Well, this time around, Polydrops is hitting another sector of outdoor living, the family, and the solution is their up-and-coming P21, the ravishing creature you see in the image gallery. As you explore said images, be sure to remember all the questions that arise; we'll be answering some of them as we go along.
First and foremost, what the heck is going on with this thing's exterior? Allow me to remind you that Polydrops was started by two architects, so it's no wonder the with-the-times and polygon-like look is seen here as well. But it's not just for show.
Behind the lines, panels, bulges, and curves hides one of the industry's most aerodynamic travel trailers. Just like the XP19 and P17A1, the P21 follows the same knife-through-butter principles that helped this crew rise to international recognition.
But it's clearly safe to say that P21 is bound to be one aerodynamic beast. After all, if you've seen the bow, you've noticed that it's crafted in such a way as to create a proverbial knife's edge, ready to slice through oncoming wind like a knife through butter.
And it's not just the tip of this wheeled iceberg that brings on the aerodynamic magic; the rest of this bugger is shaped to help that airflow cruise smoothly around it, including the wheel wells and fenders and pinched and chopped aft construction.
Currently, Polydrops' website doesn't say much about what else is at work here, but if the P21 is crafted like the other units to come out from under this crew's umbrella, the same clear-anodized aluminum panels are used to bring the shell to life. Best of all, the words "zero thermal bridge construction" are also floating around on the manufacturer's webpage.
As a result, this area of the interior is a bit tight, but Polydrops made it work by simply designating it as nothing more than a children's bedroom. Yes, this is where the pint-sized humanoids of the family will be resting and even enjoying a view of the night sky via a large skylight. Heck, even I'd like to crash here.
From here, the unit's roof begins to reach for the sky, creating precious headroom for us larger two-legged outdoor lovers, but beyond that, the interior starts to come to life at this point. Up above, a few storage bays can be seen, but at ground level, something interesting can be spotted.
What I initially thought was a galley block - part of it is - is also a convertible shower with a hidden toilet, similar to those you'd find in beefed-up campervans. Lift the countertop in place, step into the cubicle, pull a curtain, and wash away.
As for the remainder of the interior, the galley is actually split in two, with the sink and countertop as part of the shower I mentioned, and across, on the other side of the wall, another countertop is to be used for a cooktop, most likely an electric one. Did you spot the EcoFlow generator?
At the very rear, the P21 presents a large dinette which, when day turns to night, you'll be using as nothing more than your bedroom. Be sure to take in all the storage options here, too, both above and below. Yet, my favorite design cue here is all the light let in by the four large windows lining the dinette/bedroom walls.
This brings me to how much we can expect to pay for one of these babies. According to the P21 Reserve page, the Base P21 is going for a reasonable $35,900 (€33,200 at current exchange rates), while the All-Electric version will start at $49,500 (€46K). If this thing is as aerodynamic as we're told it is, I'll keep my near $15K difference and grab a Base.
How do you feel about the P21 and the recent wave of highly aerodynamic travel trailers that are aiming to cash in on the growing use of EVs? Feel free to comment below and be sure that we'll be watching; maybe even Polydrops will take a peak.