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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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Top 5 Campgrounds Within Two Hours of Salt Lake City, Utah

With a Roofnest, you can leave straight from the office on a Friday afternoon and set up camp in under 1 minute once you park at your campsite. But we know that a 4-5 hour trek to an epic campsite can take away from the sense of peace and tranquility you’re chasing.  That’s why we’ve […]

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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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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


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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December Destination of the Month: Florida Keys

Although the holidays are meant to be a time to slow down, we know they can be one of the busiest times of the year. Between shopping, decorating, cooking, and partying, the holidays can feel like a whirlwind, leaving us looking for another break just to rest up. What’s more relaxing than popping your Roofnest […]

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November National Park Highlight: Joshua Tree

This month we’re getting a ton of snow in Colorado and are day dreaming of an escape to one of our favorite national parks, Joshua Tree. With an outer space like feeling, there’s nothing better than escaping to a warm out of this world park.   Camping Joshua tree has many things to offer and […]

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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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