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Battle of the Birds

Rooftop tents are one of the best ways to see the beautiful country we live in. Minimal set up, they go wherever your vehicle does, and you don’t have to worry about rocks jabbing your spine in the middle of the night.

There’s many options and ways you can go when choosing a RTT, and I’m here today to shine a spotlight on the newest addition to the Modula tent family: Roofnest!

Hardshell tents have the advantage of being lower profile than their softshell counterparts, so right off the bat they have a big plus when it comes to off-season storage and getting in and out of places like underground parking and garages. They’re also better equipped to handle the sticks and stones of overlanding with less risk of damaging the place you’ll be laying your head to sleep at night.  

All Roofnest tents come with an included privacy tent for showers and changing, so no need to pull a muscle trying to contort into your PJs on top of your vehicle. They also come with an anti-condensation mat under the mattress to keep humidity and the risk of growing unwanted flora at bay, as well as LED lights to make sure you can see your hand in front of your face, and a 4’ x 4’ floor mat to stop dirt and sand from getting in between your tootsies. 

Beyond that there’s a few key differences between the models; here’s a quick and dirty comparison between the ones that we’re bringing in on our first shipment:

 

Sparrow

• 130lbs
• 11” tall when closed
• Pop-up shell with storage and mounting points for solar panels on top
• Ladder can be mounted on 3 sides for entry and exit
• Double bed size sleeping area (49” wide)
• Can store bedding when closed
• Interior netting for storage on the ceiling
• Ladder stored separately from the tent

     

    Sparrow XL

    • 155lbs 
    • 11.5” tall when closed
    • Pop-up shell with storage and mounting points for solar panels on top
    • Ladder can be mounted on 3 sides for entry and exit
    • Queen size sleeping area (58” wide)
    • Can store bedding when closed
    • Interior netting for storage on the ceiling

    • Ladder stored separately from the tent

     

    Sparrow Adventure

    • 130lbs
    • 12” tall when closed (Not including crossbars)
    • Pop-up ABS shell with storage and mounting points for solar panels on top
    • Ladder can be mounted on 3 sides for entry and exit
    • Double bed size sleeping area (48” wide)
    • Can store bedding when closed
    • Included crossbars can carry 100lbs
    • Interior netting for storage on the ceiling
    • Ladder stored separately from the tent
     
    Sparrow Adventure XL

    • 150lbs
    • 12” tall when closed (Not including crossbars)
    • Pop-up ABS shell with storage and mounting points for solar panels on top
    • Ladder can be mounted on 3 sides for entry and exit
    • Slightly bigger than double bed size sleeping area (55” wide)
    • Can store bedding when closed
    • Included crossbars can carry 100lbs
    • Interior netting for storage on the ceiling
    • Ladder stored separately from the tent

         

        Falcon

        • 140lbs
        • 6.5” tall when closed
        • Clamshell style with t-channel on all four edges, support up to 50lbs per side
        • Ladder can be mounted on 3 sides for entry and exit
        • Double bed size sleeping area (49” wide)
        • Cannot store bedding when closed
        • 50” Falcon crossbars (not included) can be mounted on top for 125lbs additional storage
        • 60” headroom at its most open end
        • Interior netting for storage on the ceiling
        • Ladder stored separately from the tent

           

          Falcon XL

          • 160lbs
          • 6.5” tall when closed
          • Clamshell style with t-channel on all four edges, support up to 50lbs per side
          • Ladder can be mounted on 3 sides for entry and exit
          • Queen size sleeping area (58” wide)
          • Cannot store bedding when closed
          • 60” Falcon crossbars (not included) can be mounted on top for 125lbs additional storage
          • 60” headroom at its most open end
          • Interior netting for storage on the ceiling
          • Ladder stored separately from the tent

             

            Falcon Pro

            • 180lbs 
            • 8” tall when closed
            • Clamshell style with t-channel on all four edges, support up to 75lbs per side
            • Ladder can be mounted on 3 sides for entry and exit
            • Double bed size sleeping area (52” wide)
            • Can store bedding when closed
            • Included crossbars support 150lbs when tent is closed
            • 66” headroom at its most open end
            • Cubby system for storage on ceiling
            • Ladder stored separately from the tent

               

              Condor

              • 135lbs
              • 12” tall when closed
              • Fold out style with mounting points for solar panels
              • Ladder fixed to 1 entry/exit position
              • Queen size sleeping area (60” wide)
              • Cannot store bedding when closed
              • Skylight for late night stargazing
              • Ladder folds up inside tent

                 

                Condor XL

                • 160lbs
                • 13” tall when closed
                • Fold out style with mounting points for solar panels
                • Ladder fixed to 1 entry/exit position
                • King size sleeping area (74” wide)
                • Cannot store bedding when closed
                • Skylight for late night stargazing
                • Ladder folds up inside tent

                   

                  All excepting the Falcon Pro are light enough that you can put them on almost any vehicle with a stout aftermarket roof rack. The Pro, weighing in at 180lbs, requires a more heavy duty solution, like a bed rack, or a more reinforced system such as Rhino-Rack’s backbone. 

                  TL;DR: the Sparrow line is good for saving you space in your vehicle by storing bedding in the tent while closed, the Falcon line is good for the height endowed like myself as well as having lots of options for accessory mounting, and the Condor line is an excellent all arounder with its skylight and larger sleeping area while keeping that smaller footprint.

                  Us here at Modula are still learning all about our new tent line, so don’t be surprised if there are things we don’t know about yet. But we’re more than happy to dig in and find the answers for you!

                  Give us a call or send us an email, and let’s get you on the road :)

                  604-541-9966
                  info@modularacks.com