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Thanksgiving Foods You Can Make at Camp This Year

Thanksgiving this year looks different than any other. But that doesn’t mean it has to be any less special for you and your close family. We see this as a chance to celebrate the holiday in a whole new way. Getting outside and spending time in nature is a safe, socially-distanced, and memorable way to […]

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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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5 of the Best Camping Spots Within 2 Hours of Portland

Isn’t it funny how cool weather can make your urge to camp even stronger? With fall in full swing, all we want to do is put away our laptops and get outside before winter is upon us. Fall camping does need some extra prep, like cold-weather camping gear for you and your dog. You’ll also […]

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5 Winter Camping Accessories for Your Dog You’ll Want to Buy Now

If there’s one thing we’ve enjoyed about socially distancing this year, it’s spending more time outside with our families — including our canine companions. Dogs have a way of making any outdoor adventure even more fun, especially camping. Seeing their joy and sense of exploration when venturing in the wild seems to enhance our own […]

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How to Avoid Unwanted Wildlife Encounters While Camping

It’s hard to beat camping in the fall…long drives through changing leaves, layering up your hard shell roof top tent with extra blankets, and ending a long hike or mountain bike ride beside a warm fire.  The last thing you want to worry about while exploring the wilderness is uncomfortable or even dangerous encounters with […]

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How to Make Camping Educational for Your Kids

Kids are going back to school again — but this school year is looking different than ever before. It’s different for parents too, as many have taken on the role of home-schooler and parent (not to mention having a job). But out of the struggle there is opportunity to be found: more time with your kids […]

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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


8 of the Most Relaxing Natural Hot Springs in California

Winter is undoubtedly the best season to take a dip in a steaming hot spring. There’s nothing better than cozying up in a warm pool after a long day of exploring all the natural wonders that California has to offer. There are a multitude of incredible California hot springs nestled in the mountains and scattered […]

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How To Recover From A Hike Like A Champ

At Roofnest, we’re obsessed with the outdoors. We’re happy to get our wheels dirty on a mountain bike trail, brave the cold on some backcountry slopes, and test the white waters of the Colorado River with a good old-fashioned raft trip. But one of our favorite ways to experience Mother Nature is by giving our […]

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3 Winter Adventures For The Whole Family

When we think of winter, we think of snow and skiing here in Colorado. But we know that not everyone skis or snowboards, so we wanted to offer a few tips on how to get in some winter adventures off the slopes. Whether your favorite way to get outside in the winter is having a […]

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Roofnest Tips & Features


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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Why This Camper Chose Roofnest Over iKamper

We can talk about how great Roofnest roof top tents are compared to our competitors all day. An incredibly slim profile, insanely quick and easy setup, durable, waterproof…the list goes on. But what we like even better is to shut up and let our fans do the talking. Why Edward Shin Gave Up His iKamper […]

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News & Press


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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You Won’t Believe What People Are Saying About the Roofnest Falcon

Borderline magical? We’ll take it. At Roofnest, “Easy and Affordable Adventure” is our middle name (we know…it’s a long one). But we don’t have to toot our own horns — these days, everyone else is doing it for us. The rave reviews of our Roofnest Falcon have been coming in so fast that we can […]

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Why This Camper Chose Roofnest Over iKamper

We can talk about how great Roofnest roof top tents are compared to our competitors all day. An incredibly slim profile, insanely quick and easy setup, durable, waterproof…the list goes on. But what we like even better is to shut up and let our fans do the talking. Why Edward Shin Gave Up His iKamper […]

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