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8 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for the Adventurous Mom in Your Life

If your mom (or the mother of your kiddos) is the adventurous sort, it might be hard to get her to sit still long enough to celebrate her this Mother’s Day. Maybe she’s busy hitting the trail with the kids in tow, or putting together a bucket list of the best National Parks to visit […]

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Glamping vs. Car Camping: Why You Should Experience a Roof Top Tent

Being quarantined inside was probably not what you had planned for 2020. We’re right there with you. With COVID regulations lifting and more and more Americans getting vaccinated, this spring looks a heck of a lot different than last year. And if you’re like us, we’re itching to get outside and have some fun. Most […]

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3 Fun and Educational Earth Day Activities for Kids

One of the greatest parts of being a parent is watching your child discover all the magic the world has to offer every time you go outside. Their excitement can be contagious — especially when you’re exploring the joys of nature together. To your child, the same flowers you might pass by on a hike without […]

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6 Underrated National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

National Parks week is here! That means it’s time to bust out that bucket list and figure out which of our nation’s natural wonders to visit this year. While we love classics like Yellow Stone, The Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park, we recommend checking out some uncharted territory this summer. We’re craving some new […]

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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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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


3 Fun and Educational Earth Day Activities for Kids

One of the greatest parts of being a parent is watching your child discover all the magic the world has to offer every time you go outside. Their excitement can be contagious — especially when you’re exploring the joys of nature together. To your child, the same flowers you might pass by on a hike without […]

Read more »

6 Underrated National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

National Parks week is here! That means it’s time to bust out that bucket list and figure out which of our nation’s natural wonders to visit this year. While we love classics like Yellow Stone, The Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park, we recommend checking out some uncharted territory this summer. We’re craving some new […]

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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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Roofnest Tips & Features


Glamping vs. Car Camping: Why You Should Experience a Roof Top Tent

Being quarantined inside was probably not what you had planned for 2020. We’re right there with you. With COVID regulations lifting and more and more Americans getting vaccinated, this spring looks a heck of a lot different than last year. And if you’re like us, we’re itching to get outside and have some fun. Most […]

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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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News & Press


Sunset Magazine Reviews Roofnest Sparrow XL Upgrades

Sometimes, bigger really is better. Especially for a spacious roof top tent that allows you to get the most out of your adventure. With our new Sparrow XL, not only do our customers get more room to relax inside, but they get more features, too. In their Wildlands series, which highlights stories for people who […]

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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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