Summer is the perfect time to hit the open road in a luxury camper van. And the great news is there’s a new breed of green campers on the market that combines style, comfort, and a low carbon footprint. Enjoy our guide to the best green campers to experience on your next road trip or glamping expedition. We’ve even added a Travel Curator Happy Glamper playlist courtesy of our resident DJ California Star
Green Camper: Airstream Basecamp
Airstream offers a range of chic, modern campers in various sizes and styles for every traveler. Our pick is the Basecamp thanks to its compact, lightweight design which makes it easy to tow behind a mid-size SUV. The Basecamp sleeps four and is also kitted out with a two-burner gas stove, sink, remote work station with 110V outlets, indoor and outdoor showers. On the green front, it has a solar front window, solar front window protection, and a solar panel to charge it by the sun.
Hit the road: Nature lovers should take the Basecamp to explore the national parks in Montana where you can pull up to camp on the northeastern edge of the national park grounds to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, hiking trails, alpine lakes, hot springs, and enchanting wildlife.
Green Camper: inTech Rv’s Luna Trailers
inTech RV’s Luna is a fresh take on the classic teardrop camper known for its lightweight, compact versatility, and stylish retro design – it also has an all-aluminum fully welded cage frame so it’s super lightweight. The campers may be small but they are tough and can be pulled along rough off-road trails, making them the perfect companion if you’re looking for a never-ending adventure. The exterior features a premium kitchen setup that includes a two-burner cooktop, 12v/120v refrigerator, microwave, and farmhouse sink. The interior living space features a queen-sized bed, futon seating, and even a fireplace, it’s literally a home away from home on wheels. You won’t need to purchase a large gas-guzzling truck, the Luna is so light (2,200 pounds) can be towed behind most sedans and small-sized SUVs.
Hit the Road: Where better to enjoy a luxury glamping experience than at the must-see National Parks in the U.S. Explore the wonders of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Great Basin National Park, and Congaree National Park then relax back over a vino in the Luna.
Green Camper: The Droplet
Inspired by a boat and aircraft building, The Droplet is crafted using high-strength structural adhesives popular for the way they absorb vibrations and changing temperatures. This eco-design allows The Droplet to handle rough terrain while being light enough to pull it with vehicles as small as a Honda Civic. The Inside of the cabin is designed around a queen-size bed, with a half-dome front window to take in all the views. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with an acrylic countertop, backsplash, and LED touch lights.
Hit the Road: Cruise Route 66 and some of the best driving roads in America in the ultra-versatile Droplet. This baby is compact and light enough to navigate downtown St. Louis yet durable enough to bounce along the desert roads near Flagstaff.
Green Camper: Scamp Trailers
Scamp Trailers have light wood interiors, and at 13’-19’ have the most storage space of all green campers on this list while maintaining a sleek aerodynamic design that allows for high fuel efficiency towing. All trailers come with top-of-the-line heating, large awnings to enhance outdoor space, and a table that easily converts into a bed allowing you to maximize the space to suit your traveling needs.
Hit the Road: A trip along the scenic California coastline past Big Sur to San Francisco is always a good idea. Along the way explore scenery like Half Moon Bay, Bixby Creek Bridge, and McWay Falls.