Evolution Series - Black Top Hard Shell - Rooftop Tent


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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

Evolution 55 Premium Black Rooftop tent by Freespirit Recreation
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Evolution 55 Premium Black Rooftop tent by Freespirit Recreation
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

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Casey Mendenhall

Great quality. Even better than I thought. Plus i received a hat, sleeping bag and base camp tent for free. Awesome!!!

Cameron Leonard
Durable, super easy set up!

Bought the evolution 55 after my brand new roofnest developed several cracks and begun leaking. As much as I hate roofnest, I'm glad I bought one and it was terrible otherwise I don't know if I would have come across FSR! The evolution has very solid construction, very little wind noise while driving, and the setup and take down with one person is extremely easy! Extremely happy with my purchase so far, and the people at FSR are extremely responsive, answered all my questions and helped process an order for tent before it was even back in stock. Could not recommend this company or this tent highly enough!

Ryan Steffens@hotmail.com

I really like my tent and we are very much looking forward to many nights in it.

Jeff Jones
Found the best RTT just for me!

Been buying few high end RTTs and ending up selling them because they are not meeting my expectations. Some are too small, too big, too thick, and some just are a waste of money and time to setup. This Evolution though is hard to beat. The ease of setup, the thickness (9” closed), the looks! Its amazing! Will never go to a folding style tent again.

Got what I was looking for

I wanted a tent that would allow me to do quick hit and run trips to go fishing. Head out after work, find a place to camp, have dinner, sleep, go fishing. This has hit all those requirements. Setting it up really is quick. Pop the latches, push it up, done. I'm a heavy dude, 250LB. I was a little concerned about the ladder. So far after climbing up and down, even with stuff in my hands or hung over my shoulders, it hasn't failed yet. Packing it up is a breeze too. Takes a bit longer than what the videos have claimed it to be due to having to make sure the tent is tucked in and not in the seals. But still rather quick and simple.

My only real gripe is with how firm the mattress is. I'm a belly/side sleeper and I wake up with my ribs being sore. I'm going to get a memory foam topper to throw in there, but that might make it even harder to close with all my sleeping gear inside. Will have to see.

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