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Airstream Launches Nest

It’s been long awaited but Airstream finally launched it’s brand new concept trailer Nest to the market April 12th, 2018. Clearly a departure from the iconic “silver bullet” aluminum travel trailer design, the 2-person, 3,400 pound Nest is a “a sign of 20th century progress,” says Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler. From the press release we received just before the announcement: “Unifying Airstream’s commitment to a customer-first approach with a design-forward philosophy, Nest is the perfect blend of form and function.” Originally conceived by Oregon designer Robert Johans, Nest was acquired by Airstream in March 2016 and further developed in-house, with Johans coming aboard as project manager. It’s clear from the supplied imagery that while the fibreglass exterior is a departure from the norm, the interior is very much on point, exuding only the sharpest of design elements and unique features including two floorplans, six windows, wet bath and contemporary look and feel. “We saw the acquisition of Nest as an opportunity for Airstream to curate the kind of good design we feel is …

Airstream Nest Launching April 2018

It’s official – the newest addition to the coveted Airstream lineup will be launching April, 2018 according to the manufacturer. The new and “head-turning” Nest will make it’s debut in the Spring of 2018 and will be a most highly anticipated camper if we ever saw one. Actually – we did catch a glimpse of the new design at this year’s RVIA National expo and we have to say – it is pretty special. Dubbed “Aerodynamic, sophisticated and distinctly modern” (we like the sounds of that), the new Airstream Nest will start out as a 16-foot travel trailer with fibreglass siding – a major departure from Airstream’s signature all aluminum skin like that found on the Airstream Basecamp. As announced back in June, 2017, Airstream decided they needed to appeal to a wider market base. Perhaps something more along the lines of an everyday compact trailer. What isn’t a departure, as we saw in person at the RVIA show, was the level of exceptional design and attention to detail Airstream is known and revered for. …