Roofnest Falcon

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.


$3,395.00 $3,095.00

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The Falcon comes in two sizes: Falcon regular (85″ long x 50″ wide, sleeps 2) and the Falcon XL (85″ long x 60″ wide, sleeps 2+). Inside is a 3″ thick foam mattress with a waterproof washable cover, a gear net/pocket for storing clothing, etc. Doors on all 3 sides allow entry from any angle.

The Falcon is made for overlanding with it’s durability, ruggedness, and versatility. All metal parts are either aluminum or stainless steel so you can count on years of trouble free service. The included telescoping ladder is secured via ladder brackets which can be installed under any two doors (we include two sets with every tent).

Included with every Falcon are an 8.5′ telescoping ladder, 3″ thick foam mattress and washable cover, 1cm anti-condensation mat, all mounting hardware and extra accessory channel hardware.


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Roof Rack Guide
Installation Instructions
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Dimensions and Weights

Falcon and Falcon XL

  • Sleeps 2 adults (regular) or 2 adults plus 1 child (XL)
  • Interior: 6′ 10″ x 48″ (XL is 6’10” x 58″) on the inside
  • Exterior: 50″ (or 60″ for XL) wide by 85″ long and 6.5″ high when closed
  • Width (Left-right) between Roofnest mounting rails: 24″ for regular and 31.5″ for XL
  • Minimum distance (front-back) between your rack’s crossbars: 30″
  • The Falcon weighs 140 lbs (160 for the XL)

Roof Rack Requirements

  • Crossbar rating: 140 lbs.
  • Minimum crossbar length: 40″
  • Minimum distance between bars: 30″
  • Suggested distance between bars: 36″- 42″
  • Crossbar maximum size: 4″ wide 3″ tall
  • Any shape bar will work (aero preferred)
  • This set-up will support 600 lbs. when parked

Materials and Construction

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!

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, 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 8.5′ telescoping ladder for access. The ladder is collapsable and 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.


All Roofnest tents come standard with:
Add any of our accessories – like the Roofnest Down Blanket  or the Little Wing Awning   from our collection to customize your Roofnest tent. Check out our entire accessories section in our store.


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!

INSTALLS EASILY ON ALL CARS, TRUCKS, AND SUVS  Our universal mounting system allows your Roofnest to be mounted quickly to any set of crossbars, similar to a bike rack or storage box.

POPS UP IN NO TIME  The gas struts pop the tent up as soon as you unbuckle and give it a nudge. Park your car and you can be comfortably resting inside your Roofnest in under a minute.

WATERPROOF AND DURABLE  With stainless steel gas struts, an impermeable aluminum top, and waterproof canvas walls, you will stay warm and dry inside your Roofnest and have years of carefree use.

FAST FREIGHT AND FREE SHIPPING  Ships from our warehouse and arrives within 3-7 business days from time of order. Roofnests ship for free to all contiguous states; Alaska and Hawaii for $299 (please contact us for Canadian shipping quotes!)