BMW says the camper design team drew inspiration from the BMW GINA concept of 2008 that had a body made of fabric stretched over a frame. In the case of this camper, the Futurelight fabric is stretched across a geodesic dome frame. Looking like a tent on wheels, it’s not quite as stunning as that curvaceous convertible concept. But it does have a chunky, rugged look that should be appealing to outdoorsy folks. The fabric construction should make it very lightweight, too, meaning almost any car could tow it. Plus, that airy fabric would make it comfortable in warm climates. Something more insulated would probably be preferred for cold locations, though, which leaves us wondering why it’s pictured surrounded by snow.
You won’t be able to take this camper to any sort of climate anytime soon, though. It’s purely a design concept. But the Futurelight fabric it’s made of will be introduced on new North Face gear this year. The company didn’t say specifically which products, but the company does make tents, so you might be able to get a wheel-free facsimile of this in the near future.