Roofnest Sparrow featured on Digitaltrends

Roofnest just made Digital Trends list of

5 best roof top tents for glamping on top of your car!

Digital Trends has been keeping people up-to-date on new technology and products since 2006. Though not exactly an outdoor focused site, with 60 million page views per month they still bring a lot of attention to a new company like Roofnest so we’re psyched we made their list!

We just got another batch of Roofnests into our warehouse this week so have plenty of stock on our basic models and the EYE. The popular Sparrow X is quickly selling out with just two white ones left and more black and white tents on the way at the beginning of September.

Roofnest Sparrow reviewed on the Gear Institute

One of Roofnest’s customers, Matt Hart, recently published a review of his Roofnest Sparrow on the Gear Institute. Matt’s review highlights the features and technical specs of the Sparrow and emphasizes it’s cost effectiveness and ease of use. The Roofnest is becoming recognized as a comfortable and versatile alternative to more costly solutions for living the #vanlife.

Check out Matt’s review here:


Matt is a freelance journalist based in Boulder, Colorado who’s work has appeared in the New York TimesNational Geographic, and Outside magazine. Check out his website for a look at his other projects. Thanks Matt!

Stretch out…on top of your car!

roofnest, rooftop tent, adventure, tetons

Photo: Madeline Berry –

You’re daydreaming about your next road trip when you can crank the radio up and drive a little too fast for a little too long. You’re looking forward to making great memories with your closest friends…despite their smelly feet or Read more

Roofnest featured on Expedition Portal!

As we grow our customer and fan base, more and more of the bigger online forums are starting to hear about us. The latest was Expedition Portal which recently featured Roofnest on their popular website. ExPo is a “… community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and motorcycle.” Our kind of people!

We’re psyched that ExPo took notice and that Christophe Noel had such a favorable impression of our business. He says, “I was surprised to see such a nascent company offer so many models and options. They entered the market charging hard…”  We would tend to agree – with almost 50 new tents showing up this week and next, we are shipping most of them out as soon as they hit our warehouse.

Three more shipments are stacked up behind this one so if you miss your desired model and color in this shipment, you can place a deposit on your favorite tent and we’ll fulfill the order just as soon as the one you want arrives (in most cases within 2-4 weeks).

We hope to see you out on the roads and trails soon – Hit us up if you have any questions!

Two sparrows and two eagles.

Deposits for our August Shipment are Live!

Deposits are live for our next major shipment scheduled to hit Denver the first part of August. We’ve had an overwhelming response to our Roof Top Tents and every shipment has sold out prior to arrival at our warehouse in Denver.

Camping in the north fruita desert

If you want a Roofnest for the rest of the Summer and into the Fall, we highly recommend putting a deposit down to hold the tent of your choice. We’ll have every model in all sizes and colors arriving in this August shipment so now’s your chance to get the Roofnest you want!

To hold your tent it’s just a $950 deposit – once your tent arrives you pay the balance and either pick your tent up or we’ll ship it to you anywhere in the lower 48 states for just $249!

Click Here to Put Down a Deposit

Please check out our Product Information page to learn more about our tents and our Installation page to see how easy Roofnests are to install.

Introducing the Eye – The Roofnest with a View

Roofnest has introduced our latest model in two sizes – the Eagle Eye and the Sparrow Eye. With roughly the same size as our Basic models, the Eye features simpler operation and a better view of the sky. The Eye resembles the old Westfalia vans by opening on one side only (the back) to create a triangular-shaped tent (resembling an “eye” in cross-section).

The Sparrow Eye

By opening at just the back, the Eye allows access from the rear of your vehicle and also provides a bigger view of the sky because the doorway is oriented slightly upwards.

The Eye comes in both large (Eagle Eye) and small (Sparrow Eye) sizes and, just like our basic model, can accommodate two adults plus a child or two adults, respectively.

Opening on one side only makes put up and take down even easier – setting the Eye up takes literally 20 seconds, just undue the straps on one end and the tent pops up.

The Eye still has all the features of our other models, such as the waterproof canvas tent material for walls, mesh and canvas at each window and door, and even a large awning over the single doorway.

Check out our Store for more information and photos of the Eagle Eye or Sparrow Eye!





Roofnest featured on CampwardBound

Our good friend, Mark Keeler, over at CampwardBound, just featured us on his excellent blog. He interviewed Roofnest’s founder, Tim Nickles, as well as profiled Roofnest and our roof top tents.

Check out Mark’s profile on Roofnest here.


Mark’s website features carefully crafted content that aims to help families, especially those on a budget, get outside and enjoy the outdoors. His philosophy is that camping and adventuring does not have to be expensive or complicated – and we wholeheartedly agree!

There is a ton of great information on Mark’s site – here is a sampling of some of his posts:

Guide To Free And Cheap Camping

Delicious Camping Food Ideas

How To Pack For A Camping Trip


7 Reasons to Own a Rooftop Tent

If you work a 9–5 and feel the need to escape every weekend, we hear that. Check out the 7 reasons you should get a Roofnest Roof Top Tent for your car.

1: Be BLM/National Forest Star

Want to make friends while camping? Pop up a rooftop tent, and it will draw a crowd like garth brooks at a monster truck rally. Everyone within one mile of your camp spot will come over to learn what’s up. Sometimes they bring beer.

2: Westies aren’t as magical in real life as they are on Instagram

Truth. Westies look awesome on when searching #Vanlife but the reality is we pass broken down Westies on the regular. A Roofnest gives any car a Westy feel without the Westie sadness.

3: Bears

We’re not saying it’s bear-proof, but it might improve your odds?

4: Birds have nests, why shouldn’t you?

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing more magical than the idea of sleeping in nest, like a bird, like in Portlandia.

5: Setting up a tent in one minute > setting up a tent in ten minutes

When it’s cold out, or it’s dark or raining, or pretty much any time having a tent that opens, with your sleep set-up inside, in one minute, is amazing.

6: You can fit more gear in car (you always need more gear)

If you’re like me, and I’m betting you are, your crashpads, bikes, and kayak take up all the cargo room and none of those are fun to spoon. Sleep above your gear, not on it.

7: You’re always ready to go

As soon as 5 pm hits on Friday, you’re ready to start rolling towards Moab or Telluride. You don’t have to worry about where you’re going to sleep, just when. And that, that, is the best part of a Roofnest.