Roofnest featured on CampwardBound

Our good friend, Mark Keeler, over at CampwardBound, just featured us on his excellent blog. He interviewed Roofnest’s founder, Tim Nickles, as well as profiled Roofnest and our roof top tents.

Check out Mark’s profile on Roofnest here.


Mark’s website features carefully crafted content that aims to help families, especially those on a budget, get outside and enjoy the outdoors. His philosophy is that camping and adventuring does not have to be expensive or complicated – and we wholeheartedly agree!

There is a ton of great information on Mark’s site – here is a sampling of some of his posts:

Guide To Free And Cheap Camping

Delicious Camping Food Ideas

How To Pack For A Camping Trip


7 Reasons to Own a Rooftop Tent

If you work a 9–5 and feel the need to escape every weekend, we hear that. Check out the 7 reasons you should get a Roofnest Roof Top Tent for your car.

1: Be BLM/National Forest Star

Want to make friends while camping? Pop up a rooftop tent, and it will draw a crowd like garth brooks at a monster truck rally. Everyone within one mile of your camp spot will come over to learn what’s up. Sometimes they bring beer.

2: Westies aren’t as magical in real life as they are on Instagram

Truth. Westies look awesome on when searching #Vanlife but the reality is we pass broken down Westies on the regular. A Roofnest gives any car a Westy feel without the Westie sadness.

3: Bears

We’re not saying it’s bear-proof, but it might improve your odds?

4: Birds have nests, why shouldn’t you?

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing more magical than the idea of sleeping in nest, like a bird, like in Portlandia.

5: Setting up a tent in one minute > setting up a tent in ten minutes

When it’s cold out, or it’s dark or raining, or pretty much any time having a tent that opens, with your sleep set-up inside, in one minute, is amazing.

6: You can fit more gear in car (you always need more gear)

If you’re like me, and I’m betting you are, your crashpads, bikes, and kayak take up all the cargo room and none of those are fun to spoon. Sleep above your gear, not on it.

7: You’re always ready to go

As soon as 5 pm hits on Friday, you’re ready to start rolling towards Moab or Telluride. You don’t have to worry about where you’re going to sleep, just when. And that, that, is the best part of a Roofnest.