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How to Sleep Comfortably in a Rooftop Tent

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Most rooftop tents don’t include the kind of ultraplush sleeping pads that have taken over the camping world, but sleeping on the top of your car doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Here, Wes Siler shows you how to add cushion, support, and insulation without sacrificing space or freedom of movement so you can get outside comfortably when the time comes again. It all starts with a Big Agnes Hinman pad.

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