Best Ute Canopy Options for Camping

Best Ute Canopy Options for Camping

There are many advantages to having a canopy on your ute; better organisation, protection for all your essentials tools and equipment, not to mention a professional look that screams “I’m the real deal” when you rock up to your client’s site. However, when you find yourself at the start of a blissful weekend, you can also trust your canopy to transform your ute into the perfect vehicle for outdoor adventuring. Among many other outdoor activities, camping is something you can expect your ute canopy to make all the more enjoyable.

Check out some of our top tips for choosing the best ute canopy for your camping adventures:

Which Type of Material?

One of the many questions that campers will face is whether they should go for a standard canvas canopy or a locking cage canopy for their ute. But the answer depends on several different factors, including your budget, profession and camping habits.

For instance, if you’re working with a small budget, standard frame canvas canopies are generally an affordable choice for all ute owners to take advantage of. A lot of the time having your items concealed in a canopy can be a good case of out of sight, out of mind. But if you don’t mind spending a bit of extra money, you can go for a locking cage canopy to give you that extra piece of mind that all your belongings are safely locked up. Solid aluminium canopies are a strong and sturdy option, however, if you’re travelling during summer or up north, they really trap in the heat. And there’s all that extra weight on your tray. Add in all the camping necessities and you might find that you are over your GVM. That’s when canvas canopies will be a much better option. Thanks to their high level of security, locking cage canopies are also a great choice for keeping expensive tools and equipment safe and protected- and not only during camping trips, but also on the job.

Add-Ons to Consider

One of the best things about ute canopies is that they’re entirely customisable. So, getting the right canopy for your unique needs and requirements is easy. Here at Great Racks, you can request for additional features to be added onto your ute canopy, to make it even more suitable for all your camping shenanigans.

Here are some add-ons to consider for your ute canopy:


You can’t go wrong with a few extra jerry cans of fuel or water on your camping trip. After all, it’s important to be prepared for anything, and keep you and all your fellow campers properly hydrated. Luckily, you can request to have extra holders installed to your canopy, for the convenient storage of jerry cans, spare tyres and other camping essentials.

Roof Top Tent

With a roof top tent, you can have even more fun on camping trips – sleeping off the ground on top of your roof! In this way, you will be able to avoid dealing with bugs or wet campgrounds. Moreover, having a roof top tent installed over your canopy will enable you to enjoy quick and easy set up and pack up of your sleeping quarters.

Light and Awning Brackets

Most of the time when you’re out driving on country roads or in the bush (especially at night) your standard headlights just won’t cut it. Luckily, you can fix that by having light brackets installed to your canopy, which will allow you to fit extra driving lights or a light bar to your vehicle. Awning brackets, on the other hand, will allow you to fit awnings that provide additional protection against the weather conditions.

Fridge and Generator Slide Out

If you want to make your canopy even more functional, why not opt for a fridge and generator slide out? This will allow you to load and unload your fridge a lot easier. So, no more hoisting a heavy fridge in and out of your ute, or crawling into the back of your car to try and access it!

Get Your Versatile Ute Canopy from Great Racks

Interested in getting a ute canopy for work, play or a mixture of both? At Great Racks, we understand that canopies aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we custom-design canopies according to our client’s unique specifications. We consider the vehicle you drive, as well as the purpose you want to use your canopy for. Using high-quality materials and superior crafting methods, we can put together the perfect ute canopy to make both life on the grind and on the weekend smooth-sailing and more enjoyable.

To get your free measure and quote on a ute canopy, give Great Racks a call today!

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