The NS-1 off-road teardrop from Colorado Campworks is equipped for tackling tough terrain with full-length rock sliders and A/T tires but also generates its own power once parked. Two hundred watts of roof-mounted solar deliver AC power through a 3000-watt inverter for lights, kitchen, cooking, and charging as well as heating water in the 76-liter tank for sink & shower. Custom options, like adding a Traeger grill or Breville smart oven will make for quite comfy overlanding.
It’s seems odd that most camper-trailers still use wood as a construction material. Not the case with Off Grid Trailers. Their Panda, Switchback & Expedition model off-road trailers are built on an all-aluminum design, ensuring a more rigid and rugged trailer for your overland adventures. These campers offer both creature comfort and smart systems including full kitchen, rack & toy-friendly roofs, solar power, integrated connectivity & smooth axle-less off-road suspension.
The Living Vehicle is a mobile home but that hardly describes it. It looks like Apple, Tesla, Yeti, & The James Brand got together to create the ultimate travel trailer. Designed in Santa Barbara, CA, it features an all aluminum exterior shell with high-end materials & finishes throughout, plus an automotive-grade power system with enough storage to fully charge your electric vehicle. Rooftop solar, AC, a fold-out patio & awning plus comfortable, convertible spaces inside make it feel like home anywhere you park it.
Designed to put a complete camper kit in the bed of your pickup, the VenturePack from Talus Expedition Gear, packs low for clearance & RTT compatibility. It is a heavy-duty 2-drawer slide-out unit, with each drawer capable of holding 350 lbs. Pull them out to reveal a flush-lid Dometic dual-burner stove/sink unit, and a 29-liter Dometic drawer fridge and workspace. Tracks on the top let you connect accessories and racks. Fits Ford F-Series & Ranger, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500, & Toyota Tacoma.
Airstream’s compact Basecamp 20 camper gets an impressive refresh for 2021. The family-friendly tow-behind is slightly longer, wider, & taller; providing sleeping space for 2 adults & 2 kids or 3 adults. The floorplan includes a kitchen, bath & a forward seating/lounge area. In the back there’s a hatch into a gear stowage compartment. It’s got the iconic aluminum exterior, and at 3400 pounds, can be towed behind a mid-size truck or SUV.
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Built for active outdoor adventure, Winnebago’s new Hike camper is a family-friendly RV optimized for toy hauling and trips to the great outdoors. A full exoskeleton rack system allows you to lash on & strap down kayaks, bikes, inflatables, boards, and more while inside a clean Euro-style aesthetic offers modern comfort and convenience: LED TV, an integrated audio system, and plenty of USB ports for charging. Five Hike models are offered, from 20′ in length up to 25′ with various options and add-ons. Photo by Peter Holcombe Photography.
Designed for towing behind smaller vehicles, the super compact & lightweight Hitch Hotel Traveler camper is only 3-feet long when closed but expands to 7-feet with capacity to sleep two inside the walls of its fiberglass shell exterior. When open, its 135 square-foot interior can hold up to 1000-pounds of people & gear. When closed you get 60-square feet of cargo storage yet at just 36” long, you can pull in & park it anywhere.
With the ability to double its size in just 60 seconds, the French-made Beauer 2X camper expands to accommodate 2 adults in a comfortable, modern shelter that’s as easy on the eyes as it is to set up. The nested shell design pulls out horizontally to reveal a bedroom for 2, a fully-equipped L-shaped kitchen, & a small lounge area where the futon opens for additional sleepers. Weighing under 2000 pounds means that it’s easily towable with most vehicles.
Australian Off Road builds badass camper trailers. The all-new steel-framed and bombproof Sierra is apparently their “most basic model” yet. Well, wow. Because this Outback-ready beast from AOR features a, rugged Raptor-coated fiberglass body, Outback Armour Offroad shocks, a lithium-based electrical system, and all the comforts of home. Fully customizable. Load it with all your toys and tow it to the ends of the earth.
