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Thu Mar 21, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
Taxa Outdoors, a manufacturer of lightweight adventure campers and trailers, partnered with Snow Peak, an outdoor lifestyle brand, at last week’s RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City.
The companies’ exhibit featured a “dream” campsite with new Taxa units and Snow Peak accessories, including its new Takibi Tarp, Pack and Carry Fireplace, Jikaro Firering Table, folding chairs, premium titanium cooking and coffee tools and camp lights.
“Snow Peak is a perfect partner for us and a perfect complement to our lineup,” Taxa founder Garrett Finney. “They are as obsessed as we are with details of performance and quality as well as the rituals and pleasure of getting outdoors. Together we represent a commitment to a lifestyle that encourages people to unplug their phones and plug in to the wilds.
Finney is a former NASA architect who desired to make a modern, lightweight, durable camper that could fit the whole family.
Taxa’s lineup features four models, including a towable unit. Taxa showcased future concept editions of the Mantis, Cricket and Tiger Moth at RVX.
The future Mantis will include updates and renovations to key parts inside the unit, while maintaining its “garageability,” and flexible and lightweight design. These innovations include a new multi-function seating system which folds up for using a laptop, playing games or dining, a dinette table that can be used in or outside, wider bunks allowing for family of five, a kitchen with a portable refrigerator that can also be used inside, outside or in the car while driving and a new expansive rear hatch.
Taxa will offer a “Tech Package” that includes a Wi-Fi booster and smart controls. It will feature the latest Truma products so owners will have hot water with their Aquago on demand heater and heat with the Vario furnace.
The new Cricket: Overland Edition will be for overland adventures and taking people even further off the grid with an axle-less Timbren suspension, a four-inch lift that provides 19 inches of ground clearance and the ability to install 33-inch tires to match any Jeep tires and rims. Inside there will be a larger cafe table.
The newest Tiger Moth will be lighter weight - under 1200 lbs. It will feature redesigned cabinetry, a Truma Vario furnace for winter camping and aluminum construction.
“Our goal is to inspire people to reimagine what their ultimate outdoor adventure could look like,” says Michael Anderson, Snow Peak’s manager of brand engagement. “With sophisticated design at the forefront of both brands’ principles, our partnership is a perfect match.”