Hardshell Rooftop Tents Vs. Softshell Rooftop Tents

Are you ready to make your purchase on a roof top tent? While we know we’ve got you covered, a common question many folks have is this: What are the benefits of a hard shell roof top tent vs. a soft shell roof top tent? Let’s weigh the options. Hard shell roof top tents: What […]

Why Roofnest Is The Best Rooftop Tent

We now live in a time when outdoor living is more accessible and easier to prepare for than ever. That being said, all types of new, high-tech camping equipment is being released every day and it can be difficult to sort through it all to find the very best pieces for your specific needs. One […]

Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

Hard shell Roof Top Tents are a whole new way to go car camping. Although they’ve been around for some time, they are really breaking onto the camping scene now in a big way. In 2019, you’ll likely start seeing them everywhere you go (if you don’t already). They are like a car-top storage box […]

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For A Roofnest Owner

  As the holidays approach, what do you get someone who has the ultimate set up? Well, the first best thing, of course, is a Roofnest. But if they already have that why not help them have THE BEST Roofnest? We have put together a list of the top 10 gifts to get someone who […]

Winter Storage

As the leaves fall and the temperature drops we know  most people have decided that camping season is over. Time to swap out the Roofnest for a ski rack, unless you have a Sparrow X of course… Now the question arises, how and where are you going to store your Roofnest safely for the winter? […]

Feather Your Nest For Winter Camping

As winter rolls around the corner, we all want to keep camping. Luckily, with a Roofnest, you can camp comfortably all winter long if you prepare and outfit your Roofnest with a few key items that will keep you warm all winter long. One solution to stay toasty in any condition while sleeping in your Roofnest […]

DIY Portable Camping Battery

HOW TO BUILD A PORTABLE CAMPING BATTERY FOR UNDER $125 You’ve got your camping setup dialed in and you want to extend the weekend to milk a little more out of your trip. But you also want to charge your phone, run your 12V Fridge overnight, light up your camp, and bang out a little work […]

10 Reasons You Need A Roofnest

You’re an outdoor enthusiast. An explorer. A camper. Who doesn’t like a night out under the stars? We sure do. And owning a Roofnest makes our outdoor experience SO. MUCH. BETTER. It’ll make yours better, too. Check out these 10 reasons to own a Roof Rack Tent, specifically a Roofnest: 1) The #vanlife isn’t as […]

Nest at Mount Rainier

  Despite its active volcano status, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. It boasts the origin of five major rivers. The highest point in the Cascade Range and the state of Washington is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Don’t let that scare you away — […]

Awe at Arches National Park

Don’t miss a single Insta-worthy sunset in this red-rock paradise. With more than 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, and giant balanced rocks, you’ll struggle to concentrate on your activities as you ponder the enormity of your surroundings and how such a place even exists! Why You Should Nest Here Spectacular, awe-inspiring, magnificent […]

Roofnest Photo Contest

Enter The Roofnest Photo Contest! Enter the Roofnest Photo Contest for a chance to win a Roofnest Down Blanket and some ShowerPouch towels! 1st Prize in each category will be also featured and credited on Roofnest.com and all our social channels. CRITERIA Submit an image or images for consideration in any of the following categories: Best Scenic Landscape, Best Camping Setup,  and Best Camping […]

Hitting the Beach in Southern California in a Roofnest Sparrow

Article by Roofnest Flock member, Penny Sprague   I’ve always loved camping. I spent my childhood camping in homemade tents with my parents, and as I’ve gotten older I still have the love for camping, getting out into nature and just enjoying. As I’ve gotten older and hopefully wiser, I realized sleeping on the ground […]

4 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

If you’ve had it you know it’s the absolute worst, if you haven’t … just trust us, it is. Altitude sickness can hold you back from experiencing the bird’s-eye view you’re looking for in your Roofnest. With a Roofnest you have the opportunity to sleep wherever you can drive, this has a lot of people […]

Climbing.com Reviews The Roofnest Sparrow

Kevin Corrigan, from Climbing.com, and his girlfriend, took our Roofnest Sparrow out on the road for a weekend across Colorado’s Front Range. As an avid climber, Kevin spends countless nights on the road traveling to find the next perfect pitch. Kevin was tired of sleeping on the ground and setting up and breaking down his tent […]

