin for a common lock for increased security.


The James Baroud hard shell roof top tents are manufactured in the standard white color, and you can also choose a color from the RAL7 palette and we will make if just for you.

See the complete list of colors


Olivia Kohler Grand Raid on the side focusing on the fabric

Olivia Köhler from Le P'tit Reporter with her Grand Raid over the African Desert

The James Baroud Evolution Series tents are equipped with an exceptional three-layer fabric that sets them apart from the rest. This patented fabric is designed to provide superior protection and durability. The fabric walls are constructed with a unique water-repellent treatment integrated into the fibers themselves, ensuring long-lasting waterproof performance. Unlike other rooftop tents that rely on thin surface coatings that can crack or peel over time, our fabric is engineered to withstand the elements.

The James Baroud Evolution Fabric on heavy rain

With its UV-blocking properties, the Evolution fabric effectively shields you from harmful sun rays while maintaining a comfortable interior temperature. The high-quality microporous acrylic material reflects solar radiation, reducing heat absorption and keeping the tent cool during hot days. Additionally, the fabric is designed to be permeable to air, promoting ventilation and preventing condensation build-up.

Jakub Fiser panoramic view from inside the tent on a snowy sunset

Jakub Fiser panoramic view inside his Evasion rooftop tent, admiring a snowy sunset in Czechia

The windows and doors of the Evolution Series tents feature tear resistant, fine-mesh mosquito netting that is double stitched into the fabric. This avoids insects from getting inside and also provides the famous James Baroud panoramic views on all sides. Even in the face of strong winds, the Evolution fabric holds up exceptionally well. Tested to withstand wind gusts of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), you can have peace of mind knowing that your tent is built to handle challenging weather conditions.

James Baroud rubber zippers

Every detail of the Evolution fabric is carefully considered for optimal performance. The zipper pulls are rubber-coated to enhance grip and minimize rattling noise, even in high winds. The double-stitched fabric edges provide extra strength and durability, ensuring that your tent withstands years of use. With a focus on water resistance and impermeability, the door closes with a Velcro strip, creating a secure seal. 

Solar-Powered Vent

Evolution solar-powered fan from inside the tent

The James Baroud Solar Powered Vent is an advanced ventilation system specifically engineered to reduce condensation and enhance airflow within our hard shell roof top tents. With its integrated design, this fan seamlessly integrates into the tent without compromising its structural integrity.

James Baroud Grand Raid from the top

Featuring a robust capacity of 19.2m3/h (11.3 CFM), or seven times the volume of the tent, the solar-powered fan ensures efficient air circulation, minimizing condensation build-up and maintaining a dry interior environment. Its ceiling-mounted placement allows for optimal distribution of airflow throughout the tent and easy access to the on/off switch.

Equipped with a high-capacity 24-hour battery, the solar fan operates silently and effectively, providing continuous ventilation even during extended periods of use. The fan's automatic recharging functionality takes advantage of sunlight, ensuring uninterrupted operation without the need for manual charging.

High-density Mattress

 James Baroud High Density Mattress

Experience unparalleled comfort during your rooftop tent adventures with the James Baroud High-density Mattress. Designed specifically for long trips and maximum comfort, this foam mattress features a density of 28kg/m3 (1.75 lb/ft3) and a height of 65mm (2.5 inches), making it one of the most comfortable options on the market.

James Baroud High Density Mattress macro

Additionally, the mattress comes in a convenient washable cover, allowing you to keep it clean and fresh for your next outdoor journey.

James Baroud High Density Mattress with the James Baroud Anti-condensation Mattress

For those seeking additional comfort and insulation, our optional Anti-Condensation Pad is the perfect accessory. By allowing air to flow through the pad beneath the mattress, it not only adds a touch of softness but also helps reduce condensation, ensuring a comfortable and dry sleeping environment.

Portable Light

James Baroud Portable Light from inside the tent

The light inside the tent is assured by the James Baroud Portable Light. With a USB rechargeable lithium battery that allows several hours of use before recharging.

It’s removable and versatile for every camping occasion, with built-in magnets allowing instant, secure attachment to any metal surface, and it can be attached on the arm of a backpack for hiking. It also comes with a red colored light option to avoid insects and improve night vision.

James Baroud LED Lantern Front James Baroud LED Lantern With spot turned sideways James Baroud LED Lantern with USB recharger exposed James Baroud LED Lantern Magnetic attachment

Interior Storage

compartment net

James Baroud hardshell tents are equipped with a spacious ceiling net that provides a convenient storage solution for clothes and lightweight items, keeping them elevated and off the floor.

Additionally, the tents feature multiple pockets that can be easily attached to the ceiling using a reliable Velcro strip. These pockets offer a secure and accessible storage option for smartphones, small gear, and other essentials, ensuring they are within reach whenever needed.

Even when closed, our roof top tents have 20cm (7.8 inches) of vertical space. That’s enough to store two sleeping bags or blankets, two pillows, two sets of nightclothes and your James Baroud Ladder.

When closing the tent, make sure there is nothing in the corners where the mechanisms fit to avoid damage to the shell.