Australia’s Patriot Campers are built for fun and function in the harshest environments—loaded with smart features & overbuilt to be bomber. Their newest model is the the X1N & to properly launch this off-road camper/hauler, they rolled it out behind a retro-inspired Land Cruiser variant. Literally dripping with period-correct 70s-era styling, the Desert Ops LC79 Supertourer is the ideal beast for towing this Outback-ready camper anywhere you want to take it.
The Bowlus Road Chief “Endless Highways” edition is the ultimate luxury aluminum travel trailer, merging classic good looks with the latest technologies & unrivaled luxury. This 26-foot chrome torpedo sleeps 4 & dines 4, features a hotel style shower, separate toilet room, & a modern galley kitchen. Bowlus offers multiple interior finish options as well as 100% custom build-outs.
Due to its carbon fiber construction, Earth Traveler’s T250LX teardrop camper is ridiculously lightweight. At 5-feet tall & 11-feet long, it weighs less than 300-pounds, making it is easy to trailer even with a small car. Accessories like pop-up side tents, a vestibule tent, and a UV awning expand the living space of this little camper.
The Polydrop camper trailer gets its name from the merger of a classic teardrop trailer & its spacious polygon-shaped design. This compact camper sleeps 2, has a rear galley kitchenette and a 100W solar charging system for the heater, LED Lights, 12V outlet and USB outlets. The Polydrop weighs less than 800-pounds so it can be easily towed by small & mid-size vehicles.
If the ever-growing number of tent options tells us anything, it’s that people really like to camp on the roof of their cars. The latest entry into this popular category is the GentleTent, an inflatable. Compared to other tents, it’s smaller & much lighter in weight—good for gas mileage & handling—and sets up in just minutes. Once deployed with the included 12V lighter socket air pump, its inflatable frame & floor expand to dimensions over 7-feet long & tall enough for campers over 6-feet tall.
A cargo trailer will come in handy for transporting all kinds of cargo. The downside is where to store it when you’re not using it. With this in mind, Quebec-based Apogee Trailers developed its folding Adapt-X trailer. The trailer, constructed of lightweight aluminum using stainless steel hardware, is available in 4’ X 8’ & 6’ X 10’ sizes that can quickly be deployed by one-person in just 90 seconds, then when you’re done, fold up to a space-saving 38” deep for storage in your garage or shed.
The Migrator camper-trailer from Romania’s FIM Caravans is a modern take on the classic teardrop design. It features a low roof height, a rear galley, and an interior that’s all bed but it’s got a fiberglass body, gull-wing doors, and a skylight. Its angular body lines, LED lighting, and modular kitchen design as well as a full-pass through design set it apart as a fully modern mini-camper.
The hardshell Sherpa camper is a compact tow-behind trailer that combines premium features with a rugged off-road design. The main cabin is heated and features a 21-inch LED, ventilation fans, and a queen-size sleeper. There is also an upstairs: an Alu-Cab rooftop tent. A rear galley kitchen & heated outdoor shower add even more creature comforts. The exterior of the Sherpa is built for battle: a galvanized chassis, long-travel independent Cruisemaster suspension, and burly BF Goodrich K02 tires.
The compact & lightweight Camp 365 camper trailer is a transformer. Through some pretty impressive engineering, its creators designed it to be small enough to store in your garage and yet with its unique fold-out design, it expands to 100-square feet, offering enough space to sleep six and a ceiling 7-feet high. It features an aluminum shell, AC & heat, a customizable bed system, tinted windows with screens, and loads of storage space in the floor plus optional side racks for toys like bikes and kayaks.
The fiberglass Hitch Hotel is a unique little camper design that rides on your car’s trailer hitch and telescopes out to sleep two to three people. At just 240-pounds, it’s much lighter than most campers & it also functions as a watertight storage box with enough space to carry 3 bikes, or all your camping gear. It slides out 18-inches away from the vehicle so you have easy access to your trunk or tailgate at all times.
The compact & off-road ready Pika Camper from Timberleaf is a rugged and lightweight teardrop that rides on a 54-inch by 96-inch frame—smaller than the brand’s other models but featuring quality craftsmanship in all the details—from rock-resistant diamond plate cladding to the modern galley kitchen in the back. And at just over 1000-pounds, it can be towed by most passenger cars.