Over the years, I've been able to experience camping over a broad spectrum - ranging from just the basic essentials on my back, to camping in a lavish RV. To me, it seems a popup trailer is an ideal setup for a family or whomever else might be looking to be one with nature, but also have many of the amenities an RV or full-size trailer have to offer, but with a minimalist flare to it.
After some research online, popup campers have come a long way - with many choices and setups to choose from. Here's information about some of the manufacturers and their camper brands/models I found when searching:
Forest River offers two models - "Flagstaff" and "Rockwood", and also offer a hard-side type as well. From the pictures on their website, these look like some very nice campers with a full-range of amenties. To get a good feel for how nice these trailers are, try their popup camper 360 degree virtual tour.
Aliner specializes in high-quality, A-Frame style popup camper trailers. I really like this style - feels a little safer/cozier inside with hard walls, and spacious with a vaulted ceiling inside. With six different models to choose from, Aliner clearly offers a quality product that has taken popup camper trailers to a whole new level. Check out Aliner's camper models where they have a cool interactive that points out key features of their trailers.
If your looking for a popup trailer with eco-friendly features, then Starcraft's three camper models are possibly for you. Starcraft states they are "one of the industry's greenest RV organizations", and their popup campers are Certified Green by TRA Certification. Attention to sustainability, indoor air quality and efficiency make Starcraft a top choice for a Green camping trailer. Learn more about Starcraft's Green Certification and details about the eco-friendly features of their products
According to Chalet, their folding travel trailers are the lightest weight, solid–walled, on the market. Chalet popup campers set up in 30 seconds. Chalet offers four different models and their XL is the largest hard–walled folding travel trailer on the market. Multiple floorplans are available for each model. View the 2012 Chalet folding camper models.
This popup camper is definitely not popup camper is definitely not your parents old trailer. Just one look at this camping trailer for the 21st century and you can instantly see it's resembelance to the Sidney, Australia Opera House, from which this unique design was inspired. Based in Europe, Opera does ship internationally, so if you have deep enough pockets for something like this, it may be worth the time to research more. Here's a link to a Youtube video about the Opera popup camper.