Originally published in the Summer + Fall 2019 issue.
Boulder-based Colorado Teardrops is on a mission to bring more “camping magic” into our lives by making the experience more comfortable, convenient and even a bit luxurious. Their low-profile premium teardrop style trailers are compact enough to be pulled by almost any car, durable enough for off-roads, and competitively priced (models start at $12,995).
The small but spacious Mt. Massive is perfect for off-road adventures and roomy enough for a small group or family: it features a full cabin with a convertible queen-size bed, bunk beds that convert into a sofa with booth-like seating, table and ample space for your own kitchen supplies (camp stove, cooler, water tank, etc.). Customization is also possible, whether adding electricity, solar panels, stargazer windows or more. Like all of their trailers, it’s triple insulated for four-seasons and is built with an aluminum welded frame to support a number of accessories including roof top tents, awnings and additional storage.
Roofnest is a Colorado-based company specializing in hardshell roof top tents and accessories that make camping a breeze. As so many of us in Colorado live, recreate or daydream about #VanLife, Roofnest makes it possible on a reasonable budget.
Roofnest can mount to almost any type of vehicle roof-rack and has an intentional low-profile and aerodynamic design. Their newest model, the Sandpiper ($2,795), features a built-in aluminum gear rack that can hold up to 100 pounds on its roof — perfect for holding bikes, kayaks, paddleboards and other gear. The Sandpiper sleeps two adults comfortably and features an ultra-comfortable seven centimeter high density foam mattress.
Photo courtesy of Colorado Teardrops; Roofnest