Thule Basin Hard Shell Roof Top Tent - 901017

The Thule Basin is designed to be both a comfortable tent and a spacious gear container- you no longer have to choose between the two for your vehicle's rooftop. The Thule Basin utilizes Thule's patented ZipperGimp™ to allow for easy conversion between uses; simply zip on the canopy when you're ready to camp!

Hardshell Construction

The unique aerodynamic shell design with the Thule badge embedded in the upper shell provide a fuel efficient and quiet ride. The interior upper is lined with a reinforced quilted insulation for sound damping and cold weather insulation. The patent pending lower shell combines ABS, welded aluminum substructure with unique felt lined honeycomb Thule Tepui Tec polypropylene panels that provide the reinforcement needed to store you or your gear.

Easy Access

Release latches on both ends to open into a pop-up rooftop tent, or open one side for easy access into the cargo storage area.

Cargo Space

The Basin provides 23 cubic feet of storage space - more than many other brands' largest containers.


The Basin canopy is an optimum blend of 260g cotton and polyester coated to a waterproof rating of 3000mm yet breathable providing both comfort and protection. The canopy is trimmed out with no-see-em mesh, YKK zippers, and our patented ZipperGimp™ providing the versatility to quickly remove the canopy and convert your trusted shelter into a durable cargo carrier.


The Basin is equipped with one 8ft-6in telescoping ladder that can be attached on either side of the tent for easy access. The doors to the canopies, when used with the provided window spring rods, act as an awning to provide shelter when entering and exiting the tent. A 3" 40lb foam mattress with removable cotton cover provide an excellent sleeping pad to help you get the rest you need while on your next adventure. It is also quickly removable when using the Basin as a cargo carrier.


  • Sleeping capacity: 2 person
  • Dimensions (Open): 84.25" x 55.11" x 43"
  • Dimensions (Closed): 84.25" x 55.11" x 13"
  • Sleeping footprint: 81" x 51"
  • Peak internal height: 37"
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • Static weight capacity: 400 lbs (This will be vary depending on what your crossbars can handle)
  • Minimum bar spread: 24"
  • Base construction: Hardshell: 5mm ABS with both UV inhibitors and color fade inhibitors. Lower shell: Combines ABS, welded aluminum substructure with unique felt lined honeycomb Thule Tepui Tec polypropylene panels for reinforced support