AWARDS & MILESTONES
WE'RE PROUD OF OUR AWARDING WINNING AND INNOVATIVE DESIGNS, AT GIDGET WE'LL ALWAYS STRIVE HARD TO CONTINUOUSLY TO DESIGN AND BUILD THE BEST TEARDROP CAMPER POSSIBLE.
MORETON BAY REGION INNOVATION AWARDS 2016
Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper were the inaugural winner of the Moreton Bay Innovation Awards 2016, People's Choice Award.
The aim of the Moreton Bay Innovation Awards is to underpin economic diversification and sustainability through the recognition, reward and support of invention and innovation across the Moreton Bay Region. We strongly believe in the need to innovate and create new products and processes for a better future for our region and these awards showcase the efforts of local organisations to do just that.
MEDIA & REVIEWS
OUR AUSTRALIAN MADE, DESIGNED AND OWNED GIDGET HAS GAINED NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION.
COOL HUNTING, NEW YORK
"When Glenn Wills and Christine Bree set out to design the camper of their (pretty realistic) dreams, they didn't realize it might also be the camper of many other people's dreams, too. The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper is extremely compact and lightweight, but sacrifices almost none of the typical luxuries found in larger campers or RVs. A charming pod slides out to almost double the size of the cabin space, fitting a queen-sized bed comfortably. That's only the first of an almost endless list of features that includes 110-Watt solar panel system, skylight, two burner gas cooktop, electric brakes and security alarm system. Born and made in Brisbane, Australia—a country primed for extended road trips and weekend adventures—Gidget has caught the interest of a growing number of people around the world who want to shed the cost, weight and confinement of an RV."
NARA SHIN, COOL HUNTING NY, 7 JULY 2015
SAN FRANCISCO GLOBE
"A few months ago we featured your incredible camper on our website, and this article has now been viewed over 20 million times (and still growing)!” JULY 2015
"The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper's high profile might be proof that people are ready to take the minimalist, tiny-home life on the road. The Gidget isn't a tiny home in the traditional sense; it's marketed as a smaller and simpler alternative to the RV. According to Cool Hunting, Gidget was designed in Australia by Glenn Wills and Christine Bree in 2013. Its purpose is to create a self-sufficient and comfortable camping option. Earlier this year, a video demonstrating the Gidget camper prototype exploded in popularity, soaring to over 11 million views in the span of just a few weeks.
The video that went viral earlier this year demonstrated some of the key features of the Gidget -- a camper designed to take up as little space as possible but still provide comforts such as a queen-size bed, entertainment center and kitchen. To create a large amount of space in a small package, the teardrop-shaped camper utilizes a patented transformation system. The camper extends in size by pulling a series of handles."
JOHNNY ORNELAS, SFGLOBE, October 18, 2015
LITTLE THINGS ONLINE MAGAZINE ENGAGES OVER 50 MILLION VISITORS EACH MONTH
"Sure, this vintage, retro teardrop camper is utterly adorable — but is it functional? Just wait until you see all the things it can do!
In the video below, Gidget’s owner takes you on a tour of the tiny camper, lounges on the bed inside, pulls out all the multi-purpose shelving and compartments… and by the end, I guarantee you’ll want one of these for yourself. After I saw how it functions, that’s when I really fell in love.
Designed to provide everything a traveler would need to hit the road for a weekend or a long trip, Gidgets are self-sufficient and environmentally friendly. Gidgets are made and sold in Australia, but many people in the US are starting to closely follow the brand, hoping to snag one of these adorable campers."
BARBARA DIAMOND, LITTLETHINGS.COM,
"If you long for a life on the road, but prefer to travel light, you'll definitely want to meet the Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper. Though diminuative, it houses literally everything you need when you're not at home.
The tiny camper is truly proof that looks can be deceiving. Its unique design opens up to reveal enough space for a queen-sized bed, and the back boasts a full kitchen, complete with a cooler, burners, and a sink.
But we really love this travel home for its quirks. The smile-inducing teardrop shape mimics similar campers from the 1960s, and the designers were clearly experts at squeezing in storage space (a team after our own hearts). And there's even with a skylight perfect for stargazing."
Not all campers are made equally, and not all campers have to be big, bulky and frankly, ugly. The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper, designed by Glenn Wills and Christine Bree, is the opposite of all of those things.
The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper is small and lightweight, but doesn’t sacrifice much in features. It comfortably fits a queen size bed within, has a 110-Watt solar panel system, skylight, two burner gas cooktop, electric brakes and an on-board security alarm system. The Gidget avoids all things big and bulky, and won’t hog your driveway when it’s not in use. Its aerodynamic design also makes it possible to only use just 10% more fuel consumption when towing versus not towing.
BOBBI BERNSTEIN, HI CONSUMPTION:
CARAVAN CAMPING SALES.COM
We welcome industry reviewers to take our Gidgets away and do their own testing and review. Rick Huckstepp, Reviewer for Caravan Camping Sales has done just that...three times now.
"You don’t have to compromise on style or substance when choosing a teardrop camper
Retro is a term bandied around by furniture, household ornament dealers, car enthusiasts and an increasing number of RV manufacturers.
Joining the ‘everything old is new again’ brigade is the Australian designed and built Gidget, although this is no ordinary take on the humble teardrop camper.
Following a desire to build a camper for themselves, Glenn Wills and Christine Bree have come up with something unique and quite desirable it seems, judging how busy the Queensland factory is."
"Full marks for quality and innovation in a reasonably priced and eye-catching trailer that looks like it’s from a bygone era but offers everything for the modern age."
DO IT YOURSELF RV
"Is it back to the future, or forward to the past? You decide! Whichever it is, the one thing that is certain is that Gidget, the inimitable Aussie teardrop, is a pretty cool machine. From the retro styling to the cutting edge design, this camper has a lot to offer and combines innovative ideas with an eye for aesthetics."
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"Although the Noosa is lightweight and small, it is definitely punching well above its weight and that is not only indicated by strong Australian interest but from overseas as well, particularly the USA (where Gidget has an office) and New Zealand.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret here, although the Gidget Noosa is definitely an on-road model, there’s a purpose-designed offroader called the Brumby on the way!
Was I impressed with the Gidget Noosa retro teardrop camper? You bet! The camper has a distinctive US flavour about it, but the general use of space, fitout and finish has a much more European feel about it. That’s a combination that works very well here.
The Noosa is indeed ‘glamping’ in style."
MALCOLM STREET, REVIEWER FOR CARAVAN WORLD