Back in July, Mercedes-Benz announced it would be introducing the new Marco Polo camper
at this year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. Now that the show is underway in Germany's Rhine-Ruhr region, Mercedes has revealed both the Marco Polo and the Marco Polo Activity. The Activity brings a light, athletic footprint to overnight road tripping.
Have you ever wanted to take your luxury apartment on an off-roading holiday? It sounds like you need a new Mercedes-Benz Zetros, with a body from specialist manufacturer Hartmann Spezialkarosserien on top.
Traditionally, coffee-loving commuters have brewed coffee at home and poured it into travel mugs or purchased it mid-commute in paper cups with plastic tops. More recently, coffee has been getting easier and easier to brew on the move. The latest all-in-one brew-and-carry option, the Stanley Vacuum Coffee System, nests a boiling pot, French press and insulated mug into a neat, portable package.
The search for the perfect mobile, off-grid living solution continues. Over the past year, we've already seen many such designs, from within the crisp halls of the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon
, to their natural habitat at Overland Expo
, to the occasional EcoTrek
or Fieldsleeper International
debut. Another fairly new design, the ADAK Trailer is what happens when a group of lifelong sportsmen huddled around the campfire get to talking about what's wrong with camper design. It combines ride-anywhere grit and comfy, spacious living.
When planning a camping trip, most people tend to pack stuff like matches, coffee, and a spare pack of batteries. Thanks to The Original Nomad, you're now able to add a hot tub to the list, as the firm has just launched a collapsible tub geared towards campers.
Several years back, SylvanSport introduced the GO Trailer
, which remains one of the most versatile gear hauler/camper combos we've seen to date. The GO was designed to be a practical, lightweight trailer, but the company decided it wasn't quite lightweight enough. The new GO-Easy trailer is a smaller, simpler trailer that weighs a fraction of the original. It can haul bikes, boats and other gear and serve as a minimalistic camping trailer.
Flashlights, lanterns, headlamps, tent lights … there are a lot of different ways to light up a campsite. Colorado-based outdoor specialist Big Agnes adds one more: the tent. More specifically, the company's mtnGLO tent range, which feature built-in LED lighting so there's no more fidgeting around for a flashlight that has rolled into a dark, cold corner.
BioLite has introduced some innovative, multifunctional camping chargers in the past, including its CampStove
wood-fire stove/chargers. Its latest product is designed to work with existing camp stoves to produce twice the power of its other designs – enough to charge gadgets as large as tablets.
Since launching its Cave tent
a few years ago, Heimplanet has been slowly expanding its line of distinctive geodesic inflatables with offerings like the Wedge
. The German outfit has now added three more designs, making its line-up large and tough enough for some of the most distant, challenging expeditions on Earth.
While not nearly as popular or diverse as motor vehicle camping trailers, pedal-powered campers like the Midget Bushtrekka
provide another form of mobile shelter. Not to be confused with the Tricycle House
, the Housetrike is a pedal camper with a unique form. It looks like a basic cargo trike at first, but extends into a lockable sleeper for one.