Established in February 2019 in California, Polydrops is a comfort space design company dedicated to developing mobile rooms
Established in February 2019 in California, Polydrops is a comfort space design company dedicated to developing mobile rooms. Two of the founders had rented a teardrop trailer 5 years ago, the experience of winter camping became a nightmare. Not to mention the experience while towing it, sleeping in a travel trailer that wasn't insulated in the right way was felt like sleeping on a random street. So they built one for themselves to be able to sleep comfortably wearing a short sleeve, just like staying in a hotel room. With our mobile room, you don't need to wear winter jackets or sleeping bags while staying below 20°F degrees. We believe the experience in a travel trailer has to be totally different from camping in a tent. Though it is a small travel trailer, it is built for the quality of sleep, the quality of the road trip experience.
The very first Polydrop was prototyped in 2017 to prove that camping doesn't need to compromise comfort. To achieve this, Polydrops has been focused on how to improve energy efficiency - insulation became an integral part of the design, finding how to retain interior heat the best in a cold climate and deflect heat in hot weather. In March 2019, the Polydrop trailer was unveiled to the public, with thick insulation (maximum 8.2"). Essentially a wooden cabin trailer with foam insulation inserted underneath the aluminum skin. The 2020 Polydrop was improved with the walls made out of foam core structure sandwiched between the interior FRP sheets and exterior aluminum paneling. The true foam core structure helped to minimize the thermal bridge along the structural edges and intersections of the cabin. It was also upgraded with a fully electric HVAC system that could be intermittently powered by a LiFePO4 battery.
Now, P17A unveiled in 2021, with the true foam core structure and floor integrated battery system which can store up to 12kWh of electricity, up to 520W solar power, and fully electrified amenities. This allows for up to 37 days of off-grid camping without compromising comfort. The aero underbody is added to improve the aerodynamics, which helps reduce fuel consumption and the impact on the towing vehicle.
Polydrops is the company born to lead a whole new lifestyle by building mobile rooms that make people live freely wherever they are. This explains why our mobile rooms are lightweight enough to be towed by any vehicle and it is heavily insulated like a house. The idea is introduced at the SCI-Arc thesis exhibition back in 2018. The mobile room is the beginning of the idea.