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Badass Tents "RECON" Rooftop Tent (Universal Fit) - Onyx Utility Black PRE-ASSEMBLED


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Made in the USA, the tactically styled RECON™ pop-up Rooftop Tent joins it’s family of “lightest & slimmest” hardtop roof top tents on the market today weighing in at 125 lbs. and 5” tall. The included top crossbars can store up to 75lbs in transit, perfect for recovery boards, paddle board, snowboards or gear box.

This waterproof all-season tent (get a good sleeping bag for under 40°) is just big enough to store your sleeping bags and ladder inside with the included 1″ sleeping pad.  Fits most vehicles that have a roof rack or crossbars that will support 150+lbs in transit + campers while stationary, includes basic mounting hardware and is backed by our 3-year warranty!

Outstanding vehicle integration keeps BA Tent’s Rooftop tents snug to the vehicle (1″ above roof) for better daily commuter performance and while in route to your off-road adventure. With it’s lower center of gravity and weight, you’ll never feel it while crawling over rocks and racing across the Baja Desert. The enhanced aesthetic is another Badass bonus that overlanders and campers alike value.
***Ladder and vehicle not included.

  • Made-in-USA quality you can see, backed up by a 3-year warranty**
  • Lightweight and thin hardtop tent on the market at 5” tall and 135 lbs.
  • Tactical storage case styling using semi-gloss textured plastic outer shell 
  • Ultra-slim 4” tall Extruded Aluminum Frame supports up to 500lbs 
  • High-performance tent made of industry-leading waterproofing using 420D Nylon Oxford Fabric with 3 doors and 4 large zippered windows 
  • Durable, micro-weave black mesh window screens keep the no-see’um bugs out and provide unobstructed 360-degree views to bring the outside in, or seal up when you need privacy. 
  • Gas shock strut arms allows for quick set up and structural integrity even in windy conditions 
  • Low height adds minimal wind noise and drag. 
  • 100% recycled thermal regulating/even mattress pad offers comfort and support 
  • Patented modular design delivers higher quality at a lower price 
  • Two person sleeping capacity 


Badass Tents® introduces its RECON™ model Made-in-USA rooftop tent that fits most vehicles with a roof rack or crossbars. This tactical styled roof top tent joins it’s family of “lightest & slimmest” hardtop roof top tents on the market today weighing in at 135 lbs. and 5” tall fully loaded. The RECON’s Onyx Black tactical-styled pop up roof top tent combines the RUGGED’s exterior shell and the CONVOY’s frame and tent to create the perfect blend of style and spacious tent. Badass Tents developed several custom mounting applications that allow for mounting the tent 1” above the roof of the vehicle to dramatically reduce wind drag and noise.

Badass Tents is disrupting the rooftop tent industry by engineering next level concepts to market and has already filing 5 new patents in 2021. Prior to the Badass Tent filings, there were only 11 live patents worldwide in the category. Patents include radical industry-leading features like modular assembly to reduce transport costs, moon roof, streamlined roof rack design that integrates like it’s a part of the vehicle, RUGGED and now RECON utility case design and more.

Badass Tents’ RECON popup tent is designed to set up in 2 minutes or less by releasing the hidden clasps and giving a slight push to raise the tent to 40”. Enter through one of the 3 large zippered doors that sport spacious windows and stretch out on the comfortable integrated mattress. Setting up camp couldn’t be easier and you’ll have best view in camp with full 360° views out the 4 large windows.

All Badass Tents (also known as BA Tents) are quick to set up, feature a sleek ultra-compact design for low wind noise which doesn’t affect gas mileage, have first in-class patented features, made using durable impact modified ABS material with a utility finish over a high strength extruded aluminum frame and offers cost savings through some user assembly. Stay where you play with a convenient Badass rooftop tent.

The Badass Tents’ RECON roof top tent is designed to look like a tactical utility case on top of your rig. This model’s popup design offers a 360-degree view with its large windows. The RECON’s 5” tall ultra-low-profile design is part of the family the “lightest, thinnest hardtop rooftop tents” on the market today at 135 lbs. and will allow most vehicles to pull into residential garages and parking structures without having to remove the rooftop tent. *

Outstanding vehicle integration keeps BA Tent’s roof top tents snug to the vehicle for better performance, on road, off-road or wherever adventures can be found daily. The enhanced aesthetic is another Badass bonus that overlanders and campers alike value.



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As soon as we receive your order we automatically check to confirm that your order is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on back-order or unavailable we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail to see if alternate arrangements can be made.  

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If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card it will ship within three business days from the date of your order.  

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International Orders:

Please be aware that our products are made specifically for the US market. This means that they require a 120V electrical system to function correctly. 


Our products have generally not been certified for use with other countries electrical safety standards but all of our products are certified to US standards.

We will happily ship our fantastic products to international customers. Due to the extremely wide variety of product dimensions we will provide an up to date shipping price quote for you on request.

If you are happy with our shipping quote we will prepare an order and payment though our ultra secure online payment gateway.


Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery or do not agree to accept the delivery.

If you do accept delivery you are required to immediately take photos using your smart phone or camera of the damaged packaging or products inside the packaging. 

If your item(s) do arrived damaged please send photos to, then visit our Returns page and lodge your return claim online.

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