in Roofnest Tips & Features / by Roofnest Team
With more than a million sold since 2012, the Subaru Crosstrek is one of the best-selling nameplates to ever wear the Pleiades stars, the Subaru logo. With the perceived reliability of the Subaru brand, coupled with a compact, yet mostly capable platform, the Crosstrek is an ideal partner for those craving the wilderness. With factory roof rails, the Subaru Crosstrek is also the ideal candidate for a roof top tent.
With our own prestigious reputation for providing rugged build quality and affordable pricing, Roofnest is the ideal sidekick for your Crosstrek. From compact soft-shell car tents, to spacious foldout tents, there is a Roofnest rooftop tent that is perfect for you and your Subaru.
Here are our top four choices for the best Roofnest roof top tent to fit your Subaru Crosstrek.
Our first choice for the best rooftop tent for the Subaru Crosstrek is the Meadowlark. One of the biggest benefits of the Subaru Crosstrek is its good gas mileage. With an EPA rating of 34 mpg on the highway, the Crosstrek is one of the most fuel-efficient crossovers on sale. The Meadowlark is the lightest roof top tent currently offered by Roofnest, with a weight of 90 pounds. By minimizing the weight of your roof top tent, you minimize the effect a rooftop tent will have on your overall fuel economy.
Despite being the lightest and most compact rooftop tent Roofnest currently sells, the Meadowlark doesn’t lack any of the important features you expect from a Roofnest product. The tent frame and telescoping ladder are built from aluminum for strength and longevity, and the tent interior features integrated LED lighting and a comfortable dual-density foam mattress. You won’t be left wanting interior space either, as the expanding design of the tent means you get a full 80-inch by 43-inch sleeping area.
The fact that the Meadowlark also happens to be the most affordable rooftop tent currently available from Roofnest is just a bonus at this point.
Despite being a small crossover, the Subaru Crosstrek has some serious dirt-road chops, and that means you can get yourself to some pretty incredible camping spots. If you like to have a room with a view when you go camping, the Roofnest Sparrow might be the best rooftop tent for you. With a vertical pop-up design, the Sparrow lineup is unique in the Roofnest family. That unique design comes with a serious benefit, full 360-degree views.
All four sides of the Sparrow feature huge openings, providing unmatched viewing of your surroundings. It is the ideal tent for those Bureau of Land Management (BLM) camping spots out in the wilds of America. For those who like camping in warmer weather, all those huge windows and doors also mean unparalleled airflow.
The benefits don’t stop there, the vertical pop-up design of the Sparrow also means interior space is maximized. The sleeping space is nearly seven-feet long, making it the perfect tent for all those tall campers out there. It also features the thickest mattress of any Roofnest tent, and because it doesn’t fold at all, you have extra space to store blankets, pillows, and other bedding items inside, even when the tent is closed up.
If you love the Sparrow, but don’t want to sacrifice the usability of the roof rack on your Subaru Crosstrek, the Sparrow Adventure could be the best rooftop tent available for you. It features all the same benefits of the Sparrow, from the panoramic views, thick mattress, and large sleeping space.
But you also get the added benefit of included crossbars mounted to the outside of the tent box. Carrying capacity of the crossbars is 100 pounds, so you can mount extra items like bikes, kayaks, or skis to the top of your Sparrow Adventure.
Basically, you can have your roof top tent, and still have full use of a roof rack. It’s the camping version of having your cake and eating it too.
If your camping trips involve taking your Subaru Crosstrek deep into the wilderness where you might be bashing and bumping your way through trails and overgrowth, or you just prefer a tent with even more interior space, the Roofnest Condor Overland is a great rooftop tent.
With an exterior shell crafted from aluminum, the Condor Overland can handle some serious abuse on the trail. That extra strength also allows Roofnest to include accessory channels on the side of the shell for the attachment of extra gear, further enhancing its capability. It is also strong enough to support the addition of crossbars.
What really sets the Condor Overland apart from the other Roofnest options here is the interior space. Thanks to the design of the Condor Overland, this rooftop tent expands out from its shell to provide a cavernous sleeping area that measures 84 inches by 55 inches. That is plenty of room for two campers and a large dog, or three campers if you’re all friendly.
This extra space also makes a great option for campers with kids. You only get windows on three sides instead of all four like the Sparrow models, but the expanded interior space is a worthwhile trade-off for a lot of campers.
There you have it, four of our favorite Roofnest rooftop tents that match perfectly with your Subaru Crosstrek, no matter what type of camping you have planned.
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