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

How to Live the Van Life (Without Actually Living in a Van)

Roofnest Team// January 16, 2020

If you’re like us, you’ve probably spent your fair share of time scrolling through #vanlife posts on Instagram, day-dreaming of breaking away from the 9-to-5 world, and living life on four wheels. But for most of us, dumping tens of thousands of dollars into a Sprinter van or a fixer-upper VW and turning it into […]

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Top 5 Campgrounds Within Two Hours of Salt Lake City, Utah

Corey Mercer// January 10, 2020

With a Roofnest, you can leave straight from the office on a Friday afternoon and set up camp in under 1 minute once you park at your campsite. But we know that a 4-5 hour trek to an epic campsite can take away from the sense of peace and tranquility you’re chasing.  That’s why we’ve […]

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December National Park of the Month: Death Valley

Corey Mercer// January 3, 2020

With dropping temps and snow rolling in this month, we thought the best national park to highlight in December is Death Valley. Death Valley is the lowest, driest, and hottest national park in the whole country. There are extreme and unbearable temps in the summer (over 100 at midnight sometimes!) Knowing that, this is the […]

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