in Roofnest Tips & Features / by Roofnest Team

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of the greatest off-road machines to roll off the assembly line. Toyota took the sturdy underpinnings of the Land Cruiser Prado and stuffed it into a shell with classic looks and modern technology and comfort. It was an instant hit, and even though US sales ended in 2014, the FJ Cruiser is still one of the most sought-after machines for building overlanding and adventure rigs. In fact, its production officially just ended in spring 2023.

The FJ Cruiser is stylish, reliable, and capable enough to get you to any trail or remote campsite your heart desires. If you are the proud owner of one of these amazing machines, and you are looking to pair it with a roof top tent, we have you covered. There are some of the best Roofnest rooftop tents you can get for the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Just don’t forget you need some extra hardware to attach crossbars to the factory roof rails.

Condor Overland 2

Considering the Toyota FJ Cruiser was built to be the kind of machine that was capable of going anywhere and doing anything, it only feels right that we should start with one of the most capable rooftop tents in the Roofnest family, the Condor Overland.

The Condor Overland combines the rugged build quality of the Falcon family of tents with the spacious design of the Condor to create a true “do-anything” sort of rooftop tent. The aluminum shell construction means the Condor Overland is capable of withstanding any conditions, while the integrated accessory rails provide even more storage options for overlanding gear.

When you finally make camp, the fold-out rooftop tent design provides you with maximum space and comfort. Despite the compact 60-inch by 50-inch exterior footprint, when fully expanded and set up the Condor Overland features an interior sleeping area similar to a queen size mattress. Maximum interior height is over four feet as well, so you won’t feel cramped if you need to sit in your tent to ride out a rainstorm.

Sparrow

The FJ Cruiser proves that sometimes a classic idea and design refined for a modern age is still effective. The Sparrow is the original tent design from Roofnest, but with some updates and modifications over the years, it is still one of the best roof top tents available for your Toyota FJ Cruiser.

This traditional pop-up design tent maximizes interior space while maintaining the smallest exterior footprint. With four vertical walls, you get four massive openings allowing for full 360-degree views of your campsite. That also means maximum airflow for those warm summer days.

As another bonus to this design, the Sparrow allows for all your bedding, including pillows to be stored inside the shell when it is closed, freeing up storage space inside of your FJ Cruiser to make room for more camping gear, or just more space for friends and pets. The Sparrow is also a great choice for all you tall campers with almost seven feet of interior length.  

As a bonus for all you who care about the aesthetic look of your overlanding rig, the Sparrow is available in white to match that awesome two-tone roof found on almost every FJ Cruiser.

Meadowlark

One of the most interesting and unique features about the FJ cruiser is the storage basket integrated into the roof rack. If you want to have a rooftop tent, but still want to try and save the usability of that basket, the Roofnest Meadowlark might be the best choice for you.

The Meadowlark is the most compact rooftop tent available currently from Roofnest, measuring just 47 inches by 44 inches when it’s closed. This minuscule footprint means you can mount the Meadowlark farther forward on the roof rack than our other tents, preserving access to the storage basket at the back of the FJ Cruiser.

Despite that small footprint, the Meadowlark doesn’t sacrifice features, comfort, or sleeping space. The ingenious folding design of this rooftop tent means that you have access to a full sleeping area of nearly 24 square feet. Inside that spacious tent you will find the same quality and features found in our larger tents, like a memory foam mattress, integrated LED lights, storage pockets and more.

And all of this is accomplished without the hassle of exterior guy lines and extra poles that are often associated with soft-sided rooftop tents. Just unclip the cover, unfold the Meadowlark, and lock the interior U-bar into place to create your sturdy and comfortable sleeping quarters. 

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