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Outdoor Play


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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Roofnest Tips & Features


Automobile Magazine Reviews Our Sparrow XL

Image courtesy of Automobile Magazine Summer is almost here, and campers and hikers are itching to head to the mountains for a long weekend. For many states, it’s still up in the air when camp sites will be open and available for use by the public. That means we might be kicking off the camp […]

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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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Car and Driver Tries Out the Roofnest Sandpiper

It’s no secret that overlanding isn’t just for the hardcore gearheads and desert-crossing daredevils anymore (Mad Max, anyone?). More and more people are looking for ways to feel what it’s like to live life on four wheels — even if it’s just for the weekend. Ezra Dyer of Car and Driver strapped a Roofnest Sandpiper […]

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Adventure Journal


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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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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Cut Down on Holiday Waste with a DIY Bicycle Wheel Wreath

Image courtesy of REI.com Ah, the holidays…food, gifts, family…and unfortunately, a whole lot of waste. According to Stanford University, Americans throw out about 25% more trash during the holiday season, adding up to an extra 1 million tons of waste. While that amount of waste can feel incomprehensible, what’s not so mind-blowing is how simple […]

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Travel


April Destination of the Month: Sedona, AZ

With summer fast approaching and no clear end to quarantine life, we’re looking ahead at future trips to keep our heads above water during these uncharted times. Once the quarantine is over, we’ll certainly be craving some warm weather and Mother Nature. What better place to do so than the beautiful Arizona desert town of […]

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April National Park Highlight: White Sands

While most of us are mandated to stay home right now, we think the perfect way to power through the quarantine is to start planning your next trip. And what better way to do so than to check out the rare white gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument. With endless dunes and various hikes […]

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January Destination of the Month : Silverton, CO

Right now Colorado is getting dumped on with snow, and we can’t wait to go get some fresh powder. And one of the most extreme places to ski in Colorado is our Destination of the month, Silverton Mountain in Silverton, CO.    Skiing Silverton Mountain is one of if not the most extreme ski resort […]

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Ambassador Highlights


March Ambassador Highlight: Matt Bauer

As the winter wraps up, we can’t wait to get out and camp. One of our newest ambassadors, Matt C Bauer, Owner of Rosewood Creative, makes sure he gets to do this year-round. Matt is a father, business owner, and surfer who loves to get outdoors. We wanted to ask him a few questions and […]

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December Ambassador Highlight: Forrest Smith

This year has been one for the books here at Roofnest. We’ve come out with new tent models. You guys have grown the flock. And we got to work with some amazing ambassadors along the way. This month we wanted to highlight a good friend, ambassador, and Colorado native, Forrest Smith. Who is Forrest? Forrest […]

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November Ambassador Highlight: Mason Prendergast

Hey Flock, our community is growing and so is our amazing group of ambassadors. Today we wanted to highlight one of our newer ambassadors Mason Prendergast. Mason is a 21-year-old freelance content creator from Issaquah, Washington. Mason currently attends Central Washington University through online courses so he can travel the world while getting his degree. […]

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News & Press


Automobile Magazine Reviews Our Sparrow XL

Image courtesy of Automobile Magazine Summer is almost here, and campers and hikers are itching to head to the mountains for a long weekend. For many states, it’s still up in the air when camp sites will be open and available for use by the public. That means we might be kicking off the camp […]

Read more »

Car and Driver Tries Out the Roofnest Sandpiper

It’s no secret that overlanding isn’t just for the hardcore gearheads and desert-crossing daredevils anymore (Mad Max, anyone?). More and more people are looking for ways to feel what it’s like to live life on four wheels — even if it’s just for the weekend. Ezra Dyer of Car and Driver strapped a Roofnest Sandpiper […]

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VIDEO: TFLOffRoad Tours the Roofnest Condor and Sparrow

When it comes to figuring out what hard shell roof top tent is best for you, nothing beats a 3D walkthrough to get up close and personal and breathe in that new tent smell. Now imagine a tour with the founder of the company, who can tell you everything you need to know: the benefits […]

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