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Aussie Trek Coolabah awning. Al­though well suited to a pop-top camper, it is a bit fid­dly to set up and can, as I dis­cov­ered, catch tree branches on nar­row bush tracks.

It may only be lit­tle, but the AT10 comes with a front boot, with ac­cess doors at the front and side and an ad­di­tional fish­ing rod holder above. Seitz acrylic hop­per win­dows are used all-round.

Un­like its big brother, the AT10 has nei­ther an internal kitchen (ex­cept for the fridge) nor an internal bath­room. It does, how­ever, have a near­side slide­out kitchen, in true camper trailer style, and a sim­ple ex­ter­nal shower hose.

The slide-out kitchen is a sim­ple af­fair, with a twoburner cook­top and stain­less steel sink, plus stor­age un­der­neath. What it lacked is a bench ex­ten­sion, though this camper did have the op­tional drop-down pic­nic ta­ble – very use­ful in my view. An­other op­tion I should men­tion is the 14L Truma wa­ter heater for the sink and shower.

In­side the AT10, the lay­out is quite sim­ple but very work­able. The in­ner­spring queen mat­tress oc­cu­pies most of the rear, while the rest of the camper is dom­i­nated by a small dinette on the off­side and the Waeco 110L 12V fridge on the front wall. The lit­tle dinette comes with a tri-fold ta­ble, and cup­boards are placed ev­ery­where they pos­si­bly could be.

The 2012 AT10’S electrics are quite sim­ple – it comes wired for both 240V and 12V, has 12V LED light­ing and a 120Ah deep-cy­cle bat­tery, 15A mains charger and DC-DC charger. Given the 12V com­pres­sor fridge, I’d be opt­ing for a so­lar panel or two, and the owner of our test camper ob­vi­ously agreed.

One of the fea­tures of the AT10 is a very ex­ten­sive op­tions list. Some of th­ese I would con­sider to be non-op­tional, but Life­style’s pol­icy is to sup­ply all the ba­sics at an af­ford­able level, and then let the pur­chaser select what else they need.

THE BOT­TOM LINE

Al­though there are quite a few good of­froad car­a­vans and pop-tops around, many of them are rel­a­tively large and heavy. So for ad­ven­tur­ers look­ing for car­a­van com­forts in a smaller and lighter, bushready rig, the Ad­ven­ture Trek hy­brid pop-top could be the an­swer.

The AT10’S longer sib­ling, the AT12 has a shower/ toi­let on­board, which may ap­peal more to some peo­ple, but both mod­els fill the need for a short-in­length but well-equipped of­froad hy­brid.

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