How to Keep The Environment Clean — And Yourself, Too

We’ve all gone a few days in a row without a shower (whether or not we want to admit it), and a little dirt never hurt anybody. But do you stay clean on longer trips? We’ve put together a list of three things you can do to make sure you help keep the environment clean […]

6 Roofnest Upgrades You’ll Want Now

  From the Grand Canyon to Yosemite, and with countless nights in Roofnests, the Flock has put our tents to the test. They’ve also discovered some great Roofnest upgrades you’ll want to get right now. We list our favorite six below:   1) Lighting Of course, we all love sleeping among the stars — that’s […]

10 Genius Camping Hacks

As part of the flock, we know you love the best of the best when it comes to being out on an adventure. After years of exploring, hundreds of trips in our Roofnest, and countless hours spent finding new ingenious ways to improve products, we put together a list of our 10 favorite camping hacks. […]

8 Quick Campfire Meals

  As we build up our routine out on the road, we find easy ways to organize our items, the best way to clean our pans, and expand our campfire recipe book. After spending countless nights in our Nest we have cooked up some easy, delicious campfire meals that we wanted to share with you. […]

The Today Show loves the Roofnest!

Carson Daly says Roofnest is “unbelievably comfortable”!

This morning in New York City Carson Daly of the Today Show was chillin in our Roofnest Sparrow during their “Great Outdoors Gadgets” segment.  He said our Sparrow was “Unbelievably comfortable” and even started drinking a beer while enjoying the view from up high. Yep, that’s right – that’s Carson Daly crushing a beer inside […]

Roofnest Chosen as Outside Magazine’s “Favorite” Rooftop Tent of 2018!

The new models of our Eagle and Sparrow are finished!

As you know here at Roofnest we are always trying to provide an outstanding value to our customers. We do our best to deliver a top-notch product with the best combination of material, construction, and design while still keep our prices as low as possible given the realities of running a business. We’ve been slowly […]

Introducing our Ptarmigan Insulation system!

Always trying to innovate and improve our customers’ car camping experience, we have been working on an insulation package for our Basic and X model tents…. And it’s finally here! Introducing the Ptarmigan Insulation system – the Ptarmigan Insulation system is a packable, easy-to-install, synthetic insulation system for both Roofnest Basic models (Eagle and Sparrow) […]

Roofnest Eagle rooftop tent in the mountains of southern Idaho

Cold Weather Camping in a Roofnest!

Fall is definitely here with the smell of Pumpkin Spice Everything floating in the breeze. Leafpeepers flock to beautiful places for changing colors and bugling elk. Fall is also the perfect season to camp! What’s better than swapping stories by a crackling fire with your buddies? In some places, Fall seems like it was truncated […]

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Announcing the August Photo Contest Winners!

For the month of August through Labor day weekend we ran an informal photo contest amongst our customers. Just a little creative competition to help give folks some extra motivation to get out there and explore a beautiful place or get up just a few minutes earlier to catch that great morning light. We had […]

Roofnest Sparrow featured on Digitaltrends

Roofnest just made Digital Trends list of 5 best roof top tents for glamping on top of your car! Digital Trends has been keeping people up-to-date on new technology and products since 2006. Though not exactly an outdoor focused site, with 60 million page views per month they still bring a lot of attention to […]

Roofnest Sparrow reviewed on the Gear Institute

One of Roofnest’s customers, Matt Hart, recently published a review of his Roofnest Sparrow on the Gear Institute. Matt’s review highlights the features and technical specs of the Sparrow and emphasizes it’s cost effectiveness and ease of use. The Roofnest is becoming recognized as a comfortable and versatile alternative to more costly solutions for living […]

Stretch out…on top of your car!

You’re daydreaming about your next road trip when you can crank the radio up and drive a little too fast for a little too long. You’re looking forward to making great memories with your closest friends…despite their smelly feet or

Roofnest featured on Expedition Portal!

As we grow our customer and fan base, more and more of the bigger online forums are starting to hear about us. The latest was Expedition Portal which recently featured Roofnest on their popular website. ExPo is a “… community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and motorcycle.” Our […]

Roofnest joins 1% for the Planet!

Deposits for our August Shipment are Live!

