NASA Inspired Cricket Trailer is Out of this World Cool

There's something very freeing about setting off into the brush, and setting up camp. What isn't quite freeing is having to lug around a massive trailer or sell the wife and kids to acquire an RV. No, for decades America has loved the little pop-up camper and this newer eye catching towable is certainly one of the most unique.  Designed and built by Garrett Finney, an ex-NASA architect, the Cricket Trailer is an alternative to today's house-on-wheels camping mantra. It packs most everything you'll need for a week or longer off the grid, and despite its small size – it doesn't skimp on function. RELATED: See more photos of the unique 2015 Cricket Trailer First and foremost, it's light. The Cricket Trailer weighs 1,460 pounds unloaded, meaning it can be towed by most four-cylinder cars, yet also packs water tanks, a water heater, electrical system, exterior shower system, a sink, optional toilet, and a kitchenette. The comforts of home, only smaller and roadworthy. There's plenty of storage too. Simply lift up a seating cushion to reveal substantial gear stowage space. It also strikes an interesting chord between full-blown trailer and utilitarian pop-up. The walls are rigid from floor to ceiling, and with a simple pop, the roof extends a few feet revealing mesh windows and allowing air circulation. Have a bike? The roof mounting points were designed to accept a number of modern car top cargo systems. RELATED: The KiraVan is a multi-million dollar RV built for science Underneath, the Cricket Trailer totes a rugged torsion beam suspension and features a foot of ground clearance (an extra two and a half inches with the 'sport' edition), built to military spec stress testing standards. With summer just around the corner, how much can you expect to spend on a Cricket? The base model, complete with water heater and shower included, starts at $21,700. RELATED: No way! This guy took his Ferrari F40 supercar camping ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide