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