Deposits are live for our next major shipment scheduled to hit Denver the first part of August. We’ve had an overwhelming response to our Roof Top Tents and every shipment has sold out prior to arrival at our warehouse in Denver. If you want a Roofnest for the rest of the Summer and into the […]

Introducing the Eye – The Roofnest with a View

Roofnest has introduced our latest model in two sizes – the Eagle Eye and the Sparrow Eye. With roughly the same size as our Basic models, the Eye features simpler operation and a better view of the sky. The Eye resembles the old Westfalia vans by opening on one side only (the back) to create […]

Roofnest featured on CampwardBound

Our good friend, Mark Keeler, over at CampwardBound, just featured us on his excellent blog. He interviewed Roofnest’s founder, Tim Nickles, as well as profiled Roofnest and our roof top tents. Check out Mark’s profile on Roofnest here.   Mark’s website features carefully crafted content that aims to help families, especially those on a budget, […]

7 Reasons to Own a Rooftop Tent

If you work a 9–5 and feel the need to escape every weekend, we hear that. Check out the 7 reasons you should get a Roofnest Roof Top Tent for your car. 1: Be BLM/National Forest Star Want to make friends while camping? Pop up a rooftop tent, and it will draw a crowd like garth brooks […]

Roofnest partners with Jon Cameron Photography

  Roofnest is excited to announce a new partnership between our company and Jon Cameron Photography. Jon brings 25 years of experience crafting subtle and moving images of natural places, people, and animals as well as a love of the outdoors, exploration, and travel. This summer Jon will be doing an extended road trip with […]

First Roofnests installed!

We installed a bunch of Roof Top Tents last weekend! Our first shipment arrived last week and this week we shipped out a couple and installed a few more on some happy customer’s roofs. The tents are looking great and the installation was a breeze. We did an install on a Honda Element, a Chevy […]

Roof top tent buyer's guide

Roofnest featured on Adventure Portal!

We’re excited to announce that Roofnest is now featured in the Adventure Portal’s Roof Top Tent Buyer’s Guide. The Adventure Portal is a “premium digital magazine focused on Vehicle Assisted Adventure in the USA” and has a great Forum for discussing all aspects of car camping, road-tripping, and adventure. Click the link below to see […]

Shekhar Sharma

Progressive approach Would love to try it

Liz Thomas

We have a Roofnest Eagle and could not be happier with it. It's effortless to pop it up and a breeze to lower for travel. I feel like we have our bedroom with us no matter where we go. It's so roomy, well designed, and comfy. Love it!

Gerhard Tratter

I purchased the Sparrow X for my Subaru Outback and since have logged a couple of months worth of adventure travel which included deep snow, lots of rain and ice, crazy dessert winds and freezing nights as well as tons of gorgeous days. I love the simplicity of the setup and breakdown, the ventilation when needed and the space the nest provides me (traveling mostly solo, occasionally with a friend). The nest is solid and performs excellent in adverse conditions and is a great shelter. I am most impressed by the personalized service and follow up form the Roofnest team when it comes to questions. Example, when I purchased my nest it was bundled with a refrigerator. The fridge had some issues, and Roofnest immediately replaced it with a new one without any hassle. I strongly recommend the company and it's product and service. 5-star all the way around!

Steven A Yen

I’m planning on purchasing a Roofnest Eagle this week and I’ve been speaking with Ross in Sales. The service and team work that Roofnest have provided so far is awesome. Ross has made sure to answer all my questions and has ensured on making this transaction convenient for me. I’m looking forward to joining the Flock and sharing many experiences in the near future with my family. Thank you Ross and Tim for making this experience a good one so far. I hope to be adventuring this week with a New Eagle Roofnest.

Alexander Calder

we are from Michigan, and visiting friends in Colorado last year. Tim was good enough to invite us to see the Roofnest on his company van. that sold us! it arrived in perfect condition when we ordered or a couple months later. in addition, I've never seen a company more responsive to comments or concerns from owners and prospective customers on social media. highly recommend, and love ours!

Pam Coblentz

They have been super helpful as we were trying to decide which RTT company to go with and which model. We just got it today and it's awesome!

Christine Shedron

The roofnest is so great. Sets up in a matter of minutes. Storing the bedding inside is fantastic as well. We ordered and a few days later it arrived. Everyone we have worked with at Roofnest has been great. Ross answered all of our questions regarding roof racks so we could put it on our FJ Cruiser. Great company!!! Highly recommended.

