Jakub Fišer showing how he stores his shoes in his James Baroud Adventure Bag

9 Essential Outdoor Accessories to Improve Your Car Camping Setup

14 Jul, 2023

If you have surrendered to the experience of camping with a rooftop tent (RTT), you might be looking for ways to make your setup even more comfortable and functional. That’s where we come in!
In our comprehensive article on How to choose the perfect RTT, we’ve already covered the fundamentals of selecting an ideal tent that meets your needs. Now, let’s dive into the exciting world of rooftop tent gear and explore how you can customize and upgrade your car camping setup.

In the following sections, we will introduce you to a range of accessories designed specifically for rooftop tents that will transform your camping adventures into unforgettable experiences of comfort, convenience, and relaxation.

James Baroud Tunnel

The James Baroud Frontier Tunnel seamlessly connecting the James Baroud Odyssey rooftop tent to the Falcon Awning 270º
The James Baroud Tunnel seamlessly connecting the James Baroud Odyssey  rooftop tent to the Falcon Awning 270º

Kickstarting our list is the James Baroud Tunnel, a must-have accessory for outdoor enthusiasts seeking weather protection. It was designed specifically to connect your James Baroud rooftop tent to either the Classic Awning or the Falcon Awning 270, ensuring easy access while still being protected.

Both the Frontier Tunnel and the Evolution Tunnel are crafted from our resistant fabrics, guaranteeing exceptional durability and resistance to harsh weather conditions. Each tunnel is meticulously designed to cater to our different tent lines, offering unique features and benefits that you can explore further in our dedicated article on the Frontier Tunnel.

So, whether you prioritize protection or privacy, these tunnels provide the perfect solution for fully embracing the great outdoors while staying comfortable and shielded.

Frontier Awning

Frontier awning mounted on the open James Baroud Odyssey, with a beach in the background.
Frontier Awning attached to the James Baroud Odyssey

Continuing with our range of shelter accessories, you can elevate your James Baroud Odyssey with the Frontier Awning, which can be easily maneuvered and installed by simply sliding it into the side gutters. This brings convenience to a whole new level.

Once installed, you’ll have a dry and protected space, ensuring comfort even when the weather isn’t on your side. Whether you’re seeking shade for relaxation, cooking, or sharing a meal outdoors, the Frontier Awning offers a sheltered space to enhance your camping experience.

Gear Bag

James Baroud Gear Bag on top of Open Grand Raid Rooftop Tent
The Gear Bag, securely attached to a Grand Raid rooftop tent

When it comes to camping, we all know the importance of having essential items within reach. The Gear Bag is the perfect solution to optimize your storage space. This rugged and reliable bag is specifically designed to seamlessly attach to your James Baroud Grand Raid rooftop tent, providing additional storage capacity for all your essential gear.

Picture having the convenience of neatly storing clothing, bedding, footwear, electronics, and more right above your tent, free from dust and debris.
The Gear Bag offers a game-changing solution, not only by ensuring that your camping essentials are easily accessible, well-organized, and efficiently packed for your outdoor adventures, but also by remaining clean and untouched by external elements.

James Baroud Adventure Bag

Jakub Fišer showing how he stores his shoes in his James Baroud Adventure Bag
Jakub Fiser keeps his footwear organized and easily accessible during his camping adventures

We understand the challenges of keeping your rooftop tent clean and organized, especially when it comes to your footwear. That’s why we have the perfect solution: the James Baroud Adventure Bag. This versatile bag serves as a dedicated storage space for your boots or shoes, ensuring that your tent stays clean and pristine. With its convenient design, you can easily hang the Adventure Bag from the ladder of your rooftop tent, keeping your footwear within reach but away from the interior. No more worries about dirtying your tent or spending extra time cleaning it out.

But it’s not just a shoe storage solution; it’s a multipurpose gear bag that offers even more convenience for your camping adventures. What’s even better is that you can have two Adventure Bags, one on each side of the ladder. This means you can store not only your footwear but also other camping essentials, maximizing your storage capacity and keeping everything organized. Plus, with the added straps, the Adventure Bag can effortlessly transform into a backpack for easy transportation when you’re on the move.


James Baroud Barbecue Outdoor with Rustic Wood Fire Burning
Enjoying the experience of outdoor grilling with the James Baroud Barbecue

Camp grilling is a beloved tradition and an absolute must for satisfying the appetites of your adventurous crew. Indulge in delicious outdoor cooking with the James Baroud Barbecue.

Made from stainless steel, this portable grill offers versatility with dual-sided grilling and searing option. Whether you’re grilling burgers, roasting vegetables, or searing steaks, this reliable grill delivers excellent cooking performance, allowing you to savor delicious meals in the great outdoors.

