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Roofnest Tips & Features


Learn more about different Roofnest models, get slick storage tips, and discover the best accessories to pair with your hard shell roof top tent.

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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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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How to Attach a Solar Panel to Your Roof Top Tent

As our Roofnest community continues to grow, we’ve been impressed by new creative modifications to our products. One of the most frequently asked questions is whether solar panels can be attached to our tents. The answer is yes — but with varying difficulty and methods. Best Tent Design for Solar Panels If the ability to […]

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5 Surprising Uses for Your Roof Top Tent

A hard shell roof top tent is a no-brainer for anyone with a serious love for the outdoors. It’s the camping option that’s always ready to go when you are, with practically zero setup time. But a Roofnest is more than just a way to experience the great outdoors with ease and comfort. It’s also […]

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Your Safety Guide to Roofnesting with Kids

When it comes to planning a family camp trip, there’s nothing like skipping the slog of gathering all your camping gear before hitting the open road. A rooftop tent gives your family the freedom to throw your hiking boots and s’mores gear in the back of the car and take off, assured that your weekend […]

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Hardshell vs. Soft Shell Rooftop Tents: Pros and Cons Part 2

More and more campers are turning to roof top tents, and for good reason. You can turn your car into a traveling tent, allowing you to camp wherever you can park your car — at music festivals, in the back country, or at the beach — you name it. This is the second-part series in […]

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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 […]

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Hard Shell vs. Soft Shell Roof Top Tents: Pros and Cons

Hard shell roof top tents are a whole new way to go car camping. Although they’ve been around for a better part of the last decade, they’ve more recently begun breaking onto the camping scene in a big way. More and more campers are turning to Roofnests, and for good reason. You can transform your […]

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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 […]

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4 Ways to Safely Store Your Roof Top Tent For Winter

As the leaves fall and the temperature drops, many of us put away our hiking boots and camp stoves for the season, and swap out our hard shell roof top tent for a ski rack (unless, of course, you’ve got a Sandpiper or a Falcon, which means you can have the best of both worlds).  […]

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