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Camping


Can Cats Go Camping? Yes, and Here’s the Cutest Proof Ever

When most of us think about taking our pets camping, a dog is the first animal that comes to mind. And while canine companions are certainly popular with many Roofnesters, our expectations have been turned upside down by the ongoing appearance of a particularly adventurous and adorable cat in the Roofnest Flock Facebook group. Meet […]

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The Best Portable WiFi Devices for Remote Learning and Working

With Zoom meetings and remote learning still overwhelming your family’s day-to-day, it’s time to get out of the house for a change of scenery. You’re probably tired of being tethered to the walls of your home office. Why not make use of being remote and take work and school on the road? There’s nothing like […]

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Which Hard Shell Roof Top Tent is Right for Families?

Family camping trips can mean the world to the ones you love. They’re opportunities to reset and relax with your children, and a chance to feel close to your partner out in a beautiful landscape. But to make sure those camping memories are positive ones, you need your whole family to be comfortable and prepared […]

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What Kind of Roof Rack Do I Need for a Hard Shell Roof Top Tent?

So you’ve decided to get a hard shell roof top tent. Now you need to know what kind of roof rack to get to support your snazzy new setup. While this may seem daunting because there are more than a handful of styles, designs, and brands out there on the market, we’ve put together a […]

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8 Easy Campfire Meals That Feel Surprisingly Gourmet

We’re all about building a routine on the road. At Roofnest, we crave efficiency — better ways to organize our gear, and faster options for hitting the open road and getting the most out of our next adventure. That’s why we designed our Roofnests to pop open in under a minute, so you can get […]

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7 of the Best Camping Spots Within 2 Hours of San Francisco

It’s hard to be bored in a place like San Francisco. Between the countless attractions and historic landmarks like Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and those iconic cable cars zipping around town, it’s hard to run out of fun things to do. But beyond the typical tourist attractions, San Francisco is a gorgeous camping location […]

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Overlanding


April’s Rig of The Month: Edward Shin, Overlanding Expert

Welcome back to the Rig of the Month! This month, we’re showcasing Edward Shin and his impressive rig setup. Shin recently set out for an overlanding adventure with his friend, documenting his newest rig additions and sharing his secrets with us along the way.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by […]

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Check Out Our Roofnest Rig of the Month: March 2021

Welcome to the Rig of the Month! We’ll be bringing you our favorite rigs from customers and overlanding all-stars and showing you how they adapt them for their unique lifestyles. This month we were inspired by Jack (@camo_cruiser) based out of northern Utah. He recently took his Toyota FJ Cruiser and custom rig out to […]

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Why You Need to Rent a Roof Top Tent Right Now

Our roof top tents are the best way to get closer to the outdoors. There are so many reasons to own a Roofnest — from convenience and comfort to living the #vanlife without actually having to live in a van. You might be wondering if there’s a way try a Roofnest roof top tent before […]

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

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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The Ultimate Guide to Overlanding Events in 2020

One of our favorite excuses for packing up and hitting the road in our rigs is heading off to one of the many overlanding expos, conventions, and rallies that happen all over the country each year. We get to do some networking, show off our Roofnests, drool over other overlanding setups and UTVs. We also […]

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Overland Expo East: Outdoor Adventure in the Appalachians

Image courtesy of OverlandExpo.com When you think of outdoor adventure, your first thought probably isn’t the East Coast — especially if you’re used to the Rocky Mountains like we are. And when you think of overlanding, it’s even more unlikely that you pair the activity with Washington, D.C. For most of us, our nation’s capitol […]

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Outdoor Play


6 of the Most Exciting Family Adventures to Try in Colorado

One of the best parts about living in Colorado is there’s something to do every day of the year — even in winter, and even during social distancing. Now that we’re deep into winter, you and your family have probably made countless snowmen, tried out winter camping, and gone on bike rides around the park when […]

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The Best Hot Springs in Oregon to Relax Your Body and Soul

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as sinking into a steamy pool of mineral water after a long day adventuring. And with the year we’ve had, you’ve earned a little rest! Oregon is a perfect location to get back in tune with nature and recharge. Feast your eyes on the state’s abundant […]

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Why Athletes Need Quality Sleep (And How to Get It)

From tennis players to swimmers, mountain bikers to skiers, all athletes know that quality sleep is pivotal to bringing their A-game. But how much sleep do you really need to perform your best? Recent studies have revealed that in addition to hydration, nutrition, and condition, sleep (or not enough of it) can significantly impact performance […]

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Roofnest Tips & Features


Which Hard Shell Roof Top Tent is Right for Families?

Family camping trips can mean the world to the ones you love. They’re opportunities to reset and relax with your children, and a chance to feel close to your partner out in a beautiful landscape. But to make sure those camping memories are positive ones, you need your whole family to be comfortable and prepared […]

Read more »

What Kind of Roof Rack Do I Need for a Hard Shell Roof Top Tent?

So you’ve decided to get a hard shell roof top tent. Now you need to know what kind of roof rack to get to support your snazzy new setup. While this may seem daunting because there are more than a handful of styles, designs, and brands out there on the market, we’ve put together a […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Between an RV, Camper, Trailer, Van, Or Roof Top Tent

Whether you’re already an outdoorsy person or you aspire to be one, you’ll need a vehicle that best compliments your…well…outdoorsiness. You need something that can safely and adequately get you into the backcountry and can keep you comfortable while you’re there. When it comes to the best outdoor vehicle for you, there are 5 main […]

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News & Press


HiConsumption Reviews Sparrow XL Roof Top Tent Upgrades

Who doesn’t love an upgrade, right? We know our friends @dusty_the_outback certainly do. We’ve gotten a lot of love for our Sparrow XL series, but we figured we’d go ahead and make it even better than ever. HiConsumption recently took note of our newest tent upgrades — the bigger size, durable fabric enhancements, and improved […]

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Travel Enthusiasts Review the Roofnest Sparrow

Sometimes, even the most avid campers can get stuck in a rut. It’s not always convenient or affordable to hit the road at a moment’s notice. And going to your go-to camping spot can get old. That’s why Kate & Cody, a pair of outdoor enthusiasts, decided to invest in a roof top tent to […]

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Business Insider Reviews the Roofnest Falcon

Planning a trip isn’t always easy these days, especially when it comes to packing all the right gear. When planning a trip in the backcountry, there’s a lot to think about. Picking a location, hitting the road, setting up camp — the last thing you want to worry about is your sleeping situation at the […]

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