Micro Camper Is A ‘Front Porch’ For Your Campsite

A base camp for road trip adventures, the 900-pound TigerMoth camper can be pulled by most vehicles, even small cars, and its open design integrates the user closely with the outdoors.

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Most campers and RVs are literal rolling houses that form a fortress between the inhabitant and the surrounding outdoors. But this micro-camper invented by Taxa, the Texas-based makers of the lauded Cricket Trailer, is more of an outdoors kitchen and play area with a transformable interior that sleeps two adults.

It comes to market this month, and looks like a great option for people who want the convenience of a camper that still requires a little actual camping.

TigerMoth: Easy-Setup Shelter

The little camper is an easy-to-setup shelter that can be towed into remote, off-grid locations. There are no big-screen TVs or cushy furniture. The TigerMoth is a basic camper where you can sleep, cook, and hang out while being integrated with the environment.

The TigerMoth’s wing doors swing open so you can chill on the slide-out couch/bed. Window hatches pivot up for a view, further opening the space.

‘Micro’ Camper Has Kitchen, Bedroom, Storage

With this guy, you’ll be cooking in the great outdoors.

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The kitchen drawer pulls out of the back of the camper, serving as a station for food prep and cooking.

Storage is under the bed, and inside you’ll find a pop-up table, counter-top space, and gear storage, including three large cubbies and a tongue-mounted toolbox.

The roof is designed with roof racks in mind, and can support your weight while loading gear or just enjoying a high vantage point.

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Lighting is included, and a 12-volt electrical system can run small electronics. On the road, the TigerMoth is touted as aerodynamic and rugged, including 15-inch tires and a solid 12-inch ground clearance.

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That setup makes the micro-camper towable on rough tracks and dirt roads almost anywhere.

It comes to market this month for $12,990. Not cheap, but the TigerMoth is aiming at a market of campers looking to get off-grid with a utilitarian, small-footprint pod that also exudes a rugged style.

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–See details on the TigerMoth from Taxa here.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.

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