The stereotypical overlander is supposed to be utilitarian, never choosing form over function, and always prioritizing the adventure, but I’d be lying if I said looks didn’t matter. We’re automotive enthusiasts after all, and each of us wants to build a vehicle that not only performs well on the trail, but represents our personal style and tastes. That’s probably why I’m excited to see James Baroud announcing over 250 custom color options across their entire range of hard shell tents.
According to the press release, customers will be able to select any RAL color code to match their vehicle or personal preferences. You could do tan to match your TRD Pro Tacoma, a grey to match your Ranger, olive green to complement your Gladiator, or even bright pink to match… well nothing at all. Like all of their other tents, these will be hand-built in Portugal and finished with a color dyed protective gel coat. This gel coat is more durable than paint, which is why you don’t want to simply slap a few coats of your favorite color on your tent unless you like paint chips and cracks.
Custom color orders will require a 60-day lead time for production, and cost an additional $550 over your standard James Baroud tent. That’s a decent chunk of change on tents that already cost several thousand dollars, but we can’t help but think it’s worth it. If you’re going to pony up the cash for one of these tents, you really want to love it, so upping the price by 15 percent seems like a small investment to get exactly what you want. Besides, each tent will carry a five year warranty against structural defects, as well as a two year warranty on the finish, so you can rest easy knowing it will be improving your adventures for quite some time.
To learn more, visit the James Baroud website here.