James Baroud


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The James Baroud Vision sets the bar for soft roof top tent innovation. The Vision is the world’s first folding roof top tent with gas piston-assisted opening. It offers the fastest setup and takedown on the market and—thanks to its unique, modified dome shape—the best wind-resistance too, withstanding gusts of up to 120 km/h (55 mph). Once opened, it’s also our largest tent, with more interior space than any other.

The Vision is one of the lightest roof top tents in the world, with a high-strength aluminum frame and aluminum-composite floor. Our patented three-layer fabric walls offer built-in insulation, while large windows, doors and vent flaps can be opened for breezy cross-ventilation. Mounting rails on the bottom ensure a secure fit to your load bars or roof rack, and the tent can be fitted to open to left, right, or rear. 


Open and Close

4 Free Spirits video on how to open and close the Vision rooftop tent


James Baroud Vision rooftop tent on the side

The James Baroud Soft Tents series features the renowned Evolution Fabric, which sets it apart with its exceptional quality and durability. This patented fabric is designed with three layers to provide superior protection and performance. It provides exceptional UV resistance, effectively shielding occupants from harmful sun rays while maintaining a comfortable interior temperature. The fabric incorporates a water-repellent treatment that ensures long-lasting waterproof performance, surpassing traditional surface coatings. 

With the Vision's distinctive dome shape, the Evolution Fabric is stretched to its full potential, increasing tension and enhancing the tent's overall strength and stability. The fabric is tested to withstand wind gusts of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), providing peace of mind during your outdoor adventures.

Breathtaking panoramic view of Turkey's Cappadocia balloons from Mediterran.o Vision rooftop tent

Breathtaking panoramic view of Turkey's Cappadocia balloons from Mediterran.o Vision rooftop tent

In addition to its exceptional material composition, the Vision tent features two doors and four windows that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty of nature. The Vision tent also incorporates two openings on the sides to improve airflow and effectively reduce condensation, providing a comfortable and dry camping experience.

The tear-resistant, fine-mesh mosquito netting, integrated seamlessly into the fabric, ensures that you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views while keeping insects at bay. Every detail, from the rubber-coated zipper pulls that enhance grip and reduce noise to the double-stitched fabric edges that add strength and durability, showcases the careful craftsmanship and attention to quality in the James Baroud Vision tent.

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

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.


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). 


Telescopic Poles

Vision telescopic legs without being installed

Crafted with precision and designed to enhance your camping experience, these robust poles are engineered with high-strength aluminum, ensuring exceptional durability and reliability in various outdoor conditions.

The innovative scaffold design of the twin legs provides unparalleled stability, while allowing each leg to be easily adjusted independently, allowing you to achieve a level and secure setup even on challenging ground.


Flooring & Mounting Rails

James Baroud Vision rooftop tent bottom view

The Vision tent's flooring is crafted with a high-quality composite aluminum that offers exceptional strength and durability. It incorporates polymers within its structure, enhancing its thermal insulation capabilities and providing added comfort during various weather conditions. This lightweight yet robust flooring is composed of two sheets that smoothly close in a clam-like movement. When opened, one sheet rests on top of the vehicle, while the other is positioned slightly to the side, supported by the Telescoping Poles.

What sets the Vision tent apart is its versatile installation options. The part attached to the vehicle features two sets of rails, allowing the tent to be installed in any direction. Whether you want to fit the tent on each side of the car or opening to the rear, the versatility of the Vision got you covered. These purpose-designed rails are specifically engineered to accommodate the James Baroud Clamps, securely attaching the tent to any roof bars or rack.

With a strong emphasis on user-friendly design and advanced technology, James Baroud ensures that the Vision tent is easy to install and use. Its lightweight construction not only makes installation hassle-free but also contributes to improved fuel efficiency while on the road. 


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-prooffreeze-proofhigh-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.

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

Option - Thermal Insulation

The Thermal Insulation Kit is added to the inside of the tent and can gain 6 to 7 degrees celsius on extreme weather conditions.


Option - Vision Awning


Width Lenght Height Capacity
Vision 150 150 cm (59‘) 220 cm (87‘) 120 cm (47‘)
Vision 180 180 cm (71‘) 220 cm (87‘) 120 cm (47‘)

James Baroud Vision Manual

James Baroud Clamps Manual
Weatherproof Wind Tested
High density foam mattress
Interior storage
Panoramic View Full 360º View
PVC Cover Keeps Tent Safe When Stowed
Suitable for most cars
Telescopic ladder
Waterproof fabric
Auto opening Strut Assisted