James Baroud


Available sizes

Built on the concept of the shell opening, the James Baroud Discovery is the fastest of our models in terms of opening and closing. In its category, compared to other tents on the market, it has the best waterproofness and the best wind resistance.

The compact model in the line of roof top tents, it offers all the features of the larger models in a versatile and easy to manage size.

The tent opens in less than 15 seconds, through two hydraulic cylinders, mounted on bearings, actuating the articulated arms, that are protected by a canvas cover. It can be closed by only one person and in less than 1 minute. An incorporated elastic band around the canvas assure its inclusion inside the tent during the closing. 

It has 2 entrance doors and windows around the tent that increases air flow and provide a 180º view. Access to the tent is easily gained by using the folding ladder that comes standard with all James Baroud roof top tents and attaches to either side of the tent. For extreme conditions, ventilation can also be assisted by the solar-powered ventilation system.


The hard shell are made of  reinforced polyester glass and finished with Gelcoat. The hard shell has two air slots, equipped with a dust filter that improves the ventilation inside the tent. The top streamlined hard shell is designed with a rear aileron. The hard shell locking is ensured by two tailor-made locks.

James Baroud Discovery fechada na diagonalJames Baroud DiscJames Baroud Discovery fechada de lado

The attachment of the tent to your roof rack or bars is made by the James Baroud Clamps and the aluminium rails built under the bottom shell. Six Clamps with adjustable width between 30mm (1.18") and 85mm (3.35") are shipped with the tent. More can be ordered separately if necessary.

Barra de fixação da tenda


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.

Automatic Opening

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


The grey canvas consists of a coated high-quality microporous acrylic that reflect the solar rays, is UV light resistant, water-resistant and permeable to air. With double seams and 100% water-resistant.

Tela sendo mostrada pela porta

The canvas is fitted under cabling in curved aluminium guides towards the outside of the shell, ensuring a perfect waterproofing and a strong wind resistance, even with wind gusts of 120km/h. The door closes with a velcro strip for a perfect impermeability and the awning for the windows are mounted on cables and velcro to increase the protection agains wind and rain.
Foto panorâmica da tenda sendo usada com foco na tela

This roof top tent has windows/doors with a James Baroud Mosquito Net stiched right into the fabric. The Mosquito Net is made of top quality material and is tear resistant.

All the zippers have rubber cursors, a simple system so it can be very silent even with heavy wind.

Interior da tenda com cursores em borracha

Canvas Certification

Material 100% polyester ISO 22198
Composition PES 100% ISO 1833
Construction Simple 1/1 ISO 3572
Coating acrylic
Weight (+1-5%) 240g/m2 ISO 3801
Tensile strength ISO 13934-1
Longitudinal 140 daN
Transversal 100daN
Breaking load ISO 13937-1
Longitudinal 2,0 daN
Transversal 2,0 daN
Schmerber 85cm ISO 811
Weather resistance 6 (sides covered) ISO 105 b04
Friction (wen and dry) 4 ISO 105x12:2002
Migration within the PVC 3-4 ISO 10510:1978

High Density Mattress

Inside the roof top tent there is a James Baroud High Density Mattress with a cover.

Colchão de alta densidade dentro de sua capa Colchão de alta densidade

Mattress Certification

Density 28kg/m3 ISO 845
Tensile strength 115 Kpa ISO 1798
Air permeability 828 L/dm2/min ISO 8237


The ladder is adjustable to the vehicle height and flexible to match the movement when people move inside the tent. With non-slip and ergonomic steps, it is sent with a bag made of our canvas and PVC, to avoid sand and water going inside the tent.

James Baroud Stairs being usedJames Baroud Stairs container

It has a lock mechanism after attached so it doesn't fall even with high winds and rain, it also has a rubber finishing in the bottom so it sticks to every terrain.

James Baroud Stairs detailJames Baroud Stairs detailJames Baroud Stairs detail side

They were tested to witstand 200kg (440lbs) (click to zoom)


Weight 4.346kg 9.581lbs
Height 2.41m 94.88in



The tent has a solar fan (CMV) with an on/off switch. The solar fan is silent and has a 24-hour battery which is rechargeable by an integrated solar panel. With a capacity of 19.2m3/h, this fan prevents condensation and helps evacuating the heat stored, thereby avoiding humidity and fungi. The James Baroud Vent was conceived to circulate a volume seven times the size of our bigger tent.

Ventilador James Baroud de dentro da tenda Parte externa do Ventilador James Baroud

The solar fans are used in other extreme conditions

 Ventilador sendo usado em saída de ar de um barco Exemplo de uso de ventiladores em barco

Information about the Vents**

Extraction Capacity 19,2 m3/hour
Evasion Internal Volume 2,5 m3
Hourly Renewals 7,5
Ventilator Efficiency* 106,60

* Efficiency controlled when compared the renewals per hour inside the tent, using the same amount of a room for two people as in the ASHRAE normative: Propper ventilation for an acceptable air quality in closed quarters.
** According to directive 2011/65/EU.


The lighting is assure by a James Baroud LED lantern that is rechargeable and removable. With a lithium battery of 2600mAH that allows several hours of use and comes with a USB charger. 

James Baroud Lantern James Baroud Lantern Inside tent

Lantern Information

  • Strong 3W LED light in the front with 2 intensities
    • 360º rotation adjustment so it can serve as a spotlight inside the tent, or you can fit in your backpack to light ahead
  • COB light on the side with the colors
    • White for visibility
    • Red to be softer on the eye, improve the night vision and keep bugs away
    • Blinking red for SOS or as a presence light behind when hiking
  • Durable 2600mAh battery with a USB charger
  • Strong magnet so you can attach to any metal surface
    • It's articulate, so you can change the angle of the light after attaching it

    Battery 2600mAH litium
    Brightness 500lm
    Beam Range 200m

Interior Storage

The hard shell roof top tents are featured with a storage net on the upper part of the interior.

compartment net

When closed, the tent has a space of 20cm in height to help store some simple items. In this space, it is possible to store:

  • 2 sleeping bags or blankets
  • 2 pillows
  • 2 sleeping clothes
  • The stairs
When closing the tent, make sure there is nothing in the corners where the mechanisms fit. There shouldn't be nothing between the mechanisms arms and the floor of the tent.


The James Baroud lock system has a mechanism that makes impossible to open acidentally. To open it you need to firmly press both sides and pull it up.

Fecho sendo aberto Fecho na lateral travado

Rubber handle

Our roof top tents have a resistant and ergonomic rubber handle on the side to make it easier to open and close it.

Punho de borracha ao lado da tenda

Tüv Certification

In concern of the safety of our clients and third party, all the James Baroud roof top tents has a TÜV Certificate.

Certificação TUV


For more information about warranty, click here.
Ícone de garantia de 5 anos

SME Leader/Excellence Award

The company "Capaventure Lda" was distinguished by the quality of their performance and risk profile, as a SME leader 2020, by IAPMEI.


The Company "Capaventure Lda" was distinguished by the quality of their performance and risk profile, as an 2020 Excellence SME, by IAPMEI.


Width Length Open Height Closed Height Capacity
Discovery M 140cm 200cm 130cm 33.5cm
Discovery XL 160cm 224cm 140cm 33.5cm

James Baroud Discovery Manual 

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