Lightweight Leisure Awards 2017

View this year's winners and entrants for the annual Lightweight Leisure Awards.

Four specialists judge various leisure vehicles from across the industry – helping you decide what trailer to buy in 2017.

This years' collection of 37 lightweight leisure vehicles showcased the best in class across eight different categories.

Trailer tents without kitchen under £6,000

Winner: Campmaster Air Polycotton

MTPLM: 300kg
MIRO: 165kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without

Price as entered: £4,774
Extras fitted: End storage basket @ £199; Suspension upgrade to 300kg @ £89; Memory foam topper @ £125; Internal unit @ £19.99; Extension awning @ £375;
Delivery charge: £265

Judges comments: “When folded the trailer itself is very small indeed and can be used as an ordinary luggage carrier” 

Read more about the Campmaster Air Polycotton

2nd: Camplair S

MTPLM: 495kg
MIRO: 260kg
Number of berths: 4/6
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without

Price as entered: £3,849
Extras fitted: Extension awning @ £435; Front storage box @ £175; Under bed items @ £75; 3 mains sockets @ £49; Awning
Delivery charge: £265

Judges comments: “Readily accessible for all as it is all on one level”
 
Read more about the Camplair S

Joint 3rd: OZTrail Quest 500

MTPLM: 500kg
MIRO: 300kg
Number of berths: 2/4
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £4,799
Extras fitted: Bike rack for two bikes @ £275; R16 Storage cover @ £185; Fridge @ £239;
Delivery charge:  £285

Judges comment: “Doubles up as an ordinary trailer when not used for camping”
 
Read more about the OZTrail Quest 500

Joint 3rd: Raclet Solena

MTPLM: 400kg
MIRO: 225kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £4,629 (e)
Extras fitted: Awning @ £1,012(e)

Judges comment: “Superb folding mechanism”

Read more about the Raclet Solena

Trigano Odyssee STD 

MTPLM: 650kg
MIRO: 225kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £4,825

Judges comment: "Readily accessible for all"

Read more about the Trigano Odyssee STD

Trailer tents with kitchen under £6,000

Winner: Raclet Quickstop SE

MTPLM: 650kg
MIRO: 350kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £5,986

Judges comment: "Kitchen is very impressive – good chrome sink and hob and solid feeling cupboards and drawers”

Read more about the Raclet Quickstop SE

2nd: Trigano Odyssee Plus GL

MTPLM: 495kg
MIRO: 260kg
Number of berths: 4-6
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £5,450
Delivery charge: £265

Judges comment: "Good for the growing family”
 
Read more about the Trigano Odyssee Plus GL

3rd: Trigano Galleon GL

MTPLM: 500kg
MIRO: 300kg
Number of berths: 2-4
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without

Price as entered: £5,050

Judges comment: "Trigano tents are good for those moving from the ordinary tent and want a bit more comfort"
 
Read more about the Trigano Galleon GL

Trailer tents with kitchen over £6,000

Winner: Camp-Let Classic Limited Edition

MTPLM: 500kg
MIRO: 275kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £8,568
Extras fitted: Front storage box, 3 socket mains kit, spare wheel, jockey wheel and awning carpet @ £99; Living canopy @ £699;
Delivery charge: £285

Judges comment: “This trailer tent will appeal to families and is accessible for all”

Read more about Camp-Let Classic Limited Edition

2nd: Camp-Let Premium

MTPLM: 500kg
MIRO: 275kg
Number of berths: 4-6
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without

Price as entered: £10,161
Extras fitted: Front storage box, 3 socket mains kit, spare wheel, jockey wheel and awning carpet @ £99; Living canopy @ £699
Delivery charge: £285

Judges comment: "Swing out kitchen allows proper outdoor cooking to side of main unit"

Read more about Camp-Let Premium

3rd: Camp-Let Basic Plus Cotton

MTPLM: 500kg
MIRO: 250kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £6,558
Extras fitted: Front storage box, 3 socket mains kit, spare wheel, jockey wheel and awning carpet @ £99;
Delivery charge: £285

Judges comment: "Like the seat – 2 people could sit very comfortably if you didn’t want to pack chairs”

Read more about the Camp-Let Basic Plus Cotton

Trigano Alpha GL

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 460kg
Number of berths: 2-4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £9,450

Judges comment: "Accessible for all, very spacious and light”
 
Read more about the Trigano Alpha GL

Trigano Olympe GL

MTPLM: 650kg
MIRO: 465kg
Number of berths: 4-6
With/without kitchen: Without
With/without toilet: Without

Price as entered: £6,925
 
Read more about Trigano Olympe GL

Folding campers



Winner: Pennine Pathfinder

MTPLM: 1000kg
MIRO: 840kg
Number of berths: 6
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £13,995

Judges comment: "The Pathfinder proves folding campers are easy to put up”
 
Read more about the Pennine Pathfinder

 
2nd: Pennine Fiesta

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 620kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £10,995

Judges comment: "Delightfully straightforward system for setting up on site”

Read more about the Pennine Fiesta

 
3rd: Conway Countryman

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 620kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £10,495 

Judges comment: “If you don’t need a washroom, this is a fantastic value camper”
 
