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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

Charles + Hudson Test the Roofnest Sparrow on Family Roadtrip

Roofnest Team// June 14, 2021

Highlighting the best in trucks, tech, and tools since 2005 — pretty much anything Charles + Hudson is doing, we’re doing, too. We’re big fans of their project guides. From building sawhorses to wood-burning saunas, they know how to transform anything into a vessel for adventure. So we were stoked to hear they took the […]

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The 10 Best Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Roofnest Team// June 11, 2021

Father’s Day is just around the bend, and that means grilling on the patio, camping on the weekends, and maybe a few patterned neckties or noodle art gifts from the kids. If you’re shopping for a dad you love this holiday, don’t you think it’s time to upgrade some of that camp gear in the […]

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Why I Love Camping with A Roofnest as a Dog Owner

Nick Jaynes// June 8, 2021

Author: Nick Jaynes Two generations of dogs have camped with me in my Roofnest Condor. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about camping with pups in a roof top tent. Not to mention, I’ve learned how to carry a 75-pound dog up an eight-foot ladder. It takes some labor getting a large dog in […]

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