The outer shell is a reinforced structural fiberglass with an aerodynamic design that decreases road noise and improves gas mileage. The inside of the fiberglass shell is coated with a soft foam to further reduce interior noise and give the inside a soft “feel”. The lower shell has an aluminum plate glued and bolted into the base to provide stability and rigidity.
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 canvas zip closures. In the basic model (Eagle and Sparrow), there is a doorway with a mesh screen and zip closure on either side – the canvas doorway can be turned into a small shade awning with the included poles. The Sparrow X has doorways on either side with mesh and canvas and has a shade awning on one side only. The Sparrow and Eagle EYE but have a mesh window on either side with a zippered canvas closure as well and one, large doorway at the rear of the tent (the mesh windows in the EYE models can be unzipped as well in case entry from either side is a must).
All Roofnests are shipped with a sturdy and lightweight 8′ 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.
Every Roofnest comes with a built-in, custom-shaped 6cm 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.
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.