Read more about the Conway Countryman

 
OPUS Camper Air Full Monty 

MTPLM: 1100kg
MIRO: 800kg
Number of berths: 6
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Price as entered: £19,493

Judges comment: "Inflatable awning poles are a nice touch and feel surprisingly sturdy"

Read more about the OPUS Camper Air Full Monty

OPUS Camper Air Full Monty Blue

MTPLM: 1050kg
MIRO: 800kg
Number of berths: 6
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Price as entered: £14,995

Judges comment: "Beautifully appointed"
 
Read more about the OPUS Camper Air Full Monty Blue

Pop tops with washroom

Winner: Trigano Silver 310TDL

MTPLM: 770kg
MIRO: 730kg
Number of berths: 2
With / without kitchen: With
With / without toilet: With

Price as entered: £15,999

Judges comment: "Pop-top roof erected in seconds – easy" 

Read more about the Trigano Silver 310TDL

2nd: Freedom Microlite Discovery LE

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 600kg
Number of berths: 2
With / without kitchen: With
With / without toilet: With

Price as entered: £9,995

Judges comment: "The advantage of this caravan is that it can be towed by virtually any car due to its light weight"

Read more about the Freedom Microlite Discovery LE

3rd: Eriba Touring Familia 320

MTPLM: 900kg
MIRO: 720kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £17,480

Judges comment: "A good looking caravan with classy interior furnishings"
 
Read more about Eriba Touring Familia 320

Trigano Mini Silver 290

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 688kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Judges comment: "Good use of space"
 
Read more about the Trigano Mini Silver 290

Trigano Silver 340TDE

MTPLM: 1100kg
MIRO: 750kg
Number of berths: 2 
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Judges comment: “Could opt for two singles or one double bed”

Read more about Trigano Silver 340TDE

Trigano Silver 420CP

MTPLM: 1100kg
MIRO: 960kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Judges comment: “It’s good to see a fixed bed in a pop-top”

Read more about the Trigano Silver 420CP

Pop tops without washroom

Winner: Freedom Microlite Bijoux

MTPLM: 680kg
MIRO: 580kg
Number of berths: 3
With / without kitchen: With
With / without toilet: Without

Price as entered: £8,995

Judges comment: "This is a great little tourer, towable by a wide variety of vehicles" 

Read more about the Freedom Microlite Bijoux

2nd: Going Go Pod

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 480kg
Number of berths: 2 
With / without kitchen: With
With / without toilet: Without

Price as entered: £8,995

Judges comment: "Pull-out slates make bed make-up a breeze"

Read more about the Going Go Pod

3rd: Trigano Mini Silver 270

MTPLM: 700kg
MIRO: 595kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £9,995

Judges comment: "Great looking caravan with innovative rear opening"
 
Read more about Trigano Mini Silver 270

Caravans 750kg and under without washroom

Winner: T@B 320 Mexican Sunset

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 650kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £12,825

Judges comment: "The T@B certainly looks the part and teardrops tend to draw admiring glances"

Read more about T@B 320 Mexican Sunset

2nd: Freedom Sunseeker

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 620kg
Number of berths: 3
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Without
 
Price as entered: £9,495

Judges comment: "Proper oven, as well as a hob and sink"

Read more about Freedom Sunseeker

Caravans 750kg and under with washroom

Winner: Freedom Jetstream Flare

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 700kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £11,995

Judges comment: "Caravan feels surprisingly spacious considering it includes a washroom"

Read more about Freedom Caravans

2nd: Freedom Jetstream First Class

MTPLM: 750kg
MIRO: 700kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £11,595

Judges comment: "Good to see proper separate showerhead"

Read more about Freedom Caravans

Caravans between 750kg and 1100kg

Winner: Xplore 304

MTPLM: 1043kg
MIRO: 886kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £13,839

Judges comment: "A fantastic caravan for two adults and two younger children"

Read more about the Xplore 304

2nd: Lunar Ariva

MTPLM: 995kg
MIRO: 862kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With
 
Price as entered: £15,399

Judges comment: “An excellent caravan. A tourer that’s not trying to be anything other than a quality 2-berth”
 
Read more about the Lunar Ariva

3rd: Barefoot Caravan's Barefoot

MTPLM: 1100kg
MIRO: 950kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: Wwith
 
Price as entered: £21,950

Judges comment: “Very good-looking. All curved surfaces and high gloss with attractive exterior graphics”
 
Read more about the Barefoot Caravans Barefoot

Caravelair Antarès A420

MTPLM: 1100kg
MIRO: 938kg
Number of berths: 4
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Price as entered: £12,995

Judges comment: “Excellent washroom”
 
Read more about the Caravelair Antarès A420

Caravelair Antarès 355

MTPLM: 1000kg
MIRO: 726kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Price as entered: £11,995

Judges comment: "A good couple’s caravan with an excellent rear kitchen”

Read more about the Caravelair Antarès 355

Wingamm Rockie 3.5

MTPLM: 1000kg
MIRO: 720kg
Number of berths: 2
With/without kitchen: With
With/without toilet: With

Price as entered: £18,120

Judges comment: "Very cool looking with funky graphics"
 
Read more about the Wingamm Rockie 3.5