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Outdoor Play


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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Why You Should Try Fat Biking This Winter

At Roofnest, we say there’s no bad time of the year for outdoor adventure. Hot or cold, rain or shine, we want to get outside and explore. In the winter, that means skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, snowshoeing, and more. One thing you might not think about doing in the winter, though, is hopping on your […]

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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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Roofnest Tips & Features


VIDEO: Unboxing a Roofnest Falcon with Trail Recon

Everyone loves unboxing videos. Whether it’s a new album, mountain bike, or pair of hiking boots, you share in the delight as the person onscreen opens a long-awaited package filled with something that you dream of opening and trying out yourself. And watching an unboxing is that much more exciting when the box is ginormous […]

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VIDEO: How to Choose a Roof Top Tent with Outside Magazine

One of the big debates in the camping world centers on which is better: a hard shell or soft shell roof top tent. We certainly think we know the answer to this one, but it’s important for everyone to arrive at their own conclusions. A roof top tent is a big investment — not just […]

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Top 5 Holiday Gifts For Overlanders

The holidays are right around the corner, and we all have that special someone who is especially hard to shop for. Here at Roofnest, we want to make your life easier in more ways than one. Whether that means making your camping setup quicker, or showing you what gifts to buy the person who “already […]

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Adventure Journal


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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Thanksgiving Dinner at Camp

Well flock, the leaves have come and gone here in Colorado and winter is rolling in. Although the cold weather is here to stay, that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop camping and neither should you. For the true die-hard campers who want to spend the upcoming holidays outdoors with their loved ones. We’ve decided […]

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Travel


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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January National Park Highlight: Lava Beds

Winter is still alive and well here in Coloradom but we can’t help but daydream of warmer weather and sleeping with our windows open in the Roofnest. That’s why this month, we wanted to bring you a national park that has gone relatively unknown. We cheated a tiny bit this month by highlighting a national […]

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December National Park of the Month: Death Valley

With dropping temps and snow rolling in this month, we thought the best national park to highlight in December is Death Valley. Death Valley is the lowest, driest, and hottest national park in the whole country. There are extreme and unbearable temps in the summer (over 100 at midnight sometimes!) Knowing that, this is the […]

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Ambassador Highlights


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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September Live Outside & Play

  We’re back again showcasing our resident #VanLife ambassadors Ben and Roxy from Live Outside and Play! In September, they’ll still be hanging around in Colorado for the last few adventures of the summer. If you’re in the area, be sure to try and swing by and event to connect with some fellow outdoor enthusiasts […]

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News & Press


VIDEO: Unboxing a Roofnest Falcon with Trail Recon

Everyone loves unboxing videos. Whether it’s a new album, mountain bike, or pair of hiking boots, you share in the delight as the person onscreen opens a long-awaited package filled with something that you dream of opening and trying out yourself. And watching an unboxing is that much more exciting when the box is ginormous […]

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VIDEO: How to Choose a Roof Top Tent with Outside Magazine

One of the big debates in the camping world centers on which is better: a hard shell or soft shell roof top tent. We certainly think we know the answer to this one, but it’s important for everyone to arrive at their own conclusions. A roof top tent is a big investment — not just […]

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Roofnest featured in Overland Discovery® Holiday Gift Guide

Photo courtesy of Overland Discovery® When it comes to shopping for your favorite outdoor enthusiast, you don’t want to get them something they probably already have three versions of. Steer clear of the flashlights, wool socks, and water bottles, and surprise them with something that’ll really take their next outing to a whole new level. […]

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