The Falcon is our 50″ wide aluminum hard shell roof top tents that are less than 7″ tall when closed. It has accessory channels on four sides for attaching awnings, etc. and an optional set of crossbars to carry bikes, kayaks, skis, or anything else. Now featuring integrated LED lighting!
|Best For:||All Vehicles|
|Store Thick Bedding:||No|
|Interior Dimensions:||88″L x 48″W|
|Exterior Dimensions:||90″L x 50″W|
|Included With Tent:||7.5' ladder, anti-condensation mat, dual detachable pockets, padded ceiling, and LED lights!|
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Easy & Fair
- Sleeps: 2
- Interior: 88″L x 48″W
- Exterior: 90″L x 50″W
- Height: 6.5″ when closed
- Max Headroom: 60″ when open
- Width left-right between Roofnest mounting rails: 24″
- Minimum distance front-back between rack crossbars: 30″
- Weight: 140 lbs
- Included With Tent: 7.5' ladder, anti-condensation mat, dual detachable pockets, padded ceiling, and LED lights!
Aluminum Honeycomb Shell
The Falcon is made from aluminum honeycomb sheets (bottom sheet is reinforced with aluminum crossbars) and aluminum channels on all four sides. The accessory channels allow easy mounting of a variety of accessories. Each Roofnest is rated to support up to 650 lbs!
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, Sandpiper, and Eagle), there is a doorway with a mesh screen and zip closure on either side. The Sparrow EYE and Falcon have 3 doors. The canvas doorway(s) 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 7.5′ telescoping ladder for access. The ladder is collapsible and can be attached to the edge of the Roofnest for additional safety if desired.
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.
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Exactly what I wanted
I recerched a lot of roof top tents for four months and picked the Falcon XL. My wife and I talked about getting a camper but I didn’t want to be tied down with a hauling a trailer, so I started looking into roof top tents. I was out west once before and saw them around which is where I got the idea. I don’t think us east coasters have grasp this great camping alternative yet, you don’t see them around here much. I recently retired and took a 32 day road trip around the country and traveled 10,000 miles. I went hiking, biking and visited a dozen of our national parks. I was selling on the roofnest, everywhere I went people were asking me about it and taking pictures of it. I loved my Roofnest. I’m planning another trip this summer. The only complaint I would have is the latches. They are impossible to open and close. I solved that problem with a quickgrip and release clamp. I was also a little worried about thunder storms. The tent looks great on my gray f-150 after I found a compatible rack and tonneau cover. Once I get my friends to help me put it on the truck this spring that is where it is going to stay until winter. It only rained two times while on my trip, but seemed to be nice and dry inside. If I leave early in the morning to go somewhere after a rainy night I just stop somewhere and its easy enough to just pop it up and down to let it dry. Great tent Roofnest, I’ll keep selling on it
Just wish I could find a way to send you a couple pictures because i’m not on face book.
Love this tent
I mounted the Falcon XL on a Gobi Stealth rack on a ’21 Rubi JLU and it is the the rig of my dreams. The instructions were so so and it took four of us to get the tent on top of such a tall rig but I have no more road noise than I did without the tent, and that’s with the bars and a yakima ski rack with four pairs of skis on top. In the cold (like 10 degrees F), the gas-powered shocks are a little less help than when they are warm so I have to really push the thing up with all those skis on ii, but no big deal. I feel like these temps are testing it. Even with venting the doors a little, anything below 15 degrees and the tent fills with ice but I guess that’s to be expected. If it ends up being a sunny day, I leave the tent open in the parking lot of whatever mountain I’m at and when I come back, it’s dry as a bone. This set up has allowed me and my son to chase powder all month and it’s truly been the best.
Just finished installing my new Falcon on a Subaru Outback, and offer here a couple installation suggestions. 1) It is easier to lift and position the tent with 3 or even 4 people, rather than two. 2) Take the advice offered by Roofnest and install the rubber layer on top of your rack crossbars. You need the clearance to get to the mounting bolts. Order the rubber bands well in advance as it may take a while to get them delivered. 3) Getting the mounting bolts cinched down adequately takes time. If you have a sunroof, the two closest to the front of the vehicle can be accessed more easily by opening the sunroof all three way and kneeling in the front seats. 4) Slide the ladder hooks into the groove BEFORE adding the latch assemblies. You can tighten them later but get them slid in first or you will have to remove part of the latch assembly later. 5) The latches are a very snug fit. You can make closing them easier by making sure that the cylinder cross piece on the smaller part of the assembly is pushed as close to the pivoting assembly as possible before tightening the allen bolts. There is only a little play but it is enough to make a difference. That’s it. Enjoy your tent
Wind and rain proof
I have been using our Falcon XL for about 2 months and love it. I recommended Roofnest to our son and they bought a Sparrow XL but this last weekend proved to be the best test. We had HEAVY rain and wind for 2 days near Easton washington, and we were dry, no leaks and held up perfectly in the wind.
We drove from Las Vegas to Iowa and had a blast. We took the non-traditional route and visited all the national parks possible. Little wind noise on the highway on a Jeep JKU and it was a very comfortable at night. Recommended this to everyone who asked what was on my car lol
Falcons in the Wild
The focus of the Falcon design is rugged durability and a sleek, aerodynamic design (hence the name). If you plan on off-roading through the deserts of Moab or blazing over bumpy mountain trails here in Colorado, you can rest assured this roof top tent can handle the ride.
Or if you’re more of a laid-back, tie-up-a-hammock-and-crack-open-a-cold-one kinda camper, the Falcon’s ready-to-tumble design means you can rely on it for endless weekend getaways.
The Falcon and Falcon XL keep the same low profile when closed, making them a great choice for efficient gas performance. Every penny you save on fuel is another you can spend on beers for the campsite, right?