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5 cool camper trailers you can buy right now

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Never sleep on the ground again

The AIR OPUS transforms from trailer to tent in 90 seconds.

When it comes to hitting the road for an extended adventure, you have a lot of options, ranging from add-on solutions like vehicle rooftop tents and portable kitchens to entirely tricked-out RVs and vans. Somewhere in between lies the camper-trailer, which offers a small—but efficient—home on the go. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.

Trailers are far from a new idea—people are still mad about Airstreams, for one—but today’s designers and manufacturers haven’t shied away from riffing on tradition, either.

Below, take a look at some of the inventive new offerings in camper-trailer-land.

Name: The Meerkat by Little Guy Trailers
Cost: $17,820 with custom colors available for an extra $1,450
Key features: Lightweight (900 pounds) trailer can be towed by almost any 4-cylinder car and fits in a standard garage, dinette area transforms into two-person bed, kitchen has wood cabinetry, sink, 120-volt electrical system, pops open for more head room, three windows for ventilation

Cost: $2,499 for the Air Tent System add-on, available for all OPUS trailers, which range from $18,999 to $22,799
Key features: Pop-out tent inflates in 90 seconds, double beds with inner privacy tents, leatherette seating, kitchenette with stainless steel sink, portable toilet, skylights

Courtesy of TAXA Outdoors

Name: The Mantis by Taxa Outdoors
Cost: $32,500 MSRP
Key features: Lightweight, under 3,000 for easy towing, sleeps four adults, main full-size bed—located in the rear of the trailer—converts into a sofa, while the front area houses two bunk beds, can be stored in a standard length and height garage, wet bath, kitchen

Name: The Nest by Airstream
Cost: $45,900
Key features: Fiberglass construction from one of the most revered companies in the industry, wide front tinted windshield, premium fixtures, a two-burner stove, a stainless steel sink, a microwave, and a 24-gallon fresh water tank, small wet bath, sliding screen door, blackout shades, LED interior lighting with Bluetooth Control, USB ports, and lots of overhead storage, sleeps two

Name: Alto R Series Trailer by Safari Condo
Cost: $28,275
Key features: Ultra-light travel trailer that has an exterior height of 83.5 inches so it fits in a garage, aluminum roof pops up electronically to reveal 7 feet of interior space, two dining areas that convert to sleeping quarters for three to four people, kitchen, fixed flush toiler, interior shower