Tepui Launches UpCycle Program Transforming Tent Travel Covers into Unique Gear Bags

September 12, 2018

Tepui Announces “Tepui UpCycle”, An Initiative to Reduce Material Waste and Create Gear From Upcycled Tent Materials

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2018) Tepui, the leading brand of rooftop tents and outdoor adventure gear, launches Tepui UpCycle, a program  designed to minimize the brand’s impact on landfills and turn used tent materials into new creative adventure gear. Tepui UpCycle will first offer an opportunity for customers to send in well-loved tent travel covers for a new cover with updated Tepui logo and a unique backpack or gear bag crafted from the usable material in the returned travel covers. 

“We take pride in our sourcing of quality materials. Tepui UpCycle reflects our company’s commitment and endeavor to minimize our impact on the landfills and maximize the use and lifespan of these materials,” said Evan Currid, Tepui founder. “The travel covers are made from quality weatherproof PVC material that translates into rugged walls for backpacks and gear bags. We plan to continue our efforts in reducing material waste by finding ways to upcycle old tent canopies and components into exciting new products.”

Tepui has a phenomenal customer base. This initiative is also directed to thank customers for being a part of the Tepui family. Tepui UpCycle is simple:

  1. After many adventures and seasons of use, replace your well-loved Tepui travel cover by selecting the Tepui UpCycle bundle on
  2. We’ll take used travel covers and repurpose them to create heavy duty all-purpose gear bags and backpacks.
  3. Receive your brand new replacement Tepui travel cover, a return shipping label for your well-loved travel cover, as well as your choice of a upcycled backpack or gear bag!

The Tepui UpCycle backpacks and gear bags will be for sale as individual accessories or as the UpCycle bundle. For the price of a new travel cover, the Tepui UpCycle bundle includes a new travel cover, backpack or gear bag, and a return slip to send in the old travel cover. In line with Tepui’s mission to manufacture locally when possible, Tepui UpCycle uses an American production facility to clean the tent covers and repurpose them into the backpacks and gear bags.

About Tepui
Founded in 2010 and based in Santa Cruz, California, Tepui Tents makes the highest quality rooftop camping tents and excursion accessories available. Engineered with market-leading designs that utilize premium materials, Tepui Tents are easy to install on almost any vehicle with a roof rack. From off-road warriors at the Baja 1000 to families car camping for a weekend at the lake, Tepui Tents and rugged accessories make any adventure a comfortable home away from home. For more information, visit