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Double Dee Compact Hard Shell

Double Dee Compact Hard Shell

Regular price $6,993.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $6,993.00 CAD
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Subject to $500 pre-order deposit - available for delivery in early 2024

Ideal for pickup truck bed racks or other vehicles where footprint is a concern, Double Dee is a compact hard shell that unfolds into spacious living quarters. Thanks to its small packed size and fold-out design, it provides interior space rivalling soft shell tents when fully set up, and retains the durability and ease of use of a hard shell when packed. The innovative X-hinges also raise the back of the tent to aid airflow, increase headroom, and let in more light.

Take a closer look and you will see even more thoughtful and creative features. This includes an incredibly supportive composite MDI memory-foam mattress, an integrated LED strip that can be mounted at different points in the tent (as well as externally using the built-in sailtracks), moveable storage pockets, and much more.

The versatility of the Double Dee doesn’t stop when it’s packed up. With approximately 100L of usable storage space when closed, you can store all of your bedding and little knick-knacks in the tent and reduce clutter inside your vehicle.

The tent body is made from premium 280gsm ripstop polycotton canvas and features an impressive 3000mm waterhead rating (similar to a soft-shell rain fly), high profile automotive rubber weather seals, internal seam sealing, and a removable fly that will keep you dry in extended rainy conditions.

Make sure to check the weight rating and suitability of your roof rack and vehicle with appropriate manufacturers prior to purchase. We recommend professional installation through your local dealer or off-road shop.


  • Sets up in seconds - just unlatch, open and unfold
  • High-strength welded aluminum construction - no plastic panels
  • Innovative X-hinge design aids airflow and increases headroom
  • Compact footprint of 5'3" by 4'4" is ideal for pickup truck bed racks
  • 1500mm/59" wide queen-size sleeping area
  • Packs down to 11.0" high
  • Compatible with 1400-series accessories such as Cold Mountain sleeping bags
  • Included LED strip with integrated sail track and hook-and-loop fasteners to allow for both internal and external mounting
  • Internal and external storage pockets
  • Approximately 100L of internal storage space with the tent closed
  • Tinted sky window built into the rain fly
  • Windows on all sides of the tent, with waterproof storm flaps & fine insect mesh
  • 50mm composite memory foam mattress
  • Integrated 2.3m telescopic ladder
  • Optional roof rails (coming soon, sold separately)
  • Optional annex (coming soon, sold separately)
  • All-season protection including high profile automotive rubber weather seals, taped seams, twin needle stitching, and removable rain fly
  • Tent body and rain fly both carry a 3000mm water resistance rating
  • Heavy-duty construction including self-repairing coil zips and reinforced stitching
  • UV50+ protection
  • Roof rail accessory kit available separately

3-Year Warranty


  • Double Dee Aluminum Hard Shell Tent
  • Telescopic ladder
  • Rain fly poles
  • Hardware Kit (includes stainless brackets, channel nuts, LED strips & adapter)
  • Instruction Manual

*Product configuration may vary from photos. Pre-production model shown. Displayed with optional extras, available separately. Please verify exact specifications and contents before purchase.


In 1991, Darche revolutionised the traditional swag market with the introduction of the Dome style swag. Darren O’Dwyer, the founder of Darche with his wife Cheryl (DAR-CHE), embarked on an eastern Australia journey. Wanting a shelter arrangement that was quick, practical and easy to stow, Darren used his imagination and created a canvas shell with fibreglass poles and the dome style swag was born. Darren realised he required a suitable and purpose-built factory arrangement in order to suffice demand. Using Australian supply chain partners, Darche became the leading swag and canvas converter in Australia.

Today Darche is proudly owned by the Charles Parsons Group who have been actively involved for over 20 years in supplying textile and trim componentry to Darche. Charles Parsons are the largest textile wholesaler in the Southern Hemisphere with offices in every capital city of Australia, including offices in Fiji, Auckland and Shanghai. The day-to-day running of Darche occurs in a warehouse facility based in Thomastown, Victoria with a site area of more than 40,000m2. Darche is overseen by experienced textile product developers, business strategists and passionate staff who are keen outdoor enthusiasts with sound knowledge and experience to match.


We are passionate, dynamic and keen. We enjoy the same lifestyle choices as our consumers. We strive to provide our consumers the very best value, reliability and service and most importantly we recognise the trust they place on us. We welcome our consumer’s feedback both positive and negative and promise to keep delivering whilst listening. We are mindful of our vulnerable environment and build our products to last the journey. We encourage lifetime use and if over the years it requires attention, even if it is a discontinued product, we endeavour to find a solution, on a best effort basis, to have it back and performing for you.


Darche’s growth and shortage of experienced canvas converters and local machinists has seen Darche establish reputable offshore assembly and supply chain partners. Operating from four major plants purposely selected and audited by Darche. Machinists, assemblers, finishers, tool makers, and QA/QC supervisors are included in our required workforce of over 180 people over our four plants. It is vitally important to note Darche does not use Trading Houses or vertical arrangements offshore to source products. We at Darche develop all product prototypes in Australia and are involved from concept through to market release. Utilising Charles Parsons accredited laboratories and leading processes, all developments are then vigorously tested at the Thomastown facility and again in real life situations by developers.

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