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Bozeman, Montana. (July 20, 2020) — Go Fast Campers, the USA based manufacturer of campers, tents and outdoor automotive equipment, announced the launch of the SuperLite, adding to its growing line of after-market products. The SuperLite is a lighter and more simplified take on the popular hardshell rooftop tents. This stripped-down frameless hardshell design utilizes PIB (Panel in Bag) technology that allows GFC to continue to offer industry-leading quality and affordability.
Like GFC’s flagship product, the Platform Camper, the Superlite was an exercise in minimalism. What fat could be trimmed off of existing concepts in car camping in order to offer an excellent user experience without sacrificing the quality on which GFC has built its reputation. All the while offering the tent at a price point typically only seen by bargain-basement companies.
Wiley Davis, the CEO of GFC puts it this way, “As we stripped away all the unnecessary bits and refined the shape and use of material, it occurred to us: the world’s lightest hardshell tent would be legitimately good for racing. It would be like Volkswagen’s Beetle, which started out as an uncomplicated and dependable daily driver, and ended up becoming one of the winningest vehicles in Baja history.” This idea quickly snowballed into GFC purchasing a truck to race the NORRA Mexican 1000, a 1,000-mile race down the Baja peninsula to prove that the Superlite could, in fact, become the winningest roof-top-tent in the history of motorsport.
While the SuperLite may have been inspired by Baja racing, it certainly appeals to a much broader audience. The SuperLite marks the most accessible price point for a hardshell in the car-camping market. It’s versatility and the ease in which it can be taken on and off so quickly is unprecedented.
“With less weight on top, you achieve a lower center of gravity, improving driving dynamics. Take it on and off as much as you like, no need to weigh down your daily driver. It will take up about as much room in your garage as a card table”, said Davis.
When it comes to competitive advantage, the devil’s in the details. GFC expects the product to weigh in at a feathery 80lbs, and it has a remarkably low profile of just 6 inches—specifications that are revolutionary within the industry. Especially considering that many vehicles, including the new Ford Bronco, don’t have the dynamic roof load rating to support a traditional heavy and high profile roof top tent.
And while the SuperLite may look all hard and compact when it’s closed up, pop it open and you’ll find 50” x 90” of cozy sleeping space with a cavernous 50” of headroom. Additional features include GFC’s panorama windows to deliver the views, while full mesh sides keep the bugs out.
Keeping in the minimalist theme, the tent is intended to be used with traditional sleeping pads that many of the users already own, bringing the entry-level model in at $1199 without a mattress, or $1479 with a premium 3” air foam hybrid mattress. Additional accessories will include quick-release clamp systems for easy removal/install, an inductive charging pocket for charging phones/tablets in tent, and surfboard racks for being able to haul SUP/surfboards atop the Superlite.
The SuperLite rooftop tent will be available for pre-sale July 20, 2020, on gofastcampers.com. Initial production units are planned to begin shipping in November of this year.
For more information, visit www.gofastcampers.com.