Review of Drifta Stockton Wild Land Roof Top Tent


The Drifta Stockton Wild Land Roof Top Tent (RTT) is not only a mouthful to say but is an eye-catching design that is really fitting into the Australian market. It was introduced as one of Drifta Stockton’s flagship products which means it is constantly being evaluated, developed, and updated.

You may have seen this tent wedged up on Sean Whale’s Dirty 30 or on Kaito’s social media famous Hilux. It does seem to be getting the rounds on social media and we will investigate whether it is a good investment or not.

What I like about the Drifta Stock Wild Land RTT:

  • Affordable
  • Post Sales Support (Customer Service)
  • Quality Control – keen eye on quality
  • Wild Lands Partnership in China
  • Good Network of Distributors
  • Innovative & Listens to Feedback
  • Focus on Comfort

Drifta Stockton has partnered with Wild Land that has 20 years of experience specialising in outdoor equipment.  in the design, development, and production of outdoor equipment products. Combine this with Drifta Stockton’s in-house team and Drifta Luke’s ingenuity and you have a great recipe for success.

The Drifta Stockton Wild Land RTT is a good balance of comfort and functionality, whilst not breaking the bank.

Manufacturer: Drifta Stockton / Wild Lands
Model:1.2 & 1.4 Versions
Style:    Hardshell
Price:    1.2 Model: $2,990.00
1.4 Model: $3,190.00
Made:  China (by Wild Land)

Design, Size & Weight

The Wild Land RTT comes in two sizes but shares the same side entrance clam shell style mechanism. The top shell becomes part of the roof, with the fly extending from it covering the remaining area. The sides and inner tent shell is made up of a canvas that provides a comfortable sleeping area. You are welcomed with a large door and two big windows that help with airflow and condensation.

The two sizes refer to the overall width of the tents:

  • 1.2 Model: Good for smaller vehicles such as compact 4WD’s, sedans, or vans.
  • 1.4 Model: Great Size for the larger 4WDs, Utes, Vans & Trailers

The great thing about Drifta Stockton’s roof top tent is that they are one of the lightest on the market. The smaller 1.2 model weighs in a 57kg while the larger 1.4 is 64kg. When you compare these to their hard shell competitors, you are saving nearly 10-20kgs or even as much as 30kg. This is especially important for your vehicles GVM as well as your roof racks weight limits.

The low-weight design is due to the RTT having a “no floor” design. Instead of having a solid aluminium base, there is a series of aluminium slats. The tent has a nylon floor along with the mattress having a solid base, so it’s air tight, dust proof and waterproof.

Model:1.2 Model
Weight:57kg
Closed Dimensions:220 (L) x 130 (W) x 16 (H)
Open Dimensions:220 (L) x 130 (W) x 160 (H)
Model:1.4 Model
Weight:64kg
Closed Dimensions:220 (L) x 150 (W) x 16 (H)
Open Dimensions:220 (L) x 150 (W) x 160 (H)

Materials

The Drifta Stockton Wild Land RTT combines an aluminum hardtop with a skeleton base to create a lightweight shell that protects the tent in travel and acts as part of the roof when open.

The tent itself is made up of three sections; the fly (roof), the inner shell, and the floor.

The fly is made of a 201d rip-stop polyoxford fabric that is PU coated (3000mm) for its super waterproof abilities. Not only this but it is coated in a silver material that helps to block out light and heat – this means you get better sleep and are not interrupted by the morning sun.

The inner shell is made of a lighter 190g rip-stop polycotton that is also PU coated for waterproofing. This inner material is lighter but still remains strong and robust.

Due to the unique “no floor” design of the tent, the floor is another element of the tent. It is a tough 210d polyoxford material that is tough as not to rip but lightweight enough to not impact the overall weight of the tent.

A great part of the design of the tent is that the hard shell top and the tent are completely separated with an air gap. This plays a major role in providing adequate airflow and regulates the temperatures so that condensation is reduced within the tent.

