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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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How You Can Give Back to the Environment This Year

Feeling a soft-spot for Mother Nature lately? We don’t blame you. Between hurricane season, the devastating wildfires across the country,  and the ongoing destruction of natural habitats around the globe, 2020 was a rough year for the environment. Scientists have named deforestation for food production and global warming as the 2 most destructive forces impacting […]

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Enjoy the Best Holiday Yet with These Delicious Campfire Recipes

Congratulations — you made it to December! The end of a long and stressful year deserves a relaxing and joyous holiday celebration. While the holidays look a little different this year, there are still ways to make it the best Christmas yet. 2020 has been the perfect year to create new traditions. Perhaps you’ve started up […]

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The Best Cold Weather Camping Gear You Need This Year

With social distancing orders still in place, getting out in nature might just be the last safe way to still have a killer weekend with your loved ones this winter. Winter camping doesn’t have to be just for the hardcore outdoor types. With a cozy and durable hard shell roof top tent, you can stay […]

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4 of the Most Delicious Campfire Cocktails to Keep You Warm This Winter

When you’re out camping, there’s more to having a cocktail than just taking the edge off after a long week. A good cocktail can give you an experience to remember. There’s nothing like enjoying a drink with the perfect blend of flavors that seems to fit the mood and setting just right. As the snow […]

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Thanksgiving Foods You Can Make at Camp This Year

Thanksgiving this year looks different than any other. But that doesn’t mean it has to be any less special for you and your close family. We see this as a chance to celebrate the holiday in a whole new way. Getting outside and spending time in nature is a safe, socially-distanced, and memorable way to […]

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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


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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6 Must-See Natural Hot Springs in Washington

Road tripping up the 101 got you feeling exhausted? Ready for a pick-me-up before heading to your next PNW locale? Find a good stopping point—like Olympic National Park—and take a break with a dip in a scenic hot spring. Packed with natural health benefits like increased blood circulation, reduced stress, and pain relief, hot springs […]

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Roofnest Tips & Features


How to Feather Your Roofnest For Winter Camping

Winter is here, which means looking forward to cozy fireplaces, warm slippers, and holiday movie binges. But for those of us who can’t turn off the need for adventure, being cooped up inside all winter just isn’t an option — no matter how cozy. With a warm and durable hard shell roof top tent, you […]

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Reviews that Prove Roofnest is the Best Gift to Give this Christmas

We made it! 2020 is coming to an end. If there’s one thing we could all use after this whirlwind year, it’s a little extra love from our friends and family. Christmas 2020 is the perfect excuse to give our loved ones something extra special. We’ve had to get creative to stay connected, and some […]

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Why This Camper Chose Roofnest Over iKamper

We can talk about how great Roofnest roof top tents are compared to our competitors all day. An incredibly slim profile, insanely quick and easy setup, durable, waterproof…the list goes on. But what we like even better is to shut up and let our fans do the talking. Why Edward Shin Gave Up His iKamper […]

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News & Press


Roofnest: Women’s Health Mag 2021 Fitness Award Winner

In a recent round-up of the 2021 Fitness Award winners, a familiar hard shell roof top tent popped up under the “epic investment” category. Our Roofnest Falcon was a top pick for the adventure moms and solo-traveling ladies of the legendary Women’s Health Magazine. Women’s Health set the bar high with 12 months of testing […]

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VIDEO: Outdoors Allie Reviews the Falcon XL

Allie D’Andrea (a.k.a. Outdoors Allie) isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. The hunter and outdoor adventurist frequently enjoys getting off the grid and exploring everything the wilderness has to offer. When she’s not tracking down her next meal (she enjoys grilling up her own hunted venison), you can find Allie trying out new outdoor […]

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Roofnest Sparrow XL and Falcon Highlighted in Forbes

If there’s one positive thing we can say for 2020, it’s that quarantine pushed more Americans to get in touch with nature than any year before. Since late March, parties, concerts, and other social gatherings have been a no-go. Getting on a plane is still discouraged, and even state and national parks had closures to […]

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