Who we are

About FSR

Our vision is to deliver top-notch and groundbreaking products that meet the needs of both everyday adventurers and extreme outdoor enthusiasts.

Adventure, Redefined

Our mission is to facilitate outdoor exploration and to ignite the spirit of adventure in individuals that dare to venture off the beaten path.

Year 2014 - Where it all started

Freespirit Recreation is born

Founded in Bend, Oregon in 2014 marking the start of Freespirit Recreation and the beginning of a journey that will prove to innovate based on customer feedback.

Year 2015 - Adventure Series

Launch of Adventure Series

Introduced at Overland Expo, Adventure Series got its start with a Jeep Partnership and what has inspired the beginning of making rooftop tents extremely easy to setup and takedown.

Year 2016 - Expanding our footprint

Annexes

Accessories quickly became a focus for the FSR lineup. Specifically, accessories to help customers have a more flexible footprint while camping.

Year 2017 - Evolving the Adventure Series

Adventure Series - Gas Strut

To make the OG Adventure Series that much better, we evolved the previous "manual" version to be gas strut-assisted to the quickest, easiest setup available at the time for FSR tents.

Year 2018 - New Series Introduced

High Country Series

Taking our first step into listening to customer feedback, the High Country Series was introduced. Little did we know, that this would be one of the most popular tents for FSR history and that we would iterate and continue to improve this series.

Year 2019 - FSR Lands on the Moon

Readylight

As a first step into the camp light world, we introduced Readylight Gen1 as our first solar-powered camp/utility light. Now with our Gen2, Mini and High Beam versions, FSR truly continues to develop newer and more flexible versions of the Readylight family.

Year 2020 - Hardshell Duo

Evolution & Odyssey

2020 was a busy year for us as we released our first iterations of the Odyssey and Evolution Series rooftop tents. Evolution easily became the flagship tent for FSR as we introduced the unique design to the world.

Year 2021 - FSR gets grounded

Hubs/SEMA Hummer

This was a year for new product lines and partnerships at FSR. The Hub tent lineup was a necessary component for us and our customers. Our partnership with GM started off with a bang at SEMA show in Vegas.

Year 2022 - FSR lands in Golden, Co

FSR HQ

Moving headquarters from Bend, OR to Golden, CO was finalized and our current location was converted from a supplement warehouse into a showroom and fulfillment center.

Year 2023 - FSR loses some weight

Aspen Lite

Creating an ultralight rooftop tent required months of testing and iterating. Aspen Lite, our first hybrid rooftop tent, taught us the importance of weight savings, while still maintaining a rigid, quality tent structure for customers to enjoy.

Kitchen systems, sleep systems, new tents

Coming Soon

2024 is coming with lots of exciting changes. New product lineups, rooftop tent series and concepts yet to hit the market!

At FSR, our goal has always been to reinvent the rooftop tent from the ground up, creating industry-leading designs focused on quality and innovation.

Founded in Bend, Oregon in 2014, Freespirit Recreation, referred to as FSR, is known for using high quality materials like the FSR proprietary tri-layer, all season fabric, while also creating designs that are easy to use, and that allow for fast and easy set-ups.

Since 2019, FSR has been a family owned and operated company, that is something that we are proud of. As native Nebraskans, Colorado has become a home away from home with FSR HQ located in Golden, Colorado. Brothers, Tanner Tewes and Ben Tewes lead the FSR team as Co-Presidents. Tanner leads the marketing team and Ben heads up product development while also creating FSR HQ as a fun and inviting place to see industry leading rooftop tents and gear in Colorado. Their sister, Kristine Sewell works hard for FSR Corporate, bringing her brothers ideas and projects to life along with managing the FSR wholesale accounts. And their Mom, Renee Tewes, handles operations and financials, ensuring that FSR continues to grow for years to come.

Our goal will always be to provide the best products with exceptional customer service as you explore this great planet with us!