Its compact size makes it easy to transport and set up, ensuring that you can enjoy a tasty barbecue wherever your camping adventures take you.

James Baroud Ecobag

Jakub Fišer with James Baroud Eco Bag attached to the tire
Jakub Fiser leads the way in eco-conscious camping with the James Baroud Ecobag

As we venture into the great outdoors, our expectations are set on discovering preserved locations. Improper disposal of trash not only detracts from the serenity of the camping experience but also poses risks to the environment and wildlife.

Recognizing the significance of responsible waste management in maintaining the integrity of natural landscapes, we have designed the James Baroud Ecobag. This solution offers a practical and sustainable approach to trash disposal during your camping adventures, emphasizing the importance of leaving these places clean and cared for.

Crafted from durable and washable materials, this reusable bag provides a convenient means of responsibly disposing of trash. By using the James Baroud Ecobag, we actively promote sustainability and uphold our responsibility to preserve the natural beauty of these locations, ensuring that future campers can enjoy them as much as we did.

Thermal Insulation Kit

Thermal Insulation Kit on a door of a Rooftop Tent
Thermal Insulation Kit installed in the Evasion rooftop tent

Although our tents are equipped with an exceptional three-layer fabric that sets them apart from the rest, providing superior protection and durability, we understand that there may be instances where additional warmth is desired.

That’s why we offer the James Baroud Thermal Insulation Kit, which provides an additional layer of insulation to keep you cozy and further enhance the ambiance inside your tent.

It is designed specifically for each model featured in the Evolution Series of rooftop tents and easily attaches to the tent’s interior, providing an efficient barrier against external temperature fluctuations. Even when your tent is closed and packed away, you have the convenience of leaving the insulation kit inside your hard-shell tent, ready for your next camping trip.

Universal Tablet Support

View inside a Rooftop Tent with Tablet Support and mountains in the background
Enjoy mesmerizing mountain views while watching a movie in your rooftop tent. Photo by @adventure.ready

Picture yourself snuggled up in your rooftop tent, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and having the joy of an entertainment center right within reach. Whether you want to relax and unwind with a movie after a long day of outdoor activities or catch up on your favorite series while enjoying the tranquility of your camping spot, the James Baroud Universal Tablet Support offers the perfect solution for hands-free viewing of movies and entertainment, enhancing your camping experience.

Compatible with most tablets and all James Baroud tents, this simple and user-friendly holder easily attaches to the storage net for effortless use. Enjoy perfect movie nights while camping by adjusting the angle to your preference.

Frontier Crossbars

Rhino Adventure gear with the Frontier Cross Bars and surfboard
Our partners Rhino Adventure Gear showing the incredible versatility of the Frontier Cross Bars, attaching a surfboard.

Imagine the freedom of harnessing the power of the sun during your camping adventures. Solar panels have become an essential accessory for outdoor enthusiasts, providing a reliable and sustainable energy source in remote locations. Whether you need to charge your devicespower your camping appliances, or simply enjoy the convenience of electricity in the great outdoors, solar panels offer a game-changing solution.

Now, with the Frontier Crossbars, you can easily take your solar panels to new heights – literally!

These versatile accessories provide a secure and stable platform for mounting your solar panels on top of your James Baroud Odyssey rooftop tent. You can effortlessly position your solar panels, maximizing sun exposure and optimizing their energy-generating potential.

But it doesn’t stop there! The Frontier Cross Bars are designed to accommodate several types of equipment. So, if you’re an avid explorer who loves to immerse yourself in thrilling outdoor activities and can’t resist the urge to bring along extra gear like surfboards or kayaks, you’re in for a real treat.

These bars provide the strength and stability to carry an additional 25kg (55lbs) of equipment when the tent is open and an impressive 70kg (150 lbs) when it’s closed. Just think of the possibilities! Whether it’s hitting the waves, exploring remote waterways, or harnessing the power of the sun, it ensures you have everything you need for your activities, allowing you to maximize the space and embark on unforgettable adventures with all your favorite equipment in tow.

Simon Valero with solar panels attached to the Frontier Cross Bars
Simon Valero powers his adventures with solar panels attached to the Frontier Cross Bars

Upgrade Your Camping Experience with James Baroud

By combining these accessories, you can upgrade your camping experience and fully customize your rooftop tent setup to cater to your specific needs and preferences.

Whether you’re seeking comfort, convenience, entertainment, sustainability, or a rejuvenating shower, the possibilities are endless. So, embark on your next camping adventure equipped with these exceptional James Baroud accessories and transform ordinary outings into extraordinary memories.