Product Information

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Eagle (Large)

  • Sleeps 2 adults plus 1 child
  • Interior: 53″ wide by 82″ long
  • Exterior: 55″ wide by 84″ long and 11.5″ high when closed
  • 37″ tall on inside
  • Width (left-right) between Roofnest mounting rails: 21.5″
  • Minimum distance (front-back) between your rack’s crossbars: 32″

Sparrow, Sparrow EYE, and Sparrow X

  • Sleeps 2 adults
  • Interior: 45″ wide by 80″ long
  • Exterior: 47″ wide by 82″ long
  • Sparrow and Sparrow EYE are 11″ tall; Sparrow X is 15″ tall
  • 36″ tall on inside
  • Width (left-right) between Roofnest mounting rails: Sparrow and Sparrow EYE: 21.5″; Sparrow X 24.5″
  • Minimum distance (front-back) between your rack’s crossbars: 28″

Weights and Roof Racks

The basic Eagle (large) weight is 140 lbs

The basic Sparrow (small) weight is 120 lbs

The Sparrow X  weight is 135 lbs

The Sparrow EYE weight is 120 lbs

Many customers want to know – “will this work with my vehicle?”. The simple answer is YES! Most vehicle roof racks are rated to carry over 125 lbs as a Dynamic Load. When you’re driving and the Roofnest is closed, most roof racks can easily support the load of the Roofnest whether your speeding down the highway or driving around town.

When you’re parked, the load on your roof rack is a Static Load. The forces on your roof rack are completely different than a dynamic load and a rack’s ability to support Static Loads is many times greater than Dynamic ones(some estimates are as high as 10 times as much).

There is a lengthy but complete discussion of the dynamic weight rating vs static weight rating of your car or truck’s roof rack here: Roof Loading and Roof Top Tents

These kind of roof top tents have been in use in Australia and Europe for several decades and people put them on all kinds of vehicles and racks without damaging their car or the Roofnest. Just make sure that your roof rack can support the weight of the Roofnest when empty and you shouldn’t have any problems.

Materials and Construction

ABS-Fiberglass Shell

The upper shell on the Eagle, Sparrow, and Sparrow EYE  is ABS reinforced with fiberglass with an aerodynamic design that decreases road noise and improves gas mileage. The inside of the shell is coated with aninsulation layer and attractive quilted fabric to insulate, reduce noise, and give the inside a soft “feel”. The lower shell is composed of the same materials with a special shape to increase rigidity and stability. Each Roofnest is rated to carry up to 650 lbs!

Wall Material

The wall material is a polyurethane-coated polyester and cotton blend with a waterproof rating of 3000mm (for comparison a typical waterproof rating on a backpacking tent is 1000mm). The fabric is much thicker and tougher than a typical backpacking tent – more like a heavy-duty wall tent. The material provides additional warmth and is quieter during a wind storm due to it’s weight.

Doors and Windows

All Roofnests have two mesh windows at the front and back with both canvas and mesh zip closures. On our rectangular tents (Sparrow, Sparrow X, and Eagle), there is a doorway with a mesh screen and zip closure on either side (the EYE has only one door). The canvas doorway can be turned into a small shade awning with the included poles. All tents can be fully unzipped at each opening to allow entry from any side.


All Roofnests are shipped with a sturdy and lightweight 8.5′ telescoping ladder for access. The ladder collapses and comes with its own heavy duty storage bag. The ladder can be attached to the edge of the Roofnest for additional safety if desired.

Built-in Mattress

Every Roofnest comes with a built-in, custom-shaped 7 cm foam mattress. What a dream to sleep on! This is not your typical camping mattress, it feels like a real bed. If you’ve had difficulty sleeping while camping those problems are going to be a distant memory after a few nights in a Roofnest.

Build Quality

Roofnests are made in China in a factory with over 20 years of experience building outdoor products. Manufacturing in China has come a long way and I’m very pleased with the workmanship and professionalism of the Roofnest factory. I’m confident in the materials and build quality of all our roof top tents and I know you’ll be happy with your purchase.