Nick Voreas

Hands down the most cherished piece of gear I own. Light, nimble, sturdy, and best of all it's easy. It fits just as easily on my old Subaru Crosstrek as it does on my new Toyota Tacoma. I've put this thing through the ringer and it's stood up to everything I've thrown at it. Camping on a frozen lake in the White Mountains of NH with a -35 degree wind chill, to hot muggy summer nights in the Shenandoah. Night after night this thing has proven itself. The guys at Roofnest have really created something in a league of it's own.

Selena Pang

I love my Roofnest, what freedom to carry a reliable tent atop my 2016 Hybrid Rav4. Easy to pop up even in the dark, no messy tent issues in the rain. At 5'4", I struggled with the set-up and tear down of the Yakima SkyRise rooftop tent, and I'm grateful for the ease of use and comfort that the Roofnest provides. Roll into a campsite late at night after a long day of driving and be asleep in minutes. The foam mattress provided is comfortable alone, and the interior of my Sparrow is plenty spacious for me to want to lay around, relax and read on my activity rest days. I was between the Sparrow and the Sparrow Eye, but I'm super glad I went with the bigger one. The Sparrow Eye would be perfect for a smaller car. I didn't have any issues with weight or drag going 75mph. Great product, great price, great customer service (Thanks Tim!), highly recommend.

Shane Biller

I saw this on an Outback, while on a hiking trip in the Rockies. Fell in love with it. Hope to get one soon.

Zach Reed

Kyle Von Eiff

Kimi Zhang

Adam Schalow

My Sparrow X is literally the most comfortable and handsome Roof Top Tent that I’ve owned! Thank you Roof Nest for an excellent product and for making my adventures that much more comfortable and worry free! �

David Coggins

Trip to OBX with the new Roofnest . Had a night with reported unsustained 70 mph gust . Very impressed with the performance of my tent.

David Smith

After hemming and hawing for a bit, we opted to go with Roofnest over competing solid canvas rooftop tents. Yes, we could have saved a little money and had more space, but we opted for a hard shell model and Roofnest got the nod. Despite some shipping complications (freight company's fault, not Roofnest's), we received our Eagle just in time for a rain soaked holiday weekend. We mounted it on our long bed (8') F150 using a Yakima Bedrock and drove to a nearby national forest for some camping and hiking. We headed out despite knowing the forecast. After all, you don't always get to use your gear under ideal circumstances and we wanted to know how our Roofnest (and other untested gear) would hold up. I'm pleased to report that it performed very well. The tent was sat erected in a steady 36 hour drizzle and didn't allow any water intrusion. As a matter of fact, when we went to stow it the canvas was mostly dry. Any water had beaded up and flowed down the sides. There was some internal condensation on the walls at night, but it quickly dried and could possibly be mitigated entirely once we figure out how to properly vent it. Space wise, the tent was roomier than I expected and there was ample storage, including hooks for our damp hiking gear. The included shoe holders were an especially nice touch. For what it's worth, one can also use regular bedding in lieu of sleeping bags. Extra care must be taken when entering and exiting the tent with shoes on, but it's perfectly doable. Queen sized flat sheets are ideally sized for this purpose. Because the tent mounts just above the sides of our truck bed and well below the top of the cab, the fuel economy hasn't been adversely affected. If anything, I could possibly be seeing a slight gain in gas mileage due to possible aerodynamic improvements. Lastly, enough can't be said about Tim's level of customer service. He's answered every question that I've had, which has been many, both promptly and courteously. An excellent product with a very involved owner make for a bright future. We wish Roofnest all the best!

Mark Willis

Carl Stone

Roofnest Rocks!!! Our team at UOU OUTDOORS has been using Roofnest for several months now. We did a lot of research before choosing a rooftop tent. The quality, functionality, price, & customer service Tim Nichols provides is heads & tails above the rest ... so much so we intend to continue putting a Roofnest tent on each vehicle we add to our fleet.

Jon Cameron

I received my Roofnest in Rhode Island and have been using it all over New England for the past week. Once done bouncing around here, I'll camp out of it across country to Colorado. Can't wait to take it the rest of the way across country to the PNW and then back across Canada this summer!

Brian Young

Just spent a week living out of this tent on a Road trip to CA. It was amazing. Totally hit some mega wind storms and rain in Red Rock and the tent was so solid! I have a sparrow and at 6'5 I fit no problem!