Panda Camp - here you can rent an adventure!

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Do you dream of long journeys, but you do not accept any compromises in terms of mobility and speed of movement? For some reason you don't "see yourself" in a camper or in a hitch with a trailer? If you do not want to give up the comfort of a passenger car and do not want to part with it during your vacation, it is definitely worth considering the option of renting or purchasing a roof tent.

PandaCamp is the first rental company of unique Renault campervans with Wavecamper structures and Austrian inflatable roof tents and equipment from Gentletent . At first glance, it is clear that the structures are not accidental, and customer opinions confirm that they are an excellent alternative to traditional tents and other forms of active recreation. The Polish distributor of GentleTent products will tell us more about the products and the brand.

Interview with Krzysztof Pawlarczyk from PANDA CAMP


Where did the idea for a fleet of campervans come from?

When we were choosing a camper to rent, we had a terrible dilemma. A beautiful but specific, road trip, festival, hipster and even spartan Trafic, a "California" by the Renault team or a classic semi-integrated/integrated car. We had already decided on the classics, but an invitation to the fair in Jastarnia changed our decision. We were completely captivated by Trafic. The structure is beautifully made - so much space in such a "small" bus. Wavecamper, a company that makes approved Renault campervan bodies, made a beautiful and functional body with great care. Thanks Wavecamper !

What makes your offer of roof tents stand out among this type of products on the market?

We are aware of the high prices of campers and many other things (often used once a year or less often), which is why we promote rental! We also rent glamping inflatable roof tents from the Austrian company Gentltent. The gem is the largest GT Sky Loft , dedicated GT Pick Up and perfect for 2/2+1 GT Roof.

GT tents have large dimensions, but are ultra light, small when folded and easy to use. They work great both on campsites and in the wild. The Austrian manufacturer values good materials and quality. Hence the price. That's why we offer rentals to our clients! Items that are little used, depreciate over the years, and remain in the garage cost us too much! Rented items only cost us as much as we use them. They don't lie behind and wait for that one trip every now and then.

The main advantage of inflatable tents compared to the competition, as I mentioned earlier, is weight - they are very light. The GT roof weighs only 25 kg, which is only 1/3 of the weight of tents from competing brands. Another benefit that convinces many customers is the large sleeping area. The largest GT Sky Loft is 340x200x140 cm and is the largest among roof tents currently available on the market. Finally, it is worth mentioning the childishly easy assembly and disassembly of our solution.

Many people are not aware of the load-bearing capacity of roofs in their vehicles and the possibility of using roof tents. Is there anything a potential customer should look out for, or do you have products for every vehicle?

Our tents are very light and weigh from 25 to 50 kg. Considering the dynamic roof load capacity of most vehicles is over 60 kg, there is no reason to worry here. The static load capacity, however, is much higher (each roof must withstand at least twice the vehicle's own weight).

What is the issue of the waterproofness of the material and the resistance of the structure itself to wind and weather conditions?

Each tent is equipped with a flysheet . The material itself easily withstands average rainfall. The wind will also not be a threat to us, as the structure is extremely stable, and if necessary, our roof tent can be additionally tensioned with ropes like any "traditional" tent.

Does the vehicle need to be specially prepared for mounting a roof tent?

Simply mount the base rack on the vehicle's roof - either to the railings or to the mounting points provided for this purpose.


Does the design of the rooftop tent cause discomfort in terms of aerodynamics or noise while riding?

We must be aware of the fact that we will feel all the "added" accessories traveling on the roof of our vehicle. At speeds of 110-120 km, there will be a slight noise reaching the cabin, but it does not cause any discomfort that would disqualify this solution. Our customers are convinced and do not complain.

What new products are announced for the next season or what innovations is the manufacturer currently working on?

Currently, we offer the following roof tents for rent and sale:

GT Roof - a classic 2-3 person roof tent for any car

GT pick-up – a model dedicated to pickup cars

GT Sky loft – the largest roof tent for 5-6 people

In the near future, a small 2-seater model called GT mini will be added to the offer

It is also possible that next season our rental will include a tent with a trailer dedicated to bicycles, aptly named B-Turtle .

If you are interested in the above tent models, we definitely recommend you visit Panda Camp. The company not only rents and distributes roof tents, but also provides a rental service of campervans and 8-9-person vans -

Panda Camp is not a traditional rental company - there you rent an adventure!

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Maciej Kinal
Maciej Kinal

I feel best in the form of trade fairs and meetings with enthusiasts. Technical freak. In my life I have dismantled many motorhomes for the first time. Fan of large vehicles, mountain biking and traveling without weight and financial restrictions. At CampRest, I am responsible for all publications on automotive topics.

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