If you’re at a race, camping, or just road-tripping the country, it can be a big jump to go from tent living to an expensive RV or van. In order to bring the luxury #Vanlife to more people, Roofnest attaches to the roof of almost any car, giving you a one-room pop-up place to sleep. With a starting price that’s far below conversion vans, could this be the semi-luxury camping experience of your dreams?
#Vanlife: Roofnest roof top tent for your vehicle
While our #Vanlife series often covers crazy (and pricey) conversion vans, Sprinters, and 4x4s, this week features something on the other end of the price spectrum. Roofnest is a Boulder-based company specializing in fiberglass hardshell roof top tents that fit on a wide variety of vehicles. They operate with a simple motto:
Roofnest = Ride. Drive. Sleep. Repeat.
While Roofnest has several different models to suit various vehicles and budgets, they just introduced a new model called the Sandpiper ($2,795). It has a unique built-in aluminum gear rack on top that can hold 100 lbs of bikes or other outdoor gear.
All Roofnest models pop up using gas struts, and feature a 7cm-thick HDF mattress. They also throw in a 1cm thick anti-condensation mat for cold nights – which competitors charge $150+ for as an add-on.
When it comes time to close up shop and hit the road, this quick video shows how easy it really is.
All models of Roofnest weigh between 120 and 150 lbs, making them compatible with a wide variety of vehicles.
Roofnest starts at $2,295, with shipping available to the lower 48 states for $249 ($399 to Alaska or Hawaii, inquire for Canadian shipping rates). All Roofnests come with a 1-year warranty, with spare parts available from their Boulder office. Learn more or price your own at the link below.