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Life's Better on Top! Article & Photos by Ben Maund

A few months back, I ventured into the world of rooftop tents. Being the adventurous type, I knew a Roof nest rooftop tent would fit my lifestyle and open a world of new exploration. It wasn’t until I used my Roofnest for several months that I realized how much I truly LOVED it.

Here’s 5 reasons why a Roof nest is an absolute game changer!


Roof nest tents are extremely comfortable and boast a 3 inch memory foam mattress. Compared to your typical sleeping pad, you will have the best sleep you’ve ever had outdoors. On top of that, these tents allow you to store and use standard pillows, sheets, and comforters. All of this means no more waking up with a stiff back and neck.


Roof nest tents can be set up in less than 60 seconds! After a long day of hiking or road-tripping, you can simply pop the top and experience true comfort in the outdoors. The days of fumbling around with a tent & blowing up sleeping pads are long gone.


I’ve stayed in some pretty amazing Air B&B’s in my life, but none have compared to the views I’ve had in my Roof nest tent. We recently took a trip to Alaska and discovered some amazing places to pop the top! If you know where to look, you can often find free camping all across North America. National Forests are also available for free camping – so pull down a National Forest road and put that wallet away.


The Roof nest is designed to handle any conditions Mother Nature may throw your way. The tent walls boast a 3,000mm waterproof rating (a standard backpacking tent is 1,000mm), which means a leaky tent is the least of your worries. In addition, the top & bottom shell are insulated to help keep you warm in colder weather. For extreme cold conditions, Roof nest makes Ptarnagin Tent Insulation so you can stay warm and cozy. Throw in a down blanket or zero degree bag and you’re all set for skiing and snowshoeing adventures. In the summer, all windows unzip fully to draw a nice draft into the Roof nest and if it’s buggy, all mesh will zip up so you don’t get eaten alive.


A Roof nest is a big investment up front, but in the long run it will pay for itself. The cost of hotels and Air B&B’s will continue to go up over the life of your tent, so this means you’ll be saving money each time you use your nest. You should also invest in a legit cooler and cooking set up so that you can cook instead of eating out. Find out how we set up our Rooftop Tent Kitchen! Nothing beats cooking in the outdoors with an epic view…it’s one of our favorite activities!

A Roof nest rooftop tent has truly changed my life and enhanced the way I adventure. If you’re on the fence about a rooftop set-up, do yourself a favor and make the purchase. The sooner you get one, the longer you’ll have to enjoy it!


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