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Camping


8 Easy Campfire Meals That Feel Surprisingly Gourmet

We’re all about building a routine on the road. At Roofnest, we crave efficiency — better ways to organize our gear, and faster options for hitting the open road and getting the most out of our next adventure. That’s why we designed our Roofnests to pop open in under a minute, so you can get […]

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7 of the Best Camping Spots Within 2 Hours of San Francisco

It’s hard to be bored in a place like San Francisco. Between the countless attractions and historic landmarks like Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and those iconic cable cars zipping around town, it’s hard to run out of fun things to do. But beyond the typical tourist attractions, San Francisco is a gorgeous camping location […]

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Spend This Valentine’s Day in a Roof Top Tent

In the landscape of COVID-19, our traditional ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day are mostly off the table. Many movie theaters are still closed, in-door dining is limited, and concerts and plays are still on hold. Maybe by now, you’ve tried every at-home date idea possible, and nothing seems new and romantic anymore. Luckily, the options […]

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5 Warmest Winter Camping Spots Around the US

After being stuck inside for the better part of 2020, the cabin fever is probably pretty real. Add in the winter blues that can sneak up around this time of year, and you’ve got a recipe for restlessness. It might just be time to give yourself a little socially-distanced vacation. While camping in the snow […]

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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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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


6 of the Most Exciting Family Adventures to Try in Colorado

One of the best parts about living in Colorado is there’s something to do every day of the year — even in winter, and even during social distancing. Now that we’re deep into winter, you and your family have probably made countless snowmen, tried out winter camping, and gone on bike rides around the park when […]

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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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Roofnest Tips & Features


The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Between an RV, Trailer, Van, Or Roof Top Tent

Whether you’re already an outdoorsy person or you aspire to be one, you’ll need a vehicle that best compliments your…well…outdoorsiness. You need something that can safely and adequately get you into the backcountry and can keep you comfortable while you’re there. When it comes to the best outdoor vehicle for you, there are 4 main […]

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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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News & Press


The Torque Report Reviews the Roofnest Falcon

“Glamping” may not be a new concept, but it’s one that certainly gained popularity with many Americans in 2020. With all the stay-at-home orders, families have had to get creative when it came to vacationing safely. The Torque Report is a well-known resource for car reviews. When journalist Marc Carter reviewed the Kia Telluride in […]

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Roofnest Falcon Named Best Roof Top Tent of 2020

After a long day in the outdoors, sleeping on the ground doesn’t exactly sound appealing. Especially in the winter time, when conditions are less than ideal. Everyone from hunters to back country skiers have hopped on the hard shell roof top tent train. And at the end of 2020, Popular Mechanics named the Roofnest Falcon […]

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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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