If you are here then you likely want to find out more about the iKamper Skycamp 2.0 and what it is like. We will also be going over the pros and cons for this rooftop tent! Let me go over my experience with the iKamper Skycamp 2.0 rooftop tent, and what I have noticed as pros/cons and room for improvement for that rooftop tent as well as the one thing that I noticed the majority of the people who get the camper talk about as a room for improvement on that tent. The iKamper Skycamp 2.0 can be used in a variety of terrain and conditions. It works well in wet conditions, dry conditions, snowy conditions, and pretty much every other condition I can think of. This is a fantastic tent and this is a tent I would highly recommend.
iKamper Skycamp 2.0 Advantages
1. Super Easy To Set Up
First, it is super quick and easy to set up. It takes me less than a minute to get it from the closed to the open position. With other tents, you need to unzip a cover or put poles together, which takes a lot of extra time. The reason why quick setup and breakdown is key for me in my experience is that I like to go camping year-round and that means sometimes I’ll be camping when it’s snowing or raining or windy and if you ever have been in the rain or snow you will realize that time is of the essence. You don’t want to be out there longer than you should break down or set up camp. This IKamper makes the setup super easy because you just unlock the latches, open them up, and pull out the ladder. The same thing goes for breaking it down. Sometimes when you go camping, you expect it’s going to be dry but then there will be unexpected rain and it’s really cold in the morning or wet. Breaking down the tent is something that you don’t want to take too much time doing.
2. Amazing Locking Feature
The second pro for this tent is the locking feature of the tent. Now they have two different locations where you can lock the tent. The first one is on the mounting brackets so where the tent goes on the mount, whether it’s a roof rack or a bed rack, or wherever you mount it, you can lock them in place. I have the Rooftop tent on my car full time so when I go somewhere and leave it on overnight, I don’t want it getting stolen. The second place for the locking mechanism is on the rooftop tent shield itself. So when you do close the rooftop tent you can do the straps and lock it in place. So let’s say again if you’re parked somewhere and some of them want to camp in the tent overnight while you were gone away from your rig they would not be able to open that shell.
3. Packs Up Small But Is Roomy Inside
This tent is the perfect combination between packing up small and being roomy inside. It doesn’t have as much room as a complete fold-out tent. It does have a portion of the space where it folds out where the ladders are attached which gives you that extra space. So you can say that it’s safely about the size of a king-size air mattress. It is a good size for two people and maybe some small kids or pets in addition. It is a lot of room for one person but can be kinda cramped once you go beyond 3 people.
4. No Leakage or Condensation
I’ve noticed that whether it’s a windy situation or a rainy situation, it never leaked inside the tent. I’ve never really had condensation issues, I know some people do, but when we camped we haven’t had any condensation issues that we ran into. I think most of the time it’s because when we are in environments where condensation is a possibility I crack open the windows. It does a good job keeping out the rain which is very important to have a good camping experience.
5. Beautiful Design
Another pro is that the Ikamper Skycamp 2.0 has a beautiful design. If you look inside the tent it does have a nice world map on the wall of the tent. The color scheme is beautiful and will match most truck colors. There is a large amount of curb appeal for the tent when it’s propped up. I’ve had some times when I camp somewhere and people will pass by and ask what kind of tent it is and just start asking about it. So it is a conversation starter in that aspect as well because of the colors, shape, and design.
Downsides to Ikamper Skycamp 2.0
1. Heavy – Approx. 160 lbs
What I’ve noticed that could potentially turn some people off is that this tent weighs about 160 pounds. The weight of it just like many of the tents of that size can affect gas mileage. You will need an extra hand to load the tent onto the rig or take it off. This tent size is way different than some of the ultralight tents we have reviewed.
2. High Price For This Tent
Another con is that it costs so much. The build quality is irrefutable for this IKamper tent. If you look at any of the reviews, you will see that people praise the build quality of this tent. If you get something of high quality and something that is reliable and something that you know it’s gonna last a while it is going to come at a cost. This tent compared to a lot of the rooftop tents is on the pricier side. If you look at anything high-end for rooftop tents or any high-end gear you will pay a premium. We think the price is worth it but it’s gonna take some time to save up for this.
3. Thin Mattress
The one thing most people wish was better for the iKamper Sky Camp 2.0 is that the mattress on it is relatively thin. A lot of side sleepers would have issues with their shoulders falling asleep or even back sleepers not feeling too comfortable with it. At the same time, some people do say that it is comfortable enough but their opinions are outweighed by the number of people who say it is not comfortable.
Where Was The iKamper Skycamp Made?
The iKamper Skycamp was made in South Korea. Their company raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter which is very impressive. In Korea, the sleeping situation is slightly different and what is considered comfortable in that country is very different from what is considered comfortable in the US. So in Korea sleeping on the floor is not uncommon. You will see even if you watch Korean dramas or things like that you will notice that a lot of times people will set up their sleeping arrangements on the floor. They just put a little comforter sheet down and sleep on the hard wooden floor. Now they even make beds that are pretty much just made out of a block of wood and people sleep on that as well. With that said something like a spring mattress is not considered something too common in that culture, and I believe that is what influenced the design of the mattress and the rooftop tent for the iKamper.
Sleeping Solutions For Comfort
I want to share two possible solutions for this because I am a side sleeper sometimes. What I did is I got the Exped MegaMat Duo. I know some people also recommend the QOMOTOP so check out this short comparison video.
So the expat megamat duo is a self inflating pad which has a foam insert inside the mat which once you open up the inflation hole, it will self inflate because the foam is going back to its original shape and then after that I just pump in a little bit of air and you’re good. It’s really comfortable! Another thing is that from what I understand, iKamper is working on an improved air mattress that is under development as we speak and should be released sometime soon.
So with that said, that is just my experience and what I’ve noticed. There are some great things and some things that can be improved on for the tent. I you have any questions please feel free to leave it in the comments down below and I’d be more than happy to address any questions you may have.