Winnebago's Hike Camper Is an Affordable Trailer with an Exoskeleton

Drew Dorian
·2 mins read
Photo credit: Winnebago
Photo credit: Winnebago

From Men's Health

  • The Hike camping trailer from Winnebago offers novel exoskeleton construction that provides space for strapping down outdoor gear while on the move.

  • Five floor plans are offered, and all include a roadside slide-out for additional interior space when parked.

  • With a starting price of $27,513, the Hike is also a budget-friendly compact trailer.

While the whole country scrambles to rethink day-to-day life amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, many are taking to good old outdoor recreation to blow off steam. If you're one of many Americans now looking to escape to the woods for a while to pursue activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, or fishing, the Winnebago Hike camper could be the overlanding trailer to take along on your next adventure.

Photo credit: Winnebago
Photo credit: Winnebago

The Hike comes in 20-foot-eight-inch and 25-foot floor plans, and with a starting price of $27,513, it is more than $18,000 cheaper than its shinier rival, the 20-foot Airstream Basecamp. Like the Basecamp, the Hike comes with a raised suspension, off-road tires, and heavy-duty fenders to help it tackle rutted roads and groomed trails better than lower-riding camping trailers with on-road tires.

But the Hike's party piece is its powder-coated exoskeleton, which doubles as a handy rack for mounting bikes, kayaks, skis, and other gear. It's compatible with a Thule-branded roof rack or, as Winnebago suggests, owners can get creative with bungee cords and clips.

Photo credit: Winnebago
Photo credit: Winnebago

Inside, all five of the Hike's available floor plans include a roadside slide-out to increase interior space when parked. All models also boast a full bathroom with separate shower, a fixed bed, a dedicated dinette that converts to a secondary sleeping place, and a set of appliances that includes a microwave, refrigerator, and range. The two 25-foot models also offer an exterior cooktop and sink set that pulls out from the side of the camper, perfect for campsite cookouts.

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