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.
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.
Car and Driver Tries Out the Roofnest Sandpiper
It’s no secret that overlanding isn’t just for the hardcore gearheads and desert-crossing daredevils anymore (Mad Max, anyone?). More and more people are looking for ways to feel what it’s like to live life on four wheels — even if it’s just for the weekend. Ezra Dyer of Car and Driver strapped a Roofnest Sandpiper […]Read more »
Camping Safely During Coronavirus
Every day, there are new rules and regulations for keeping our communities safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. Now that it’s spring, we’ve had to rethink how we do our favorite thing — getting outside and going camping. First things first: We encourage you to adhere to the social distancing policies that are in place on […]Read more »
The Condor 4-Person Roof Top Tent Takes Camping to the Next Level
When it comes to hard shell roof top tents, there’s the Roofnest, then there’s everything else. Not all roof top tents are created equal — you may find one online that looks kinda like a Roofnest, but there’s a reason our tents keep racking up those rave reviews. The Roofnest advantage means a more durable, […]Read more »