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Roofnest Sparrow EYE


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The Sparrow EYE is your ticket to instant adventure, this ultra-convenient roof top tent makes escaping into the great outdoors quick, easy, and super cozy.

Unlike the other models in the Sparrow series that are pop-up styles, the Sparrow EYE is a clamshell style rooftop tent, meaning it opens from one side with a hinge on the opposite side. This is designed for easy set up and stargazing in mind. The Sparrow EYE sleeps 2 adults, features a built-in gear storage area (with included storage bag), solar panel mounting area, and redesigned side doors with ladder mounts on 3 sides.

When you lay down to sleep, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the stars through the oversized eye window. And when you’re ready to head back home, just snap one side shut, and you’re back on the road in minutes.

The EYE is the best tent for anyone who wants our simplest camping solution. Now featuring integrated LED lighting.

Style: Clamshell
Sleeps: 2
Best For: All Vehicles
Cargo Crossbars: No
Store Thick Bedding: Yes
Weight: 130 lbs
Interior Dimensions: 83"L x 49″W
Exterior Dimensions: 85"L x 50″W
Construction: Fiberglass-reinforced ASA/ABS
Included With Tent: 8.5' ladder, anti-condensation mat, detachable pocket, 4'x4' ground mat, privacy tent, and interior LED light

• In Stock: Expected delivery in approximately 5-13 business days


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  • Sleeps: 2
  • Interior: 83"L x 49″W
  • Exterior: 85"L x 50″W
  • Height: 11.5″ when closed
  • Max Headroom: 44" when open
  • Width left-right between Roofnest mounting rails: 21.5"
  • Minimum distance front-back between rack crossbars: 28"
  • Weight: 130 lbs
  • Included With Tent: 8.5' ladder, anti-condensation mat, detachable pocket, 4'x4' ground mat, privacy tent, and interior LED light

ABS-Fiberglass Shell

The Sparrow EYE features an ABS outer shell reinforced with fiberglass and molded into an aerodynamic design that decreases road noise and improves gas mileage. The inside of the shell is coated with an insulation 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 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 its weight.

Doors and Windows

All Roofnests have two mesh windows at the front and back of the tent, with both canvas and mesh zip closures. The Sparrow EYE has one door on the side that can be fully unzipped at the opening. The canvas doorway can be turned into a small shade awning with the included poles.


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 7cm foam mattress. This isn’t your typical camping mattress. It’s so comfortable, it feels like a real bed. Say goodbye to a poor night’s sleep while camping, and say hello to getting in a good snooze with a Roofnest.

Product Reviews

Bill and Cathy
November 14, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Super convenient, super comfortable

We've had our Sparrow Eye for a couple of years and slept in it a couple of hundred nights. It's built well - we've had no problems. And I sleep better in the Roofnest than I do at home. When I was deciding on which model to get, I got in touch with the Roofnest crew (who are incredibly responsive!) and told them I was looking for convenience. (Let's face it folks, that's one of the big selling points for a RTT.) They directed to toward the Sparrow Eye, and I'm glad they did. There's room to leave all bedding (double sleeping bag, pillows, orange down blanket from Roofnest, etc.) inside when it's closed, which makes set up/close down so easy and quick. I'm sure all the Roofnest models and well built and comfortable. But for max convenience, the Sparrow Eye is the way to go. I can't wait to get back out in the woods!
April 4, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Not all tents are created equal!

I did extensive research before purchasing this brand. There are many tents out there and all claim the same. I started looking at the materials used, and it was very clear there was no comparison. This tent is what I call a tank, something that can last a long time and do it's job when it's time to protect you from the elements. The mattress is made out of real memory foam, which are not created equal as well, you can tell by waking up fresh, or back pain. Feel free to ruin your future trips by buying aftermarkets, the inevitable future embarrassment is and will be all yours, when you wake up next to your girl, in your own personal kiddie pool..
lance costin
December 6, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

roofnest sparrow eye

due to covid it took 5months for tent to delivered to victoria australia ,but it has been well worth the wait,tent is really good quality and very comfortable.roofnest were good to deal with despite delay.
Brandon Fortin
March 23, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Customer Service

I was in the market for a hardshell rooftop tent and I chose roofnest because of their amazing customer service. They were so helpful in answering all of my questions before I purchased. Responses were within minutes and I cannot thank them enough.
Trent Petrea
March 18, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Stop looking, this is the RTT for you!

You truly get what you pay for. The price on RTTs is hard to swallow. We shopped around and looked at cheaper tents, but kept coming back to Roofnest. They truly stand behind their product, and after owning one, we do too. We always hear other RTT owners complain about condensation issues or not staying warm. Our only complaint is we usually oversleep when camping because it’s so cozy inside.
March 18, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Easiest way to camp comfortably

We have had a Sparrow Eye for about 1.5 years and absolutely love it. My wife and I sleep comfortably with our 45 pound dog. The setup takes less than 30 seconds and we are ready to pull out from our campsite in less than 3 minutes in the morning. We are very happy with our purchase and would do it all over again.
Chuck Brady
March 16, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Amazing tents from amazing people!

I spent a very long time considering if and what roof top tent would be best for me. I found Roofnest and was first drawn in by the competitive prices then by their amazingly cool an innovative products. I ultimately pulled the trigger after asking them a 1000 questions. The roofnest team was very helpful and enthusiastic. Thier support and communication was just as awesome after the sale. Now I have a great tent but also know I have a great team standing behind it.
March 16, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Excited to join the flock!!

100 % Excited for our overland tent to arrive!!! The product looks like the key to opening our door to more time together, to adventures, and to exploring!! Excited to be more connect by disconnecting from the day to day grind with a super cool place to lay my head!!
June 6, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Highly recommend Roofnest

We are one week into a road trip with our new ROOFNEST and really loving it. Super easy setup and breakdown. The bed is very comfortable! Our sleep is so much better than a tent. We highly recommend The ROOFNEST and love it on our 4Runner. People come up and ask us daily how we like it.
January 22, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Love the personal touch

We are from Michigan, and visiting friends in Colorado last year. Tim was good enough to invite us to see the Roofnest on his company van. that sold us! it arrived in perfect condition when we ordered or a couple months later. in addition, I've never seen a company more responsive to comments or concerns from owners and prospective customers on social media. highly recommend, and love ours!

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