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Best Pop-Up Campers

Fulfill all your camping needs with these pop-up campers, perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

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What is a Pop-Up Camper?

If you’re looking to upgrade your camping experience from an old tent, and a bulky, expensive RV isn’t right for you or your family, then you might be in the market for a pop-up camper. So, what is a pop-up camper? One that can be hitched to the back of your car or truck and easily collapses for storage and transportation.

Pop-up campers offer something close to a tent camping experience without the expense or other drawbacks of an RV. Here are some of the best pop-campers on the market, and why they might be the perfect fit for you.

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Sylvansport Go

A lightweight camper that sleeps four, the Sylvansport Go is a tremendous option for all outdoorsmen thanks to its versatility, smooth riding and spacious shelter.

“The SylvanSport Go camper is one of the nicest and versatile I have come across,” said John Peterson of Safe Drive Gear. “This is one of the more popular brands and is considered the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of folding tent campers.

“There is a lot to like about this camper besides its great looks. The ultralight pop-up camper is designed to make your entire journey more comfortable and more convenient. This little baby is a winner.”

Pricing starts at $9,995.

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Flagstaff Hard Side Pop Up Campers

Flagstaff’s Hard Side & Hard Side High Wall Series is a perfect combination of a safe, sturdy exterior while maintaining that tent camping feel.

“This pop up camper is easy on the ear and easier on the wallet,” said Philip Westfall of RVezy. “The earthy tones exude the camping vibe and allows the camper to blend into the surroundings rather than showboat.

“With the dual options of MAC [Series, another Flagstaff offering] or high wall campers, there is something for campers who sit on either side of the divide. Spacious, luxurious and simple to setup, it’s a campers dream.”

Check your nearest dealer for pricing options.

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Jayco Jay Sport Pop Up Trailer

The 2019 Jayco Jay Sport includes two beds (one queen and one full), plus ample storage and a faucet and sink inside.

“When you talk about the best pop-up camper, it should be durable and is designed to go anywhere. And this is exactly what you’ll get from Jayco,” said Robert Gate of Archery Topic. “Aside from the mere fact that it is designed to last, they’ll spoil you more with a five-year warranty. This way you’ll never find any reason to say no to it.”

See floorplan and pricing options here.

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TAXA Outdoors Woolly Bear

The Woolly Bear by TAXA Outdoors sleeps three adults and includes a rooftop tent. It comes with customizing options to fit your camper needs.

“The TAXA Outdoors Woolly Bear is a go-anywhere basecamp for wherever the trail leads,” said Brent Jacoby of Back Bone Media. “With a full-size outdoor kitchen, onboard storage systems, a cooler drawer, a two-inch hitch for bikes or gear, and a platform to mount up to a three-person rooftop tent, the Woolly Bear is ready to support any adventure.

“Its rugged construction means it can go almost anywhere your car can, and its compact size and light weight make it easy to tow behind almost any vehicle with a rear hitch. TAXA offers a variety of options from the factory, so every Woolly Bear comes fitted for the user’s needs.”

See models and financing options here.

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Aliner Ranger 12

The Ranger 12 by Aliner is a compact pop-up camper perfect for light travelers.

“While the Aliner Ranger 12 might not be the most spacious pop-up camper available, it does come with a classic A frame construction to provide you with plenty of space overhead,” said Julien Heron of Outdoors Generations. “It can also sleep up to three adults, so it’s a nice option for solo campers, couples, and small families, alike.

“Plus, the small size of this camper means that it’s equally well suited for remote cross country trips and campground getaways. This makes it a versatile choice for campers that enjoy a wide array of different outdoor adventures.”

Find a nearby dealer for pricing options.

Alex Shoemaker
Alex Shoemaker is the Digital Newsletter Editor of Family Handyman.

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