James Baroud Latches from the front of a closed Evasion

The James Baroud Evolution Series is equipped with a reliable latching system, ensuring the utmost security and peace of mind during your outdoor adventures. The Evolution Latches are meticulously designed to make accidental opening impossible. To unlock and open the latches, firm pressure needs to be applied to the locking pin on both sides while simultaneously pulling up. This ingenious mechanism ensures that the latches remain securely locked, even in rough terrains and during strong winds. Additionally, for added security, the latches can be easily padlocked, providing an extra layer of protection for your belongings.

Jolene Van Vugt conquers UTV overlanding with the Evasion rooftop tent securely closed

Jolene Van Vugt conquers UTV overlanding with the Evasion rooftop tent securely closed

The James Baroud Evolution Series latches are not only designed for security and convenience but also boast exceptional strength and reliability. These robust latches are engineered to keep the rooftop tent firmly closed even in the most challenging and rugged terrains encountered during overlanding adventures. 

James Baroud Evolution Latches from the front

Baltic Overlanders rooftop tent after a overlanding trip from Spain to Portugal

Before raising the tent shell, all latches must be opened. This ensures that the latches are properly released and allows for the tent to be effortlessly lifted. The rear latches should be opened first to avoid damage.


Jolene Van Vugt’s UTV build with the James Baroud Evasion and Ladder

Jolene Van Vugt’s UTV equipped it with the James Baroud Evasion rooftop tent and ladder

The included James Baroud Ladder adjusts to match your vehicle’s height extending up to 2.4m (7.8 feet), supports up to 200kg (440 lbs) and features non-slip, ergonomically-designed steps. The feet are rubber-coated for a firm grip on varying terrain, and the design allows the ladder to flex slightly when the tent moves, so it doesn’t damage the shell when locked into place. 

Peter Fioriono ladder attached to his Grand Raid

Peter Fioriono ladder attached to his Grand Raid rooftop tent over Canadian forests

The James Baroud rooftop tents feature a reliable locking mechanism for attaching the ladder to either side of the tent. Designed with durability in mind, the locking mechanism utilizes high-quality aluminum construction, offering a lightweight yet sturdy solution. Once locked into place at the desired angle, the ladder remains securely attached even during movement inside the tent or in the face of strong winds

James Baroud Ladder James Baroud Ladder Inside the bag

The James Baroud Ladder comes with a convenient PVC storage bag, providing protection against sand, mud, and water during transportation. When it's time to pack up and move on, the storage bag keeps these elements from entering your tent. Additionally, the ladder can be easily stored inside the tent when closing it, saving valuable space and ensuring a tidy setup for your next adventure.

James Baroud Ladders Standard and XXL side by side

You can also order the optional James Baroud Ladder XL, which has the same weight capacity, but extends to 3m (9.8 feet). 


James Baroud Clamps on the tent without bars

The James Baroud Clamps have been redesigned to provide a versatile mounting solution for your rooftop tent. With an adjustable range of 30mm to 85mm (1.18" to 3.35") in width, they can securely attach the tent to your vehicle's roof top load bars or rack

James Baroud Clamps Pieces

These clamps are made of rust-proof, freeze-proof, high-density polymer, designed to provide a safe and secure attachment for the rooftop tent, even when traversing rugged terrains and extreme roads. With a torque resistance of 14 Nm (10.32 lb-ft), they ensure the tent remains firmly secured, offering peace of mind during off-road adventures. Each James Baroud tent comes with three sets of mounting clamps, totaling six clamps, and additional clamps can be ordered separately for added flexibility to your build.

Mouting Rails

James Baroud Evolution lower shell Mounting Rails

The Evolution Shell features a pair of bottom attachment rails, centered on the bottom part of the tent, with a distance of 65cm (25.6 inches) between them. These specially designed rails are compatible with the James Baroud Clamps, allowing for easy attachment to any roof bar or rack. The secure and versatile mounting system ensures that your rooftop tent is securely fastened to your vehicle, providing a reliable and convenient setup for your outdoor adventures.

For optimal mounting, we recommend your vehicle to have a minimum of two load bars for casual camping and three load bars for overlanding trips. The load bars should have a dynamic weight capacity of 45 kg (100 lbs) each. The mounting process is straightforward and requires only a 6mm hex wrench as the sole tool.

To mount the tent, simply slide the James Baroud Clamps onto the corresponding rails. Once the clamps are in place, align the tent to the center of your vehicle and support it on the roof bars or rack. To ensure a secure and firm attachment, use bolts to tightly screw the clamp parts, firmly securing the rooftop tent to the bars or rack. This installation mechanism provides a reliable and robust connection between the tent and the vehicle, ensuring stability during your outdoor adventures.


The Jamer Baroud 5-Year Warranty covers the tent hard shell, fabric, netting, pistons, zippers and mattress.

Our 2-Year Warranty covers latches, color, ceiling vent, and portable light.

For more information about warranty, click here.

Width Length Open Height Closed Height Capacity
Evasion S 130 cm (51’) 200 cm (79’) 100 cm (39’) 33.5 cm (13’)
Evasion M 140 cm (55’) 200 cm (79’) 100 cm (39’) 33.5 cm (13’)
Evasion XL 160cm (63’) 220 cm (87 ‘) 100 cm (39’) 33.5 cm (13’)

James Baroud Evasion Manual

James Baroud Clamps Manual
Weatherproof Wind Tested
High density foam mattress
Interior storage
LED Flashlight
Outshell Fiberglass
Panoramic View Full 360º View
Suitable for most cars
Telescopic ladder
Waterproof fabric
Auto opening Strut Assisted