Roam Adventure Co Review

    by Sumanth | Published: October 02, 2022

    Started in 2017 by a small group of friends from Austin, Texas -- Roam Adventure Co is a brand known for making rugged overlanding products that last a lifetime.

    They are primarily known for their line of Vagabond roof top tents, awnings, and rugged storage cases.

    All of them are made using high-quality materials and offered at reasonable prices.

    In the following sections, We will review Roam Adventure Co roof top tents, awnings, storage boxes and discuss the pros and cons of each one.

    Let's start with the roof top tents. However, if you are interested in a different product line -- you can click the link below to jump ahead:

    Roam Adventure Co Roof Top Tents - Full List

    2 Person - Roam Adventure Co Vagabond Lite

    Best Lightweight Roam Adventure Tent

    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond Lite is perfect for people looking for something lightweight, compact, and affordable.

    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond Lite on a compact SUV
    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond Lite being closed by a man
    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond Lite Closed
    • Sleeping Capacity: 2 people
    • Price: $1499
    • Width & Length (Closed): 43" W x 48" L
    • Height (Closed): 12"
    • Setup Time: 3-5 minutes
    • Weight: 110 lbs
    • Learn More: Link

    Vagabond Lite is the most affordable and lightweight option of all Roam Adventure Co roof top tents.

    It's so compact that it can even fit small cars and UTVs without any overhang.

    The body of Roam Adventure Co Vagabond Lite is built for all weather conditions. It's 100% waterproof, UV resistant, and mold resistant.

    You can use it even in HEAVY RAIN without issues like water leaks.

    The mattress of Vagabond Lite is 3" thick. It's cushy and provides excellent support throughout your body. It's an ABSOLUTE PLEASURE to sleep on.

    All windows include mesh panels. Not only does this prevent insects from entering inside, but it also provides PRIVACY.

    The base of Vagabond Lite is EXTREMELY WELL INSULATED. You will be warm even on cold winter nights.

    Setting up and taking down Roam Adventure Vagabond Lite is as easy as ABC. It hardly takes 3-5 minutes. Night and day difference compared to ground tents.

    • Accessories Included with Roam Vagabond Lite
    • Ladder: 1
    • Shoes Bag: 2
    • Mattress: 1
    • Rainfly: 1
    • Anti-Condensation Mat: 1
    • Tent Cover: 1

    Pros

    • Fantastic sleeping experience.
    • Thick mattress + anti-condensation mat.
    • Skylight window on the roof.
    • Insulated base keeps you warm during cold weather.
    • Easy to set up and takedown.
    • 5 years warranty.

    Cons

    • Tall people might feel congested inside.
    • Reduces your MPG by 1-3 miles.

    3 Person - Roam Adventure Co Vagabond

    Most Popular Roam Adventure Tent

    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond is an excellent option for small families.

    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond roof top tent on a ford truck
    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond interior
    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond with Annex
    • Sleeping Capacity: 3 people
    • Price: $1999
    • Width & Length (Closed): 48" W x 56" L
    • Height (Closed): 12"
    • Setup Time: 3-5 minutes
    • Weight: 130 lbs
    • Learn More: Link

    Roam Adventure Vagabond is the BIG BROTHER of Vagabond lite.

    Everything from body construction to mattress quality is the same as Vagabond Lite.

    However, there are a COUPLE of differences.

    Firstly, Roam Adventure Co Vagabond offers way more space than Vagabond lite. It can sleep 3 adults comfortably.

    Note: If you have a small/compact car, there will be an overhang. Not a dealbreaker, but it doesn't look great, aesthetically speaking.

    Secondly, Vagabond has the option to ADD AN ANNEX which Vagabond Lite doesn't.

    What is an annex? It's a private ground room that you attach the roof top tent. People often use it for storing extra gear or as a changing room and sleeping pets.

    Vagabond's annex is 100% waterproof and comes with a PVC FLOOR. Setting it up is easy as well. You can do it in under 5 minutes.

    • Accessories Included with Roam Vagabond
    • Ladder: 1
    • Shoes Bag: 2
    • Mattress: 1
    • Rainfly: 1
    • Anti-Condensation Mat: 1
    • Tent Cover: 1

    Pros

    • Large sleeping experience.
    • Comfortable mattress.
    • Anti-condensation mat included.
    • Dual skylight windows on the roof.
    • Insulated base.
    • Option to add an annex.
    • Easy to set up and takedown.
    • 5 years warranty.

