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The James Baroud Grand Raid rooftop tent is the ultimate choice for experienced overlanders seeking the utmost in durability and convenience. Building upon the exceptional features of the Evasion tent, the Grand Raid combines rugged construction with the added advantage of a cargo holder on top of the shell. This makes it the perfect solution for adventurers who require extra equipment or camping gear during their journeys.

The Grand Raid Medium (our renamed Explorer model) hard shell, roof top tent offers a new way to look at camping and 4WD adventure holidays. With larger internal space the Grand Raid Medium provides sleeping space for two adults and a child.

It takes only one person 8 seconds to set up and is simply a matter of releasing the catches and letting the four struts raise the upper hull, creating the tent walls as it expands. 8 Seconds and your ready for bed!

Just as easy to pack away. Pull down the upper hull and the tent draws back into the shell using a clever elasticized seam that is sown into the tent walls. Once the latches are secured, your on your way again. 25 seconds to pack up? How does that compare with what you're currently using?

explorer evolutionAble to withstand the most extreme conditions the Grand Raid Medium is completely waterproof and wind tested to 120km/hr. There’s some comfort in knowing that your sleeping space offers much better protection against the extreme weather than conventional tents.

In the event of hot weather the design of the Grand Raid Medium allows for air to circulate freely through the tent through the screened windows and openings.

A solar powered fan built into the upper hull will help avoid condensation that may build up in the tent.

With all the openings and doors completely screened and flaps secured shut by Velcro you'll sleep easy knowing you are protected from annoying biting insects and snakes. These flaps also protect your privacy.

Every roof top tent comes with it's own high-density mattress and protective cover. The mattress has an ISO world rating for air permeability, which means it breathes, allowing air to circulate to keep the mattress fresh.

Internal fittings include removable storage pockets and a ceiling storage net with internal lighting supplied by a rechargeable LED torch.

explorer-evolution-fermeAccess is easily gained using the folding ladder provided with each tent. The ladder attaches to the lower hull and the specially designed, telescoping legs adjust to the movement of the vehicle as you enter and leave.

Available as an accessory is a custom luggage bag that secures into the upper hull with Velcro straps. Zippered at the rear for easy access, internal straps to secure your possessions and 100% waterproof. They really have thought of everything.

A clever alternative to bulky, traditional tents and a fantastic solution for 4WD touring, the Grand Raid Medium roof top tent is an exciting new way to get a comfortable and secure sleeping space and create new freedom in the way you travel.

All James Baroud roof top tents are backed by a 5 year guarantee on the fabric, hull and mechanism and are proven through exhaustive research and testing.

Selection by support crews in the Paris to Dakar rally serves as further assurance to the reliability and durability of these remarkable innovations.

Of course, being a James Baroud product you also get the comfort of a world class European build quality 
all backed by a 5 year guarantee.explorerx350guarantee-logo

* 5 years guarantee on hull, fabric and mechanism
2 years guarantee on gelcoat and accessories and ventilation system






Grand Raid Medium specifications


  • Wind resistance of the tent when opened: 120 km/hr
  • Reinforced upper and lower hull with stainless steel fittings
  • Gas strut easy opening and closing mechanism
  • Luggage rack integrated into hull with loading blockers and 6 x anchor points
  • Tent can be opened with 20kg loading
  • 4 x adjustable safety catches to secure closed
  • 2 x built-in aluminium rails to attach the hull onto the roof racks
  • 6 x mounting brackets for attaching to roof bars
  • Fabric secured to hulls by cable fitted into recessed groove
  • 2 x fixing points for the ladder on the hull
  • 1 x aluminum ladder (and storage cover), with sliding action to follow vehicle movement
  • 1 x removable and rechargeable LED torch


  • Ventilation fan
  • Capacity 11.6m3/minute
  • Automatic and silent operation
  • Vent powered by an integrated solar panel, giving 24 hours battery life between charges - see usage notes
  • Draws away accumulated heat and avoids condensation build up


  • 1 x back door with mosquito netting, zipper and Velcro fastening
  • 2 x side doors with mosquito netting and rain awning
  • Top quality double stitched, aluminised polyester fabric. (6 x ISO ratings)
  • Stitched-in elastic drawstring around the tent retracts the fabric when stowing
  • High density foam mattress with zipped cover. ( 3 x ISO ratings)
  • 6 x fabric coatings; reflects the sun rays, anti UV, non perishable, 100% waterproof and breathable
  • removable storage pocket
  • 1 x ceiling storage net


  • Color of hull
  • Thermal insulation, gain up to 6 degrees in winter
  • Luggage bag designed to fit into hull roof


  • 5 years guarantee on fabric, hull and mechanism
  • 2 years guarantee on gelcoat and accessories and ventilation system
  • Traceability with serial number
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