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Camping


The 10 Best Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

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

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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6 Insanely Easy Camping Meals to Make With Your Kids

There’s nothing better than enjoying the outdoors with your family. Being disconnected can do wonders for you and your kids’ health — even for just a day. But come mealtime, you might find yourself in the familiar territory of trying to figure out what to make that will make everyone happy. Only now you’re in […]

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Prep for Your Next Camping Adventure With This Easy Camping Checklist

At Roofnest, spring is synonymous with camping season (although we still do our fair share of winter camping, too). If you’re into spring cleaning, don’t forget to go through your camp gear and do a bit of spring cleaning before you head out for your first camp trip of the season. You might notice it’s […]

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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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Overlanding


June’s Rig of The Month: Andrew Wimmer’s Falcon XL-Topped Toyota Tacoma

Andrew Wimmer recently took a moment to post in the Roofnest Flock Facebook group about his Falcon XL. It caught our attention because Wimmer mounted the Falcon XL to his 2021 dual-cab, long-bed Tacoma with a custom-made rack. We were so impressed with the setup, it earned the title of June’s Rig of the Month. […]

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May’s Rig of The Month: Impressive Rookie Rig

This month, we were very impressed by Vernon and Carla Habersetzer’s first-ever custom roof top tent rig. Vernon showed us a walkthrough of his new Condor XL setup on their Jeep Wrangler Rubicon using a Rhino Rack, a little elbow grease, and some inspiration. Vernon found that the Rhino Rack gave his Roofnest just enough […]

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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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Outdoor Play


The Ultimate Guide to Safely and Successfully Hiking Colorado 14ers This Summer

Author: Ian Krammer What’s more “Colorado” than hiking in the mountains? Climbing a fourteener! Fourteeners offer unrivaled views, a deep sense of personal accomplishment, and a guaranteed giant adventure. They’re both the highest points in Colorado and in the US. Colorado is home to 58 total (53 “ranked” plus 5 “unranked”) peaks over 14,000 feet. […]

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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. This wonder is the same awe that you want all upcoming generations to experience, […]

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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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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


Charles + Hudson Test the Roofnest Sparrow on Family Roadtrip

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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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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