    Cons

    • There will be overhang on small/compact vehicles.
    • Reduces your MPG by 1-3 miles.

    4 Person - Roam Adventure Co Vagabond XL

    Largest Roam Roof Top Tent

    Roam Vagabond XL is the perfect option for families of 4-5.

    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond XL roof top tent with Annex
    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond XL on a Jeep
    Roam Adventure Co Vagabond XL interior
    • Sleeping Capacity: 3-4 people
    • Price: $2449
    • Width & Length (Closed): 48" W x 72" L
    • Height (Closed): 12"
    • Setup Time: 3-5 minutes
    • Weight: 160 lbs
    • Learn More: Link

    Roam Adventure Vagabond XL is the biggest of all Roam roof top tents.

    From the sleeping area to the annex -- Everything is just HUGE!

    You can sleep 4 adults + 1 child easily without feeling congested.

    As for the construction and features, It's the SAME as Roam Vagabond lite and Vagabond.

    You can use it in ANY WEATHER, and it has everything needed to make your nights as comfortable as possible.

    Note: Vagabond XL is not recommended for small/compact cars because of its huge size. You can mount it if you have the right roof rack system, but there will be a lot of wind drag and drop in your MPG.

    • Accessories Included with Roam Vagabond XL
    • Ladder: 1
    • Shoes Bag: 2
    • Mattress: 1
    • Rainfly: 1
    • Anti-Condensation Mat: 1
    • Tent Cover: 1

    Pros

    • Huge sleeping experience.
    • 3" thick mattress with anti-condensation mat.
    • Dual skylight windows.
    • Insulated base.
    • Option to add an annex.
    • Easy to set up and takedown.
    • 5 years warranty.

    Cons

    • Not ideal for small vehicles.
    • Reduces your MPG by 1-3 miles.

    Hard Shell - Roam Adventure Co Rambler

    Premium Roam Adventure Roof Top Tent

    Rambler is the best of all Roam Adventure Co roof top tents. It is expensive but worth every penny.

    Roam Adventure Co Rambler roof top tent
    Roam Adventure Co Rambler Interior
    Roam Adventure Co Rambler Windows
    • Sleeping Capacity: 2 people
    • Price: $3399
    • Width & Length (Closed): 50.5" W x 84" L
    • Height (Closed): 11"
    • Setup Time: 1 min
    • Weight: 130 lbs
    • Learn More: Link

    Roam Adventure Co Rambler is a PREMIUM hard shell roof top tent that is one of the best on the market.

    YES. It's expensive, but you can't go wrong buying it.

    Roam Rambler is lightweight and can sleep 2 ADULTS comfortably. Any more than two will get seriously congested.

    The body construction of Rambler is excellent! From top to bottom, everything is made with high-quality materials that are 100% waterproof.

    You can use it even in EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS without any issues.

    The mattress included in Roam Adventure Rambler is about 2.75" THICK. Slightly thinner compared to Vagabond tents but just as cushier and comfortable to sleep on.

    Both the base and the roof of the Rambler are INSULATED to ensure you are warm and cozy even on freezing nights.

    Rambler has enough space for you to store all your blankets and pillows inside when closing it. It saves you time from hauling them up from your car every night.

    Setting up and taking down this tent is LIGHTNING QUICK AND EFFORTLESS. It hardly takes 60 seconds.

    • Accessories Included with Roam Rambler
    • Ladder: 1
    • Shoes Bag: 1
    • Mattress: 1
    • Anti-Condensation Mat: 1

    Pros

    • Extreme weather protection.
    • 2.75" thick mattress with anti-condensation mat.
    • True 360-degree view when all the windows are opened.
    • Insulated base and roof.
    • You can store the mattress, blankets etc, inside when you close the tent.
    • Setup and takedown take 1-2 minutes tops.
    • 5 years warranty.

    Cons

    • Tall people won't be able to sit up straight because of the low height.
    • Very lengthy. Overhangs on short-bed trucks and small vehicles.

