The brand new, redesigned 2020 Sparrow is ready to join you for all your road trip adventures. Featuring a built-in gear storage area (with included storage bag) and solar panel mounting area, 4″ more headroom, and three larger doors and window with ladder mounts on three sides. This do-it-all roof top tent sleeps 2 adults and let’s you store all your bedding inside the tent when traveling.
|Best For:||All Vehicles|
|Store Thick Bedding:||Yes|
|Interior Dimensions:||83"L x 49″W|
|Exterior Dimensions:||85"L x 50″W|
|Included With Tent:||7.5' ladder, anti-condensation mat, detachable pocket, 4'x4' ground mat|
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On All Vehicles
Easy & Fair
- Sleeps: 2
- Interior: 83"L x 49″W
- Exterior: 85"L x 50″W
- Height: 11″ when closed
- Max Headroom: 40" 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: 7.5' ladder, anti-condensation mat, detachable pocket, 4'x4' ground mat
All our tents feature ABS outer shell reinforced with fiberglass 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!
The wall material is a 280gram 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 quiet during heavy winds due to its weight.
Doors and Windows
The Sparrow has a doorway with both mesh and canvas on either side and the rear of the tent – each can be turned into a shade awning with the included awning poles. There is a window at the front with zippers on both mesh and canvas. The tent can be entered from all 4 sides and the 3 doorways have ladder brackets under them to keep the included ladder stable.
All Roofnests are shipped with a sturdy and lightweight 7.5′ telescoping ladder that can be secured to the ladder brackets under all 3 doorways (sides and rear). The ladder collapses and comes with its own storage bag.
Every Roofnest comes with a built-in, custom-shaped 3″ 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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Our next adventure is every weekend!!!
We purchased a RoofNest Sparrow after much research. We are so grateful we settled on the Sparrow. We have a Subaru Crosstrek which isn’t a large vehicle and the slim design and arrow dynamic design are a great fit for our car. We are so appreciative of the ease of set up and tear down, it literally takes a few minutes!! We are able to leave our bedding in the tent, which gives us the whole inside of our vehicle for camping and off-road gear!! Living in the Pacific Northwest the waterproof tent is a must and it’s wonderful not needing to add a rain guard!! All in all we have been so happy with our choice in roof top tents and we can’t wait for our next adventure!!!
My Sparrow and the Roofnest team
I purchased the Sparrow for my Subaru Outback and since have logged a couple of months worth of adventure travel which included deep snow, lots of rain and ice, crazy dessert winds and freezing nights as well as tons of gorgeous days. I love the simplicity of the setup and breakdown, the ventilation when needed and the space the nest provides me (traveling mostly solo, occasionally with a friend). The nest is solid and performs excellent in adverse conditions and is a great shelter.
I am most impressed by the personalized service and follow up form the Roofnest team when it comes to questions. Example, when I purchased my nest it was bundled with a refrigerator. The fridge had some issues, and Roofnest immediately replaced it with a new one without any hassle. I strongly recommend the company and it’s product and service. 5-star all the way around!
Sparrow's ease and convenience are top notch
I love my Roofnest, what freedom to carry a reliable tent atop my 2016 Hybrid Rav4. Easy to pop up even in the dark, no messy tent issues in the rain. At 5’4″, I struggled with the set-up and tear down of the Yakima SkyRise rooftop tent, and I’m grateful for the ease of use and comfort that the Roofnest provides. Roll into a campsite late at night after a long day of driving and be asleep in minutes. The foam mattress provided is comfortable alone, and the interior of my Sparrow is plenty spacious for me to want to lay around, relax and read on my activity rest days. I was between the Sparrow and the Sparrow Eye, but I’m super glad I went with the bigger one. The Sparrow Eye would be perfect for a smaller car. I didn’t have any issues with weight or drag going 75mph. Great product, great price, great customer service (Thanks Tim!), highly recommend.
Sleeping better than ever in my Sparrow
My Sparrow is literally the most comfortable and handsome Roof Top Tent that I’ve owned! Thank you Roof Nest for an excellent product and for making my adventures that much more comfortable and worry free!
Our new Sparrow & Sparrow XL are the culmination of many years of testing, learning, and perfecting our hard shell roof top tent design.
More headroom, more storage options, and more compatibility with accessories—like our 100W flexible solar panel—means you can seriously level up your camping game. Bring your favorite cook stove, hang some string lights, and keep your portable speaker charged all weekend long.
Plus, extra legroom means you can really stretch out and relax after a long day on the trail. And with upgraded and improved construction and material, this tent is built to withstand a lifetime of adventure.
So what are you waiting for? Take flight in a Roofnest Sparrow.