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Could You Tow An Enclosed Camper With Your Bike? With The Wide Path Camper, Yes

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It weighs just 88lbs unloaded, is fully enclosed, and is designed to be towed by bicycle. Those specs alone should be enough to make people take notice of the Wide Path Camper, a small, lightweight trailer designed just for bike camping.

Most enclosed campers are known for being grossly large, and needing a $50,000 diesel truck just to pull them to the nearest KOA. In theory, the Wide Path Camper will give you that luxury without the cost and frustration of a fifth wheel. The idea seems to be catching on, as there are other people trying to solve the issue as well, so that bike camping does not have to be a spartan exercise of sleeping on the bare ground.

Click more to see the specifications and pictures of this interesting trailer…

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Founded by Mads Johansen in Sønderborg, Denmark, they are selling the camper, or renting it for people interested in giving it a try. Using what appear to be a yoke and wheels similar to a child carrier trailer, the experience of pulling the Wide Path Camper cannot be too different than a child carrier loaded with two children. Denmark has an amazing network of flat, smooth cycling routes and bike-camping or trekking is much more popular than in the USA. This seems like a natural progression based on their cycling culture.

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SPECS

  • The camper is a small and light weight foldable camper designed for bicycles.
  • 2 ½ persons sleeping capacity
  • Fast and easy to fold for transport
  • High protection from the element
  • 300 L of storage space for the necessary baggage
  • Simple and nice sitting area fast changeable to bed area
  • Much better sleeping conditions compared to a tent
  • Long lifetime and low maintenance makes it cheap compared to years in use
  • Weight 40 kg unloaded
  • Solar cell to recharge the build in battery for charging phones and other small devices are an add on possibility

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There is no released price as of this time, it appears that the camper is still in concept stage, but they hope to be able to offer it for sale in 2015 for kr 15,000 (about $2,516).

www.widepathcamper.com

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Zap?
Zap?
8 years ago

2 ½ persons sleeping capacity? Guess that means they’re going to be filming Hostel IV in one of these.

groghunter
groghunter
8 years ago

a price would an appropriate detail for this article.

DGWW
DGWW
8 years ago

I just can’t understand why you would use this as opposed to a good 3 or four season tent.

Greg
Greg
8 years ago

Crosswinds be damned. Nice idea but pulling this thing to a secluded spot might be b*tch.

wall
wall
8 years ago

Nice helmet

JBikes
JBikes
8 years ago

Interesting. Maybe one use for assisted bikes? How about more solar cells to help keep charge on the battery while pedaling?

topmounter
topmounter
8 years ago

Cross-winds… Head-winds… yeah, I predict misery except under absolute ideal conditions. If you won’t let me just use a BOB Trailer, quality tent and a Therm-A-Rest, then I’d much prefer a pop-up design with a significantly reduced profile while moving.

Chris L
Chris L
8 years ago

A spacious tent, nice sleeping bag and even a folding cot still weigh a lot less than this and cost a fraction the price. They’d also all easily fit into a much smaller, less expensive trailer.

Mike D
8 years ago

I like the idea! It’s large, light, and price is..ok. Unlike a tent, it takes no time to unpack or setup, also a plus.
Now, does it fit into the overall romantic notion of touring with just your loaded bike and the open road? Ehhh, not so much. I’d definitely pass on towing it in any sort of wind!

Greg S
Greg S
8 years ago

Wait!! No helmet in a pic of someone riding a bike!!??!! OMG!!! Call the helmet Nazi to rescue us from danger!!!

Nice idea, but a better design might be similar to a pop-up camper with fold out sides, as mentioned. Not sure why they passed over that option.

It could still be a romantic touring trip with your favorite person, right?? Don’t come a knockin’ if the rig is rockin’!!

Tim
Tim
8 years ago

Mike D “I like the idea! It’s large, light, and price is..ok. Unlike a tent, it takes no time to unpack or setup, also a plus.”

It probably take about the same time to setup a tent, most are very east today.

The real deal is a tent, sleeping bag, mattress, and even a small trailer weigh and cost quite a bit less.

Von Kruiser
Von Kruiser
8 years ago

With a container that large, just think of all the shoes, food, tv’s and stuff I could bring!!

topmounter
topmounter
8 years ago

DUH… The advantage to this thing over a tent is that if someone steals your bike while you’re asleep you’ll be right behind them when you wake up.

Sinman
Sinman
8 years ago

Umm, am I the only one thinking, “that would be great for a motorcycle!!” It would probably need a wheel/tire upgrade, but why not?

kj
kj
8 years ago

I like it. It might be good for ragbrai if it can withstand hail storms.

Papillion
Papillion
8 years ago

Kinda dumb idea, I wouldn’t drag that much extra weight… and think about the headwinds… I think a tent or hammock is cozier anyway, than this white plastic thing.

This could be interesting if it were a trike or quad with somehow the camper built on, and whole thing being somewhat aero shaped, for 1 person.

The Truth
The Truth
8 years ago

This thing should come with a Wolftooth 42 cog also. I think maybe something the size of a kids trailer that would fold out into something like this would be possible and more ideal.

Also maybe integrate some type of brake onto it also to help with going down steep decents. This thing just gives me the chills.

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