We are proud of our team located at FSR HQ in Golden, Colorado! The team is comprised of avid outdoors people always looking for the next adventure whether overlanding, cycling, hunting and fishing, camping with family, skiing, hiking, or riding their horses out west. We are always imagining, innovating, and creating the very best products for you!

Meet our team!

01

Ben

Co-President

Director of Product Development

Favorite camp spot: Wherever there is no cell signal.

Favorite outdoor activties: Fly Fishing, Bow Hunting, Golfing, Sitting around a fire with friends.

What I do on my free time: In my free time my passions are spending time with my beautiful wife Megan, playing golf, camping with our three Bernese Mountain dogs. (Archer, Simba, Jojo) and of course looking for Elk.

02

Tanner

Co-President

Director of E-Commerce

Favorite camp spot: Lake Powell, Arizona

Favorite outdoor activties: Wakeboarding & Bags

What I do on my free time: Play with my two english bulldogs. Lake Days wakeboarding

03

Kristine

Chief Project Officer/Wholesale Director

Favorite camp spot: Colorado with family.

Favorite outdoor activties: Hiking, going on walks with my kids and dogs, boating at the lake.

What I do on my free time: What free time?! 3 kids, 2 American Bulldogs, and a hubby keep me pretty busy! But if I do have a free minute and I am not at a baseball field in the summer, I like to read a good book and enjoy it with a great glass of wine!

04

Renee

Director of Operations

Favorite camp spot: Oregon near wine country

Favorite outdoor activties: Hiking

What I do on my free time: Read

05

Ryan

Marketing and E-Commerce Manager

Favorite camp spot: Deadhorse Point outside of Moab.

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, fishing, golf and snowboarding.

What I do on my free time: Write/play music, read, and spend time with my family.

06

Cheyenne

Logistics Manager

Favorite camp spot: Anywhere in Oregon.

Favorite outdoor activties: Fishing, Hunting, or taking our UTV out.

What I do on my free time: Ride horses or read a good book!

07

Holly

Accountant

Favorite camp spot: Rampart Range.

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, running and swimming.

What I do on my free time: Hang out with my children & exercise.

08

Alyssa

Content Coordinator

Favorite camp spot:
Anywhere in the desert with a good canyon overlook nearby

Favorite outdoor activities:
Canyoneering, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, camping

What I do on my free time:
Spend as much time outside as possible, taking photos, reading, and relaxing!

09

Josh

Sales Representative

Favorite camp spot: Nantahala National Forest Area, North and South San Rafael Swell and into Moab, The Desert

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting

What I do in my free time: Concerts; "Ain't Life Grand", BBQing w/ friends, Bird Hunting w/ Obi, Buying plants, you can never have enough, ha.

10

Samantha

Sales Representative

Favorite camp spot: Sand Dunes National Park near Blanca Peak.

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, scuba diving/snorkeling, surfing.

What I do on my free time: I like to read, garden, spend time with my friends and family, and work on my cars.

01

Ben

Co-President

Director of Product Development

Favorite camp spot: Wherever there is no cell signal.

Favorite outdoor activties: Fly Fishing, Bow Hunting, Golfing, Sitting around a fire with friends.

What I do on my free time: In my free time my passions are spending time with my beautiful wife Megan, playing golf, camping with our three Bernese Mountain dogs. (Archer, Simba, Jojo) and of course looking for Elk.

02

Tanner

Co-President

Director of E-Commerce

Favorite camp spot: Lake Powell, Arizona

Favorite outdoor activties: Wakeboarding & Bags

What I do on my free time: Play with my two english bulldogs. Lake Days wakeboarding

03

Kristine

Chief Project Officer/Wholesale Director

Favorite camp spot: Colorado with family.

Favorite outdoor activties: Hiking, going on walks with my kids and dogs, boating at the lake.

