Introducing our Ptarmigan Insulation system!

Always trying to innovate and improve our customers’ car camping experience, we have been working on an insulation package for our Basic and X model tents…. And it’s finally here!

Introducing the Ptarmigan Insulation system – the Ptarmigan Insulation system is a packable, easy-to-install, synthetic insulation system for both Roofnest Basic models (Eagle and Sparrow) as well as the Sparrow X.

The Ptarmigan Tent Insulation system has vertical zippers at each corner for installation around the gas struts and small metal hooks that easily attach its upper edge to the upper shell. There is a vertical zipper at each doorway for ease of entry and exit.

Once the insulation is zipped and hooked into place, the lower edge is tucked under the mattress to create an enclosed, cozy space.

The insulation can be installed or removed in ten minutes and can be left installed when travelling as long as you’re careful to tuck the insulation and tent material fully inside the tent when closing it.

The system is made from a synthetic polyester-based insulation with a polyester-based covering that is mildew and stain resistant. The insulation and cover are all through-stitched for durability and easy of use. Zippers are all metal and the bottom edge is finished with a durable nylon end piece for long-lasting wear.

Check it out here on our site and get one to help you stay warm this winter!!

Roofnest Eagle rooftop tent in the mountains of southern Idaho

Cold Weather Camping in a Roofnest!

Fall is definitely here with the smell of Pumpkin Spice Everything floating in the breeze. Leafpeepers flock to beautiful places for changing colors and bugling elk. Fall is also the perfect season to camp! What’s better than swapping stories by a crackling fire with your buddies? In some places, Fall seems like it was truncated this year by plummeting temperatures and early snow. Many of us probably wish Fall would stick around longer, but Winter is coming. Not technically until December 21st, Jon Snow…but that shouldn’t keep you from camping in a Roofnest! I have sought a few chillier places to test how well my Eagle holds up in the cold, and here’s what I found. 

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Announcing the August Photo Contest Winners!

For the month of August through Labor day weekend we ran an informal photo contest amongst our customers. Just a little creative competition to help give folks some extra motivation to get out there and explore a beautiful place or get up just a few minutes earlier to catch that great morning light.

We had three categories, best interior, best scenic, and best lifestyle/camping shot.

We received almost all our submissions in the Scenic category and the choices were tough!

The number one spot for the Scenic category goes to customer, Brian Green, with this shot of his Roofnest Eagle on his Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Brian also gets special mention for sending us a ton of great photos as entries in the contest – nice work Brian!

The number two spot in the Scenic category goes to Tommy Eustis for this great shot on Imogene Pass in Southwestern Colorado. Imogene is a super scenic road connecting the towns of Ouray and Telluride. Congrats Tommy!!

The number one spot in the Interior category went to Michael Mowery for this “mood lighting” shot in the forest near Telluride, CO. Very comfortable looking Michael!

We’ll be sending the winners one of our inflatable loungers and plenty of high-5’s. Check out the galleries on our website to see some of our other customer photos. They’ll give you a great idea of how versatile the Roofnest is and what they look like on different vehicles – plus they’ll likely inspire you to get out of town and go camping!!

Roofnest Sparrow featured on Digitaltrends

Roofnest just made Digital Trends list of

5 best roof top tents for glamping on top of your car!

Digital Trends has been keeping people up-to-date on new technology and products since 2006. Though not exactly an outdoor focused site, with 60 million page views per month they still bring a lot of attention to a new company like Roofnest so we’re psyched we made their list!

We just got another batch of Roofnests into our warehouse this week so have plenty of stock on our basic models and the EYE. The popular Sparrow X is quickly selling out with just two white ones left and more black and white tents on the way at the beginning of September.

Roofnest Sparrow reviewed on the Gear Institute

One of Roofnest’s customers, Matt Hart, recently published a review of his Roofnest Sparrow on the Gear Institute. Matt’s review highlights the features and technical specs of the Sparrow and emphasizes it’s cost effectiveness and ease of use. The Roofnest is becoming recognized as a comfortable and versatile alternative to more costly solutions for living the #vanlife.

Check out Matt’s review here:

FIRST LOOK: ROOFNEST SPARROW

Matt is a freelance journalist based in Boulder, Colorado who’s work has appeared in the New York TimesNational Geographic, and Outside magazine. Check out his website for a look at his other projects. Thanks Matt!

Stretch out…on top of your car!

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Photo: Madeline Berry – madelineberry.org

You’re daydreaming about your next road trip when you can crank the radio up and drive a little too fast for a little too long. You’re looking forward to making great memories with your closest friends…despite their smelly feet or Read more

Roofnest featured on Expedition Portal!

As we grow our customer and fan base, more and more of the bigger online forums are starting to hear about us. The latest was Expedition Portal which recently featured Roofnest on their popular website. ExPo is a “… community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and motorcycle.” Our kind of people!

We’re psyched that ExPo took notice and that Christophe Noel had such a favorable impression of our business. He says, “I was surprised to see such a nascent company offer so many models and options. They entered the market charging hard…”  We would tend to agree – with almost 50 new tents showing up this week and next, we are shipping most of them out as soon as they hit our warehouse.

Three more shipments are stacked up behind this one so if you miss your desired model and color in this shipment, you can place a deposit on your favorite tent and we’ll fulfill the order just as soon as the one you want arrives (in most cases within 2-4 weeks).

We hope to see you out on the roads and trails soon – Hit us up if you have any questions!

Two sparrows and two eagles.

Deposits for our August Shipment are Live!

Deposits are live for our next major shipment scheduled to hit Denver the first part of August. We’ve had an overwhelming response to our Roof Top Tents and every shipment has sold out prior to arrival at our warehouse in Denver.

Camping in the north fruita desert

If you want a Roofnest for the rest of the Summer and into the Fall, we highly recommend putting a deposit down to hold the tent of your choice. We’ll have every model in all sizes and colors arriving in this August shipment so now’s your chance to get the Roofnest you want!

To hold your tent it’s just a $950 deposit – once your tent arrives you pay the balance and either pick your tent up or we’ll ship it to you anywhere in the lower 48 states for just $249!

Click Here to Put Down a Deposit

Please check out our Product Information page to learn more about our tents and our Installation page to see how easy Roofnests are to install.

Introducing the Eye – The Roofnest with a View

Roofnest has introduced our latest model in two sizes – the Eagle Eye and the Sparrow Eye. With roughly the same size as our Basic models, the Eye features simpler operation and a better view of the sky. The Eye resembles the old Westfalia vans by opening on one side only (the back) to create a triangular-shaped tent (resembling an “eye” in cross-section).

The Sparrow Eye

By opening at just the back, the Eye allows access from the rear of your vehicle and also provides a bigger view of the sky because the doorway is oriented slightly upwards.

The Eye comes in both large (Eagle Eye) and small (Sparrow Eye) sizes and, just like our basic model, can accommodate two adults plus a child or two adults, respectively.

Opening on one side only makes put up and take down even easier – setting the Eye up takes literally 20 seconds, just undue the straps on one end and the tent pops up.

The Eye still has all the features of our other models, such as the waterproof canvas tent material for walls, mesh and canvas at each window and door, and even a large awning over the single doorway.

Check out our Store for more information and photos of the Eagle Eye or Sparrow Eye!