Camping Elevated

Roofnest makes the industry’s most rugged and comfortable hard shell RTTs.  Just pop open the latches and in under a minute, your tent is ready to go — on any terrain and in any weather.

A Roofnest means spending more time relaxing with friends and family around the campfire, and less time wrestling with tent poles and air mattresses, or worrying about critters on the ground.

Say goodbye to sleeping on cold, bumpy, and uneven ground, and hello to better views, a cleaner tent, and most importantly, an excellent night’s sleep.

Your Ticket to Instant Adventure

Complete Comfort

  • With a ton of headroom and a 3 inches thick, super comfortable foam mattress, a Roofnest turns any vehicle into a cozy bed-on-wheels
  • Stay warmer in cold weather with our thick canvas walls and insulated shell
  • Many models allow you to add extra insulation for even more warmth

Quick & Easy Setup

  • Pops open in under 60 seconds –
  • No covers to take off or awnings to unfold
  • Many models can store your bedding even when they’re collapsed, so it’s always ready to go

Camp Anywhere You Can Park

  • Traditional campsites, music festivals, private land, or driveways — even
  • Walmart parking lots (not saying you should, but you could!)
  • Anywhere you can sleep in an RV or camper, you can Roofnest

Sleep off the Ground

  • Elevated camping keeps dirt and pests out of your tent
  • No need to find flat ground for comfortable sleep
  • Enjoy better views, warmer camping & improved ventilation with 3 or 4 windows on every tent.


  • Being high up means you’re safe from critters
  • Hard shell roof top tents provide more protection from the elements
  • Made with high-quality, durable materials for decades of use

Camp Better in an RTT

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Tent on the ground

  • A Roofnest sets up in under one minute.
  • Comfy foam mattress means a cozy, restful night of sleep (whenever you get around to it).
  • Like a mobile bedroom with space to sit up, hang out, play cards, you name it.
  • Stay warm even in the coldest temps with the thick, canvas, walls and insulated shell.
  • Most roof top tent models come with the ability to add extra insulation for mega warmth.
  • Get a great night’s sleep.
  • Better views.
  • Warmer camping.
  • A cleaner tent.
  • Better ventilation.
  • No need to find flat ground that isn’t covered in rocks, roots, pine cones, fire ant mounds (ouch).
  • Sleeping off the ground keeps you warmer, and built-in foam mattress means more comfortable camping.
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5k+ Campers Strong

With Roofnest, you get more than just an elevated camping experience. 

You join the ranks of the Roofnest Flock, a community of thousands of campers and adventurers on Facebook who help each other out by sharing tips and tricks about their roof top tents, itineraries, secret camp spots, and more.

“The Falcon is an ideal tent for frequent campers who seek convenience and efficiency.”
“The Roofnest Sparrow is one of the sharpest looking rooftop tents we’ve ever seen.” 
“Getting situated with the Roofnest Sparrow is easy, and packs some wow factor.” 
“The star of our show was the Roofnest Sparrow.” 
“Living off the grid is getting easier…the top shell of the latest Sparrow model can accommodate a 100-watt flexible solar panel.”
“The Roofnest Falcon is one of our favorite roof top tents. It’s a high-end model that has a low profile, yet is surprisingly roomy. It makes car camping a breeze.”
“Pitching a tent atop your car affords you the luxury of hitting any open road and always knowing where you’ll lay your head.”
“Roofnest has spent the last half-decade establishing itself as one of the most eminent players in the off-road and Overlanding rooftop tent space, consistently releasing entirely new models or upgraded variants of existing offerings.”
“Our Favorite Roof Top Tent.”
“Roofnest makes a premium product designed for all sorts of weather that’s simple and easy to use.”  
“The Falcon Rooftop tent is the quickest tent I’ve set up ever.”

Experience the Roofnest Difference

Easy and fast to set up

Made with high quality materials

Free shipping in the continental U.S.

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Our Financing program means you can elevate your camping now

Why Campers Love Roofnest

See what people are saying about our hard shell roof top tents.

Happy Roofnester
August 8, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Fills the Gap between Ground Tent and Teardrop Trailer

I’ve owned my Roofnest Sparrow for two summers, for a total use of about sixty nights. I mostly camp in the Upper Midwest, Great Plains, and Rocky Mountains. Great product overall. Materials: They all seem to be durable. I want this tent to last for years. For that to happen, the initial materials need to be high quality. Also, they need to be repairable. I believe they are both. The ABS plastic shell does not seem to wear at all. The struts that allow it to open are reliable. The canvas continues to be weatherproof. I would imagine that with these simple materials and construction, a body shop could fix any problems that might occur well down the road. The only downside with the materials is that the tent off-gased incredibly. I kept it opened in my garage for a few months, which was necessary to make the smell go away. Customer Service: I called when making the initial purchase and got a generous conversation from the staff. Also had same good experience when calling about mounting an awning. Rooftop Tents Generally Speaking: I think they are revolutionary. Honestly, they really help make trips happen easily that otherwise would be a slog. A lot of people, I think, want something more comfortable and reliable than tent camping, but are not interested in towing a trailer. For those of us in that situation, a rooftop tent is perfect. I’ve tent camped maybe close to 500 times in my life, often backpacking or bicycle touring. I’ve learned to like simple setups, so I’ve been reluctant as a 40-something dad to get into a pop-up, teardrop, or other trailer. But, tent camping has its limitations that finally led me to seeking something different. Mostly, I wanted a setup that would be reliable in all three-season weather. Too often, campgrounds have poorly drained sites. When I’m on a road trip, I want to know that the afternoon’s rain isn’t going to mean setting up in a puddle. As a dad, this matters. So I started looking at trailers, teardrops especially. But they seemed to start at about $5000, or more with pandemic inflation now. Functionally, they offer nothing significant to me not offered by the rooftop tent. Both are a guaranteed dry place to sleep for two people. Some teardrops have the kitchen hatchback, but I’m happy with carrying two small plastic totes to from my Subaru to the picnic table. The other comparison is with with a pop-up. Sometimes used ones are priced competitively with a rooftop tent. While larger ones to sleep more people, they still mostly just offer a dry place to sleep, especially if you’re fine cooking at the picnic table. If you’re looking to upgrade from tent camping, I would seriously look at rooftop tents. Think of them as cheap campers, not as expensive tents. They really do offer functionality much more similar to pop-ups and teardrops than to ground tents.
Ron Goldey
August 2, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