    How To Install A Roam Adventure Co Roof Top Tent?

    There are several ways to install a Roam roof top tent on your vehicle. Here's what they are:

    Crossbars
    Crossbars are the best cheap option to mount a Roam RTT. They cost around $250. Thule Wingbar Evo and Yakima Jetstream are the two crossbars we recommend the most.

    Roof Racks
    Roof Racks are more expensive than crossbars but can hold more weight. They cost around $700-$1000. You can take our Roof Rack Quiz to find the best roof rack for your vehicle.

    Bed Crossbars
    Bed Crossbars are the best cheap option to mount a tent if you own a truck. They cost around $500. KBVoodoo is the brand we recommend the most for bed crossbars.

    Bed Racks
    Bed Racks are 2x more expensive than bed crossbars. They have a huge weight capacity. Typically, Bed racks cost around $1000. You can check out our bed racks collection to know more.

    Which Roam Adventure Co Roof Top Tent is Perfect for you?

    Still trying to decide which Roam tent is right for you? Don't worry; we will help you pick the right one in this section.

    On a tight budget? Then go for Roam Adventure Vagabond Lite with your eyes closed. If you want something bigger in the same price range, go for Nomadic 3 or Nomadic 4 by Overland Vehicle Systems.

    Camping with family/friends? If you camp with 3 people, go for Vagabond but if you need a LOT OF SPACE -- go for Vagabond XL. If both tents are out of your budget, Nomadic 4 is a great alternative.

    Want the best of the best? Go for Roam Adventure Rambler with your eyes closed. But if you need something bigger on the premium side -- go with OVS Bushveld.

    Now that we have covered all the Roam roof top tents let's move on to Roam awnings.

    Roam Adventure Co Awnings - Full List

    270 Awning - Roam Adventure CO ARC

    Roam 270 Degree Awning

    Roam ARC is a premium freestanding 270-degree awning.

    Roam Adventure Co ARC 270 Awning
    Roam Adventure Co 270 Awning being opened by a man
    Roam Adventure Co ARC installed on a black SUV
    • Open Dimensions: 159" W x 170" L
    • Closed Dimensions: 6.5" W x 90" L x 7.5" H
    • Coverage: 92 sqft
    • Weight: 56 lbs
    • Learn More: Link

    Roam Adventure ARC is one of the best 270-degree awnings you can find on the market.

    It's a 100% FREESTANDING AWNING. Meaning you can use it without setting up the support poles.

    This makes setting it up and taking it down quick as well. It hardly takes 30-60 seconds.

    Even though you don't really have to use them, support poles are included with your purchase. They will come in HANDY in high wind conditions.

    The fabric of Roam ARC 270 awning is a 4-layer water-resistant laminated ripstop sailcloth made from recycled materials. It's super durable and 100% waterproof.

    Pros

    • Covers 92 sq ft of area.
    • 100% Freestanding.
    • Available for both driver and passenger side.
    • Durable waterproof body fabric.
    • Lightning-fast setup and takedown.
    • 5-Year Warranty.

    Cons

    • Expensive compared to other 270-degree awnings.

    Standard - Roam Adventure CO Rooftop Awning

    Roam Standard Awning

    Roam Adventure Rooftop Awning is one of the most popular standard awnings out there.

    Roam Adventure Co Standard Awning
    Roam Adventure Co 270 Standard Awning Top View
    Roam Adventure Co Standard Awning Room
    • Size Available: 4', 5', 6.5', 8'
    • Colors Available: Slate, Black, Forest
    • Material: 280g Poly Cotton Ripstop
    • Setup Time: 5 min avg
    • Learn More: Link

    Roam Rooftop Awning is one of the MOST POPULAR standard awnings and Roam Adventure Co products.

    It is available in 4 different sizes and 3 different colors.

    Unlike the 270-degree awning, This awning is NOT FREESTANDING. You have to use the support poles to set it up. It takes 5 min on average.

    The body fabric is 100% WATERPROOF and designed to withstand harsh conditions like a pro.

    You have the option to add walls to 6.5' and 8' awnings and turn them into a proper private room/ground tent. A PVC floor is included with walls as well.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup and teardown.
    • Available in many different sizes and colors.
    • Durable and waterproof body fabric.
    • You can use it even in windy conditions.
    • Option to add walls.
    • 5-years warranty.