The Roofnest Limited Warranty

When you buy a Roofnest roof top tent we want you to have an excellent experience purchasing, installing, and using your roof top tent. We provide a two year warranty to the original purchaser against manufacturer defects covering workmanship, parts, and materials which fail under normal use.

During this initial period Roofnest will correct the issue through repair or replacement at no cost. After the first year, we will repair and/or replace parts, materials, etc on a case-by-case basis for failures due to normal use. Roofnest does not cover problems due to user error, neglect, or acts of God. We will, however, work with you to get replacement parts and help with repair wherever possible.

If you ever encounter an issue with your Roofnest after the warranty period is over you can count on excellent customer support. We can get spare parts (struts, awning poles, zippers, etc), help suggest fixes, and generally work with you to keep your Roofnest in top shape for years to come!


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  4. 5 out of 5

    I had an itch to Meander, so for June,July,August I sublet my place and traveled to California, Colorado and Wyoming. I spent 70+ days in my Roofnest (Sparrow). I am now back under a single roof and already miss it.Click here and scroll down to see photos of my meanders with my roofnest.Initially during my research, I considered getting a van, but I decided against it because of 1) Gas Mileage (I have a hybrid now) 2) Didn't want a van AFTER my travels 3) Not as nimble, my little crosstrek got me on remote 4wd roads where a van could not.The bed is amazingly comfortable. A couple times when I was in hotels, I wish I had my RoofNest bed.The biggest advantage of a roofnest over a tent is ease of use. 90 seconds and I have it popped up and ready. I did have work late on occasion and I was so happy to get to my camp place late at night. No fumbling around setting up a tent in the rain in the dark.Don't get me wrong, I love backpacking, but I save that when I am deep in the woods.It is surprisingly warm as well, several nights it was below freezing and I was snug in my nest.If I had a complaint it would be the ladder that comes with it. I was able to work around one section of the collapsable ladder that did not expand and the hooks broke off. I used a small clamp to secure it to the nest.Tim from Roofnest has been a great person to work with from my initial questions to on going support.Thanks Tim for making my an amazing success!

  5. 5 out of 5

    I've had a Roofnest for about 2 months now and have nothing but good things to say about it. It takes literally less than a minute to set up, and once you get used to it, about 2 mins to take down solo.Usually when I'm camping I wake up at the crack of dawn because of the quality of sleep I'm getting but with this thing I could snooze all morning. It's also fairly lightproof with all the windows shut. Like sleeping in a memory foam cave.I have also not seen a substantial decrease in my MPG, which was a huge concern for me. I thought it would have an impact, but with conscientious driving habits you likely will only see a very minor difference.

  6. 5 out of 5

    We love our Roofnest. Since we made the purchase, we have taken the tent out as much as we can. It makes camping super convenient and helps us to enjoy the outdoors. It fits perfectly and easily on top of our 4Runner and we look forward to using it as much as we can going forward. It's super easy and goes up and down no problem. It's comfy to sleep in and a thousand times easier than a tent, and way more comfortable than the back of my 4Runner.

  7. 5 out of 5

    I have the Sparrow in White! I took it on road trip to Santa Cruz from Denver. I slept in it for 11 days. It's freaking awesome.

  8. 5 out of 5

    RoofNest has made such a difference in how my husband and I travel—it fit both our adventure needs and budget. Once assembled, the bed is very spacious, comfortable, and practical with its added accessories of pockets, hooks and storage bins. I'll admit I'm not a tent person when it comes to camping, so being able to pop up the comfy RoofNest in less than a minute had me hooked. Plus, the bed is very comfortable!

  9. 5 out of 5

    My truck needs to be a Swiss Army Knife. For my business I need a ladder rack and truck bed to shuttle equipment around. For play I throw on the Roofnest and go. This frees up the entire truck bed to be a kitchen with plenty of gear storage as well. The whole transformation takes about ten minutes and I'm gone.