Friday, April 15, 2016

Reviewing the Smittybilt Tent for Jeeps

Photo by Sylvestermouse
Many of you already know that I enjoy traveling, visiting scenic places where I can take lots of photos and seeking out new adventures.  Several of you know we own a jeep.  Needless to say, we enjoy traveling around in our jeep.  With the rag-top down and the windows out, there is truly an unequaled sense of freedom.  If you have ever driven or ridden in a topless jeep (no, I did not say topless in a jeep), you will understand it when I say you don't have to be going over 40 mph to feel like your worries are simply being blown away, along with whatever hair you may have left.

Once we are out on the road, I hate to turn around and go home.  Now I love my home, but sometimes I just want to stay out a little longer.   That is where the Smittybilt Jeep Tent comes into play!



The Smittybilt Tent for Jeeps


Let me start by admitting, I don't have one yet so we can dream together.  I want this tent!   With the proper jeep roof rack, we can carry our tent on the top of the jeep.  But the very best part, we can sleep in that tent on the top of the jeep!  

Yes, now we're talking!  Keep that tent off the ground, high and dry even in bad weather and sleep like two snuggle bunnies.

Now, don't get excited!  That's not us in the photo above.  It's been a while since I was that young, or that skinny.  I simply wanted you to see that awesome tent!


Features of the Smittybilt Jeep Tent

  • Sunroof with Mosquito Net    (for Stargazing)
  • Waterproof
  • Telescoping Ladder   (No Jumping Required) 
  • Mesh Windows for Ventilation
  •  2" Foam Mattress   (Sleeps 2 Adults, so Mr. Mouse doesn't have to sleep outside on the ground)
  • Interior LED Strip Light powered by the Attached Solar Panel 
  • 12V Power Adapter


Additional Attachments 

 

There are additional attachments or equipment you could add to the Smittybilt tent.  They also offer an awning, a tent annex (a add-on part that extends to the ground),  a generator and a fridge.

Yes, I am laughing at the fridge part.  Mr. Mouse just might end up sleeping on the ground outside if we added a fridge.


Road Trip Plans


We have a few friends in Arkansas, a few in Missouri, another in Georgia, one in Indiana, one in Colorado, one in California, several in Canada, and I plan on spending at least a week at the shack in West Virginia.   I'll have to figure out a way to get our jeep and tent on over to Ireland afterwards.

Ya'll get ready now, ya hear!  When you see a tent on top of a jeep headed your way, you'll know it's me and Mr. Mouse stopping over for that promised visit.   

Planned Mouse Travels


 

Reviewing the Smittybilt Tent for Jeeps by:
House of Sylvestermouse





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21 comments:

  1. Wow! Love it! Second-story sleeping WAY beats sleeping on the cold, hard ground if you ask me. This is an awesome accessory for your Jeep. When you make it to our part of Arkansas (notice I said "when") you're welcome to an indoor bed, but if you have a Smittybilt Jeep Tent by then maybe I'll sleep out there!

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    1. You know, I was thinking. The one thing we will be missing is indoor plumbing when we make our road trip. I might request a restroom and shower visit if you don't mind. Somehow I think you and I would be like teenagers and sit up talking all night. The men would probably try to scare us from outside the tent, so we would need to be prepared for that! Wouldn't want to do any real harm to them so ice cold water tossed from "on high" maybe ....

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    2. I like how you think, Cynthia. hehehe!

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  2. What a great 'jeep' accessory. I'm sure Dawn Rae is drooling over that tent right now, being a 'jeep' person too. If your travels bring you Georgia-way, I'd LOVE a visit. Be great to meet Mr. Mouse too.

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  3. lol Elf!!! You are first on the map! Perhaps my map isn't clear. Let me see if I can make it bigger. btw, Mr. Mouse looks forward to meeting you too. He already feels like he knows you because he hears sooooo much about you. Mom wants to come with us when we visit you too. She even refers to you as "Elf".

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    1. Ok, I made the map a little bigger. Hope it is easier to read now :)

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    2. Awww, what fun to be known as 'Elf' to even your extended family. Love to meet your mom, too. :) BTW, on your map where you have Georgia marked, you need to come a bit further south and east to get to Savannah at Coastal Georgia! We can go to the beach!

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  4. That is so cool. It is like a tree house.

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    1. That must be the appeal Lorelei! I hadn't thought of that before and I always loved tree houses.

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  5. I've never heard of this accessory for a jeep, what unique idea. Somebody really did their homework on this one. I don't have a jeep any more, looks like I'll need a new one. Happy travels, and fell free to stop by Western New York.

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    1. Mr. Mouse actually found this awesome accessory for us! I was complaining about having to go home and the cost of hotel rooms. He went in search of a solution and found the Smittybilt tent for us. Btw, I've heard Sam's Place offers some great food in Western New York and I do love to eat! (http://www.samsplaces.com/)

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  6. When I first saw this post, I thought it must be Dawn Rae's review (knowing her passion for Jeeps). The reference to Mr. Mouse cleared my head. What a brilliant invention (especially in snake country). I hope to see your future Jeep tent in person. Love reviews of truly unique products.

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    1. I do hate snakes! Outside of my fear of flooding when sleeping in a tent, snakes are my #1 camping fear. One of my first thoughts when I saw this tent was about how it might help keep the snakes away. I know they can climb and I know they drop from trees, but in my mind it seems like it would be safer.

      Oh, and yes! I often think of Dawn when we are out in the jeep. I was thinking we could bring the tent to her shack and she could bring her canoe. Jeepers unite week!!!

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  7. You will definitely be welcome at The Shack if you can tolerate "rustic" (aka no plumbing!!!) haha. You know I LOVE my Jeep and love being topless (The Jeep, not me!!). I've been daydream about these tents for a long time.

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    1. Well, I think we all knew you would love one of these tents Dawn. Now, I did think it might be a bit of a challenge for your to put a tent on the top rack along with the canoe.

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  8. Very cool! I smiled most of the way through this article until I came to the map. What? Only one friend in CA? OK, so it isn't me, but that's OK cuz I am in Maine...so come on over for a visit! Very cool tent, but how in the world would you get a fridge up there, and what would you do with it when driving? The things they think of these days :)

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    1. Ah, K! I thought the road was your home these days! I didn't realize you claimed a home state. I gladly stand corrected. I have a few friends in CA that I want to visit, unless I see them on the road there :) I am guessing the fridge and the generator would have to be loaded in the back of the jeep as you travel.

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  9. Wow. This would be ideal for long trips to isolated places. We have just that place so this would be of interest.

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    1. That is really fabulous Mary! I do wish there were more isolated places closer to our home. We have found a few places, but we always have to drive several hours to get to them. That is why the tent appeals so much to me. I always hate to leave when it seems like we just got there. I am hoping the tent will give us more freedom to enjoy off roading more.

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