    Cons

    • We couldn't find any cons. It does what it's supposed to do well.

    Roam Adventure Co Storage Boxes

    Roam currently makes rugged cases and coolers in many sizes. We will quickly go through both the products below. Use links to jump ahead if you are in a hurry:

    Roam Adventure Co Rugged Case

    #1 Choice of Most Off-roaders/Overlanders

    Roam Rugged Case is the #1 best storage case for off-roading and overlanding.

    Roam Adventure Co Rugged Case
    Roam Adventure Co Rugged Case on a Truck Bed
    Roam Adventure Co Rugged Case in Cream
    • Size: Available in 6 sizes
    • Colors: Available in 4 colors
    • Material: LDPE shell
    • Warranty: Lifetime
    • Learn More: Link

    Roam Rugged Case is the #1 best-selling storage case for hardcore off-roaders and overlanders.

    It is available in 6 different sizes. Here's the full list:

    • 52L Roam Rugged Case - Smallest of the bunch
    • 82L Roam Rugged Case - Great for SUVs
    • 83L Roam Rugged Case - Low-profile option
    • 95L Roam Rugged Case - Largest low-profile option
    • 105L Roam Rugged Case - Great for truck beds
    • 160L Roam Rugged Case - Largest of the bunch

    All the above cases feature a durable LLDPE shell, Nylon rope handles, steel lockable latches, and a dust/waterproof gasket seal that ensures your gear stays protected no matter the terrain.

    In short, Roam rugged cases are tough as hell and simply the best in the business.

    Roam Adventure Co Coolers

    Premium Rugged Coolers

    Roam Rugged Coolers are one of the best premium hard-case coolers on the market.

    Roam Adventure Co Rugged Cooler
    Women taking a can out of Roam Adventure Co Rugged Cooler
    Roam Adventure Co Rugged Cooler Closed
    • Size: Available in 5 sizes
    • Colors: Available in 3 colors
    • Material: LDPE shell
    • Warranty: Lifetime
    • Learn More: Link

    TOP-NOTCH!

    That's my one-word description of Roam Rugged Coolers. Everything you see in this cooler is made with high-quality materials.

    Rugged Coolers are currently available in 5 different sizes. Here's what they are:

    • Roam 20QT Rugged Cooler - Smallest of the Bunch
    • Roam 45QT Rugged Cooler
    • Roam Adventure 65QT Rugged Cooler
    • Roam 50QT Rugged Cooler with Wheels
    • Roam 75QT Rugged Cooler - Largest of the Bunch

    All the coolers feature a durable LDPE body and other super useful features like a drain plug, bottle opener, tie-down channels, storage basket, etc.

    Roam Adventure Co FAQ

    Can you mount Roam Vagabond on any roof rack?
    Yes! Roam Vagabond roof top tents are designed to be mounted on almost all factory/after-market roof racks with a weight capacity of 160 lbs or more.

    Are Vagabond roof top tents waterproof?
    All Vagabond roof top tents come are made with waterproof fabric. Plus, they also come with a rainfly to prevent any leaks during heavy rainfall.

    How long does it take to set up Roam Vagabond tents?
    On average, You can set up Roam Adventure Vagabond roof top tents in 3-5 minutes -- some even sooner (Assuming you already have it mounted on your roof rack).

    Can Roam Rooftop Awnings be used in windy conditions?
    Yes, You can use Roam rooftop Awnings even in windy conditions.

    Where are Roam Adventure Co roof top tents made?
    All Roam RTTs are manufactured in China.

    Do Roam products come with a warranty?
    All Roam Adventure roof top tents and awnings come with a 5-year warranty, whereas the coolers and cases come with a lifetime warranty.

    Why Buy Roam Adventure Co?

    Durable Products
    Roam Adventure Co products are made with high-quality materials and are incredibly durable!

    Extreme Weather Protection
    All Roam Adventure products come with extreme weather protection. Meaning they can handle almost any weather you find yourself in.

    Great Warranty
    Roam Adventure products come with a minimum of 5 years limited warranty. Some even come with a lifetime warranty.

    Free Shipping
    All Roam products ship free to the lower 48 states.

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