Nest Vs. Basecamp: Which Is Best For You?

Nest Vs. Basecamp

Looking for a compact, lightweight travel trailer that is easily towable with a mid-size SUV? The Airstream Nest and Basecamp are two great options. Packed with lots of great amenities, the Nest and Basecamp are perfect for a weekend getaway. Choosing between the Nest and Basecamp comes down to personal preference and your lifestyle, below are some of the features that make each one unique.


The Airstream Basecamp has been one of the most popular Travel Trailers among outdoor enthusiasts. The Basecamp is perfect for those who love the outdoors and want a place to relax and recharge after a long day of adventure. A kitchen, bathroom, and a lounge area that turns into a bed provides all the amenities you need. The two benches make room for five people to lounge, eat, and hang out. When you’re ready to get some rest, the benches become a bed for two.

The Basecamp’s 26” x 46” rear hatch provides plenty of room to load and unload large gear. Inside there is 126” of available cargo depth from the hatch to the galley cabinets, providing plenty of room for bikes, skis, kayaks, and more. Other features include an outdoor shower to wash your gear or yourself, USB and 110V outlet pop-up charging station, stain-resistant Spradling Marine Fabric, and Door Screens.

If you are looking for even more space, two optional tents are available that attach to the rear hatch and main entry door. When used together, they give you an additional 120 square feet of sleeping, lounging, or storage space.

Basecamp X-Package

If your adventures take you farther off the beaten path, the Basecamp X-Package adds more rugged features to make you ready anything. The X-Package features Goodyear Wrangler tires with black shadow wheels, 3″ lift kit with a raised hitch jack foot pad to provide more ground clearance, and stainless steel rock guards with solar window guards keep the trailer protected.


The Airstream Nest brings a new twist on the iconic silver-bullet travel trailers. Designed to be different, the Nest is built with a sleek and durable fiberglass body compared to the traditional aluminum and rivets Airstreams are known for. The small size and easy maneuverability make the Nest perfect for a peaceful weekend getaway.

The exterior features a strong semi-monocoque molded fiberglass superstructure and finished with a two-tone marine grade gel coat. The Nest is designed to be very well balanced, the spare tire is mounted under the chassis and the water tanks are located between the axles to evenly distribute weight.

The Nest is offered in two floorplan options, a fixed bed or a U-shaped dinette that easily converts into a bed. Both floorplans options feature a well-equipped kitchen, full onboard bathroom, and plenty of storage. Large windows create a bright space with unobstructed views of the great outdoors, or you can spend time outside by the lake under the powerd patio awing.

Which is right for you?

Deciding between the Nest and Basecamp largly depends on your lifestyle. Both Travel Trailers are just over 16 feet long, lightweight, and easily towable with a variety of mid-size SUVs.

The Basecamp is perfect for those who love adventure and want to venture off the beaten path. Whether you’re camping, hiking, biking, or kayaking, the Basecamp can meet all your getaway needs.

The Nest is a great option for a peaceful weekend getaway. A contemporary interior design and a sleek exterior will make a statement wherever you park it. The Nest may be small but is big on amenities and innovation.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Airstream Nest or Basecamp, give us a call at 1-800-265-9019. You can also view our Current Inventory to see all of our 2020 models.