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Space Out with the Far-Out Canopy Pickup Truck Camper

We have said it a hundred times, and we will say it a hundred times again: living space = luxury when overlanding. I wish this camper had been around a decade ago as it would have checked almost all the boxes for my family overlanding with a double cab pickup. The Far-Out Canopy camper can sleep four and offers space for all your gear (and then some) while combining the best of a rooftop tent with much of the functionality of a camper. To be clear, this is not a luxury camper. Do not expect a full kitchen and indoor plumbing. But what it lacks in built-in creature comforts, it makes up for with practicality as this is a vehicle that can satisfy the needs of everyone—from a hunter to an outdoorsman, cyclists, long-distance travelers, and motor-sports enthusiasts.

The Far-Out Canopy boasts an all-aluminum construction that combines lightweight properties with strength. The base unit weighs 675 pounds, and its lockable doors offer secure storage for your gear, tools, and toys. Transforming the Far-Out Canopy into a camper is hassle-free. The drop-down bed latches are quickly released from the exterior, allowing the beds to lower smoothly to a horizontal position. The attached tenting is ready to be propped up with support poles, and the legs can be adjusted; within minutes, you’ll have two comfortable beds and a spacious interior camping unit at your disposal. The patent-pending design sets it apart from many canopies and tents, as with the canopy in place, you retain the full functionality of your pickup truck box. The Far-Out Canopy has been designed to accommodate standard-size pickup boxes measuring 6.5-6.75 feet and 8-foot pickup boxes.

Crafted from a black powder-coated aluminum alloy, the camper not only delivers durability but also boasts a visually appealing aesthetic. Despite its lightweight nature, the manufacturer claims that it maintains an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, ensuring ample interior storage for dirt bikes, quads, tools, work equipment, and other essential gear. The Far-Out Canopy resists corrosion, UV degradation, and rust, promising longevity and performance under various weather conditions. Rain gutters are thoughtfully installed on all openings to enhance protection further, and solid stainless steel hinges ensure durability.

Easy access is facilitated by a large, lockable rear door, suitable for accommodating quads, motorcycles, and other equipment, or even a harvested moose. The side panels are also lockable, providing an extra layer of security for your tools and gear. The roof system is purpose-built to support extended drop-down beds, offering a safe and comfortable sleeping space. The roof does not lift, which limits the interior standing space for taller people, but the roof can support up to 600 pounds of gear, kayaks, surfboards, or a bank of solar panels.

For added convenience, self-lowering struts are integrated into the drop-down beds, simplifying the setup process. Two 2-inch, high-density mattresses with washable covers are included, and the tenting material is both durable and mildew-resistant, promoting long-lasting cleanliness. Additionally, the canopy features LED lighting and ample natural light and ventilation through six large windows, complete with privacy covers and mosquito screens. When fully opened, it creates a spacious interior living space. An optional sizeable rear entry zippered private tent screen door provides easy access while keeping pesky bugs out.

Outdoor living is an integral part of the Far Out Camper design philosophy, which reminds us of rooftop tent living but with none of the drawbacks.

Starting at a base price of $18,600 | far-outcamping.com

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell