There are so many types of campers out there, from huge Class As to midsize camper vans. But one of the most iconic styles of campers is the teardrop. Despite falling out of fashion in the 1960s, the teardrop trailer is making a comeback thanks to its swooping shape, its light tow weight, and sensible design. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
Curbed is dedicated to the camper beat, and we’ve tracked the best camper vans and trailers in previous stories. Today, however, we’re dedicated to helping you find the best teardrop on the market. Behold, five teardrop trailers you can order right now.
Cost: The base price of the standard Luna is $16,537 with fully loaded options running over $19,000
Details: Available in three different trim packages—the regular Luna, the Luna Lite, and the new off-road capable Luna Rova—these teardrop-inspired trailers range in base weight from 1400 to 1800 pounds with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 2,200 pounds. This means that many large sedans and small SUVs can pull the trailer.
A distinctive full tempered glass windshield provides views to the outdoors, while inside a fairly large—especially for a teardrop—bed can easily sleep two thanks to the seven-foot-long interior space. When not set up as a bed, two 30 by 82-inch futon sofa beds have backrests and cupholders so they can be used for lounging.
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Cost: First launched in 2015, the Hütte Hut trailer starts at $63,900
Details: Using a yacht-like aesthetic and warm colors, the Hütte Hut trailer boasts double doors, expansive windows, bowed trusses, and a sun diffusing canopy that lets in plenty of light. A dry weight of 850 pounds means that it’s towable by most vehicles, and the trailer can sleep two.
You won’t be doing much else in the Hütte Hut besides sleeping or relaxing, but a Joubert Okume marine ply exterior, Baltic Birch wood floors and fixtures, and solid wood trusses make for an inviting space. Optional extras include interior window coverings, a battery system, additional floor storage, and LED lighting.
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Cost: Pricing starts at $11,750
Details: The Pika is a about 1⁄3 smaller than a standard teardrop, making it perfect for one or two people.The length clocks in at just under 12 feet, and it’s the smallest of the trailers sold by Timberleaf. Even though it’s compact, you still get about 36 inches of headspace and a skylight that helps the interior feel larger.
The sleeping space also features LED reading lights, a multi-speed fan, dual USB ports, and cargo-net storage. The best part might be the dual-access door and two extra sliding windows; the Pika might be small on space but its thoughtful, airy design means that you won’t feel cramped.
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Cost: MSRP of $33,000
Details: In the Little Guy Max camper, curved lines meet a modern trailer that boasts a spacious 6 feet 7 inches of interior height. Two different sleeping areas can sleep three people total, one person in a full size dinette that converts to a bed, and two people in a bedroom area that boasts a queen size mattress. While this wouldn’t work for large families, two adults and a kiddo would fit perfectly.
Available with light maple or dark walnut hardwood cabinetry, the Little Guy Max also has a decent-sized kitchen area with a microwave, two-burner stove, a fridge, sink, and a floor to ceiling pantry. Storage cubbies are tucked in smart spaces throughout the trailer, and the camper also comes with LED lighting and a stereo system.
Two TVs and a whole lot more come standard. Check it out.
Cost: Prices range from $12,500 for the smaller versions to $16,500 for the largest
Details: Created by Britton Purser, a design-school graduate and former carpenter, the campers aim to combine “an appreciation for art and design and the romance of vintage travel.” Featuring a welded steel frame, anodized aluminum exterior, and an interior made from Baltic birch wood, Purser and his team pay homage to Danish design with a healthy does of Colorado charm.
The company has three models and two different sizes of teardrop campers, with the largest model boasting a queen memory foam mattress, bug screen, and a pull-out writing desk.
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