in Roofnest Tips & Features / by Nick Jaynes
What’s the best rooftop tent for a Ford F-150?
The mighty Ford F-150 is one of the best-selling and most legendary trucks in the world. This popularity means that the aftermarket community is absolutely massive. While we can’t help you pick out the best suspension upgrades or replacement differentials, we can certainly help you pick the best rooftop tent for your new Ford pickup.
Whether you want to build an off-road focused monster, a long distance overlanding rig, or just a good all-around weekend camping machine, there is a Roofnest tent that will make the perfect companion. Just like your new truck, all of our tents are built to be rugged and dependable, without sacrificing comfort or convenience, and while every Roofnest rooftop tent would make an excellent choice, here are some of our favorites and why we think they fit your dream build.
1. Condor 2 XL
A great roof top tent for Ford F-150 is Condor 2 XL
One of the benefits of using a full-size truck for your camping rig is enjoying a full-size camping experience. The Condor 2 XL is the all-new and updated version of our largest tent. The Condor 2 XL lets you sleep like a king with a sleeping area that is nearly equal to a king-sized bed at 89-inches long and 68-inches wide. You even get plenty of headroom with a max interior height of more than four feet (50-inches).
That mattress is a one-piece true memory foam unit for maximum comfort, as well. No air mattress here. Inside you will also find features like multiple integrated LEDs, that are dimmable by the way, a multi-pocket gear grid for keeping the tent tidy, updated 3-way windows, new blackout tent material for the walls, and we can’t forget about the two integrated HVAC ports for easily using the Condor 2 XL with an external AC or diesel heater. There is also a new storage duffle that will allow you to store bedding inside the tent when it’s closed.
The completely redesigned shell features an ABS exterior with aluminum reinforcements inside. Stronger than ever, the new Condor 2 XL is capable of supporting optional crossbars on top, which is a first for an ABS foldout tent. To make it even more rugged, that shell also comes coated in Line-X direct from the Roofnest factory.
Despite all of these impressive features and that cavernous sleeping area, the Condor 2 XL measures a mere 75-inches by 56-inches closed, and it only weighs 180 pounds. For the math nerds out there, that is only about 6 pounds per square foot.
2. Condor Overland 2 XL
Another solid rooftop tent for a Ford F-150 is the Condor Overland 2 XL
Now, let’s say you love the idea of the Condor 2 XL, but you are building a serious overlanding rig and you are worried about storage space and the kind of wear and tear that can happen out in the wilderness. Allow us to introduce you to the all-new Condor Overland 2 XL, the largest aluminum-shell foldout rooftop tent on sale today.
To create this rooftop tent, Roofnest takes all of the amazing features of the new Condor 2 XL like that massive mattress, new tent material, and interior features, but swaps that ABS shell for an all-aluminum unit.
Along with an extra bit of durability from the metal shell, the swap to aluminum allows for the addition of six exterior T-channels so you have more options for attaching gear and overlanding equipment. Each M8 bolt slid into any one of the five accessory T-channels alone can hold up to 30 pounds, exponentially expanding the storage capability of the Condor 2 Overland XL. You also still get the crossbar compatibility that allows for another 160 pounds of gear storage to be mounted on top of the tent.
If you need room for three to four people, and refuse to sacrifice on features or quality, the Roofnest Condor 2 Overland XL is exactly the right choice for your Ford F-150.
3. Sparrow EYE
Also consider the Sparrow EYE as a great roof top tent for the Ford F-150
While having a palatial sleeping space is nice, sometimes all you really want is a tent that is quick and easy to set up with just enough room for you and a spouse or a pet. If this sounds like you, the Roofnest Sparrow EYE might be exactly what you are looking for.
An ideal roof top tent for weekend camping with your new Ford F-150, the Sparrow EYE features a clamshell design that opens on the short end of the tent. This design is similar to our Falcon series of tents, and allows you to enter the tent on any of the three sides. This makes it great for camping in smaller sites where it can be hard to orient your truck for a tent that opens and expands. And because there are no fold outs on the Sparrow EYE, it is even quicker and easier to set up. You just undo the straps at the back of the tent and give it a push, it will pop up on its own thanks to the included gas struts. You can have this tent ready to go in less than 30 seconds.
As a little bonus, the design of the Sparrow EYE puts your head near the rear door, which is massive and tilted slightly thanks to the clamshell design. This has the effect of creating a massive skylight for you while you sleep allowing you to gaze out at your surroundings, or just stare up at the majesty of the stars in the sky before you close your eyes and go to sleep.
Regardless of which Roofnest rooftop tent you pick for your Ford F-150, you can rest easy knowing you have one of the best designed and most reliable RTTs on the market.
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