Overland Expo 2016
Tepui just returned from a great weekend at Overland Expo near Flagstaff, Arizona over the weekend of May 20-22. Aside from our epic daily happy hours with hors d'oeuvres and beer, there was a lot going on. First, the show was big, definitely bigger and more enthusiastic than last year when it snowed.
We were solid the entire show; people streamed in with lots of good questions about Tepui. With this crowd it wasn’t a question of "what is this" and "I’ve never heard of a roof top tent." These Overlanders have seen us for years. Some had questions about the Tepui’s they already own or asked why they should choose Tepui over some of these other brands popping up. We had many good answers and suggestions and gained a lot of new customers.
Well, we had some wind. Not the 85 kts we had at King of the Hammers, but enough to hear about ground tents flying through the countryside. To be honest, after taking a walk in the back forty where all the non-exhibitors were camping, we couldn’t imagine any possibility of ground tent camping because the ground looked like a waffle iron. Thank God for our Tepui RTT’s.
You might have heard - it seem like the world has heard now - that we launched our new hard shell tent. It features a “best in class” very low profile of 8 inches, the first rack ready design so you can bring your bikes, kayak or SUP and…we’re proud to say it is 100% made in the USA!
Everyone wants to know when they can buy it. We don’t have full details yet, but we will start a Kickstarter campaign in June so keep any eye out and you can have the first one on the block.
It was great to see so many old friends at Overland Expo. It’s where we first launched our brand and it really like family.
Can’t wait until next next year.