Rooftop tents are usually a tradeoff between adding sleeping space or adding cargo, bikes, kayaks, SUP boards, or whatever. The new Roofnest Sparrow Adventure rooftop tent solves for that in two ways – integrated crossbars, and a clever cargo recess to hold extra gear on top.
With two standard crossbars built into the top, you can transport up to 100lbs of gear when closed, and open it up for use with up to 40lbs of stuff still on top. Here’s all the specs…
Roofnest Sparrow Adventure specs & details
Available in two sizes (standard and XL), the Sparrow Adventure sleeps 2-3 people and fits on just about any vehicle with a roof rack. It builds on their original Sparrow tent by adding two standard crossbars with towers, letting you stick anything on top of it that you’d normally mount to your vehicles stock or aftermarket cross bars.
That means two bikes, a kayak, SUP or surfboards, maybe even a small cargo box. By the numbers, here’s how it measures up:
- Standard: 85″ x 50″ x 12″
- XL: 85″ x 56″ x 12″
- 3″ foam mattress
- 40″ max headroom
- Rated to hold 650lbs inside
- 280g breathable, water-resistant poly/cotton canvas sides
- 4 zip-open doors with 2 prop-open awnings
- 130lbs standard / 150lbs XL
- $3,295 standard / $3,495 XL
Both sizes come with a collapsible 8.5′ ladder, a ground mat, and an anti-condensation mat under the mattress. There’s even integrated LED lighting inside the tent!
It’s what’s on top that sets the Sparrow Adventure apart. There’s the crossbars, sure. But there’s also a recessed storage cubby on the back half, and it comes with a storage bag that fits neatly into that space. Got dirty clothes or gear you don’t want inside your vehicle? Just throw it in the sack, strap it on top, and you’re good to go.
Up front, the mostly flat space is perfect for mounting a flexible solar panel to it to add power to your vehicle. The standard Sparrow Adventure fits a regular 100-watt panel, and the XL fits up to a 160-watt panel (sold separately, from third parties…we like the Renogy Flexible Solar Panels)
The outer case is a tough, fiberglass-reinforced ASA/ABS hardshell that’s weatherproof and rock solid. All Roofnest rooftop tents deliver free anywhere in the lower 48 United States. Available now direct from Roofnest.
Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links that may earn us a small commission if you click on them and buy something. This helps support our work here without costing you anything extra.