One of the best Festival Tents ever

Just returned from a ten-day, 2000 mile road trip for a music camp and festival in Colorado. Our Roofnest Adventure XL exceeded our expectations. It kept us high and dry, something most of our fellow campers could not say.
Chris R.
July 27, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Condor Overland Learning curve

The Condor Overland definitely needs two person install. Not that easy of a lift, so you will likely be keeping the tent on the vehicle for long periods. I have Elevate Truck Bed Rack. The Mounting screws were too short and I had to go to hardware stroe to get long enough screws to mount. Other than that, it was pretty easy install. Once on rack easy to move around. There is a learning curve with setting up the tent. I could not get the ladder right until after a multple tries, so that it did not have the bounce when getting in the tent. When ladder the floor will stay in place. I think I had too steep of an angle. Also warning, the metal rings for holding back sky roof in hot sun (live in Colorado) can damage the rain fly window, which is just plastic. This happened on my first trip. Should be warning about that. Also when closing, it is not as simple as the videos. You will need to tuck in the sides, lift both sides to tuck. Maybe this improves over time, but that has been my experience. First trip was a success, tent is warm, no leaks in a thunder storm. Very stasified, but expect a learning curve. Also, I have seen people with an issue of awning rods and being hard to get in on the side near a truck cab, you can moves these easily and works great. Have also had some issues with the velcro to hold mattress in place and ladder protective flap. This might be part of learing curve. Just first use, but I am sure I will be happier over time.
July 1, 2022
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Good but hard to close

Overall I really like my Sparrow, however buyers should be aware it is very difficult to close for just one person. There’s no information on Roofnest’s site that refers to closing the tent.
Thom @CompoundOverland
July 1, 2022
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

Great Tent so far … but

My tent arrived sooner than expected, and though the box had damage, my Condor Overland didn’t have even one scratch. I have only two concerns. First given the cost of this tent, the attachment brackets are tacky at best. I have ordered Wheel Every Weekend brackets to correct this. Second, the fold-out section does not lay flat. I’m told by other owners on the ROOFNEST Flock Facebook page that will correct with use over time. All that said, can’t wait to hit the mountains.
Rebecca Cuozzo-Gonzalez
June 20, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings

First RTT – Super happy with it!

We’ve taken this out 6 times since March and love how warm it keeps on cold nights and how ventilated it is opened up in the desert heat. It also held up well through a rough windstorm on the central coast. If I could do it all over, I may have opted for the Sparrow Eye only because of the 30lb weight difference. I know the Falcon 2 has a lot of upgrades, but it pushes the 160lb limit on my Thule crossbars and I’m not strong enough to help my husband lift it on and off the roof. I also wish there was a cover available for this model to keep it clean on long, buggy drives!

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Can I use a Roofnest tent with any car?

You bet! A Roofnest is compatible with any car. Roofnest roof top tents attach to your car’s crossbars like a ski rack or storage box.

I’m not a hardcore camper. Would a Roofnest be good for me?

If you’re into being super comfortable and adding significant convenience to your camping experience, then a roof top tent is a smart option. Think of it like taking everything that’s great about your bedroom, sticking it on top of your car, and then getting to snooze the night away — safely and comfortably under the stars.

How many people can sleep in a Roofnest tent?

Depending on the model, you can comfortably sleep anywhere from 2-4 people, and/or some furry friends.

How long does it take to pop up and break down a Roofnest?

Set up or takedown of our roof top tents can be done in under a minute. Go ahead and time us, we’re the fastest roof top tent in the land.

Where can you use a Roofnest?

You can sleep anywhere that allows overnight parking. This includes National Parks, National Forests, BLM lands, Walmart parking lots, and in your in-laws’ driveway.

How do I get in and out of a Roofnest?

Every Roofnest comes with a telescoping ladder. They’re durable, lightweight, collapsible, and safe. Yes, you can get your big pets up there, too!

What about strong winds, rain, sleet, snow and the cold nights of winter?

Roofnests are nearly as weatherproof as your car, and certainly warmer.

Our customers have reported sleeping comfortably through major wind storms, snow storms, dust storms, and even deep freezing temps. We even have added insulation for some models.

Got more questions? Our team of outdoor experts will help you find the right tent for your vehicle and lifestyle.

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