An American icon, the humble Airstream has remained pretty consistent since the 1930s.
But their newest model is undergoing a few small changes.
Operative word being small.
After acquiring Oregon-based Nest Caravans last month, Airstream plans to start producing its own versions of the start-up company’s aerodynamic, all-fiberglass, 16-foot-long travel trailers. The stylish trailers are light enough to be towed by mid-size SUVs, crossover vehicles or light-duty trucks and easy to maneuver without jacking up fuel costs.
With modern accommodations like LED lighting, stainless steel appliances and a queen-size bed, the “bright and comfortable” interiors of the two-tone trailers boast features that were “carefully selected for form, fit and function.”
Airstream first became interested in the trailers when photos of prototypes appeared online in 2013, and company executives paid a visit to Nest’s headquarters to evaluate the 16' 7" x 6' 6" x 8' 2" models in-person last year before finalizing the purchase.
“We’ve been imagining a small, well-thought-out fiberglass travel trailer for quite some time and are very confident about its potential,” says Airstream president Bob Wheeler. “Nest is a product that conveys sophistication, simplicity, and upscale modernity, so it made sense for us to partner and help bring this design to market.”
Pricing and exact availability dates for Airstream’s version of the Nest haven’t been announced, but the company anticipates hiring 50 new employees to meet anticipated demand.
All images via Nest/Airstream