What I do on my free time: What free time?! 3 kids, 2 American Bulldogs, and a hubby keep me pretty busy! But if I do have a free minute and I am not at a baseball field in the summer, I like to read a good book and enjoy it with a great glass of wine!

04

Renee

Director of Operations

Favorite camp spot: Oregon near wine country

Favorite outdoor activties: Hiking

What I do on my free time: Read

05

Ryan

Marketing and E-Commerce Manager

Favorite camp spot: Deadhorse Point outside of Moab.

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, fishing, golf and snowboarding.

What I do on my free time: Write/play music, read, and spend time with my family.

06

Cheyenne

Logistics Manager

Favorite camp spot: Anywhere in Oregon.

Favorite outdoor activties: Fishing, Hunting, or taking our UTV out.

What I do on my free time: Ride horses or read a good book!

07

Holly

Accountant

Favorite camp spot: Rampart Range.

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, running and swimming.

What I do on my free time: Hang out with my children & exercise.

08

Alyssa

Content Coordinator

Favorite camp spot:
Anywhere in the desert with a good canyon overlook nearby

Favorite outdoor activities:
Canyoneering, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, camping

What I do on my free time:
Spend as much time outside as possible, taking photos, reading, and relaxing!

09

Josh

Sales Representative

Favorite camp spot: Nantahala National Forest Area, North and South San Rafael Swell and into Moab, The Desert

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting

What I do in my free time: Concerts; "Ain't Life Grand", BBQing w/ friends, Bird Hunting w/ Obi, Buying plants, you can never have enough, ha.

10

Samantha

Sales Representative

Favorite camp spot: Sand Dunes National Park near Blanca Peak.

Favorite outdoor activities: Hiking, scuba diving/snorkeling, surfing.

What I do on my free time: I like to read, garden, spend time with my friends and family, and work on my cars.

Welcoming Committee

FSR vice president

Mia

Retired

If you have ever stopped into FSR HQ, you probably got to meet the black lab sweetheart, Mia. She was a kind, old girl, who was very patient with all of the young pups on the Party Planning Committee and was loved by all. She is missed by our team.

Archer photo, bernese mountain dog part of free spirit recreation

Archer

Chief of Dog Operations

Favorite outdoors movie: If my Dad watches it, I watch it and I understand what is happening.

Go-to camping meal: I eat my Dad's steak when he isn't watching. 

Favorite camping spot: If there is Snow, I am present. I prefer my own tent though. 

Simba photo, bernese mountain dog part of free spirit recreation

Simba

Customer Service Greeter

Favorite outdoors movie: Honestly, I sleep 90% of the time, I don't really understand movies but I love my Mom. 

Go-to camping meal: Woof, I prefer dirty socks over most food, campsites are easy targets. I ate 7 socks once. Couldn't find the last matching set.

Favorite camping spot: I camp out on the couch mostly but when I do camp, I sleep in a HC 80 wherever my parents take me.

Jojo photo, bernese mountain dog part of free spirit recreation

Jojo

Inventory Security Manager

Favorite outdoors movie: I am a bit of a lone wolf, I prefer to replay my adventures in my sleep. They could all be movies.

Go-to camping meal: Campfire Popcorn drives me wild. There is one way to my heart boys, if you can't make campfire popcorn, I ain't your girl. 

Favorite camping spot: Well, wherever we end up, I make sure we are safe. I chased a bear once, I watched that movie for days in my sleep. 

brody photo, bulldog part of free spirit recreation

Brody

Mattress Expert

Favorite outdoors movie: No preference, I'm sleeping and farting within 10 minutes of any movie.

Go-to camping meal: Anything that is not on my diet.

Favorite camping spot: I don't do well with heat so my human doesn't let me go. He still thinks I'm sad when he leaves me at home.

Nora

Chief Treat Tester

Favorite outdoors movie: Any YouTube drone footage.

Go-to camping meal: Usually whatever Mom & Dad are eating.

Favorite camping spot: Wherever there is water so I can both lay down and drink simultaneously.

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