One of the coolest things we saw at CES this year is this awesome camper concept and virtual reality experience, which was a joint collaboration between BMW subsidiary Designworks and outdoor giant The North Face.
The lightweight camper concept and virtual experience were designed to showcase The North Face’s new fabric innovation called FUTURELIGHT, which uses Nanospinning technology to create the world’s most advanced, breathable, waterproof material.
Much like the 2008 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model concept, the FUTURELIGHT Camper is made of a fabric outer shell, consisting of a flexible material stretched over an iconic geodesic dome to demonstrate the potential uses of FUTURELIGHT fabric beyond just apparel.
FUTURELIGHT’s revolutionary Nanospinning process allowed the The North Face designers to add air permeability into the membrane of a fabric. The process creates nano-sized holes, allowing for incredible porosity while still maintaining total waterproofness, letting air move through the material and provide more venting than ever before.
While this badass all-terrain camper concept won’t likely see the light of day, FUTURELIGHT will make its way into The North Face Fall 2019 product line and will be featured across the brand’s pinnacle performance collections.