Not sure if this belongs in Misc Chic-Chat or elsewhere - admins, please move if I've placed this in the wrong section.
After several months of research and trying different tents, I just finished the purchase and installation of a roof top tent from Odin Designs (Odin Designs Home Page - Odin DesignsOdin Designs | Outdoor and Camping gear
) in Castle Rock, Colorado. Full disclosure: I have zero affiliation with this business.
We went with the 4-person Type E tent which includes the upgraded YKK zippers and skylights. Having used ARB, Tepui, and Smittybuilt tents, I am thoroughly impressed with this tent and the quality of the design so far. The owner, Reuben, has been incredibly helpful and worked his tail off in the 95-degree heat installing the tent for us. Everything about the experience has been great, especially considering Odin Designs is a newer business.
We installed the tent on our Subaru for an upcoming 4-week trip through the PNW for two reasons: 1) we're going to cover a little over 4,000 miles and our Subaru is just much more comfortable for this type of trip than our 110 and 2) as much as it saddens me, I cannot find the time between now and our departure to finish window seals and the final re-assembly of the 110 to have it ready for the trip. It looks a little ridiculous on top the Subaru and will look much better on the 110, but this will do for now. It handled well on the highway driving 70-75 MPH back to the Springs and did not impact our MPG as much as I thought it would averaging 32.8 MPG.
I feel very few people have heard of Odin Designs and, so far, I'm tremendously impressed. Once we get back from the trip and living out of the tent over the next 4 weeks, I'm going to post a more detailed review of the tent and our experience. If anyone is in the market or just interested in learning more about this tent and this business, check back. Also, if anyone has specific questions or things they'd like me to check out or pay special attention to during our use, let me know. We start sleeping in it tonight, so this is very much an ongoing review.