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NowCar Rivian RT1 Pop-up Tent

Rivian Reveals Pop-up Tent for RT1 and Camping

Written By, Jordan R

Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian is really starting to blow the competition out of the water. After the RT1 received certification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the electric pickup RT1 is finally launching and ready to get drivers behind the wheel. The company released the official RT1 specs as it got closer to delivering the RT1 Launch Edition. One of the most amazing features of this pickup was the built-in kitchen in the RT1. Literally, camping life will never be the same with the RT1 electric pickup truck. The newest addition is building off of the first feature revealed – the removable roof.

Anyone who likes to have a little adventure, or just some fresh air when on the open road, likes a vehicle that comes with a removable top. It’s one of the reasons why Jeep SUVs, especially the Wrangler, are so popular. Able to remove the doors, the windows, and the roof, Jeepers can really have some open-air freedom. For consumers who prefer to have an enclosed space, the Wrangler and the new midsize pickup Jeep Gladiator both come with hard and soft-top roofs to remove when on the road to change things up. Rivian may be a startup, but the Gladiator opened up the competition for midsize pickup trucks, and Rivian responded with the electric RT1 pickup truck, designed with a two-piece removable composite roof, and also has the available option of a standard fixed roof.

Now, Rivian is taking things a step further. Just imagine this scenario – you take your Rivian RT1 out for a camping trip. With the built-in kitchen, you have absolutely everything you need for a home-cooked meal, even while in the woods. The design of the built-in kitchen is amazing, starting with a stovetop with enough space two pots or pans on the top, a sink with a built-in water reserve, and a 30-piece kitchen set, including pots, pans, a cutting board, a coffee pot, utensils, and even a coffee pot and grinder. After cooking up the catch of the day, or whatever you hunt, no judgement here, who doesn’t like gutting a deer before cooking it up – it’s time for some shut-eye.

If we’re out in the wildernness, it’s kind of pointless if we’re going to enter an RV or find the closest AirBnB for some shut eye. Introducing the new Rivian-branded Yakima rooftop/bed-top tent. It has a price of $2,650 – we know, a bit of a small investment for camping, but just check it out. This tent I a pop-up shelter is made from the co-branded = port of Yakima's existing Skyrise HD Medium rooftop tent, adapted for a Rivian RT1. The size of the tent is 49 x 58 x 17-inches when stowed up, so it does take up some space, but that’s what crossbars are for. When opened up, campers can expect a room of 56 x 96 x 48 inches. Eight feet high and five feet wide is nothing to snuff at, especially for a pop-up tent from a truck.

Setting up is as easy as the removable roof, with a few zips and snaps on the protective weather cover, removing the vinyl cover, unrolling the tarp, a few flexible poles to hold it down, and bam! You have a tent that not only provides shelter but comes with a removable rainfly to let in some cool air and increase air flow. Anyone with a little mesh can set up a screen to keep bugs from coming in while keeping cool. Oh, and the built-in skylight? Talk about romantic.

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