“The Falcon is an ideal tent for frequent campers who seek convenience and efficiency.”
“The Roofnest Sparrow is one of the sharpest looking rooftop tents we’ve ever seen.” 
“Getting situated with the Roofnest Sparrow is easy, and packs some wow factor.” 
“The star of our show was the Roofnest Sparrow.” 
“Living off the grid is getting easier…the top shell of the latest Sparrow model can accommodate a 100-watt flexible solar panel.”
“The Roofnest Falcon is one of our favorite roof top tents. It’s a high-end model that has a low profile, yet is surprisingly roomy. It makes car camping a breeze.”
“Pitching a tent atop your car affords you the luxury of hitting any open road and always knowing where you’ll lay your head.”
“Roofnest has spent the last half-decade establishing itself as one of the most eminent players in the off-road and Overlanding rooftop tent space, consistently releasing entirely new models or upgraded variants of existing offerings.”
“Our Favorite Roof Top Tent.”
“Roofnest makes a premium product designed for all sorts of weather that’s simple and easy to use.”  
“The Falcon Rooftop tent is the quickest tent I’ve set up ever.”
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Happy Roofnester
August 8, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Fills the Gap between Ground Tent and Teardrop Trailer

I’ve owned my Roofnest Sparrow for two summers, for a total use of about sixty nights. I mostly camp in the Upper Midwest, Great Plains, and Rocky Mountains. Great product overall. Materials: They all seem to be durable. I want this tent to last for years. For that to happen, the initial materials need to be high quality. Also, they need to be repairable. I believe they are both. The ABS plastic shell does not seem to wear at all. The struts that allow it to open are reliable. The canvas continues to be weatherproof. I would imagine that with these simple materials and construction, a body shop could fix any problems that might occur well down the road. The only downside with the materials is that the tent off-gased incredibly. I kept it opened in my garage for a few months, which was necessary to make the smell go away. Customer Service: I called when making the initial purchase and got a generous conversation from the staff. Also had same good experience when calling about mounting an awning. Rooftop Tents Generally Speaking: I think they are revolutionary. Honestly, they really help make trips happen easily that otherwise would be a slog. A lot of people, I think, want something more comfortable and reliable than tent camping, but are not interested in towing a trailer. For those of us in that situation, a rooftop tent is perfect. I’ve tent camped maybe close to 500 times in my life, often backpacking or bicycle touring. I’ve learned to like simple setups, so I’ve been reluctant as a 40-something dad to get into a pop-up, teardrop, or other trailer. But, tent camping has its limitations that finally led me to seeking something different. Mostly, I wanted a setup that would be reliable in all three-season weather. Too often, campgrounds have poorly drained sites. When I’m on a road trip, I want to know that the afternoon’s rain isn’t going to mean setting up in a puddle. As a dad, this matters. So I started looking at trailers, teardrops especially. But they seemed to start at about $5000, or more with pandemic inflation now. Functionally, they offer nothing significant to me not offered by the rooftop tent. Both are a guaranteed dry place to sleep for two people. Some teardrops have the kitchen hatchback, but I’m happy with carrying two small plastic totes to from my Subaru to the picnic table. The other comparison is with with a pop-up. Sometimes used ones are priced competitively with a rooftop tent. While larger ones to sleep more people, they still mostly just offer a dry place to sleep, especially if you’re fine cooking at the picnic table. If you’re looking to upgrade from tent camping, I would seriously look at rooftop tents. Think of them as cheap campers, not as expensive tents. They really do offer functionality much more similar to pop-ups and teardrops than to ground tents.
Ron Goldey
August 2, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

One of the best Festival Tents ever

Just returned from a ten-day, 2000 mile road trip for a music camp and festival in Colorado. Our Roofnest Adventure XL exceeded our expectations. It kept us high and dry, something most of our fellow campers could not say.
Chris R.
July 27, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Condor Overland Learning curve

