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    JAMES BAROUD Frontier Odyssey Hard Shell Roof / Bed Top Camping Tent

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    • Description

      The quality material and craftsmanship makes the James Baroud Odyssey an all purpose roof top tent, the perfect choice for any kind of camping or overlanding. It is lightweight (can be installed by 2 people in a driveway), can fit up to 2 adults and 1 child, resistant to the most extreme environments, maximum comfort from the High Density Mattress and 100% blackout, insulated and resistant fabric, and one of the easiest and fastest tents to open and close (1 minute).  So whether you’re overlanding alone in the desert or camping with your family in the woods, you can count on the James Baroud Odyssey for the most quality, safety and comfort you can find.


      Along with the streamlined shape designed for extra durability and aerodynamic, the James Baroud Frontier models of roof top tents shells are made with a thick ABS plastic (4mm) that is strongdurable and resistant to heat and light. It also has a layer coated on the outside that gives it extra UV protection, a great resistance to extreme weather and resilience to the color when exposed to the elements. A specially designed aluminum profile rim with several integrated gutters that easily allows attach and slide different accessories inside and outside the tent. 

      At the bottom of the tent there are cavities for 8 slide gutters to position and attach the fixing clips to the ceiling bars of the vehicle, which allows the range of ceiling bar widths to increase. Origin will apply 2 pairs that allow us to use two distances between clips, one 560mm and another that allows the width of 72mm, and can optionally be applied two more pairs of  slide gutters that will allow widths between the clamps of 70 and 100mm. An additional rail may be applied to a measure between those already existing. The tent is attached to the roof rack or bars with the James Baroud Clamps

      Due to the manufacturing process the New Frontier Seriers, the roof top tents have more precise dimensions and holes. It is now possible to exchange only one shell if it gets damaged, instead of replacing both upper and lower half completely. 

      The James Baroud Frontier hard shell roof top tents comes in standard White, but for an additional fee you can buy it in Black or Metallic Gray for extra style.


      The gray canvas consists of a coated high-quality 3 layered fabric, with 650 gr/m2double seams that reflects solar rays and is resistant to UVheat and water. It is fitted under a curved aluminum guides towards the outside of the shell, ensuring a perfect water drainage and strong wind resistance, tested in gusts of wind of 120km/h

      This roof top tent has the trademarked 360º view through its windows and doors with the Mosquito Net stitched right into the fabric. The James Baroud Mosquito Net is made with the strongest and most durable technology in the market, it was tested in all environments.

      When closed, you can enjoy a full night's rest with an improved acoustic and thermal insulation100% blackout technology and rubber cursors on all the zippers, a simple system so it can be very silent even with heavy wind. 

      The rear door features a transparent PVC window for when it’s raining or cold, the window can be closed from outside weather but light still comes inside. It’s closed with a double seamed velcro strip for perfect impermeability and also as a safety measure, if there is any emergency inside the tent it’s much easier to open the velcro to exit the tent rather than the zippers.

      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.

      We also improved the closing method with the addition of a handle in the external part of the rear door, now to close the tent you just need to leave the door zippers open and pull that rubber handle. Different from the Evolution series, we removed the back ribbon that could beat and make noise with the wind.

      The James Baroud Evolution Series was the first hard shell roof top tent which you were able to replace the fabric without having to acquire a whole tent. And now the Frontier series have a modular canvas with 6 parts that can be replaced individually to make it easier to fix a small damage.

      From the outside, the fabric has a new texture with the new James Baroud logo, and the streamlined design with large and panoramic openings without compromising the user's privacy. The concept of the design is to put your head in the taller part of the bottom canvas - so people can’t see you inside - and your feet in the lower - so you can take advantage of the full 360º view even while laying down.

      Canvas Specifications

      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


      Inside the tent you’ll find the James Baroud High Density Mattress made for long trips and maximum comfort. With 28kg/m3 density and 65mm high, it is often reported as the most comfortable in the market. 

      Also, in the Frontier series, you’ll also find an Isolating PVC flooring to improve comfort. And if you want to take an extra step towards comfort and insulation, take a look at the Anti-condensation Mattress accessory (sold separately). It can add a little more softness to the mattress and avoid condensation by allowing air to flow below it.

      Mattress Specifications

      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 movement when people move inside the roof top tent. With non-slip and ergonomic steps, it is sent inside the tent in a bag made of canvas and PVC, to avoid sand, mud and water getting inside the tent. It has a lock mechanism 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. The James Baroud Ladder was designed and tested to withstand weights around 200kg (440lbs). The ladder supplied with the tent is 2.40cm (95’) high. You can also ask for a Ladder XXL (sold separately) measuring 300cm (118’) for extra height.



      Like all James Baroud hard shell roof top tents, this tent is one of the few with a shell strong enough to make it possible to have a hole in the middle to attach the James Baroud Solar Powered Vent in it without compromising the structure. The fan is the best technology to prevent condensation and help exhaust heat, thereby avoiding humidity and fungi. The solar fan is silent and has a 24-hour battery which is automatically recharged while in the sun. With a capacity of 19.2m3/h, this fan was conceived to circulate a volume seven times the size of our bigger tent.



      Vent Fan Specifications

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


      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. 


      LED Specifications

      • Strong 3W LED light in the front with 2 intensities
      • 360º rotation adjustment so it can serve as a spotlight
      • 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 surfaceIt's articulate


      Battery: 2600mAH litium
      Brightness: 500lm
      Beam Range: 200m


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

      When closed, the tent has a space of 7.8 inches 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 Frontier series Locks are now made of a strong polymer instead of metal. They were designed to resist extreme cold and rain while also being easy to open and close. To improve the tent aerodynamics, there are now only 2 Locks on the back sides; the front part of the tent has a new patented locking mechanism to make it easier and faster.



      The closing and opening of the tent is automatically assisted through 4 hydraulic dampers and articulated arms, the pistons assure the tension of the fabric of the rooftop tent for perfect wind resistance. It has a patented locking mechanism where it can be fine tuned for best performance.

      After opening the tent with just a nudge, you just need to lock all 4 arms individually from inside the tent.To do that, just pull the handle that is behind each piston elbow until you hear a ‘click’.

      To unlock the piston arms, just push the same handle until you hear the same ‘click’ sound.  From inside the tent, the pistons are protected by a canvas cover to improve comfort, the concept is that you don’t touch the cold metal during your nights sleep.


      5 Years Warranty: It includes the ABS, the mechanism, the canvas, the lift supports, the ladder and its fixings, the zippers, the mosquito net, the mattress, the rail and fixings, the headliner of the upper shell.

      2 Years Warranty: It includes the color, the extractor, the flashlight, the tent locks.

      For more information about warranty, click here.