Grand Raid Evolution


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The Grand Raid Evolution off road tent is the premium model in the James Baroud Range.

To erect simply release the latches, then by gently lifting the unit it will expand and form into the tent, lock in legs, it takes one person less than 10 seconds to completely erect and because the weight is supported by four AL-KO struts there’s no heavy lifting.

When ready to leave just pull down the upper hull and let the tent withdraw back into the shell. An elasticized seam sown into the tent walls will draw the fabric walls back into the hulls as it folds. Secure the latches to lock the hulls together and you’re on your way again. The mattress and bedding can remain in the tent for transporting, which means in less than 25 seconds your packed and ready to go.. Amazing!

Designed and tested to withstand the most extreme conditions the Grand Raid Evolution is completely waterproof and wind tested to 120km/hr. Support crews in the gruelling Paris to Dakar Rallies use these tents where the climatic extremes and endurance conditions test man and machine to their limits. While you may never experience such searing heat, dust storms or desert winds, it’s good to know your tent can take it.

The Grand Raid Evolutionhas two doors with two windows, this creates excellent cross ventilation allowing air to freely circulate throughout the tent. The openings are fully screened for insects, have Velcro secured flaps for privacy and small awnings to protect from the rain, while still allowing the windows to stay open. A solar powered fan is fitted with reversible blades, converting the fan into an extractor, a great way to help avoid any condensation that may build up in the tent.

Your roof top tent comes with its own mattress and protective cover. The mattress is made of high density foam and is ISO rated for its density, traction resistance and air permeability, which means it provides good support and breathes well. You’ll get a good night’s sleep and your mattress will remain fresh.

There is ample storage inside with two removeable storage pockets and a ceiling storage net. The tent also comes with a removeable and rechargeable LED torch.

A ladder is supplied and attaches to the hull when required giving easy access to the tent. It features a telescopic design that adjusts to the movement of the vehicle and folds away for storage and transport.

All James Baroud roof top tents fit to the roof bars of most vehicles and can be removed and stored when not needed and are covered by a 5 year guarantee on the fabric, hull and mechanism.
The Grand Raid Evolution breaks new ground in hard-shelled, roof top tents. Roomy, comfortable and built to take the most extreme of conditions… definitely a better way to go road touring or for 4WD adventure travel.

Grand Raid Specifications


Wind resistance of the tent when opened: 120 km/hr
Reinforced upper and lower hull with stainless steel fittings
4 x ALKO supporting gas struts
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 air inlets with dust proof system
2 x fixing points for the ladder on the hull
1 x aluminium ladder (and storage cover), with sliding action to follow vehicle movement
1x 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
Draws away accumulated heat and avoids condensation build up
Supplied with dual blades allowing vent to function as a fan or extractor


Top quality double stitched, aluminised polyester fabric. (6 x ISO ratings)
Stitched-in elastic drawstring around the tent retracts the fabric when stowing
6 x fabric coatings; reflects the sun rays, anti UV, non perishable, 100% waterproof and breathable
80mm High density foam mattress with zipped cover. ( 3 x ISO ratings)
1 x back door with mosquito netting, zipper and Velcro fastening, integrated window and rain awning
2 x side doors with mosquito netting, double sided zipper and Velcro fastening, each with rain awning
1 x front window with mosquito netting and rain awning
1x removable storage pockets
1 x ceiling storage net


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


5 years guarantee on fabric, hull and mechanism.
Traceability with the serial number.