The Condor Overland definitely needs two person install. Not that easy of a lift, so you will likely be keeping the tent on the vehicle for long periods. I have Elevate Truck Bed Rack. The Mounting screws were too short and I had to go to hardware stroe to get long enough screws to mount. Other than that, it was pretty easy install. Once on rack easy to move around. There is a learning curve with setting up the tent. I could not get the ladder right until after a multple tries, so that it did not have the bounce when getting in the tent. When ladder the floor will stay in place. I think I had too steep of an angle. Also warning, the metal rings for holding back sky roof in hot sun (live in Colorado) can damage the rain fly window, which is just plastic. This happened on my first trip. Should be warning about that. Also when closing, it is not as simple as the videos. You will need to tuck in the sides, lift both sides to tuck. Maybe this improves over time, but that has been my experience. First trip was a success, tent is warm, no leaks in a thunder storm. Very stasified, but expect a learning curve. Also, I have seen people with an issue of awning rods and being hard to get in on the side near a truck cab, you can moves these easily and works great. Have also had some issues with the velcro to hold mattress in place and ladder protective flap. This might be part of learing curve. Just first use, but I am sure I will be happier over time.
Sheridan
July 1, 2022
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Good but hard to close

Overall I really like my Sparrow, however buyers should be aware it is very difficult to close for just one person. There’s no information on Roofnest’s site that refers to closing the tent.
Thom @CompoundOverland
July 1, 2022
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Great Tent so far … but

My tent arrived sooner than expected, and though the box had damage, my Condor Overland didn’t have even one scratch. I have only two concerns. First given the cost of this tent, the attachment brackets are tacky at best. I have ordered Wheel Every Weekend brackets to correct this. Second, the fold-out section does not lay flat. I’m told by other owners on the ROOFNEST Flock Facebook page that will correct with use over time. All that said, can’t wait to hit the mountains.
Rebecca Cuozzo-Gonzalez
June 20, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

First RTT – Super happy with it!

We’ve taken this out 6 times since March and love how warm it keeps on cold nights and how ventilated it is opened up in the desert heat. It also held up well through a rough windstorm on the central coast. If I could do it all over, I may have opted for the Sparrow Eye only because of the 30lb weight difference. I know the Falcon 2 has a lot of upgrades, but it pushes the 160lb limit on my Thule crossbars and I’m not strong enough to help my husband lift it on and off the roof. I also wish there was a cover available for this model to keep it clean on long, buggy drives!

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That’s why we make outdoor camping accessible, comfortable, and convenient for campers of every experience level with our durable and easy-to-use hard shell roof top tents.

Meet the Founder

Tim Nickles, the Founder of Roofnest, is a 25-year Boulder resident who was practically raised outdoors. He spent his childhood traversing the Alaskan wilderness with hiking boots on his feet and camping gear on his back, strapping on his first pair of skis when he was barely 3 years old.

From a young age, Tim understood how being immersed in nature can shape who we are, and inspire who we want to be.

As he grew older and began to explore further — spending winters skiing in Chamonix, France, and summers mountain biking in Boulder — Tim came to appreciate how his camping gear was the key to accessing the outdoor lifestyle he’d been raised to love. Thus began his lifelong pursuit of modifying, designing, and creating outdoor camping gear that made packing up and sleeping under the stars easier and more comfortable than ever.

Using his first rooftop tent was a turning point for Tim. As an avid outdoor adventurer, a rooftop tent provided a night’s sleep as comfortable as his own bedroom — only to open his window and be greeted by fresh mountain air and awe-inspiring alpine peaks. All this, without ever having to compete for a campsite, find a flat surface, or pitch a single pole.

From that moment, Tim knew rooftop tents would be a lifelong obsession. And in his typical spirit of improvement, he was quick to invest his time and expertise into designing a superior hardshell rooftop tent.

This is where Roofnest was born: from the love of leaving daily life behind and spending more hours discovering the breathtaking adventures and unforgettable memories that nature has to offer.

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