Roofnest is built on… adventure

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Roofnest is built on… adventure

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Our Mission

Escaping from the familiar sights and sounds of your daily routine and immersing yourself in nature refreshes, relaxes, and reminds you of what’s most important.

We make outdoor camping easy, accessible, convenient, and comfortable for campers of every experience level by designing durable and easy-to-use hardshell rooftop tents.

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Our vision is to bring the camaraderie, wonder, and adventure of the great outdoors closer to every customer.

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Our Roots

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.

Adventure Journal

Roofnest: Women’s Health Mag 2021 Fitness Award Winner

Roofnest Team// January 27, 2021

In a recent round-up of the 2021 Fitness Award winners, a familiar hard shell roof top tent popped up under the “epic investment” category. Our Roofnest Falcon was a top pick for the adventure moms and solo-traveling ladies of the legendary Women’s Health Magazine. Women’s Health set the bar high with 12 months of testing […]

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VIDEO: Outdoors Allie Reviews the Falcon XL

Roofnest Team// January 20, 2021

Allie D’Andrea (a.k.a. Outdoors Allie) isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. The hunter and outdoor adventurist frequently enjoys getting off the grid and exploring everything the wilderness has to offer. When she’s not tracking down her next meal (she enjoys grilling up her own hunted venison), you can find Allie trying out new outdoor […]

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The Best Hot Springs in Oregon to Relax Your Body and Soul

Roofnest Team// January 19, 2021

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as sinking into a steamy pool of mineral water after a long day adventuring. And with the year we’ve had, you’ve earned a little rest! Oregon is a perfect location to get back in tune with nature and recharge. Feast your eyes on the state’s abundant […]

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