Evolution Series - Black Top Hard Shell - Rooftop Tent


Sale price$3,795.00

The Evolution Series Rooftop Tent has a new and enhanced look with a textured black top design. Enhanced zippers and buckles along with a new ladder mount make the 2022 model of the Evolution, the rooftop tent that will elevate your adventures!

Available in 49" with room for 1-2 people and 55" with room for 2-3 people, the gas strut assist sets it up in seconds. Both sizes come with the premium Freespirit Recreation tri-layer fabric making multi-season camping comfortable. The integrated LED light strip inside gives you light when you need it.  The views are amazing!  Large front opening with half mesh screen, large back window, 2 side windows.  All models come with zippered attached black out window coverings that can be opened for great views or closed for privacy.

49" Hard-Top Dimensions
49"W x 80"L x 45"H 
(similar to Full)
Exterior Closed Dimensions 
52"W x 85"L x 9"H
139 lbs
Sleeping Capacity
1-2 people 
Weight Capacity
750 lbs.
Shell Aluminum Honeycomb Plate
Body 3 Layers of 150D Poly-Oxford with 90g/M2 Poly-fil.
Rainfly  210D Poly-Oxford with Silver Coating and 3,000mm Polyurethane coating.
Mattress 2.5″ High Density Foam
Flooring  2″ EPE foam
Frame  Extruded Aluminum Alloy
Top Textured Black Lid
Interior Opened Dimensions
55"W x 80"L x 43"H
Exterior Closed Dimensions 
60"W x 85"L x 9"H
172 lbs
Sleeping Capacity
2-3 people 
Weight Capacity
750 lbs.
Shell Aluminum Honeycomb Plate
Tri-Layer 3 Layers of 150D Poly-Oxford with 90g/M2 Poly-fil
Rainfly  210D Poly-Oxford with Silver Coating and 3,000mm Polyurethane coating
Mattress 2.5″ High Density Foam
2" EPE

Patented Aluminum Gas Strut-assisted

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Evolution Series - Black Top Hard Shell - Rooftop Tent
Evolution Series - Black Top Hard Shell - Rooftop Tent
Evolution Series - Black Top Hard Shell - Rooftop Tent
Evolution Series - Black Top Hard Shell - Rooftop Tent

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Rick Andal
Evolution RTT

Nicely constructed tent. We reviewed several tents before deciding on the new Evolution. Installation was a breeze, however, I did not use the provided mount brackets - it was odd shaped and not compatible woth my setup. I used Leitner Designs RTT brackets, worked great. Also, one of the hinges screws was loose - still working on getting it tighter. Otherwise a great tent.

Kristy Fountain
Everything I’ve dreamed of AND MORE!

I feel completely satisfied and also wildly impressed with the quality, comfort, and ease of use of the Evolution. It’s the quickest set up and take down that I’ve experienced with a RTT. I’m so impressed with the insulated walls, all the extra compartments for storage, and the window function (and ease and quality!). Additionally, the sleeping pads are comfortable enough to use without a sleeping pad and my limbs didn’t even fall asleep! So incredibly my happy, thank you!

Evan Sisneros
Great Tent and Service

The tent is amazing and everything I hoped it'd be. The service was exceptional with prompt answering and solutions to my issue. Great all around!

George Smith
amazing well designed product that should hold up to heavy use

I did a lot of research before buying this specific RTT. Its different than anything out there on the market. Its made out of quality materials and a breeze to set up and take down. A true four seasons tent. You get what you pay for, and this is worth the money.

Mark Mullins
Almost perfect! Love it.

We have a 49” Evolution for on our T4R Pro. I’m 6’2 200 and my wife is 5’6 133. We fit comfortably next to each other and spooning. Camped in 20 degree weather comfortably. Learning how to use the vents. They are helpful in moisture reduction. The mattress is comfortable but I like a firm bed. The wife added a Klymit 4.4R Value air pad. She is much more cozy now. The one thing I would like to see is stronger struts. I can’t have my Thule empty on the racks on the tent and have the tent stay up. I have to put a bar in to prevent tent collapse. I understand a fix is in the works. But getting it up and down while an awning is mounted and weight on the racks could be improved upon. Otherwise we love it! Being able to store bedding inside while still only 9” tall was a big deal to me. Love it! And Casey in Bend with the install and Logan in Colorado with customer support and Wow! What a great team. Thank you!

Quickest Deployment

Even with tired eyes and heavy feet, the Evolution's unique design offers the quickest and easiest setup of all our rooftop tents.

It's (8) adjustable latches diversify the overall pressure needed to deploy or securely close the tent, so there's not one part that's too difficult.

Simply unhinge the latches, raise the sides and set the ladder.

Flex Storage

Even when closed, the Evolution can fit our Double Sleeping Bag inside its frame.
Outside it's frame, you can add a pair of our crossbars to bring the bulkiest gear with you.

The Evolution also features channel slots on all four sides, top and bottom, in order to maximize your options. With the addition of each awning bracket, you get 25lbs more weight capacity for your awnings, canisters, tools, showers, etc...

Evolution 49"
1-2 Campers

The Evolution's pop-up geometry provides a balanced overhead interior above a spacious mattress. We gave it the extra space, because you never know when you'll need it.

Evolution 55"
2-3 Campers

Fully-equip your sleep situation with this elite setup from FSR. Sprawl-out in style with the Evo 55".

Potential setups

Available in two widths, 49" & 55", the Evolution fits any vehicle and adds mounting options with our crossbars or brackets. Check our roof rack guide for more info.

Insulated Tent body

The Evolution's Tri-Layer tent body keeps you warmer in the winters and cooler in the summers. Similar to premium puffy jackets, it's sonic-welded and moisture-wicking.

Integrated L.E.D.

Illuminate the room with the LED lightstrip that runs along the cieling of your tent. Powered via USB type A, it rests overhead

Happy Campers


Best Rooftop Tent Ever
This is by far the best quality roof top tent out on the market. The functionality of it a super easy, the rigidity of is bay far superseded others and the Q.C is the best. Why waist more money on something that is subpar when you can by the best product for the price point!


The Perfect RTT
I just returned from 4 nights using theevolutionin sub freezing weather and it was perfection. I love this tent, easy to set up, built exceptionally well and stood up to wind and cold. Awesome!


Five Stars
I couldn’t recommend this company more! Both customer service and product have exceeded my expectations. After doing extensive research for the last two years, I finally found the best bang for my buck! Thank you Freespirit for doing it right! I will continue to recommend them to everyone that I know. Abraham, went the extra mile, and was very patient with my numerous questions. I’m really feeling like my hard earned money has been put to good use. Check this company out. You’ll be glad you did….


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