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

4 of the Most Delicious Campfire Cocktails to Keep You Warm This Winter

Roofnest Team// December 3, 2020

When you’re out camping, there’s more to having a cocktail than just taking the edge off after a long week. A good cocktail can give you an experience to remember. There’s nothing like enjoying a drink with the perfect blend of flavors that seems to fit the mood and setting just right. As the snow […]

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Roofnest Featured in the Washington Post

Roofnest Team// December 3, 2020

If there’s one thing 2020 has shown us, it’s that a Roofnest is truly versatile in the face of unpredictable change. From offering a way to have a safe and socially-distanced weekend outside with your family to a whole new take on remote learning, a hard shell roof top tent can get you out of […]

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8 of the Most Relaxing Natural Hot Springs in California

Roofnest Team// November 27, 2020

Winter is undoubtedly the best season to take a dip in a steaming hot spring. There’s nothing better than cozying up in a warm pool after a long day of exploring all the natural wonders that California has to offer. There’s a multitude of incredible California hot springs nestled in the mountains and scattered across […]

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