The lightweight camper market has been on fire lately, with loads of innovation and fierce competition in the wedge camper segment specifically (you can read our comparison of them all here). But one manufacturer has continued to stand out not only through quality, but by their variety of pop-tops, and that’s AT Overland. They started with the Habitat, a flip-over style shell, and followed it up with the wedge-style Summit shortly after. Now, the Arizona-based business has released its latest creation, the Atlas, a straight-pop style camper which gives taller owners the benefit of a hard roof without the narrow foot-space found at the end of the bed in wedge campers.
Standard features include a comfortable mattress designed for two and a roofline tall enough to leave your bedding in place when the shell is closed. The sleeping platform, along with the walls, are insulated and carpet-covered to keep the interior a reasonable temperature in most weather conditions. And an optional FMVSS compliant, light-blocking, Thinsulate liner is available with matching window openings and an R-value of 1.4 (34° to 36° heat retention) for when conditions really get cold. Interior height stands at a cavernous 6 feet 10 inches, with enough length to allow an occupant to stay in bed while another cooks, works, or gets ready for the day.
Like the Summit and Habitat, the Atlas is made entirely from aluminum. It includes built-in wiring raceways for accessories and an all-season tent with no-see-um mesh windows, clear vinyl, and privacy panels. Roof capacity is rated for a 100-pound dynamic load or a 600-pound static load, which should allow for bikes, kayaks, snowboards, etc. to be carried easily, or enable use as a deck for photography or watching the sunset when closed.
The camper will be available for a wide variety of trucks (yes, including the Jeep Gladiator), but also for sizes ranging from a 5-foot bed Tacoma to an 8-foot bed F-350. The base price is set to start at $9,600, with average lead times of 8 weeks. The standard color is clear-coated aluminum, but painted options are available. Production will begin in January of next year (2020).
To learn more, visit the AT-Overland website here.The Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Down is rated 2.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.