The pressure was on the best-of-both-worlds campers to marry the comforts of home with the oudoors lifestyle.
The big rigs of the camper world have perhaps the most challenging brief to answer: combine the internal comforts of a caravan with the outdoors lifestyle of a camper trailer, and do so in an offroad-capable package for which the slogan "ditch the hitch" means nada.
Not too much to ask, or is it?
Best camper reviews: Hybrid
Complete Campsite Exodus 14
When a caravan is too big and heavy, or when a traditional camper trailer too small or onerous to set up, the Exodus 14 is a natural fit. You could go deep into the bush with the Exodus 14 and know you could live there comfortably for a long time without feeling like you’re roughing it.
Read: Complete Campsite Exodus 14 review
Trayon TMO Gen 3
Although most hybrids follow a similar design theme, Trayon has popped out of left field with its TMO Gen 3. Here is one of the most versatile, comprehensively equipped — and very different — hybrid camper trailers money can buy, with a bonus appealing modular design.
Read: Trayon TMO Gen 3 review
Vista RV Crossover XL
There has been a lot of very thorough engineering and even aircraft-grade materials used in the build of this hard-core offroad hybrid. If there was a Mercedes-Benz of hybrid campers — in the sense of solid core engineering and the use of quality materials — then this is it.
Read: Vista RV Crossover XL review
Echo 4X4 Campers Kavango
The Kavango is an absolute corker of a hybrid camper: it ticks so many boxes for those who want the blend of a versatile, agile camper trailer and the enclosed space of a family caravan. The fold-forward bed area and slide-out hardfloor ensuite are just two of the useful, clever features.
Read: Echo 4X4 Campers Kavango review