When the National Park Service was founded in 1916, Portland-based textile mill Pendleton celebrated by honoring Glacier National Park with its now-iconic black, yellow, red and green striped woolen blanket. Pendleton has kept that tradition going, and currently has 10 blankets in its lineup honoring 10 national parks, including Glacier, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Badlands. But for 2016, which marks the National Park Service’s centennial celebration, Pendleton has upped the ante. In collaboration with Airstream they’ve created a limited-edition, National Park-inspired camping trailer.
The Pendleton National Park Foundation Airstream Travel Trailer is 28 feet long, can house up to six people and has a “sport hatch” for easy loading and unloading of gear (and can be left open for unobscured views of the great outdoors). Inside it has a very rustic, cabin-like feeling, with brown leather upholstery, Pendleton-inspired design elements, natural wood trim and a queen-size bed fitted with Pendleton bedding.
Only 100 Pendleton Airstreams will be built and they will retail for $114,600. It’s a hefty sum, sure, but it’s by far one of the most attractive and comfortable-looking campers we’ve ever seen. What’s more, for each trailer sold, Airstream will donate $1,000 to the National Park Foundation, a nonprofit that helps protect millions of acres of National Parks.