After nearly 90 years in business, the folks at Airstream have done it again with the release of the Nest, the newest towable in the brand’s growing family of trailers.
Unlike the company’s classic aluminum silver bullet, the Nest is a lightweight fiberglass shell with a retro-modern look all its own. It’s the second trailer after the 2016’s Basecamp to deviate from the company’s iconic form and the first to be produced with fiberglass. “There’s really nothing else like it,” said Bob Wheeler, Airstream’s president and CEO, in a release. “Nest acknowledges Airstream’s lasting legacy, while anticipating a new potential for outdoor adventure.”
Form and function were a priority here. What you get: Six windows, a skylight, and the wide front windshield (inspired by ski goggles!) allow for a one-with-nature feeling. White and gray interiors offer a clean, minimalist look; you can choose neutral fabrics, or go for more color with teals and greens. Though the trailer looks pristine, the company reminds us, “Don’t let its clean good looks fool you, it pines to get its wheels dirty.”
Two floor plans give travelers the choice of a convertible dinette or a stationary bed, and there’s a enough space for two people to sleep. There’s plenty of storage here, too, including a coat closet to store your gear, interior cabinets, overhead storage (and even some underneath the bed), along with galley drawers and bathroom shelves. There’s even blackout curtains, a microwave, a two-burner cooktop, reading lights, and an exterior shower. In other words, all these features will make you leave the words “roughing it” out of your camping vocabulary.
At 16”7’ and a base weight of 3,400 lbs, the Nest is designed so you can easily pull it with your SUV or car. This new trailer has the life expectancy of its iconic cousins—and with about 70 percent of all Airstreams ever made still on the road today, this is a trailer you’ll have for a long time.
Prices start at $45,900. The Airstream Nest is available starting April 12, 2018.