External Material:Aluminium Honeycomb Plate
Tent Material:Fly: 210d Rip-Stop Polyoxford PU Coated 3000mm with Under Full Silver Coating
Inner: 190g Rip-Stop Polycotton PU 2000mm
Floor: 210d Polyoxford PU coated 2000mm

Features

If you are familiar with Drifta, then you know they like to jam-pack features into whatever they produce. They believe in functionality.

You will find that the Drifta Stockton Wild Land RTT has a number of features such as load-bearing roof racks, awnings to cover the side entrance, solar panel mounts, and internal storage pockets.

They also offer the ability to upgrade the mattress for either the 1.2 or 1.4 models to an (unspecified thickness) Australian-made mattress. This reportedly offers a much better nights sleep and fits well into the space. The alternative is to run with the standard mattress and purchase a mattress topper.

Mattress:70mm foam mattress (double in the 1.2, queen in the 1.4) mattress upgrade available
Tropical Roof:Yes
Interior Lights:No
Load Bearing Roof:Yes – weight capacity unknown
Interior Power:No
Other:Fully insulated floor and roof – additional seal across tent front
2-year warranty
Internal storage
Fitting Saddles & Hardware, Interior LED Light, 2 x Boot Bags, Roof Bars & Telescopic Ladder

Can I Leave Bedding and Pillows Inside the Drifta Stockton Wild Land Roof Top Tent?

Because of the low profile design, the Drifta Stockton Wild Land roof top tent can only store a thin layer of doonas.

It will not be able to accommodate pillows.

If you have opted for the upgraded mattress, you will be unlikely be able to store much more than the tent itself. It may prove to be difficult to close if you add a doona or your sleeping bags.

What Are Known Issues of the Drifta Stockton Wild Land Roof Top Tent?

I have yet to hear from the community about their negative experiences on the Drifta Stockton Wild Land RTT. I will continue to investigate customer reviews and scan communities such as Facebook Groups for feedback. It is always helpful to know what issues they are facing.

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What or Who is Wild Land?

Wild Land are a manufacturer in China that boasts many years of experiencing in the outdoor equipment product space. They have facilities and resources for design, development and the production of the products and produce things like roof top tents, camping ground tents, outdoor leisure lights, outdoor furniture, outdoor cookware, sleeping bags and other quality outdoor products.

Drifta Stockton is Wild Land’s Australian partner but they also work with other brands around the world such as Free Spirit who also sell rooftop tents.

You can see more about Wild Land the company here.

Conclusion

The Drifta Stockton Roof Top Tent leverages its partnership with Wild Land to offer a product that I believe is a great entry into the hard shell market. Coming in at roughly $3,000 you get a lot of bang for your buck; solid design, comfortable mattress, hardshell that can hold weight and a good post-sales support network.

My biggest tick for the Drifta Stockton Wild Land RTT is that DRIFTA listen to their customers, provide great support and have a strong reputation. It is rare that I see negative comments about Drifta or Drifta Stockton, and when I do, they are often resolved in a professional manner.

If you cannot afford to buy an Australian made hard shell RTT, then this is a good pick I cannot see you being disappointed with the build quality, features and comfort of the Wild Land RTT.

Don’t just take my word for it, below you will see a swag of videos of customers and their reviews.

If you want to know more about the Drifta Stockton Wild Land Roof Top Tent, please visit their official website or locate your nearest dealer.

  • Comfort: 8/10
  • Affordability: 8/10
  • Build Quality: 8/10
  • Overall: 8/10
ProsCons
Affordable for a hardshell tent
Good post-sales support
Good with condensation
Lightweight
Loading roof racks (for solar panels)
Tent can be removed to dry or repair
Mattress upgrades
Low profile design
Awning
Some find the standard mattress uncomfortable
Unable to fit much bedding when closed
Entry only for 1 side

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