No More Metal: Airstream Goes Fiberglass With ‘Nest’ Camper

Airstream claims its latest offering, the Nest, is aerodynamic, lightweight, and strong.

airstream nest fiberglass camper

The company known for shiny aluminum tow-behind campers strays from its bread and butter with a different production material: Fiberglass.

The Airstream Nest, expected early 2018, will be constructed from fiberglass, a lightweight and durable material. Specific details about the weight of the camper have yet to release, but it looks light and small. Subaru owners rejoice.

While the renderings and images are conceptual and early prototypes, Airstream is going minimal with the overall aesthetic.

Details about price and the interior have yet to release. Although, if it is priced similarly to Airstream’s other small trailers, expect to shell out a few $10,000 bills.

Airstream nest concept

Airstream Nest: Fiberglass Pull-Behind

In the 1950s, Wally Byam, founder of Airstream, experimented with fiberglass campers. The concept is nothing new, but the consumer interest is high for modern and minimalist campers.

Airstream molds the shell of the Nest in three pieces: The top half, bottom half, and rear. Rounded edges and small size improve aerodynamics.

Expect big panoramic windows and a decent sized living space for one to two people. It measures 16-feet long.

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The bulk demographic will be mid-sized SUVs. Although, if its anything less than 2,700 lbs, you’ll be able to take this trailer along for the ride in your Subaru Outback. Be sure to check back as additional plans release for the Nest.

And if you can’t wait until 2018, Airstream released the Basecamp last year, with a comparable weight and audience.

airstream nest fiberglass camper
Airstream is working to meet an early 2018 release

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Midwest born, Nate Mitka started with Gearjunkie after a short stint as “intern”. An advocate of all outdoor activities he’s developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.