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In pre-pandemic times, Quebec City-based LOKI was known for crafting design-forward event displays largely built out of shipping containers—the kind you see pop up outside stadiums and arenas or on a trade show floor.
Once things turned sideways, CEO Pierre-Mathieu Roy took his love of the outdoors and pivoted (love throwing in a good buzzword) to making the kind of luxe truck camper he always wanted—one that would endure more longevity, require less maintenance, and open up these sometimes-claustrophobic confines.
The resulting concept led to LOKI Basecamp, a new division of the company, and has grown into the now fully developed Falcon Series, a range of three aluminum-body, slide-in truck camper options. Built by hand in Quebec, the badass campers have been designed to fit just about any truck currently on the market, with a special focus to fit the forthcoming range of EV trucks a la Cybertruck, Rivian, and Ford’s new F-150 Lightning.
In addition to the top tier rugged appearance—and functionality—the LOKI trailer range is most recognizable for its integrated 360-degree vantage created by multiple windows on all sides and two fully-opening rear doors. Together this creates a more comfortable indoor/outdoor experience that makes the tiny living space feel much more, um, liveable. It certainly helps with loading gear in and out, too.
Beyond the fact that the Falcon Series looks better than just about any slide-in truck camper on the market, these rigs come outdoors-ready with little customization needed. Creature comforts like onboard A/C and heat are standard, in addition to integrated solar power and slick exterior lighting. You also get R-16 insulation, a 2,000-watt inverter, Dometic porta-potty, Isotherm refrigerator with 12-volt compressor, and sizable capacity fresh and grey water tanks.
Of course, this all comes at a hefty price tag (starting at $135k USD delivered, with a sub-$100k fiberglass shell model due out by end of summer 2021), but if truck camping is your main outlet for adventure, then perhaps it’s a justifiable chunk of change, especially for all-season exploration.
[Ed Note: For a significantly more cost effective rooftop option, check out the all-new Thule Tepui Foothill Tent here.]
Staying true to their modular roots, LOKI crafted the Falcon Series to suit most any outdoor hobby, whether simple camping or gear-heavy recreation like mountain biking or snow sports. Much of the interior can be reconfigured to a particular need and optional external racking offers enough space to carry any and all of your skis, paddleboards, bikes, and more.
Although the Falcon Series price of admission is steep, it’s a bit more palatable given a Sprinter conversion can easily run $30,000 - $50,000 on top of the cost of the van, and it’s hard to find a hand-built truck camper with this many standard features at a similar price point. Plus, the Falcon Series gets you a ton of livability in a removable footprint (the camper comes with jacks for off-use storage).
Pre-orders are now open, with a handful already underway (including one to a couple who plan to live in it while traveling through South America) with delivery expected early next year. In 2022, LOKI is planning to open a second showroom in Colorado to help West Coasters get closer to the action. For now, the only place to see these live is in Quebec.