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

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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How to Feather Your Roofnest For Winter Camping

As winter creeps closer, everyone here at Roofnest is reluctant to put away our camp gear. And with a hard shell roof top tent, we don’t have to! Staying off the ground in a Roofnest is the first advantage for staying warm while winter camping. And when you add in a few other key elements, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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6 Roof Top Tent Upgrades You’ll Want to Buy Now

From the Grand Canyon to Yosemite, our Roofnest Flock has put our hard shell roof top tents to the test across all different kinds of terrain.  And with our customers being the creative geniuses that they are, we’ve picked up a few tricks from them on how to optimize our roof top tent camping exeprience.  […]

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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) […]

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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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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

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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 […]

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