Truck Tent Comparison – Napier vs. Camp-Right

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Last Spring, we offered up a basic Napier truck bed tent review. The general consensus was that while there were a few gripes we had regarding features that could probably be improved, in general, it was a very practical and well-made tent that provided nice sleeping space high up off the wet ground. With hunting season upon us (or nearly upon us, depending on your game of choice), we thought it might be nice to look at truck camping again.

The Camp-Right Truck Bed Tent

The Camp-Right Truck Bed Tent

There are a few pickup truck tents available on the market that are worthy of investigating should you be tempted to transform your Tundra into a full-on recreational vehicle. One of which, the CampRight, is an interesting competitor to the Napier Sportz tents.

Like the Napier, the CampRight uses the full length of your truck bed plus the lowered tailgate in order to expand the amount of interior room that is available to you. A full-sized adult can stand up inside each of the tents, which makes them much more useful than simply sleeping under a standard truck cap.

The CampRight even features glow-in-the-dark zippers for easier access in the middle of the night. It uses nylon buckles and special straps to protect your trucks paint, and it also comes with an extra large bag so you can basically just fold it up and go without trying to squeeze it into a tiny carrying case at the end of your trip.

Setting up the Camp-Right tent is easy enough, but where's the floor?

Setting up the Camp-Right tent is easy enough, but where's the floor?

The CampRight differs from the Napier tent in a few important ways. Strangely, it doesn’t actually provide a floor – the bottom of the tent is completely open. CampRight claims that this is so you can just set up the tent overtop of whatever you have currently riding in the truck bed – ostensibly coolers and luggage for a camping trip – but it seems like an odd omission, particularly since it means dealing with the usually dirty steel floor of the cargo area. You’ll have to bring a blanket or a tarp to keep your air mattress and other belongings from getting filthy.

The CampRight also doesn’t offer the awning that is available with the Napier tent, meaning that the area directly behind the tailgate is completely exposed to the elements. Both tents can be “sealed up”, but the awning is nice because it gives you a sheltered place to setup a camp chair.

There are two features that make the Camp-Right tent more appealing than the Napier. The first is a roof vent that functions as a sort of skylight, providing natural illumination by day and a view of the stars by night. The second addresses one of the single biggest complaints about the Napier tent: the inability to reach through a truck’s sliding rear window into the passenger compartment. CampRight’s tent provides a large, easy to access sleeve that allows occupants to do just that, which for many truck-campers is a crucial feature that puts the tent head and shoulders above the Napier’s smaller, harder to use sleeve.

Unlike the Napier tent, with the Camp-Right you can access your truck's cab.

Unlike the Napier tent, with the Camp-Right you can access your truck's cab.

Does the easy window access balance out the lack of floor and missing awning? This might seem like a simplistic way to evaluate the two tents, but with both priced at around $200 ($240 for the CampRight, $210 for the Napier), it would seem as though that question will be the determining factor between the two.

Own either of these tents or want to see some user reviews? Review the CampRight or Review the Napier

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  2. mk says:

    I’ve always wondered about these bed-style tents scraping up the sides of your truck with the fabric or poles,etc. Anybody have any issues with these type of tents scratching the paint or with high winds the fabric/poles moving around scratching stuff up? With the way the paint on these Tundras are, it would not take much brushing up against to take the paint right off.

  3. Mickey says:

    Well if the tent would have a sleeve to fit a complete window that goes down. Allows you to reomte start your truck to either cool down or warm up the tent. The truth of the matter I have a regular tent that sleeps 8, and a screen area for eating without the bugs. Cots keep you off the ground also. They are a little more comfortable than your truck bed or the hard ground with just a sleeping bag.

  4. alottolearn says:

    I find this article very confusing:

    1. My Napier truck tent has a sleeve that can reach into the cab (this article says it doesn’t)
    2. Napier tent has a floor (Camp-Right does not)
    3. Napier has the awning over the front door (Camp-Right does not)

    So basically the only advantage that the Camp-Right has a more transparent roof vent; which makes it “head and shoulders” above the Napier? I don’t know about anyone else, but when I sleep, I put the rain fly on, I’m not too worried about star gazing.

    Just throwing in my 2 cents as a Napier owner, but its nice to know there are other options out there!

    To answer mk, the Napier tents now come with “fuzzy” strap covers that stop the straps from rubbing on the paint, and the poles are in pockets along the roofline of the tent and have no direct contact with the truck whatsoever.

    I had my tent out for the first time in July for a 4-day trip and it performed flawlessly!

  5. alottolearn – Thanks for commenting – the Napier tent is quite good and in many ways superior to the Camp-Right. A couple of notes: Points 2 and 3 are not in dispute, and the article doesn’t declare the Camp-Right head and shoulders above…not sure where you got that. We say that it might make the difference, but ultimately the sleeve is the deciding factor. As for your statement that both the Napier and the Camp-Right have the pass-thru for the rear window, you are correct. However, the Napier’s sleeve is smaller and less convenient than the Camp-Rights.

  6. TXTee says:

    My backseat worked well this past weekend. The shell over the long bed would have been nicer but I don’t sleep with the dogs.

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