Towing a camper behind your car or truck is nothing new. In fact, it’s something that families have done for years. But, BMW teamed up with The North Face to bring a brand-new high-tech pop-up camper to CES 2019 which uses futuristic materials. The camper is made out of “Futurelight”, which is a new material that is breathable, yet waterproof. Keep reading to learn more.
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BMW & The North Face’s Futurelight Pop-Up Camper
Pop-up camping has been something that travelers have done for many years. But, pop-up campers aren’t always known for comfort. That’s where the new “Futurelight” fabric from The North Face comes into play.
This new fabric is called “the future of protection from the elements” according to BMW and The North Face. The material uses Nanospinning technology, which means there are tiny holes that allow for air ventilation through the material. But, though it lets air through, it remains fully waterproof. This is great as it means you’ll have fresh air and not get overheated when inside of the camper, but you’ll stay completely dry and safe from the elements.
Inside of the camper, you’ll find sleeping room for two (if the renders are anything to go off of), and it looks like it’d be fairly easy to tow wherever you want to go.
The design of this camper is a geodesic-dome frame. It is a unique design that looks aerodynamic yet stylish. The fabric is intended for more things than just clothing and campers, according to the companies. This could be the start of a new trend that offers light and flexible products that stay safe from the outside elements, and it could be a real game changer in the industry.
Though it looks awesome, it seems that BMW doesn’t intend to actually produce this camper. However, The North Face will begin to use Futurelight fabric as part of its fall 2019 lineup. This is just one of many uses for a fabric similar to this, and it’s only a matter of time before we see it adopted in more and more industries.
Once Nanospinning and Futurelight fabric are more mainstream, one could imagine a camper concept like this becoming actual reality, whether partnered with BMW or not. I think it could be a great fabric to make tents, hammocks, and other camping gear out of, but only time will tell how companies put this new technology to use.