The Roofnest Blog

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Outdoor Play


From our favorite camp spots in Colorado to top mountain biking trails in California, best-kept secret ski spots in Utah to overlanding events in Oregon you won’t want to miss, Outdoor Play is packed with new adventures to satisfy every explorer.

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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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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Going to the Bathroom Outdoors: Your Options When Nature Calls

Checking out of civilization to escape in nature for a few days is our favorite way to refresh and reset. But there are few aspects of modern life that we sometimes miss when we’re out camping, hiking, climbing, and backcountry skiing. And out of all the creature comforts we sacrifice when we go exploring, number […]

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How to Find Places to Car Camp in Your Roof Top Tent

Camping with a Roofnest on your car is like regular camping…but way better. You don’t have to set up a tent, it’s more comfortable, more convenient, better protected from weather, and you wake up with a heck of a panoramic view. A hard shell roof top tent automatically turns any car into a camper. That […]

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Skiing Recovery Tips for Your First Day Back On the Slopes

Here at Roofnest, our passion for epic adventure is what drove us to start making hard shell roof top tents in the first place. And once winter rolls around in our home base of Colorado, epic adventure means one thing: skiing. We spend a lot of time hitting the slopes, from the Rocky Mountains’ iconic […]

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Why Every Backcountry Skier Needs A Roofnest

  As winter is rolling in, we’ve already seen some snow in Colorado and both Keystone and A-Basin have opened. What we’re really excited about is more snow to fall so we can skin out into the backcountry and find some fresh tracks. We all know the feeling of waking up to a foot of […]

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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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VIDEO: Fall Mountain Biking With Joey Schusler

Crisp air, golden leaves, and snot dripping down our faces…nothing beats mountain biking in the fall. Except for maybe one thing: crawling out of your roof top tent in the morning and being greeted by shuddering aspen leaves, misty mountain tops, and the sound of Elk bugling in the distance. Roofnest roof top tents go […]

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3 Tips to Trail Ride Like a Local No Matter Where You Are

Hey Roofnest Flock, Tim Nickles here. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Sierra Nevadas, there’s hardly a corner of our great country where you can’t find a new mountain bike trail to enjoy. Whether you find yourself wandering a new city while on a business trip or stopping off in a small town along your […]

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5 Best First-Timer Family Camp Spots in Colorado

Roofnest was founded on the belief that escaping from the familiar sights and sounds of your daily routine and immersing yourself in nature refreshes, relaxes, and reminds you of what’s most important. And in those moments, what could come into sharper focus than sharing the awe-inspiring beauty of the great outdoors with your family? Camping […]

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