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Camping


How to Keep Yourself (and the Environment) Clean While Camping

Camping is pretty straight forward: You show up in the great outdoors, pop up your roof top tent, get a fire going, grab yourself a drink, then just sit back and relax. But if you plan on camping for more than just a night or two, certain everyday routines can become complicated — one of the […]

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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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Where Can You Camp In Colorado During Coronavirus?

We’ve been counting down the days until we can head out to our favorite camp spots — and that day is finally upon us! We believe one of the best ways to make it through the pandemic is getting back to the root of what we love: getting some R&R in the great outdoors. While […]

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How (And Where) To Camp With Your Dog

As the country starts to open back up little by little, one of the things we’re most excited about is planning our summer camping trips. Public camping grounds and state and national parks are slowly allowing people back in to camp. If you follow the rules, avoid crowded areas, and know how to camp safely […]

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How to “Leave No Trace” When Camping

At Roofnest, we understand that our roof top tents are just half of the equation when it comes to elevating our customers’ camping experiences. The quickest, easiest, and most convenient roof top tent is only as good as the places it can take you. From our home here in the Rocky Mountains to the frozen […]

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Camping Safely During Coronavirus

Every day, there are new rules and regulations for keeping our communities safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. Now that it’s spring, we’ve had to rethink how we do our favorite thing — getting outside and going camping. First things first: We encourage you to adhere to the social distancing policies that are in place on […]

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Overlanding


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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Van Lifers & Overlanders Unite at Descend on Bend

Image courtesy of instagram.com/descendonbend Oregon is a state with such dynamic natural beauty, it needs to be seen to be believed. From the dramatic coastal cliffs in Coos Bay to the lush green forests that surround Mount Hood’s snowy summit, tourists from around the world can get their toes wet in endless outdoor adventures (and […]

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The FJ Summit: Overlanders Takeover Ouray, CO

Image courtesy of Davon Cook Ouray, Colorado isn’t the most well-known household name for outdoor adventures. But those who are familiar with the small Colorado mountain town know it’s a treasure trove for recreation and exploration — home to cascading waterfalls, endless hiking trails, canyoneering and four-wheeling, Outside Magazine named Ouray one of the 5 […]

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Outdoor Play


How To Recover From A Hike Like A Champ

At Roofnest, we’re obsessed with the outdoors. We’re happy to get our wheels dirty on a mountain bike trail, brave the cold on some backcountry slopes, and test the white waters of the Colorado River with a good old-fashioned raft trip. But one of our favorite ways to experience Mother Nature is by giving our […]

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3 Winter Adventures For The Whole Family

When we think of winter, we think of snow and skiing here in Colorado. But we know that not everyone skis or snowboards, so we wanted to offer a few tips on how to get in some winter adventures off the slopes. Whether your favorite way to get outside in the winter is having a […]

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The Best Way to Organize Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor activities are a heck of a lot of fun, but they also mean having a heck of a lot of gear. Camping alone comes with a long list of must-haves to enjoy your trip to its fullest: outdoor cooking supplies, a way to stay clean, a camping power supply, and like 3 different kinds […]

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Roofnest Tips & Features


How A Roofnest Can Save Your Camp Trip

Photo: Nickolaus Hines   When we say Roofnest roof top tents are easy-to-use, waterproof, and comfortable, we aren’t just tooting our own horns. Nick Hines at Matador Network recently took our Roofnest Falcon out for a night, and quickly saw how these three Roofnest features helped save him and his fiancé Heather from a few […]

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9 Reasons You Need a Roofnest

If you work a 9-5, the weekend is your cherished time to escape from behind your desk and get out and explore. We’re right there with you. Camping to us is all about getting away from it all, and spending as many nights as we can under the stars. But when you’ve got a busy […]

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What’s the Best Durable, Low-Profile Hard Shell Roof Top Tent?

While camping is obviously one of our favorite ways to enjoy the great outdoors, there’s one teeny tiny thing that absolutely no one likes about camping: setting up a tent. Whether you’re an overland enthusiast or a casual weekend camper, pitching a traditional tent at the end of a long day outside is the last […]

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News & Press


Travel + Leisure Reviews the Roofnest Sparrow

As more Americans seek to unplug, get out of the house, and forget about coronavirus for just a little while, overlanding has seen a surge in popularity this year. At Roofnest, we can attest to the summertime overlanding craze. Our hard shell roof top tents have been selling faster than hotcakes (those are pancakes, right?), […]

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TFLCar Reviews the Roofnest Sparrow

Photo: Grant Davis   As many parents can attest, camping with the kids is a blast for the whole family…until bedtime rolls around. Traditional ground camping can be cold, bumpy, and even a little scary for your little ones as they listen to wildlife go about their business at night. Did we mention the possibility […]

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How A Roofnest Can Save Your Camp Trip

Photo: Nickolaus Hines   When we say Roofnest roof top tents are easy-to-use, waterproof, and comfortable, we aren’t just tooting our own horns. Nick Hines at Matador Network recently took our Roofnest Falcon out for a night, and quickly saw how these three Roofnest features helped save him and his fiancé Heather from a few […]

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